Tag: Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: German cockroach inspection imperative to control

April 27, 2016 By
German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are generally nocturnal insects. They’ll venture out of their indoor harborages during the daylight hours only if their harborages are overcrowded or disturbed. They easily hide in very small cracks and crevices to evade humans. Females... Read more»
Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Cockroach Control Checklist

February 25, 2016 By
To control cockroaches, consult “Dina’s Cockroach Control Checklist”: ___Place sticky traps around suspected areas of infestation. A thorough inspection, including trapping, will inform the best methods of control. ___Indoors, spray a residual liquid insecticide where cockroaches have been identified. A... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Using Residual Insecticides

January 14, 2016 By
Perform a detailed inspection to verify bed bugs are present, and visually estimate the population. Focus on sleeping areas and objects nearby, including headboards, bed frames and nightstands. Treatment begins with clearing bed bugs and eggs from mattresses and other... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Signs of a termite infestation

November 10, 2015 By
The most obvious signs of a termite infestation are mud shelter tubes winding up on the outside or inside of a foundation wall. From these tubes, termites gain access to a home through cracks, expansion joints or pipe penetrations. Also,... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Important Steps When Using Integrated Pest Management Approach

October 29, 2015 By
Feather dusters and vacuum cleaners are good first steps in an integrated pest management approach to spider control. Appropriately registered insecticides also are critical to success and are most effective when combined with nonchemical approaches. Three more tips to consider... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Five Steps to Pantry Pest Control

July 30, 2015 By
Five steps for controlling pantry pests: 1. Inspect and remove infested food products, including old grain, dust, flour and other food particles in and around storage cabinets. 2. Clean and vacuum food storage areas to ensure no insects, eggs or pupae remain.... Read more»
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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Control Stinging Insects by Killing the Queen

June 18, 2015 By
When the queen dies, the colony dies. When using aerosol treatments, spray the nest to immobilize individual workers as much as possible, which helps you get to the queen. If a liquid treatment does not reach the queen, applying dust... Read more»

Tips and Tricks: Fleas and Ticks

March 1, 2013 By
Environmental Science, a Division of Bayer CropScience, LP By Joe Barile, Technical Services Support Pest management professionals (PMPs) have recently been reporting increases in service requests for flea and tick management. Although the treatment processes for both pests are individually... Read more»