Tag: public health

A pair of Eurasian collared doves. PHOTO: JOSEPH BERGER, BUGWOOD.ORG

Bird disease outbreak reported in Texas

November 9, 2018 By
According to a recent public notice posted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), a number of Eurasian collared doves (Streptopelia decaocto) near El Paso have tested positive for avian paramyxovirus, specifically Pigeon Paramyxovirus-1, or PPMV-1. Dead doves have... Read more»
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Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites

November 2, 2018 By
Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs), then you might find this recent news interesting. According to... Read more»
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Mainely Ticks offers franchises

September 25, 2018 By
Windham, Maine-based Mainely Ticks is now offering franchises. Mainely Ticks Franchise Development Inc., led by Bob and Barb Maurais, provides the educational and scientific resources for franchisees to employ community-based tick management strategies, which increase awareness and protection beyond property... Read more»
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BASF’s Abate helps in disease eradication

September 7, 2018 By
BASF continues to fight against Guinea worm disease. Read more»
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Dallas tops Terminix’s mosquito list

August 20, 2018 By
In recognition of World Mosquito Day Aug. 20, Terminix, a Memphis, Tenn.-based provider of termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster company, has announced its list of 25 cities pestered the most by mosquitoes. The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area topped... Read more»
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NPMA releases ‘Vector Sectors’ list

August 17, 2018 By
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released a new Vector Sectors list of the Top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including ticks and mosquitoes. As vectors of disease, these pests are... Read more»
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QualityPro to receive NCHH mini-grant

June 14, 2018 By
QualityPro is a recipient of a healthy homes workforce mini-grant of $7,500 from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). The grant will be used to help fund new public health service certifications, starting in the fall of 2018. QualityPro... Read more»
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AMCA offers mosquito management training, tools

April 27, 2018 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) who want to enter the mosquito management business or brush up on their training should check out the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) website at Mosquito.org. Under the “Resource Center” tab, you can access online training... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: How to safely and properly remove a tick

March 14, 2018 By
There are many old wives tales and folklore surrounding the correct way to remove a tick that has embedded itself into your (or another animal’s) skin. Living in the south, the at-home techniques I’ve heard over the years range from... Read more»
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How the PMP Growth Summit can help your business

December 5, 2017 By
Find out if you qualify. Read more»
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