Tag: Zika virus

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PMP interviews a bed bug

June 28, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP): So, after I declined to conduct this interview in the bedroom of my apartment, you stopped returning my calls. What changed your mind? Bed Bug (BB): [sighs and removes sunglasses] My publicist, Peggy. She’s worried I’ll... Read more»
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Final Zika funding package passes in U.S. House of Representatives

June 24, 2016 By
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a final $1.1 billion Zika funding package, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) said in its weekly ePestWorld newsletter to members. Important components of the Zika funding package for the structural pest management industry include: $476,000,000 in funds will... Read more»
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Customer cooperation breeds better mosquito management

June 9, 2016 By
JP Miller & Sons Services tackles challenges unique to Florida pest management professionals. In Florida, mosquitoes are a part of everyday life, thanks to aquatic ecosystems and a humid climate. Currently, 80 mosquito species have been identified there — more... Read more»
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Tempering the risk of mosquito-borne illness

June 7, 2016 By
With Aedes aegypti in the news at nearly every turn, it’s important for pest management professionals (PMPs) to take the longer view about the true risk of a mosquito-borne public health crisis. For yellow fever mosquitoes to cause an outbreak... Read more»
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Brazil summit tackles Aedes aegypti issues

June 6, 2016 By
Editor’s Note: The original, longer version of this article appears on EntomologyToday.org. On March 13, nearly 70 scientists, public health officials and other participants attended the Summit on the Aedes aegypti Crisis in the Americas, a one-day meeting convened by... Read more»
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Think through mosquito management decisions

June 2, 2016 By
Cooper Pest Solutions fields more mosquito calls than it can handle — thanks to a detailed plan and clued-in customers. Two years ago, Cooper Pest Solutions launched mosquito management services for its residential customers. Every year since, sales have doubled.... Read more»

Mosquitoes: World’s deadliest animal back in limelight

May 31, 2016 By
I’ve made it clear we want to put on a full-court press. I’m saying, ‘Folks, this is it: All hands on deck for Zika. This is really important.'” — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases... Read more»

Active mosquito management promotion leads to sales

May 25, 2016 By
Clark’s mosquito management marketing nets add-on business and new clients. Most of the pest management companies in South Carolina offer mosquito management services, and Clark’s Termite & Pest Control in Irmo is no exception. Entomologist and Technical Director Alan Wilson... Read more»
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10 ways to give your mosquito business more bite

May 20, 2016 By
For many pest management professionals (PMPs), mosquito management is an add-on service, and it can be a lucrative part of the general pest control business. Here are 10 ways PMPs can boost their mosquito management market share:   1. Manage... Read more»
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New app maps mosquito populations in Italy

May 13, 2016 By
Mosquitoes can be deadly. They can spread viruses and diseases such as the Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. A new app, ZanzaMapp, maps areas in Italy with high concentrations of mosquitoes. The free app, available on iOS,... Read more»