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Why are H. axyridis going to the dogs?

December 10, 2018 By
The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) is an invasive pest species that has “dogged” many a pest management professional (PMP). They resemble the native ladybugs — of varying species, depending on region — that your customers might have grown... Read more»
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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... Read more»
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The rodent station with something extra

November 20, 2018 By
In September, two technicians with Guaranteed Pest Control & Fertilization, Davie, Fla., were routinely inspecting rodent bait stations at an account in nearby Weston when one found a loaded clip and bullets inside one of the units. The station had... Read more»
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LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak

November 14, 2018 By
A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»
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Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding

November 6, 2018 By
Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»
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Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites

November 2, 2018 By
Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs), then you might find this recent news interesting. According to... Read more»
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Houston PMP removes hives with estimated one million honeybees

October 30, 2018 By
Claude Griffin, owner of Gotcha Pest Control, Houston, Texas, tells The Midland Reporter-Telegram that a recent honey bee infestation was one of the worst he’s faced during his 20-plus years as a pest management professional (PMP). The southwest Houston home... Read more»
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North Carolina battles mosquitoes after hurricane

October 5, 2018 By
After Hurricane Florence blew through North Carolina, flooding took over parts of the state. Almost two weeks later, the flooding has led to a mosquito infestation in the region. The storm brought nearly 20 inches of rainwater in some areas.... Read more»
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Leave wildlife control to the pros, so they say

September 26, 2018 By
A Cleveland Browns fan caught an opossum that was lose in First Energy Stadium after searching for a how-to video on YouTube. Read more»
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Over 7,000 rare insects stolen from Philadelphia Insectarium

September 18, 2018 By
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was started in an exterminator's storefront window. Read more»
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