Jordon is staff scientist and entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
The telltale signs of a cockroach infestation—egg cases, frass, odor and the presence of cockroaches themselves—are not always the only available signals. In certain situations, there might be other hints... Read more»
Everyone understands that correctly identifying a pest is the first step toward gaining control. But while morphological features such as the number of node segments, worker morphs, or antennal segments... Read more»
Your ability to correctly perform an inspection for drywood termites (Cryptotermes and Incisitermes spp.) can save you time and a lot of money. However, termites are cryptic and structures aren’t... Read more»
Locating and correcting breeding sites are essential tasks for fruit fly management. You already know to address garbage storage areas, unclean kitchen and food-handling surfaces, drains and other fruit fly... Read more»
If the weather has been less than ideal lately, you can bet some peridomestic ants (and other pests) will be searching for an environmental reprieve — inside your customers’ homes.... Read more»
Stinging insects can present many problems for pest management professionals (PMPs) and homeowners. For some, the mere presence of bees and wasps can trigger a homeowner to call, looking for... Read more»
You inspected a customer’s house and found infested food in the pantry. Being a competent professional, you inspected and discarded infested items, and made treatments where appropriate. Surprisingly, a week... Read more»