Tag: infestation

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Flying insect infesting Florida’s Marco Island identified

February 7, 2017 By
Scientists have identified the shore fly (Scatella tenuicosta) as the flying insect that has been infesting Marco Island, Florida, beaches over the last few weeks. The flies were originally suspected to be black flies (Simulium spp.),  but Chadd Chustz, Marco Island’s environmental... Read more»
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Restaurant roach removal

October 25, 2016 By
Cockroach treatment for commercial restaurant accounts requires a little something extra. The public, as well as your commercial customers, is never happy to see a cockroach. But beyond seeing, no one even wants to think about cockroaches in places where... Read more»
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Bed bugs: Do mattress encasements help?

September 19, 2016 By
⦁ Mattress encasements can help reassure customers traumatized by a bed bug infestation. ⦁ Mattress encasements can help techs easily identify new activity. In bed bug management, half the battle is helping to establish appropriate expectations for all the different... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Capitalize on bed bug misidentifications

September 14, 2016 By
No one wants bed bugs, but reports of bed bug bites are the rise. Also on the rise is misidentification by tenants, homeowners, schools, businesses and hotel workers alike. This trend of misidentification is money in the bank for the... Read more»
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Video: Family reports ‘plague of rats’ fueled by neighbor

August 23, 2016 By
A family in Southhampton, England, shared a video with the Southern Daily Echo of dozens of rats roaming their neighbor's yard. Ali Khan believes his neighbor is feeding the rodents. Khan tells the newspaper his children are afraid to go outside and that the family dog has been attacked by the rats. Read more»
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Contest: Tell us your worst pest nightmare

July 13, 2016 By
I’d like to think some version of this conversation has occurred at least once at every pest management company: “Man, you would not believe the account I just came from. It was bed bug heaven/raining roaches/a sea of rats/a sanitation... Read more»
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Video: Snakes infest Florida apartment

July 8, 2016 By
A woman in Casselberry, Fla., left her home after numerous snakes invaded her apartment by slithering between the floorboards and walls. Jan Perillo says she pulled up her carpet and saw snakes up to 2 ft. long coming out through... Read more»
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I.D. this blogger’s 8-legged invader …

May 26, 2016 By
Perhaps one of our readers can confirm something for me. Though I write for pest professionals, I am not one. Nor am I an entomologist. I AM, however, a spider bite victim. How do you know it’s a spider bite,... Read more»
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Guardian Pest Solutions with Hao Yu

March 1, 2013 By
Stored product pests are a common problem for Hao Yu, technical director at Guardian Pest Solutions, which is based in Duluth, Minn. He shares his wisdom and experience with Pest Management Professional (PMP). Q: What’s the largest stored product pest... Read more»