Stinging Insects

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IPM for stinging insects

December 11, 2018 By
An important part of any integrated pest management (IPM) program is prevention. When it comes to stinging insect IPM for bees, ground bees and yellowjackets, a pre-emptive inspection for voids around the property is a must. The common behavior of... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Determine when to use control for stinging insects

December 4, 2018 By
Stinging insects include all species in the order Hymenoptera; however, the major concerns are from bees, hornets and wasps. Species range from a solitary lifestyle to full social behavior. Most species are beneficial; thus, control should be conducted where there... Read more»
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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... Read more»
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Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

5 tips for detecting stinging insects early

November 27, 2018 By
The majority of stinging insects are beneficial. They simply find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming a threat to human health and safety. Finding a balance between safety and environmental sustainability can be a challenge. For... Read more»
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Casey Prewitt, Neogen

Consider safety first when treating for stinging insects

November 20, 2018 By
When the topic of stinging insects comes up, the first thoughts from most people are about which products they are going to use to take care of the issue. My first thoughts are about how I am going to treat... Read more»
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Preparation steps for controlling stinging insects

November 13, 2018 By
To ensure minimal nest activity, plan to treat for stinging insects early in the morning or very late afternoon. Read more»
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Using aerosol sprays for controlling stinging insects

November 8, 2018 By
Appropriately labeled contact aerosol sprays can be very effective for controlling stinging insects in residential, commercial and institutional areas, including decks and patios, playgrounds, docks, outdoor refuse areas, attics and other environments. For optimal results: Apply the spray to insect... Read more»
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Tips for managing stinging insects

November 1, 2018 By
Communication with your customer is the first step for identifying and managing stinging insects such as bees and wasps. Your customer typically can help you locate key areas of activity. Carefully inspect the area(s) to identify the insect and determine... Read more»
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Caption This: Haunted hive

October 30, 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 Nov. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the December issue. If we... Read more»
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Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Dangers of managing stinging insects

October 30, 2018 By
Stinging insects are terrifying. There, I said it. Unfortunately, part of being a pest management professional (PMP) is managing stinging arthropods such as wasps, bees — and even centipedes, scorpions and caterpillars. And often, PMPs must show no fear in... Read more»
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