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Enhanced bee allergy vaccine succeeds in clinical trials

July 18, 2019 By
Australian researchers successfully completed a human trial on a vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of severe allergic reactions to European honey bees. Read more»
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Protecting pollinator species

July 3, 2019 By
The planet is home to many different pollinators, including hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, beetles, flies and moths — as well as certain lemurs, lizards and geckos. But it’s the bees that pest management professionals (PMPs) have an opportunity to protect. Pollinators... Read more»
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Protecting people and pollinators

June 25, 2019 By
Meet the pest control pros who safely relocate pollinators and honey bees that threaten public health. And educate customers at the same time. Read more»
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Houston PMP removes hives with estimated one million honeybees

October 30, 2018 By
Claude Griffin, owner of Gotcha Pest Control, Houston, Texas, tells The Midland Reporter-Telegram that a recent honey bee infestation was one of the worst he’s faced during his 20-plus years as a pest management professional (PMP). The southwest Houston home... Read more»
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Photos: Stormin’ Norman owners launch Luckey Bee Farms

September 6, 2017 By
Gilbert, Ariz.-based Stormin’ Norman Termite and Pest Control has an unusual approach to bee accounts. Co-owners Ernie and Amy Henson learned of an eco-friendly method to remove hives from structures, and Luckey Bee Farms — named after Amy’s grandmother —... Read more»
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Abell Pest Control helps fund honey bee research

August 10, 2017 By
Abell Pest Control, based in Etobicoke, Ontario, will donate $25,000 over five years to the University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre to help fund graduate research. The company also intends to launch a website that would give those with... Read more»
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2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»
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Thousands of bees removed from Tennessee garage wall

May 16, 2017 By
About 100,00 bees were removed from the wall of a homeowner’s garage in Bartlett, Tenn., according to WBKO News, an ABC affiliate in Bowling Green, Ky. Tom Tompkins, the beekeeper who tended to the infestation, said the hive was so... Read more»
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Q&A: Drain flies, powderpost beetles, honey bees and gnats

November 23, 2016 By
Q: In a hospital sterile area, a janitorial closet has a drain fly problem. A vent stack for the drain system opens about 4 ft. above the floor. The elbow (trap) is dry. I shouldn’t use any pesticides in this... Read more»
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The White House’s National Strategy on Pollinator Health is the biggest news to emerge on the subject in recent years.

Manufacturers Have Their Say

November 12, 2015 By
Six neonicotinoid manufacturer representatives explain how their companies are addressing the pollinator issue, and their thoughts on what lies ahead. In PMP’s August cover story, we addressed how neonicotinoids are facing increased scrutiny as a result of being linked to... Read more»
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