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Caption This: The ‘Black Widow’ Bachelorette

April 6, 2018 By
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PMPs share 2018 service plans

December 7, 2017 By
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Caption This: Spider sees fidget spinner sale

November 16, 2017 By
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Video: Why do insects rule the world?

September 21, 2017 By
Insects rule the world, quite literally. Studies show there are quintillions of insects on planet Earth — and spiders consume 400 to 800 tons of them each year. This video from TED-Ed Original aims to explain why, and how, insects... Read more»
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2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»
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Prototype developed to protect valuable cars from rodents

June 22, 2017 By
Dr. Toby Bateson, inventor of the worlds smallest vacuum cleaner and ZenPlugs Molded Ear Plug Kit, is hitting the market with another idea — this time for the pest control market. The emergency doctor created the RatMat, the “world’s first humane electrified... Read more»
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PMP recounts house of dead cockroach-filled spider webs

June 21, 2017 By
The upper-middle-class house was spotless. Newly inhabited by a professional couple and their young daughter in Long Island, N.Y., it was an unlikely place to find German cockroaches (Blattella germanica). Yet, here and there, one would show up. The husband... Read more»
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Kraig Labs secures investment for spider silk production

March 28, 2017 By
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., developer of spider-silk-based fibers, was awarded an investment certificate for the production of the silk in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province. The investment certificate was issued to the company during the March 26 Quang Nam Investment Conference,... Read more»
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Study: Spiders consume astounding number of insects per year

March 16, 2017 By
Researchers set out “to document the impact of the global spider community as insect predators” — and the numbers are impressive. Spiders feed on an estimated 400 to 800 million tons of insect prey annually, according to a new study... Read more»
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Spider control measures from ‘Truman’s’

March 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Spiders are not insects, and the easiest way to tell that is their eight legs instead of six. But these arachnids... Read more»