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4 tips for your mosquito control strategy Posted on 23 May 2019 in the Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

There has been a recent influx of mosquito control products — from residential mosquito misting systems and gravid yellow fever mosquito (Aedes spp.) traps, to advances in pesticide-infused clothing and... Read more»

Locate, eliminate stinging insect nests Posted on 28 Apr 2019 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks & Wasps categories.

Stinging insects are unpredictable, and their nests can be difficult to find. If you suspect a nest is hidden at an account, here are some tips to help you locate... Read more»

Overcome cockroach pesticide resistance Posted on 18 Apr 2019 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Human beings have a long history of dealing with cockroaches, including pesticide use. Populations of cockroaches, ever the survivalists, can adapt and even build up a resistance to certain pesticides... Read more»

Utilize different treatment methods for bed bug callbacks Posted on 05 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

It is well established by university research that bed bugs have developed multiple resistance mechanisms to certain chemical treatments. Some populations of bed bugs also have shown rapidly developing cross-resistance... Read more»

Choosing the best bait for ant control Posted on 26 Mar 2019 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ant baits have become a major tool in the battle against structure-invading ants. But how do you choose the best bait for the situation? As a pest management professional (PMP),... Read more»

Get control of a phorid fly infestation Posted on 06 Mar 2019 in the Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

When the call comes in to eliminate an infestation of Phoridae — phorid flies, also known as humpback, scuttle or coffin flies — you may have a lengthy battle on... Read more»

6 simple steps for spider control Posted on 21 Dec 2018 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Spider control can stump even the most experienced pest management professional (PMP). Effective control, however, can be framed with six simple steps: 1. Identify. Other than cases involving medically significant... Read more»

5 tips for detecting stinging insects early Posted on 27 Nov 2018 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

The majority of stinging insects are beneficial. They simply find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming a threat to human health and safety. Finding a balance... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Key to Spider Control Posted on 24 Sep 2015 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Despite their similarities, spiders and insects have many behavioral and physiological differences. Web-building spiders are primarily found in areas with abundant prey. Ground-dwelling spiders become pests in spring when they become... Read more»