Tag: beetles

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Ensystex: Zythor Gas Fumigant

June 20, 2017 By
Zythor Gas Fumigant is a sulfuryl flouride product that is formulated for the eradication of bed bugs, drywood termites, beetles, clothes moths, rodents and German cockroaches. Zythor penetrates throughout wood structures and kills the target pest even in inaccessible areas,... Read more»
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‘Bird friendly’ coffee farm facilitates pest-free environment

March 30, 2017 By
Guaya’b cooperatives in Guatemala offer coffee roasters like Barrie House Coffee sustainable options by supporting coffee farming in its natural environment. Guaya’b farms create a forest-like setting for birds for control of beetles and other pests that may ruin the... Read more»
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Photo: Eric Scherzinger

What’s the most notable encounter you’ve had in a crawlspace?

March 20, 2017 By
“When I was out on an inspection in a crawlspace, it looked like it was raining mudtubes from the floor joists. I then looked up and realized the floor was sagging from the people standing above me. I got out... Read more»
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Photo: Razarax

Don’t be fooled by Asian longhorned beetle look-alikes

March 17, 2017 By
Since its discovery in New York in 1996, the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, or ALB) has attacked many valuable native tree species, including maples, birches, poplars and willows in Illinois (1998), New Jersey (2002), Massachusetts (2008) and Ohio (2011),... Read more»
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PMP interviews sawtoothed grain beetle

March 6, 2017 By
An interview with a sawtoothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis). Pest Management Professional (PMP): Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to meet with me today. Sawtoothed grain beetle (SGB): I’ve got all the time in the... Read more»
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A pictorial key to adults of some of the more common beetles that infest stored products, from the U.S. Public Health Service, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta.

Stored product pest control measures

February 15, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Pantry pests, stored food pests — no matter what terminology you use, the panic for your residential customers is nearly always... Read more»
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Photo: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

Stored product pests: Tips for locating source of infestation

December 1, 2016 By
Locating the source of an infestation may be more challenging than expected. To think out of the box, you must start with a bigger picture of the subject. When you’re searching for the breeding source of stored product pests, try... Read more»
Photo: USDA Forest Service, Wood Products Insect Lab

How to reduce wood-destroying insect callbacks

June 30, 2016 By
When it comes to callbacks, many pest professionals find wood-destroying insects (WDI) problematic — beetles in particular. It’s not because excellent management options don’t exist. Rather, it’s because of the cryptic nature of these beetles and the tricky task of... Read more»
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Militant Bug Behavior

March 4, 2016 By
From our Lighter Side, department: Back in the day, Cracked magazine was a rival/rip-off of Mad magazine — two publications I devoured regularly. However, nearly a decade ago the defunct magazine re-emerged as my favorite go-to humor site. They write a... Read more»
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Hidden VW Beetle Spotted in Museum Exhibit

January 12, 2016 By
Someone at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has quite the sense of humor. Hidden in a display of taxidermied beetles was another type of beetle: a toy Volkswagen beetle. After snapping a picture of this funny sighting, Reddit user Muppaphone shared the image... Read more»
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