Tag: stinging insects

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Hurricane Dorian causes mosquito population to surge

September 18, 2019 By
The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) warns of elevated mosquito populations in East Coast communities in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Read more»
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Bee expert completes two more large extractions in July

July 30, 2019 By
Eric “Critter” McCool makes an appearance again. The pest management professional recently launched Bee Nation, a stinging insect research and training facility near Erie, Pa. And what better timing than right before a massive honey bee colony is found in... Read more»
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Critter McCool launches Bee Nation

July 6, 2019 By
On June 1, Eric “Critter” McCool entered into a new phase of his three-decades-plus pest management career. That was the official opening date of Bee Nation, his stinging insect research and training facility near Erie, Pa. It also officially marks... Read more»
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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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