Tag: moths

Nuvan

AMVAC: NUVAN Line

December 10, 2018 By
The NUVAN product line is intended to offer professional applicators a range of convenience and economy, regardless of the situation. The product line — NUVAN Prostrips, NUVAN Prostrips+, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, NUVAN Fog 5%, NUVAN Fog 4EC and NUVAN... Read more»
Photo: K.S. Matz

Quiz: How well do you know your stored product pests?

February 12, 2018 By
Pantry pests, stored food pests — no matter what terminology you use, the panic for your residential customers is nearly always the same. Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in featured, Stored Product Pests
Photo: Choe Laboratory, UC-Riverside

Research: Are Indianmeal moths environmentalists?

December 26, 2017 By
Previous research has found that certain caterpillar species are capable of digesting polyethylene, breaking down the chemical that makes bags and other plastic objects take decades to disintegrate. But researchers at Lubbock-based Texas Tech University wanted to know more. They... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , and posted in Crawling the Web, Moths, Stored Product Pests

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»
This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Moths, Stored Product Pests
Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

PMPs: Ask about bird feeders, seed storage

February 24, 2017 By
Bird feeders are a common fixture for homes because so many people enjoy watching birds. Unfortunately, the feeders serve a lot of other animals, including some undesirables. I’m not even talking about squirrels, which are welcome wildlife for some and... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , and posted in featured, Technical
A pictorial key to adults of some of the more common beetles that infest stored products, from the U.S. Public Health Service, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta.

Stored product pest control measures

February 15, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Pantry pests, stored food pests — no matter what terminology you use, the panic for your residential customers is nearly always... Read more»
This article is tagged with , and posted in featured, Stored Product Pests
Photo: Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org

Stored product pests: Tips for locating source of infestation

December 1, 2016 By
Locating the source of an infestation may be more challenging than expected. To think out of the box, you must start with a bigger picture of the subject. When you’re searching for the breeding source of stored product pests, try... Read more»
Photo: bugwood.org/Whitney Cranshaw

How to identify flying insects

June 24, 2016 By
To successfully identify flying insects, try a little detective work. Some flying insects come from 10 miles away or more, depending upon how the wind is blowing. Others breed on the exterior of a property, and still others breed indoors... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Biting Flies, featured, Filth Flies, Flies, Small Flies, Technical

Moths & Misplaced Affection

April 19, 2016 By
A new method to curb moth populations involves some pheromone-based bait-and-switch trickery that confuses the male moth’s primal urge — the urge to mate. Last year scientists unveiled a new pheromone treatment which interferes with the sex lives of moths,... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in Moths, Pest Talk, Stored Product Pests
Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net

Time is Money: IPM for IMM

July 17, 2015 By
A client with a large warehouse facility calls complaining of moths fluttering around. When asked to describe them, he says they’re small, about 0.5- to 0.75-in. long. Some looked like they had two colors on their wings. Once you arrive at... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , and posted in featured, Moths, Technical, Time is Money