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Did You Know? Smoky Cockroach Posted on 16 Apr 2015 in the Cockroaches & did you know? & featured categories.

The smoky cockroach, smokybrown cockroach and smokey brown cockroach are the same insect: Periplaneta fuliginosa. Smokies love warm, moist areas near the Gulf Coast such as Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and... Read more»

Conducive Conditions: Get Down and Look Posted on 14 Apr 2015 in the Conducive Conditions & featured & Technical categories.

Whether it’s a residential or commercial kitchen, what appears to be clean might not be clean at all. That gleaming kitchen floor and polished countertop may serve only to distract... Read more»

How to Hatch a Profitable Bird Business Posted on 01 Apr 2015 in the Birds & featured categories.

Bird work is alluring, with large-dollar accounts and the promise of additional work in related areas. But without proper training, it can be a costly misstep for a pest management... Read more»

Ride Along: The Ins and Outs of a Typical Spider Call Posted on 25 Mar 2015 in the featured & Ride Along & Spiders & Technical categories.

Reading the mainstream media’s headlines, one would think the No. 1 feared pest is bed bugs. Ask a psychologist or a pest management professional (PMP), though, and the answer is... Read more»

Did You Know? Fire Ants Posted on 20 Mar 2015 in the Ants & did you know? & featured & Fire Ants & Invasive/Occasional Species & Technical categories.

Red imported fire ant (RIFA) populations cost the United States more than $5 billion annually for medical treatment, damage and control of infestations. This doesn’t include the $750 million in... Read more»

Conducive Conditions: What’s Wrong with this Picture? Posted on 10 Feb 2015 in the Conducive Conditions & Technical categories.

As a pest management professional, you should be on the lookout for potential problems in and around the areas you treat. Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture? 1. Boxes... Read more»

Did You Know? American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos Posted on 05 Feb 2015 in the Birds & Crows & did you know? & Technical categories.

⦁ Crows are intelligent and can learn to count, talk, solve puzzles, and create and use tools to solve problems. So far, they haven’t figured out the New York Times... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: Starlings Posted on 15 Dec 2014 in the Birds & Fact vs. Fiction & featured & Invasive/Occasional Species & Starlings categories.

Fiction: All blackbirds are starlings. Fact: As with most common names, several species are referred to as blackbirds. Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), however, get their name from the word star. When... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: Tropical Rat Fleas Posted on 17 Nov 2014 in the Fact vs. Fiction & Fleas & Ticks categories.

Fiction: Any flea affecting rats can carry bubonic plague. Fact: Bubonic — as well as septicemic and pneumonic plague — depend on the propagation and spread of Yersinia pestis bacteria.... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: American Cockroach Posted on 17 Oct 2014 in the American Cockroaches & Cockroaches & Fact vs. Fiction categories.

Fiction: Water bugs are just big cockroaches. Fact: American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) are mistakenly identified as water bugs (they’re not aquatic) or Palmetto bugs (Eurycotis floridana). They’re also popularly referred... Read more»