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Dr. Dina Richman is product development manager of FMC Corp.

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Tips & Tricks: German cockroach inspection imperative to control Posted on 27 Apr 2016 in the Cockroaches & German Cockroaches & Technical & Tips and Tricks categories.

German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are generally nocturnal insects. They’ll venture out of their indoor harborages during the daylight hours only if their harborages are overcrowded or disturbed. They easily hide... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Indoor, Outdoor Control of Fleas and Ticks Posted on 11 Mar 2016 in the Fleas & Ticks & Tips and Tricks categories.

For indoor flea and tick control, concentrate on areas where pets are most active and use a product that can be applied as a broadcast, spot and/or crack-and-crevice treatment. Outside,... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Cockroach Control Checklist Posted on 25 Feb 2016 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

To control cockroaches, consult “Dina’s Cockroach Control Checklist”: ___Place sticky traps around suspected areas of infestation. A thorough inspection, including trapping, will inform the best methods of control. ___Indoors, spray... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Using Residual Insecticides Posted on 14 Jan 2016 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Perform a detailed inspection to verify bed bugs are present, and visually estimate the population. Focus on sleeping areas and objects nearby, including headboards, bed frames and nightstands. Treatment begins... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Signs of a termite infestation Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

The most obvious signs of a termite infestation are mud shelter tubes winding up on the outside or inside of a foundation wall. From these tubes, termites gain access to... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Important Steps When Using Integrated Pest Management Approach Posted on 29 Oct 2015 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Feather dusters and vacuum cleaners are good first steps in an integrated pest management approach to spider control. Appropriately registered insecticides also are critical to success and are most effective... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Five Steps to Pantry Pest Control Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in the Stored Product Pests & Tips and Tricks categories.

Five steps for controlling pantry pests: 1. Inspect and remove infested food products, including old grain, dust, flour and other food particles in and around storage cabinets. 2. Clean and vacuum food... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Control Stinging Insects by Killing the Queen Posted on 18 Jun 2015 in the Stinging Insects & Technical & Tips and Tricks categories.

When the queen dies, the colony dies. When using aerosol treatments, spray the nest to immobilize individual workers as much as possible, which helps you get to the queen. If... Read more»

5 tips for ant control Posted on 17 Jun 2015 in the Uncategorized categories.

1. Identification is key. Different species require different treatment approaches. Knowing the characteristics of each ant species will help you gain faster, longer-lasting control. 2. Follow a line of ants.... Read more»

FMC Professional Solutions: Spiders Posted on 25 Jun 2013 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

By Dr. Dina Richman, Development Manager There are more than 2,000 species of spiders commonly found in the United States, but only a few indigenous species cause harm, including the... Read more»