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Tag: Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations

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Most Wanted Ants: Carpenter ant

October 27, 2020 By
The nest galleries some carpenter ant species cut into wood generally are smooth and clean, which is how they earned the “carpenter” moniker. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Pavement ant

October 27, 2020 By
The pavement ant is dark brown with paler legs and antennae, and a stinger used more for applying trailing pheromone and less for defensive purposes. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Odorous house ant

October 27, 2020 By
The odorous house ant (OHA) gives off a pungent, unpleasant rotten coconut odor when crushed, which led to its common name. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Argentine ant

October 27, 2020 By
The Argentine ant originated in Northern Argentina near the Paraná River, and adapts well to urban and suburban environments. Read more»
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Most Wanted Ants: Red imported fire ants

October 27, 2020 By
Fire ants are capable of inflicting stings that can be serious; the venom they inject causes a burning sensation, which is how they got their name. Read more»
Commensal — “sharing one’s table” — rodents include the house mouse, the roof rat and the Norway rat. PHOTO: DENJA1/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES

Get to know your commensal rodents

March 22, 2020 By
A thorough understanding of the physical abilities of rodents is useful when designing a control program. Learn the five senses of rodents. Read more»
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August 16, 2017 By
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5 management techniques for face flies

August 14, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Like its common house fly relative (Musca domestica), the face fly (M. autumnalis) can be a pest to humans and livestock... Read more»
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Pest Spotlight: Fleas, ticks and other ectoparasites

June 8, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is devoted to “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” Because our previous Spotlight focused on ticks,... Read more»

Truman’s take on ticks

April 28, 2017 By
Editor’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Chapter 12 of the Truman’s Guide is titled “Fleas, Ticks and Other Ectoparasites.” While its coverage ranges from cat fleas to... Read more»