Invasive/Occasional Species

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Control fall invaders as cold weather approaches

November 5, 2018 By
Fall invaders can elevate beyond nuisance status, becoming a nuisance and contamination threat. Read more»
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1946 study looked to primary sources of secondary infestations

September 12, 2018 By
In this look back, we examine how the industry managed carpet beetles and clothes moths Read more»
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Double-check your pest IDs

September 4, 2018 By
When identifying pests, double-check your answer and get a second opinion if something seems amiss. Read more»
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3 preventative steps for occasional invaders

August 18, 2018 By
While occasional invaders can’t survive indoors for long periods of time, they can still cause considerable customer woes. A three-step approach to prevention is key: Survey the structure for possible entry routes, and seal them with appropriate materials. From inside,... Read more»
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Identifying occasional invader infestations

August 17, 2018 By
Tips for identifying an occasional invader infestation. Read more»
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Handle overwintering occasional invaders differently

August 16, 2018 By
Overwintering pests are strictly outdoor insects that find their means of survival outside of structures. Read more»
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Handle occasional invaders with different levels of control

August 14, 2018 By
There are different levels of occasional invader issues that require different treatments. Read more»
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Rockwell Labs Chemistry Manager Todd Fleischmann and student intern Kathryn Monahan discuss a new formulation with Dr. Cisse Spragins. (Photo courtesy of Rockwell Labs)

Treat overwintering pests with botanicals

August 13, 2018 By
Overwintering pests can be difficult, because pest management professionals often get called in once these pests have emerged indoors. Read more»
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Properly identifying springtails

August 10, 2018 By
In their natural habitat, springtails typically feed on fungi, plant material or algae. Read more»
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How to gain control over occasional invaders

June 4, 2018 By
Ants, cockroaches, rodents, bed bugs and termites. Chances are you are well-trained to control these pests, which probably make up the majority of your customer calls. What about stink bugs, lady beetles, boxelder bugs, and earwigs? You’ve probably received more... Read more»
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