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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»

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: 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»
Brian Mount

Tips & Tricks: Mosquitoes Require Management, Not Just Control

April 24, 2015 By
With mosquitoes, think management, not just control. Inspect for breeding sites — namely, items that can hold sufficient water to complete the aquatic life cycle of one to three weeks. Look for old tires, flower pots, garbage cans, clogged gutters,... Read more»
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Roadtrip Roundup: Univar ES Open House

January 29, 2015 By
EASTLAKE, OHIO — In mid-December, Univar Environmental Sciences (ES) held its annual holiday open houses at multiple Univar ES locations across the country. Pest Management Professional (PMP) visited the company’s Cleveland-area open house on Dec. 18. The afternoon gathering offered... Read more»
Brian Mount

Tips & Tricks: How to Determine a Chemical Control for Cockroaches

December 31, 2014 By
Cockroaches need food, water and adequate harborage to thrive. Eliminate these, and you can prevent infestations. Even with thorough sanitation, cockroaches can infest. After a visual inspection and monitoring to determine the size of the infestation, determine a chemical control.... Read more»
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Brian Mount

Tips & Tricks: Pay Attention to Where Odorous House Ant are Trailing

November 3, 2014 By
The odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile, known as OHA) is a small black or brown species that smells like rotten coconut when crushed. Outside, OHA live in colonies in soil, mulch, turfgrass or in logs or flower beds but will... Read more»