Tag: West Nile virus

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Ask these questions to sell mosquito services

June 13, 2019 By
Sometimes a list of technical jargon is a turn-off, even if you’re right. Instead, courteous and simple questions are the key. Read more»
Encephalitis mosquito (Culex tarsalis) PHOTO: JOSEPH BURGER, BUGWOOD.ORG

Mosquito-borne disease risks

May 18, 2019 By
You may be an expert at finding and eliminating breeding sources that attract mosquitoes, but when customers have questions about mosquito-borne diseases and viruses, refer them to a reputable resource. Read more»
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15 mosquito management pro tips

May 17, 2019 By
Sharpen your mosquito management service with tips from pest management professionals who learned from experience. Read more»
Southern house mosquito (C. quinquefasciatus) PHOTO: CDC/JIM GATHANY

Mosquito control: Protecting health, adding revenue

May 16, 2019 By
Mosquito control services may help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes while improving profit margins Read more»
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Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds

May 9, 2019 By
The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»

Pests can cause seasonal allergies

April 22, 2019 By
Warn your customers this spring that some of biggest allergy offenders include pests such as bed bugs and dust mites, not weeds or pollen. Read more»

Get ahead of mosquito populations this spring

April 2, 2018 By
As temperatures begin to rise, overwintering mosquitoes will start to emerge out of the dormant stage. Read more»

Mosquitoes as moneymakers for PMPs

June 9, 2017 By
The maladies associated with mosquitoes — Zika, West Nile virus and other types of encephalitis, dengue, etc. — have brought this service segment to the forefront of the public. Pest management professionals (PMPs) responding to our 2017 Mosquito Management Survey... Read more»
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The Ecological Impacts of El Niño — and why it’s good for the pest control industry

July 14, 2016 By
While the exact mechanisms of El Niño aren’t fully understood — not surprising, given it involves a complicated back-and-forth between ocean waters and the atmosphere — there is one thing for sure: Its impacts are felt around the globe. From snow-starved... Read more»
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Town builds bats homes to control mosquitoes

July 6, 2016 By
A Long Island town continues to add bat houses at several of its parks with the goal of attracting bats and, in turn, reducing its mosquito population. In the wake of recent threats of West Nile and Zika viruses, mosquito reduction methods have... Read more»
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