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Joe Barile

Tips & Tricks: Consider Ant Baiting

December 12, 2014 By
Ants are reported as the most common nuisance pest in the United States. Pest professionals understand that to satisfy their customers they must focus on colony elimination. As outdoor insecticide application regulations tighten, consider the contribution ant baiting can provide... Read more»
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Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Tips & Tricks: Ant Infestation Control Requires Patience

December 9, 2014 By
Homeowners want ant infestations to be controlled immediately. However, products such as baits and nonrepellents can take a week or longer to control ants, depending on species and colony size. It is important to encourage customers to be patient during... Read more»
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Ron Schwalb

Tips & Tricks: Proper Identification is Key to Ant Control

December 4, 2014 By
All aspects of an integrated pest management (IPM) program for ants are important, but without proper identification, you won’t know the best control measures to use. These measures include knowing possible ant colony locations, the best bait formulations to use... Read more»
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Dr. Jason Meyers

Tips & Tricks: Implement an Integrated Strategy for Successful Ant Control

December 1, 2014 By
Implement an integrated strategy for successful ant control: ■ During inspection, identify locations of ant activity, ant species, nest locations and conditions conducive for ant activity. ■ Treating the exterior of the home where ants can enter is crucial to... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How Carpenter Ants Gain Access to Attics

November 29, 2014 By
Carpenter ants are the largest ants found in attics. Because they’re a wood-destroying organism (WDO), it’s important to find the nest quickly. Carpenter ants gain access via overhanging tree limbs or electrical service wiring. Damp, rotting wood is common near... Read more»
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Marie Knox

Tips & Tricks: Effective Ant Control Requires Careful Analysis

November 20, 2014 By
The past few years have presented pest professionals with a number of hurdles managing ant populations around their customers’ structures. From wacky weather conditions and exotic species to new label language on synthetic pyrethroids, controlling ants (and selecting the best... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Education, Professional Help May Solve Persistent Ant Problems

November 11, 2014 By
Persistent ant problems can be a dealbreaker for any customer. If you don’t have someone on the payroll who can identify ants and diagnose a solution, you should put a professional consultant on retainer. They can reduce time spent on... Read more»
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Brian Mount

Tips & Tricks: Pay Attention to Where Odorous House Ant are Trailing

November 3, 2014 By
The odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile, known as OHA) is a small black or brown species that smells like rotten coconut when crushed. Outside, OHA live in colonies in soil, mulch, turfgrass or in logs or flower beds but will... Read more»

United in Hope: When the Student becomes the Teacher

October 25, 2014 By
On March 7, 2013, our son Matt — then a freshman in college with aspirations of following in my footsteps and becoming an accountant — was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As parents, we try to teach our children... Read more»
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NPMA Tips: When a Pollinator is a Pest

October 25, 2014 By
The go-to speech for elementary school career day presentations is often about good bugs vs. bad bugs; and pollinators, particularly honey bees, are referred to with special reverence as one of the good guys. These school-age interactions usually are punctuated... Read more»