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Bed bugs found in Pa. Walmart, police investigating

January 14, 2020 By
Police are investigating a Walmart in Edinboro, Pa. after bed bugs were discovered and suspected to have been released inside the store. Read more»
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Australia fires affect insects, too

January 10, 2020 By
The bush fires in Australia rage on out of control, taking a toll on humans, wildlife and insects. Authorities still attempt to assess the damage. Read more»
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Going beyond pest control with holiday cards

December 23, 2019 By
We recently came across a great story about how a pest control technician helped a customer have a merry Christmas this year. During a routine quality check, Hope Adcock met Mary Laws, a long-term resident at a senior housing complex.... Read more»
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Study: Hairy situation creates toeless pigeons

December 18, 2019 By
French scientists studied pigeons in urban areas that don't have a full set of "toes." These toeless pigeons appeared in neighborhoods with hair salons. Read more»
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Eric, you can't take the trophy away from Gina. PHOTO: LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

Why Pest Solutions is feeling festive

December 11, 2019 By
Normally in this space, you’ll find me talking about industry stuff I’ve found on the Internet that I thought might make our readers chuckle (or give pause, or celebrate, or get angry over — all depending upon your point of... Read more»
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A different kind of ‘deer mouse’

December 4, 2019 By
Are you using mounted trail cameras at your accounts? Or are you using photos and videos in other ways, such as with a GoPro device? Read more»
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Nibbles in full holiday mode in December 2018. IMAGE: BIG BLUE BUG SOLUTIONS

Deck the ‘bug’ with lights so jolly

November 27, 2019 By
The Boston Globe recently profiled Big Blue Bug Solutions, and how its team gets its giant rooftop termite mascot, Nibbles Woodaway, ready for the holidays. Read more»
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The assassin bug. IMAGE: KARLA SALP, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUGWOOD.ORG

TV channel looks at pestilent warfare

November 18, 2019 By
Here's a good reminder of how dangerous insects can be, and how pest management professionals serve to protect public health. Read more»
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Mosquito research really runs the gamut

November 13, 2019 By
As Old Man Winter makes his presence known throughout much of the country this week, we thought there was no better way to recall the halcyon days of summer than to round up three recent mosquito stories making headlines. Ready?... Read more»
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How realistic are ant emojis? An entomologist weighs in

November 6, 2019 By
An entomologist rates ant emojis in a Tumblr post and it goes viral. Tell us your thoughts on anatomically correct insect emojis and artwork. Read more»
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