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Tag: Pest Trends

A video still of TechLink's video demonstrating the magnet method with house flies. IMAGE: PMP STAFF

U.S. Navy patents pest magnet bait method

January 6, 2021 By
On Jan. 5 the U.S. Navy received a 20-year U.S. patent for a method that is essentially designed to "feed the bad bugs metal so they stick to a magnet." Read more»
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Photo: PJB Pest Management Consulting

‘New’ cockroach species is old hat

August 26, 2019 By
Those who work with insects and otherwise admire Mother Nature might look at the photo at right and think this is a nice-looking, colorful cockroach. They also may wonder, “Wow, I’ve never seen this before! Is this a new species?”... Read more»
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Brownian motion is the random motion of particles suspended in a liquid or gas resulting from collisions with the quick atoms or molecules in the liquid or gas.

Dust in the… where?

October 8, 2015 By and
In recent years, improper use of dust formulations has resulted in a significant increase in litigation. Are your techs properly trained in this technique? One statement regularly heard from dusting experts and regulatory officials in dust application lawsuit claims is... Read more»
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Protect Customers and Your Team from POW Virus

August 4, 2015 By
Powassan can neither be detected with a test nor treated with antibiotics, but in severe cases, it has a 10 percent mortality rate.  The constant and almost unseen threat of the deer tick (Ixodes spp.) has grown along with their... Read more»
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Pest Trends: Brown Widow Knows How to Deal with Unusual Prey

Latrodectus geometricus is also known as the brown widow spider, gray spider, geometric button spider, brown button spider and the house button spider. Discovered by C.L. Koch in 1841, it was originally described from specimens taken in South America. However,... Read more»
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Photos: Dr. Sanford Porter, USDA-ARS

Pest Trends: RIFA vs. BIFA

May 20, 2015 By
Red imported fire ants get all the attention, but black imported fire ants are gaining notoriety. Indigenous to South America, Solenopsis richteri (roughly translating to “the very cruel”) was unintentionally introduced into the southeastern United States via Mobile, Ala., around... Read more»
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