Tag: fleas

Flea, fly, tick: Consider the source

July 8, 2019 By
Consider the unseen when targeting the source of a flea, fly or tick infestation. Read more»
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Tackling fleas with IGRs

July 1, 2019 By
Fleas are a frustrating pest! These little bloodsuckers love to sneak under your pants cuffs and around your socks, and feast on your blood right around your sock line. To add insult to injury, the small, itchy bump they leave... Read more»
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Test your knowledge of fleas and ticks

May 13, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about fleas and ticks and the differences between the two. Read more»
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Pests can cause seasonal allergies

April 22, 2019 By
Warn your customers this spring that some of biggest allergy offenders include pests such as bed bugs and dust mites, not weeds or pollen. Read more»
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LA continues to battle flea-borne Typhus outbreak

February 13, 2019 By
As we recently shared from Buzzfeed, a Typhus outbreak began in downtown Los Angeles in October. It has continued, and made its way to City Hall, according to local CBS Los Angeles. City Hall removed carpets and called a pest control... Read more»
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Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... Read more»
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LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak

November 14, 2018 By
A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the baffling flea infestation

September 13, 2018 By
Read the latest challenge from Crawley McPherson's world. Read more»
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3 steps to solving mystery ‘bites’

August 31, 2018 By
In PMP’s March issue, Crawley McPherson presented a case of a “mysterious itch” — or delusions of parasitosis (DOP). This type of case is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many in the industry fail to handle these complaints professionally. Read more: Fiction: Crawley... Read more»
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PHOTOS: PMP Archives / July, August, September 1951

From the archives: Pest control for an atomic age

August 24, 2018 By
In 1951, the magazine offered a take on what would happen to radiation-exposed pests in a three-part article titled. Read more»
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