Tag: research


USFS Termiticide Report: Hurricane Michael ravages Florida test site

The U.S. Forest Service provides its termiticide testing report for 2018, despite the damage caused by the October 2018 hurricane. Read more»

PMPs further education through PMU

June 13, 2019 By
Pest Management University based in Florida, helps pest management professionals further technical knowledge of pest control. Read more»

Purdue study fine-tunes baiting for pavement ants

June 11, 2019 By and
Blanket baiting as an initial treatment for pavement ants may be followed by target baiting ... to provide favorable customer satisfaction. Read more»

Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds

May 9, 2019 By
The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»

Spiders never fail to surprise

May 7, 2019 By
Here's a recent roundup of some news and research on a few amazing arthropods. Read more»
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Newly discovered spiders named after Star Wars Stormtroopers

May 3, 2019 By
For all the Star Wars fans out the there: May the Fourth be with you! Some interesting spider news from South America was announced. Researchers discovered a news species of spiders in Colombia. Four of six bald-legged spiders will be... Read more»
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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»

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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