Tag: pollinators

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Honey festival brings together PMPs and pollinators

August 23, 2019 By
U.S. Pest Protection is sponsoring the second-annual Tennessee Honey Festival, which will take place on Sept. 7 at Memorial Park in Hendersonville, Tenn. Read more»
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Tracking amazing pollinators

July 8, 2019 By
Butterflies are among the most beautiful of all pollinators. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Brian Ranes, ACE, operations manager and staff entomologist for McMahon Exterminating, Evansville, Ind., helps track the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) that migrate... Read more»
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ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Bring ’em back alive

July 7, 2019 By
Treating bee and other pollinator accounts is very different from traditional pest control, a topic we delve into starting on p. 38. When they become pests, they are not to be controlled so much as removed, relocated and respected. While... 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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Play the part of a pro this summer when it comes to stinging insects

June 19, 2019 By
The summer months are synonymous with stinging insects. Often, the impetus to call a professional to help with stinging insects on a property is after someone gets stung. The sting might come as a surprise while weeding the garden and... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Treat stinging insects based on group size

April 29, 2019 By
Hymenopteran pests can range from a solitary bee to a group of ants. Some are pollinators as well. Regard each “group” as a separate entity, and consider the following: Flushing aerosols are good for solitary individuals. Foam solutions with residual... Read more»
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Sanitation best method for reducing mosquitoes

May 9, 2018 By
Having one’s yard sprayed will help reduce both larval and adult population levels. Read more»
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Eric and Kurt Scherzinger. Photo: Scherzinger Termite & Pest Control

PMPs discuss pros, cons of offering mosquito service

May 29, 2017 By and
ERIC: Kurt, I think we really need to ramp up our mosquito service and provide this quality service to all of our customers, as well as any new customers. KURT: We need to crawl before we run. Also, aren’t you... Read more»
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Experts advise how to handle Zika concerns

October 12, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP) asked the president of RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the executive director of the National Pest Management Association’s Professional Pest Management Alliance (NPMA’s PPMA), how our industry should respond to the headline-grabbing topics... Read more»