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Jordon is staff scientist and entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.

Posts by Bennett Jordan Ph.D.

Ensign Wasps as Harbingers of Cockroaches Posted on 01 Mar 2016 in the Callback Cures & Cockroaches & Technical categories.

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»

Callback Cures: Ants Posted on 22 Dec 2015 in the 1215 & Callback Cures & featured categories.

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»

Callback Cures: Three Tips for Improved Drywood Inspections Posted on 29 Oct 2015 in the 1015 & Callback Cures & Drywood Termites & featured & Termites categories.

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»

Callback Cures: 3 Overlooked Fruit Fly Harborage Areas Posted on 20 Aug 2015 in the Callback Cures & featured & Flies & Invasive/Occasional Species & Technical categories.

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»

Callback Cures: Use Extreme Weather to Your Advantage Posted on 25 Jun 2015 in the Ants & Callback Cures & Technical categories.

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»

Callback Cures: Tips for Dealing With Bees, Wasps and Anxious Customers Posted on 08 May 2015 in the Callback Cures & featured & Stinging Insects & Technical categories.

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»

Callback Cures: Atypical Food Sources Can Sustain Stored Product Pests Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in the Callback Cures & featured & Stored Product Pests & Technical categories.

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»

Gear Up for the Bed Bug Battle Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the 1214 & Bed Bugs categories.

With its combination of technology, technique and research, next month’s Global BedBug Summit is a can’t-miss event for pest professionals. When bed bugs first re-emerged throughout much of the developed... Read more»