Stinging Insects

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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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Headshot: Tommy Powell, Technical Services, MGK

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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Houston PMP removes hives with estimated one million honeybees

October 30, 2018 By
Claude Griffin, owner of Gotcha Pest Control, Houston, Texas, tells The Midland Reporter-Telegram that a recent honey bee infestation was one of the worst he’s faced during his 20-plus years as a pest management professional (PMP). The southwest Houston home... Read more»
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How weather affects mosquito populations

October 16, 2018 By
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), recently released its Vector Sector forecast for major cities across the United States. After reviewing spring weather patterns and analyzing... Read more»
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Arizona bark scorpion (Photo: iStock.com/Srabin)

How eliminating food sources can improve scorpion control

August 29, 2018 By
To run a long-term, sustainable scorpion management program, it is important to consider the urban ecosystem and make it less hospitable for scorpions. Read more»
Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Worker bee job fair

August 16, 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 Sept. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the October issue. If... Read more»
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Answering client’s mosquito control questions

August 13, 2018 By
Be prepared to answer client questions for an effective mosquito control program. Read more»
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