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Invasive/Occasional Species

PHOTO: Mark Sheperdigian

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»
Photo: Susan Ellis,

Springtails: The pest insect that isn’t

May 17, 2018 By
Springtails are such an ancient group of arthropods that 400-year-old fossils exist. Read more»
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PMP interviews a fruit fly

July 25, 2017 By
No more Mr. Nice Fly: Pest Management Professional magazine interviews a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Read more»
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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Know your termite species

July 6, 2017 By
Not every termite is Reticulitermes flavipes. Be alert for signs of unexpected termites. We have dozens of termite species, but only a few are found damaging structures. It’s pretty easy to recognize termites, but telling one species from another at... Read more»

Boy’s educational insect video goes viral

June 9, 2017 By
My brother is an animal genius and wanted me to share it w you guys. He titles this: Trees danger and other animals — Britney C. (@Alkebulan_) June 5, 2017 A video of a young, aspiring zoologist from Miramar, Fla., has... Read more»
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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian

Overwintering pests as dermestid snacks

May 8, 2017 By
Multi-colored Asian lady beetles (Harmonia axyridis), brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) and cluster flies (Pollenia spp.) are just a few of the insects we call overwintering pests. They enter homes and other buildings in the fall for a quiet... Read more»
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Research entomologist Catherine Pruszynski. Photo: Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes released in Florida to fight Zika

May 2, 2017 By
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is testing a new way to control Aedes aegypti mosquito populations by releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes. The district released 20,000 male mosquitoes from Kentucky-based MosquitoMate infected by the Wolbachia bacteria. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread... Read more»
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Don’t be fooled by Asian longhorned beetle look-alikes

March 17, 2017 By
Since its discovery in New York in 1996, the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, or ALB) has attacked many valuable native tree species, including maples, birches, poplars and willows in Illinois (1998), New Jersey (2002), Massachusetts (2008) and Ohio (2011),... Read more»
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Experts share unusual WDI, WDO encounters

March 14, 2017 By
What unusual wood-destroying insect/organism (WDI/WDO) situation have you encountered? Two Pest Management Professional contributors weigh in: “In 1967, we worked on a Formosan termite problem in New Orleans, before we, as an industry, knew what we were dealing with in subterranean... Read more»
Photo: Tom Myers

Spider control measures from ‘Truman’s’

March 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Spiders are not insects, and the easiest way to tell that is their eight legs instead of six. But these arachnids... Read more»