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Recognize the importance of IPM

October 30, 2020 By
Recognizing the importance of integrated pest management (IPM) is critical to making effective decisions that solve the toughest infestations. Read more»

It’s time: Start using remote monitoring for rodents

October 29, 2020 By
If you have not yet considered adding remote monitoring technology to your rodent control toolbox, now is the time to do so. Read more»

Tips to identify presence of mice, rats

October 28, 2020 By
Signs of rodent presence include tracks, gnawing damage, burrows, runways, urine stains and grease marks. Droppings are key to identifying these intruders. Read more»
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Eliminate rodent entry points

October 27, 2020 By
To close or caulk areas to prevent rodents, make sure the right material is used, as rodents can chew through plastic, aluminum and even concrete. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Carpenter ant

October 27, 2020 By
The nest galleries some carpenter ant species cut into wood generally are smooth and clean, which is how they earned the “carpenter” moniker. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Pavement ant

October 27, 2020 By
The pavement ant is dark brown with paler legs and antennae, and a stinger used more for applying trailing pheromone and less for defensive purposes. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Odorous house ant

October 27, 2020 By
The odorous house ant (OHA) gives off a pungent, unpleasant rotten coconut odor when crushed, which led to its common name. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Argentine ant

October 27, 2020 By
The Argentine ant originated in Northern Argentina near the Paraná River, and adapts well to urban and suburban environments. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Red imported fire ants

October 27, 2020 By
Fire ants are capable of inflicting stings that can be serious; the venom they inject causes a burning sensation, which is how they got their name. Read more»
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Confirm your knowledge of cockroaches

October 26, 2020 By
Editor’s Note: Questions for this month’s test were contributed by Greg Baumann; Judy Black, BCE; Doug Foster; Paul Hardy; Mark Sheperdigian, BCE; and Stephen Vantassel, ACE.   Read more»