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Dr. Cisse W. Spragins

Tips & Tricks: Weatherable Granular Bait May Help Control Ant Infestation

October 23, 2014 By
Ants can be active and invade structures anytime the weather is sufficiently warm. To prevent infestation, try a weatherable granular bait as part of the regular perimeter program. Weatherable bait provides something for ants to take back to the colony... Read more»
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Doug Vangundy

Tips & Tricks: Control Future Fire Ant Problems with Early Fall Treatments

October 21, 2014 By
Fire ants are typically 1 to 3mm in length, with a reddish head and thorax and a black abdomen, which attack anything that disturbs their mound. They’ll build their mounds as tall as 15 in. in open areas and under... Read more»
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Most Wanted: Distinguished Termites

October 17, 2014 By
Species: subterranean termite (Reticulitermes spp.) Distribution: many areas of U.S. Environment: found in soil, moist areas Behavior: constructs shelter tubes, without fecal pellets Description: workers and soldiers are about 0.25 in.; alates are about 0.5 in. Species: Formosan termite (Coptotermes... Read more»

United in Hope: North Coast Media for a Cure

October 17, 2014 By
Every summer, from the fifth to ninth grade, I hung out with my Uncle Tim in New Jersey. Tim Feeney, as Mom and Dad called him, came by boat from County Galway, Ireland, to New York’s Ellis Island, during The... Read more»
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Grandson Shaves Head to Demonstrate Love, Hope

October 17, 2014 By
There are very few things our 11-year-old son, Nate, doesn’t like. He’s an easygoing kid, happy doing just about anything. But there’s one thing he always fights: haircuts. He hates to have his hair cut like nothing else. That’s why... Read more»
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The Scary-Looking Turkey Vulture is Coming to a Town Near You

October 17, 2014 By
If you haven’t seen a turkey vulture yet, brace yourself. They’re on their way to your town. They’ve been spotted from southern Canada to the southern tip of South America. Globally, there are more than 4.5 million turkey vultures, and... Read more»
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Wood-Destroying Organisms are on the Rise

October 17, 2014 By
2013 was the year of nonsubterranean-termite wood-destroying organisms (WDO) and what appears to be evasive wood-infesting insect species. Most of the cases appeared in new construction and structures that were remodeled recently. The majority of the problems can be traced... Read more»
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Jeff Jones

Still in the Game: Cancer Survivor Stories

October 17, 2014 By
Cancer touches everyone in one way or another — at home and work. Half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Who hasn’t lost family members,... Read more»

United in Hope: PMPs for a Cure

October 16, 2014 By
Honoring the memories of lost loved ones and saluting the industry’s growing army of cancer survivors, pest management professionals (PMPs) are united in their commitment to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. The accompanying photographs and extended captions aren’t... Read more»

Off the Cuff: Open Letter to a Certain Orlando Theme Park

October 15, 2014 By
To Whom It May Concern: You guys run a pretty tight ship, so I’m guessing you knew we were coming, but I’m not sure you know exactly who we are. PestWorld probably sounds like a fairly benign concept, like something... Read more»
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