Fleas & Ticks

Truman’s take on ticks

April 28, 2017 By
Editor’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is titled “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” While its coverage ranges from cat fleas to... Read more»
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Q&A: Security systems, phorid flies and a flea infestation

April 7, 2017 By
Q: A commercial customer just installed a new security system with cameras under the eaves of his building. This system also includes high-intensity lights under the eaves. Now he is complaining about the flying insects attracted to the building at... Read more»
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Lone Star tick expands its horizons

October 5, 2016 By
A tick’s range can change and expand over time, particularly with migrating birds, and deer that have been relocated or restocked. The distribution and abundance of white-tailed deer, the primary host for the Lone Star tick species (Amblyomma americanum), play a major role in the increase of ticks. Read more»
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Q&A: Leafroller moths, residual insecticides and flea bites

August 10, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Moths are being found... Read more»
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Flea Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites – Schooling Your Customers

July 21, 2016 By
You’ve probably received calls from customers complaining of a flea infestation, only to arrive on the scene to find that the invader responsible for the bites the customer indicates as evidence, is something more serious: bed bugs. You’ve also likely... Read more»
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21 interesting facts about springtails

June 29, 2016 By
Springtails are members of the order Collembola. They do not bite, sting or transmit disease, nor do they damage food, clothing, furniture or structures. Moisture control is the most effective way to eliminate springtails. Here are more facts about these... Read more»
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Ticks expand their US distribution

April 8, 2016 By
A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases researchers Drs. Rebecca Eisen, Lars Eisen and Charles Ben Beard finds that two Lyme disease vector species are being documented more frequently in... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Indoor, Outdoor Control of Fleas and Ticks

March 11, 2016 By
For indoor flea and tick control, concentrate on areas where pets are most active and use a product that can be applied as a broadcast, spot and/or crack-and-crevice treatment. Outside, fleas and ticks are found mainly alongside paths, trails, roads... Read more»
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Scott Brown

Tips & Tricks: How to Manage Fleas and Flies

March 10, 2016 By and
When managing fleas, the best offense is a good defense. Applying an aerosol containing a residual insecticide with an insect growth regulator (IGR) is a common flea treatment. To ensure a winning outcome, get the customer involved by making sure... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Treating for Ticks

March 9, 2016 By
It might not be necessary to treat an entire outdoor area for ticks, which often can be found in shaded and high-moisture areas. You can drag for ticks with a large white cloth to find the hot spots in the... Read more»
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