Stinging Insects

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Test your knowledge of stinging insects

September 24, 2019 By
Editor’s Note: Questions for this test were contributed by Judy Black, Michael Broder, Doug Foster, Paul Hardy, Eric Scherzinger, Pete Schopen, Mark Sheperdigian and Stephen Vantassel. Read more»
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Addressing the threat of mosquitoes

September 8, 2019 By
The federal government is taking a couple of steps to address the threat mosquitoes pose. The Vector-Borne Disease Network is working with policymakers to help reduce the risk of the diseases and viruses spread by mosquitoes. Formed in May, the... Read more»
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Legislation helps in the fight against mosquito-borne viruses, diseases

August 7, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) are stewards of public health, especially when it comes to mosquito control. They protect the public from mosquito-borne viruses and diseases, including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, yellow fever and Eastern equine... Read more»
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Bring ’em back alive

July 7, 2019 By
Treating bee and other pollinator accounts is very different from traditional pest control, a topic we delve into starting on p. 38. When they become pests, they are not to be controlled so much as removed, relocated and respected. While... Read more»
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Critter McCool launches Bee Nation

July 6, 2019 By
On June 1, Eric “Critter” McCool entered into a new phase of his three-decades-plus pest management career. That was the official opening date of Bee Nation, his stinging insect research and training facility near Erie, Pa. It also officially marks... Read more»
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Experts share top tips for stinging insects

July 5, 2019 By
We asked pest control experts: "Beyond calling a beekeeper when appropriate, what's your best tip for dealing with stinging insects?" Read more»
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Protecting pollinator species

July 3, 2019 By
The planet is home to many different pollinators, including hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, beetles, flies and moths — as well as certain lemurs, lizards and geckos. But it’s the bees that pest management professionals (PMPs) have an opportunity to protect. Pollinators... Read more»
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Strategies for stinging insects

July 1, 2019 By
We spoke with five industry suppliers to discuss strategies and equipment for treating stinging pest insects, and what trends are on the horizon. Read more»
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Protecting people and pollinators

June 25, 2019 By
Meet the pest control pros who safely relocate pollinators and honey bees that threaten public health. And educate customers at the same time. Read more»
Jeff Lutz, owner of Bee Best Bee Removal

Bee relocation and removal options

June 23, 2019 By
Many pest management professionals (PMPs) prefer to leave bee removal to experts with more experience for myriad reasons. These pros have the: Equipment needed to remove nests from high locations. Ability to make structural repairs when nests are removed from... Read more»
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