Tips and Tricks

J.B. Howell, Technical Services, MGK

8 control strategies for spiders

December 13, 2018 By
Successful spider control requires a multi-pronged approach, including inspection, identification, non-chemical controls, sanitation, exclusion, insecticide applications and addressing exterior lighting issues that attract spider food. If you’ve identified a need for spider control, some key non-chemical control strategies to start... Read more»
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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. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Identifying spiders to calm fears

December 6, 2018 By
Nearly every call/email/text we get about spiders contains the same question: Is it venomous/dangerous? This question is not easy to answer. With more than 45,000 species of spiders worldwide, identification can be challenging. Most entomologists are not trained to identify... 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»

Determine the real reason for spiders’ presence

November 29, 2018 By
Why do we have horrible, awful, nasty and scary spiders? Food. Spiders would not be harboring or hunting in an environment devoid of food. Their mere presence is really symptomatic of a different pest issue — usually small flies, or... Read more»
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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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Quick tips for effective spider control

November 22, 2018 By
Whether spinning webs on front porches or making a mad dash across the kitchen floor, spiders are sure to get attention when they make an appearance. These pests dwell in protected crevices when not sitting in their webs or actively... 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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Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Strategize when spraying for spiders

November 15, 2018 By
Applications should be directed at typical locations that spiders inhabit. 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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