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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»
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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... 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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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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Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

2018 pest pressures: PMPs weigh in

April 9, 2018 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) predict which pests they foresee becoming the biggest problem for the industry and/or their service area in 2018. Which pests will be the most problematic for your business in 2018? Read more»
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Cornell, Harvard engineers collaborate on ‘RoboBees’

December 14, 2017 By
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Read more»
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Q&A: Pseudoscorpions, small flies and bees

September 29, 2017 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Doug Mampe at dentomol@aol.com. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns.   Q:... Read more»
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Photos: Stormin’ Norman owners launch Luckey Bee Farms

September 6, 2017 By
Gilbert, Ariz.-based Stormin’ Norman Termite and Pest Control has an unusual approach to bee accounts. Co-owners Ernie and Amy Henson learned of an eco-friendly method to remove hives from structures, and Luckey Bee Farms — named after Amy’s grandmother —... Read more»
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Homeowner’s walls leak honey after bee removal

August 8, 2017 By
The walls of a woman’s home in Spring, Texas, are dripping with honey thanks to the removal of a massive bee infestation. The infestation was discovered when the roof of the home was being replaced, and nearly 20 pounds of... Read more»
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2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»
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