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Many thin-diameter trees were able to survive Hurricane Michael, whereas thicker trees snapped. PHOTO: DR. THOMAS SHELTON/USFS

Staying the course: U.S. Forest Service 2019 Termiticide Report

The U.S. Forest Service provides its termiticide testing report for 2019, a formal summary of the data collected during the 2019 field season. Read more»
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Attaining ant control

July 1, 2020 By
Count on ants to provide continuous revenue for pest management professionals (PMPs), regardless of location and climate. “Year after year, ant work continues to grow bigger,” says David Moore, BCE, manager of technical services for Dodson Pest Control, Lynchburg, Va.... Read more»
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Follow labels for pet reintroduction

July 1, 2020 By
If you are wondering whether the application you are planning puts pets at risk, read the labels of the products for any specific instructions. Read more»
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As the old joke goes, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” PHOTO: AKCHAMCZUK/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

An interview with a red-eyed fruit fly

June 23, 2020 By
Get to know the red-eyed fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to understand how to better control and treat for this pesky species. Read more»
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The silver lining to the Asian giant hornet phenomenon

June 3, 2020 By
Ultimately, the message to consumers remains the same: Stinging insect control is a job for a pro, not a do-it-yourself project. Read more»
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5 keys to reopening commercial accounts, sans rodents

Now more than ever, commercial clients need the expertise of a pest management professional to help them protect their businesses. Read more»
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Review your flea and tick knowledge

May 18, 2020 By
Take this tech test with questions and answers supplied by pest control industry experts to see how well you know fleas and ticks. Read more»
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An opossum might eat ticks, but it also could spread ticks on your customer’s property. PHOTO: GALINAST/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

Opossum removal best, as they carry ectoparasites

May 6, 2020 By
Opossums (Didelphidae) are one of the most interesting species of wildlife pest management professionals deal with from a biological standpoint. Read more»
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Protect yourself, others from ticks

May 6, 2020 By
There is zero evidence that ticks transmit COVID-19, but they remain the most important vector of arthropod-borne disease in the U.S. Read more»

Rodent Tales: Brian Miller

April 21, 2020 By
Brian Miller is the service manager and technical trainer for Bizzy Bee Exterminators, Oxford, Ga. We caught up with him to hear some stories about his rodent control experience. Q: What was the largest rodent infestation you’ve battled? Miller: Shortly... Read more»
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