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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Reduce stinging insect populations with glue boards

April 30, 2019 By
Wasps and yellowjackets often bore entrance holes into structures. If you locate one of these entry points in an accessible area, you can greatly reduce the population simply by using glue boards: Make a hole in a glue board that... Read more»
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3 places to inspect for stinging insects this spring

April 27, 2019 By
The next time you’re treating for wasps, hornets or fire ants, inspect the following to ensure “spring doesn’t sting” your clients: Play equipment — Swing sets and treehouses can be an often-overlooked home to stinging insects. When overwintering paper wasps... 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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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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Take time to evaluate stinging insects before treatment

December 19, 2018 By
When it comes to taking out stinging insects, it can be easy to get caught up in protecting the public — and forgetting that our product choice and application method need to be a part of the equation. I am... Read more»
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December 10, 2018 By
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Determine when to use control for stinging insects

December 4, 2018 By
Stinging insects include all species in the order Hymenoptera; however, the major concerns are from bees, hornets and wasps. Species range from a solitary lifestyle to full social behavior. Most species are beneficial; thus, control should be conducted where there... 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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