Fleas & Ticks

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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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Tips & Tricks: Combat Fleas, Flies and Ticks

March 8, 2016 By
For fleas, concentrate on areas where pets most often rest. Spot treat those areas with a residual insecticide. Flies are associated with sanitation. Clean surrounding conducive conditions. Flies can also originate from agricultural farms and seek conducive breeding conditions inside... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How to Combat Fleas, Flies and Ticks

March 3, 2016 By
Sanitation is the best way to reduce filthy fly numbers, but getting customer cooperation to help reduce breeding sites can be a challenge. Full Dumpsters can provide all the necessary resources for some flies to develop. Read more»
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Callback Cures: Potential Sources for Persistent Fleas

September 15, 2015 By
Nuisance wildlife pests can invade structures, cause significant damage and interfere with the quality of life for clients in urban, suburban and rural areas. But in addition to scratching noises and other unnerving bumps in the night, animals such as... Read more»
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The best use for flea collars: Selling Tool?

September 9, 2015 By
I regularly stumble across columns online warning of how flea collars aren’t always the best bet for your cat or dog. I had my own personal experience with this and was even chastised by my vet when I (as a... Read more»
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Dusting equipment basics

September 3, 2015 By
[Andy McGinty also contributed to this blog entry.] Over the last two years or so, we have observed that while in the pursuit of structural pests such as bed bugs, fleas and other influential insects, inappropriate or counter-labeler use of... Read more»
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Most Wanted: Black-Legged Tick

August 24, 2015 By
Black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis, aka bear tick, deer tick) greedily engorge on the blood of hosts.  DESCRIPTION: These hard-bodied ticks are dark brown or black with long mouthparts. The female is orange or red behind the scutum (shield), which has no... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Focus Flea Efforts on Immature Stages

April 20, 2015 By
To troubleshoot flea callbacks, focus on the life stages that are most abundant. It’s estimated only about 5 percent of a flea population is made up of adult fleas. The other 95 percent consists of pupae (10 percent), larvae (35... Read more»