Tag: infestation

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Overcoming termite control challenges

January 8, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional‘s columnists and editorial board members what they thought the most challenging aspect of termite control is and how they work to overcome it. Here are some of their responses — including a few extra that... Read more»
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6 tips for ant management success

January 10, 2018 By
Here are a few recommendations for ant management success. Read more»
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Q&A: Grass-carrying wasps and powderpost beetles

November 30, 2017 By
"An old house has a powderpost beetle infestation that appears to be active. Can heat be used to control this problem?" Read more»
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PMPs: What to do when bed bugs return

September 27, 2017 By
⦁ Bed bugs are highly attracted to areas with previous activity. ⦁ A new bed bug is likely to find its way to old evidence. It can be exasperating to get a report of a fresh bite from a bed... Read more»
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SenesTech partners with Hawaii natural resources program

September 26, 2017 By
SenesTech Inc., developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, revealed a sales agreement and initial delivery of ContraPest to a Hawaii natural resources program. The product will be used for the control of rodents in... Read more»
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Managing moths at a museum

September 22, 2017 By
Custom Pest Solutions helps solve a Tineola bisselliella infestation at the Betsy Ross House. While performing a residential termite inspection for a recently renovated farmhouse, I learned that the owner, Carol Spacht, is an actor with Historic Philadelphia Inc. She... Read more»
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5 management techniques for face flies

August 14, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Like its common house fly relative (Musca domestica), the face fly (M. autumnalis) can be a pest to humans and livestock... Read more»
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Where do bed bugs come from?

August 3, 2017 By
Bed bug information resources may differ on the most common ways of getting bed bugs. The most common way to get bed bugs varies by situation. Whether in borrowed computer equipment, clothing worn on a visit to an infested locale,... Read more»
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Interior carpenter ant nests aren’t always in wood

March 22, 2017 By
Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are important pests. In some regions, they are the primary wood-destroying insect (WDI) encountered by pest management professionals (PMPs). The textbook signs of an infestation include damaged wood and evidence of frass (wood shavings), which often... Read more»
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Bed bugs: A PMP’s tale of dealing with hoarding

March 13, 2017 By
In 2015, we received a call from the concerned daughter of an elderly woman who had bed bugs for years at her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. At first, it was just a regular service call. But after we spoke on the... Read more»
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