Flies

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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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Thorough inspections for small flies

January 14, 2019 By
As with so many other pests, identification is of paramount importance in small fly management. A newer small fly is becoming a big problem in many commercial accounts – the dark-eyed fruit fly. Often confused with phorid flies, as well... Read more»
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ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Caption This: Turkey time

November 19, 2018 By
You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net by Dec. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the January issue. If we... Read more»
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