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AMVAC: NUVAN Line

April 5, 2018 By
The NUVAN product line is intended to offer professional applicators a range of convenience and economy, regardless of the situation. The product line — NUVAN Prostrips, NUVAN Prostrips+, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, NUVAN Fog 5%, NUVAN Fog 4EC and NUVAN... Read more»
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Parasitic wasp may use saw-like antennae to escape from host

February 6, 2018 By
While the wasp is emerging, it may rub these spines against the host and use them like a saw to cut open the body. Read more»
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Q&A: Grass-carrying wasps and powderpost beetles

November 30, 2017 By
"An old house has a powderpost beetle infestation that appears to be active. Can heat be used to control this problem?" Read more»
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Schopen recounts fears faced during his career

November 10, 2017 By
There’s a phobia for just about everything, it seems. Read more»
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bald faced hornet. Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

An interview with a bald-faced hornet

August 30, 2017 By
(Dolichovespula maculata) Pest Management Professional (PMP): [walks up to a bush where about 3 ft. up is a large, football-shaped nest that appears to be made of grayish paper and several bald-faced hornets flying about, ready to sting] Hello? I’m... Read more»
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The secret to perimeter pest management

August 29, 2017 By
The secret to perimeter pest management is tri-circumambulation (from Latin tres three + circum around + ambulaˉtus to walk). It means “to walk around three times.” It’s not a new idea; in fact, many world religions incorporate circumambulation into their... Read more»
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Winter wasps: Customer education is key

January 10, 2017 By
During the cooler months, alarmed clients often observe wasps indoors and call for service. Understanding the biology behind these encounters can help put clients at ease — and limit the number of extra service calls unnecessarily scheduled by well-intentioned technicians... Read more»
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Bee infestation: Homeowner moves out, Gotcha steps in

December 27, 2016 By
An 84-year-old Houston man says he was forced out of his home about three months ago due to a bee infestation. Gotcha Pest Control heard about Charles Williams’ story and took on the problem. “The bees started taking over,” Williams... Read more»
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The White House’s National Strategy on Pollinator Health is the biggest news to emerge on the subject in recent years.

Stinging insects: A bee, or not a bee?

August 30, 2016 By
My fear of stinging insects is fed by a few things. Chief among them are my sister’s allergies, which require her to keep an EpiPen handy at all times, and the wasp I stepped on at a public swimming pool... Read more»
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Photo: Robledo Pest Control

Stinging insects: Summer’s top Instagram photos

August 23, 2016 By
Mosquitoes and bed bugs may dominate the public’s pest discussions, but at this time of year, stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants are also top of mind. Pest Management Professional (PMP) (@pmp_magazine) browsed its Instagram follower base and... Read more»