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Control tactics for spiders Posted on 08 Jan 2019 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

All spiders are predators — and the majority enter structures unintentionally. The probability of being bitten by one is very rare; in fact, most claims of bites probably were not... Read more»

Determine when to use control for stinging insects Posted on 04 Dec 2018 in the Bees & Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Stinging insects include all species in the order Hymenoptera; however, the major concerns are from bees, hornets and wasps. Species range from a solitary lifestyle to full social behavior. Most... Read more»

Eliminate previously infested food to prevent spreading SPP Posted on 13 Sep 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Take steps to remove previously infested food to help prevent spreading or continuing an infestation of stored product pests. Read more»

Exclusion then sanitation are the best steps for rodent control Posted on 26 Aug 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Seal, exclude, prevent! Read more»

Handle occasional invaders with different levels of control Posted on 14 Aug 2018 in the Invasive/Occasional Species & Tips and Tricks categories.

There are different levels of occasional invader issues that require different treatments. Read more»

Properly preserve and protect wood to prevent termites Posted on 06 Aug 2018 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Dr. Reid Ipser with Nisus Corp. explains the importance of properly preserving wood to prevent termite intrusion and associated decay. Read more»

Sanitation best method for reducing mosquitoes Posted on 09 May 2018 in the Mosquitoes & Tips and Tricks categories.

Having one’s yard sprayed will help reduce both larval and adult population levels. Read more»

Termites quickly sense environmental disturbance Posted on 19 Jul 2017 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Termites are able to detect the smallest amount of disturbance in their environment. In fact, it is not uncommon to place a log on the ground in a wooded area... Read more»

Snap traps: Ensure rodents chew kick plate Posted on 25 Jan 2017 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

A little trick when using snap traps is to get the rodent species to chew the kick plate by rubbing the oil or foodstuff ever-so-lightly on the kick plate. I... Read more»

Tweak baiting techniques to match ant colony’s needs Posted on 14 Dec 2016 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

All major urban pest ant species are generalists when it comes to resources. They all need carbohydrates, protein and fat. These macronutrients take priority at different times of the year,... Read more»