Tag: stinging insects

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Experts share top tips for stinging insects

July 5, 2019 By
We asked pest control experts: "Beyond calling a beekeeper when appropriate, what's your best tip for dealing with stinging insects?" Read more»
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Protecting pollinator species

July 3, 2019 By
The planet is home to many different pollinators, including hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, beetles, flies and moths — as well as certain lemurs, lizards and geckos. But it’s the bees that pest management professionals (PMPs) have an opportunity to protect. Pollinators... Read more»
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Strategies for stinging insects

July 1, 2019 By
We spoke with five industry suppliers to discuss strategies and equipment for treating stinging pest insects, and what trends are on the horizon. Read more»
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Protecting people and pollinators

June 25, 2019 By
Meet the pest control pros who safely relocate pollinators and honey bees that threaten public health. And educate customers at the same time. Read more»
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Play the part of a pro this summer when it comes to stinging insects

June 19, 2019 By
The summer months are synonymous with stinging insects. Often, the impetus to call a professional to help with stinging insects on a property is after someone gets stung. The sting might come as a surprise while weeding the garden and... Read more»
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Beware of stinging pest allergies

April 11, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered the wasps while servicing an account and successfully removing a... Read more»
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Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Take safety measures when removing stinging insects

January 25, 2019 By
Removing bees and other flying and stinging insects is an important service that requires implementing safety measures, including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). A bee suit that covers exposed skin should be used and inspected on a regular basis for... Read more»
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Maintaining distance when spraying stinging insect nests

January 10, 2019 By
The two keys to spraying any wasp or hornet nest are maintaining distance and timing. The farther away you can be from the nest while spraying, the better. Most wasp and hornet colonies are active during daylight hours, and become... Read more»
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2 simple steps to control scorpions

January 3, 2019 By
Stinging pests are as much a part of summer as barbecues and flip-flops. Customers often call when these pests threaten their homes, and few stinging arthropods instill more fear than scorpions. There are two simple steps a PMP can take... Read more»
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Adapt baits for stinging insects changing diets

December 27, 2018 By
There are many commercially available traps for wasps, hornets and yellowjackets. I recommend using a trap that is baited with both protein- and carbohydrate-based attractants, to appeal to their changing dietary needs throughout the season. Make sure to place traps... Read more»
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