Tag: fleas

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Q&A: PMP chats with a cat flea

June 22, 2017 By
An interview with a cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) Cat Flea (CF): [singing] Oh, there’s food around the corner, food around the corner, food around the corner, for me — bump, bump de bump bump bump bump… Pest Management Professional (PMP):... Read more»
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Pest Spotlight: Fleas, ticks and other ectoparasites

June 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is devoted to “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” Because our previous Spotlight focused on ticks,... Read more»
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Rentokil sees high increase in flea calls in UK

May 11, 2017 By
Rentokil saw an 87 percent increase in flea calls between February and March in the U.K., according to the Sun Online. Experts say the increase is due to a mild winter, which provided a longer period of ideal conditions to... Read more»
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Norway rat, illustrated for the Truman's Guide. (Art: North Coast Media)

‘Truman’s’ lists rodent-transmitted diseases, health issues

April 13, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, which is available at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 17 of the Truman’s Guide is titled “Rats and Mice” — and focuses mostly on three commensal rodents in... Read more»
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Q&A: Security systems, phorid flies and a flea infestation

April 7, 2017 By
Q: A commercial customer just installed a new security system with cameras under the eaves of his building. This system also includes high-intensity lights under the eaves. Now he is complaining about the flying insects attracted to the building at... Read more»
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headshot: Larry Treleven

PMP Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee: Larry Treleven dedicated to associations

September 27, 2016 By
Larry Treleven has spent practically his entire life serving in leadership roles, from his family company’s board of directors to the president of the NPMA. PMP Hall of Fame 2016 Name: Larry Treleven Years in pest management: 45 years Key... Read more»
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Q&A: Leafroller moths, residual insecticides and flea bites

August 10, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Moths are being found... Read more»
Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Indoor, Outdoor Control of Fleas and Ticks

March 11, 2016 By
For indoor flea and tick control, concentrate on areas where pets are most active and use a product that can be applied as a broadcast, spot and/or crack-and-crevice treatment. Outside, fleas and ticks are found mainly alongside paths, trails, roads... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How to Combat Fleas, Flies and Ticks

March 3, 2016 By
Sanitation is the best way to reduce filthy fly numbers, but getting customer cooperation to help reduce breeding sites can be a challenge. Full Dumpsters can provide all the necessary resources for some flies to develop. Read more»
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Callback Cures: Potential Sources for Persistent Fleas

September 15, 2015 By
Nuisance wildlife pests can invade structures, cause significant damage and interfere with the quality of life for clients in urban, suburban and rural areas. But in addition to scratching noises and other unnerving bumps in the night, animals such as... Read more»