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Specialty Consultants study: U.S. industry is nearly $9B

April 16, 2019 By
Editor’s Note: The following statistics are from the recently released, 19th edition of “A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry,” an annual market report created by Specialty Consultants, Jacksonville, Fla. A total of 800 owners or managers... Read more»
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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Use bed bug monitors for infestations

April 3, 2019 By
Studies from Rutgers University have shown that “bed bugs inhabit areas of least disturbance first.” Areas of least disturbance can include voids behind dressers, hidden corners and any area with dust bunnies. In short, dust bunnies are bed bugs’ best... Read more»
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Tips to evaluate products for bed bug infestations

April 2, 2019 By
It seems every day a new product, method or tool is being introduced for bed bug infestations. How does a pest management professional (PMP) separate the “good” products from the not-so-good ones? When evaluating new products, it is important to... Read more»
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New spider species discovered in Indonesia

March 18, 2019 By
A new species of spider was discovered in Indonesia by a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, according to Phys.org. Dr. Lena Grinsted, an early career research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, described the... Read more»
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Giant bee found after 38-year absence

March 5, 2019 By
The Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) had not been recorded since 1981 until this January in Indonesia. Read more»
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Rodenticide regulations may tighten in California

February 19, 2019 By
Rodenticides are on the radar of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the agency responsible for regulating the sale and use of pesticides. Read more»
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Estabrook joins Insects Limited

January 14, 2019 By
Ethan Estabrook, BCE, has joined the team at Insects Limited, Westfield, Ind., as a research associate. He previously spent seven years with Insects Limited’s sister company, Fumigation Service & Supply, where he was a regional manager. Estabrook graduated from Purdue... Read more»
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Ant behavior could help humans

December 13, 2018 By
A new study finds that the key to antibiotics resistance in humans could lie in how ants function within their colonies. Published in February by the Royal Society, the article is titled “External immunity in ant societies: sociality and colony... Read more»
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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... Read more»
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Giving Tuesday opportunities abound

November 26, 2018 By
Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday will take place tomorrow, Nov. 27. Whether it’s through your local community, your church, your school, your in-laws — it’s a day where organizations worldwide unite on social media and through grassroots efforts... Read more»
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