Tag: fleas

Cat flea. PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/COSMLN

Microclimate’s role in flea control

November 13, 2019 By
The difference between what customers “want” in an outdoor flea treatment and what they “need” can be big. Outdoor flea treatments have a distinct place as part of an integrated flea management program. Pest management professionals (PMP), however, face a... Read more»
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A PMP primer for dog ectoparasites

August 31, 2019 By
In the April 1967 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, we published an article by Dr. Harold George Scott titled “Dog Ectoparasites.” Looking at it through the lens of today, the info still holds up. Dr.... Read more»
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Focus on IPM for fleas and ticks

July 29, 2019 By
Controlling disease vectors such as fleas and ticks can present unique challenges that require focused integrated pest management efforts. Read more»
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Expert tips for fleas, flies, ticks

July 19, 2019 By
Ticks hitchhike on wildlife and can reside on bushes. Fleas like to be where pets lay the most. In kitchens, flies are indicative of a serious sanitation issue. Read more»
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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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