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5 steps to figuring out ‘phantom phorids’ — and what to do next

November 5, 2019 By
Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Bacon and… well, anything. Allow me to submit: Food and Phoridae. Phorids are small, humpbacked flies that lurk in the nightmares of even the best pest control technicians, and can cause health inspector... Read more»
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3 of MGK’s newest products

October 29, 2019 By
Brian Cooney, senior sales representative for MGK, shares the company’s newest products including Shockwave 1 Residual Aerosol, Decimari Fly Bait and Sumilarv. (Intro background image: iStock.com/Evgenii_Bobrov) Read more»
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Test your knowledge of flies

July 24, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about flies. Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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Why fly species ID was — and is — important

March 10, 2019 By
In the April 1959 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, Dr. Arthur Smith tackled “Fly Control: Is Species Important?” At the time, Dr. Smith was a technical fly consultant for the Bureau of Vector Control, California... Read more»
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Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Get control of a phorid fly infestation

March 6, 2019 By
When the call comes in to eliminate an infestation of Phoridae — phorid flies, also known as humpback, scuttle or coffin flies — you may have a lengthy battle on your hands. Phorid flies reproduce rapidly, and have the ability... Read more»
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Casey Prewitt, Neogen

Education is key for flying insect control

March 5, 2019 By
Most PMPs will agree that flying insect treatments consist of identifying pest and harborage areas, treating those accordingly, and educating the customer on cleaning. Continued success, however, comes from creating programs for each individual customer. For example, how many times... Read more»
Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Control flying insects with a multi-method program

March 3, 2019 By
Effectively controlling flying insects like flies, gnats, mosquitoes and moths is best accomplished by developing a program that includes physical, cultural and chemical control methods. Many products are available to control these pests in the various environments they inhabit. In... Read more»
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Dr. Cassie Krejci, Animal Health Technical Field Specialist, MGK

Tips for successful house fly control

March 2, 2019 By
Successful house fly control requires a multi-pronged approach. Read more»
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3 steps to limiting inside fly populations

March 1, 2019 By
Follow these three steps to limit fly populations and give your customers some relief from these nuisance pests. Read more»
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Stripes may be a natural fly repellent

February 28, 2019 By
In recent years, scientists have been able to confirm that zebras’ stripes protect them from biting flies. Read more»
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