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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

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Early yellowjacket detection, elimination key for effective control Posted on 02 May 2019 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Yellowjackets are notoriously aggressive insects whose colonies are easily disturbed by even the slightest vibrations. As colonies grow throughout the season, they only become more aggressive and dangerous to the... Read more»

Tips for better ant identification Posted on 01 Apr 2019 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ant identification can be daunting, but using a high-quality hand lens is a great place to start. With practice, it is possible to identify most common species without magnification once... Read more»

2 simple steps to control scorpions Posted on 03 Jan 2019 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Stinging pests are as much a part of summer as barbecues and flip-flops. Customers often call when these pests threaten their homes, and few stinging arthropods instill more fear than... Read more»

Quick tips for effective spider control Posted on 22 Nov 2018 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Whether spinning webs on front porches or making a mad dash across the kitchen floor, spiders are sure to get attention when they make an appearance. These pests dwell in... Read more»

Brown marmorated stink bugs: a smelly situation Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

In pest management, it’s not uncommon for challenging pests to come from unexpected places. Without natural predators, invasive species that aren’t controlled can spread and reach population numbers we don’t... Read more»

How eliminating food sources can improve scorpion control Posted on 29 Aug 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk & Stinging Insects categories.

To run a long-term, sustainable scorpion management program, it is important to consider the urban ecosystem and make it less hospitable for scorpions. Read more»

3 preventative steps for occasional invaders Posted on 18 Aug 2018 in the Invasive/Occasional Species & Tips and Tricks categories.

While occasional invaders can’t survive indoors for long periods of time, they can still cause considerable customer woes. A three-step approach to prevention is key: Survey the structure for possible... Read more»