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New EPA website launched.
This a great new resource for anyone who wants to know about pesticides, protecting the environment as well as the rules and regulations of the EPA related specifically to pesticides.
There is a whole section devoted to ways to control pest through chemicals and non-chemicals.
One article on the site focuses on containing pesticide drift. An important topic in ensuring pesticides are applied correctly.
This link is a direct link to the section of the website that focuses on pesticides. To read more follow this link.
Aging Bed Bug Infestations: How Long Have They Been Here?
Answering questions is important to customer satisfaction when resolving any pest issue, but bed bug services often involve increased urgency and emotion. Questions such as, “Are these bed bugs?” “Where did they come from?” “How do you treat them?” “How can I keep from bringing them home?” or “Why does my spouse get bitten, but not me?” are common.
While the answers to some questions may be simple, others are more complicated or may not have definitive answers at all. Beyond that, some answers have serious implications. One question is, “How long have these bugs been here?” The answer can determine more than just peace of mind. It may be used to determine fault, assign responsibility for treatment, justify accusations of treatment failure, result in litigation and more.
How can one determine the length of time that has passed since the bugs arrived? Is it even possible? To read more follow this link.
More than what you wanted to know about fleas!
You probably see fleas from time to time on your family's dog or cat. You probably treat the insect on a regular basis.
But did you know that worldwide there are about 2,500 species. In number species in the U.S. is about 325 with the majority of them being types that are found on your friendly cuddly cat.
But cat species fleas can also be found on dogs according to the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control.
To read the full article, read more here
Are they fleas or is it bed bugs that just bit you?
Be sure and look closely because if you can see a small insect hoping around, you probably have fleas. But just because you don't have dogs or cats, there maybe other animals such a raccoon that are visiting your attic crawls space and bringing fleas with them. You may need the resources of a pest control expert to determine the source.
This article has some great tips to help determine the answer the question. Do I have fleas in my home?
To read the full article, read more here
Pesticides Legal News
NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides
A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported... ..read more
Formosan Termites Found in Louisiana
The destructive termites are now being found in different areas including Baton Rouge and Shreveport.
They are rapidly increasing their areas throughout the state.
For more information read more...
Fall Pest Invaders - Are you ready?
During the hot summer months it's hard to envision that Fall is just around the corner. And with the cooling of weather, a lot of pests will start looking for a place to over-winter. Did you know that a lot of pests look for shelter inside your home to stay the winter?
Common ways to enter your home include chimneys, gaps in your home's structure including windows and attics. For more information read more...
New Ways to Control Disease-Carrying Insects (MOSQUITOES)
Purdue researchers have developed a method to discover the next generation of insecticides based on specific insect genomes, or hereditary information encoded in DNA. read more...
Pesticides, Ticks, Horses
TICK RESPONSIBLE FOR EQUINE PIROPLASMOSIS OUTBREAK IDENTIFIED
The cayenne tick has been identified as one of the vectors of equine piroplasmosis in horses in a 2009 Texas outbreak, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists read more