Tag: public health

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Nixalite: Biogents Mosquito Traps

April 23, 2019 By
Nixalite of America Inc. introduces Biogents mosquito traps, the result of more than 16 years of academic research into the behavior of mosquitoes. There are two traps in the series: One targets both Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) and yellow... Read more»
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Industry experts share busy season preparation tips

April 15, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional’s columnists and editorial board members to share tips for the busy season — and what tasks many PMPs inadvertently overlook. Here are some of their responses — including a few extra that didn’t make it into... Read more»
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LA continues to battle flea-borne Typhus outbreak

February 13, 2019 By
As we recently shared from Buzzfeed, a Typhus outbreak began in downtown Los Angeles in October. It has continued, and made its way to City Hall, according to local CBS Los Angeles. City Hall removed carpets and called a pest control... Read more»
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Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... Read more»
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IPCA, NPMA to host public health summit

January 15, 2019 By
The Illinois Pest Control Association (IPCA) has partnered with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to host the IPCA Public Health Summit. It will take place March 19-20 at the Holiday Inn, Itasca, Ill. This two-day event is designed to... Read more»
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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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