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An ounce of precaution prevents a pound of resistance

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It’s vital that pest management professionals educate themselves to stay a step ahead of bed bug behavior. PHOTO: JASONONDREICKA/ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS/GETTY IMAGES QUESTION: Dear Judy, I feel like I’m pretty successful with my residential bed bug treatments. But how worried do I need to be about pesticide resistance? How do I know whether I’m dealing with resistance?—WORRIED IN WALLA WALLA, WASH. ANSWER: Dear W4, You probably don’t need to be “worried,” but you do need to be aware that bed bug resistance is out there. […]

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Smart Pest System Company flies into 2021 with new products, new markets and larger team

Smart Pest System Company flies into 2021 with new products, new markets and larger team

Team size doubles after successful first twelve months of commercial operations Product diversification: systems for Pine Weevils and Palm Weevils in development Company extends reach into European and North American markets Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To support its growth into new territories and pests, the company has doubled its headcount and secured partnerships to further extend its commercial reach. Having secured $1.18 million in seed funding in July 2020, […]

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Tonight At 10: A Night Behind Bars

Tonight At 10: A Night Behind Bars

Thursday, January 14th 2021, 5:06 pm By: News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Jail has been plagued with problems that do not always stay inside its walls. Inmate escapes, bed bugs, understaffing & overcrowding. Now on the heels of some COVID-19 controversy, News 9 takes you behind the locked doors so you can see the conditions for yourself. Watch tonight at 10:00. Source link

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Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

“Say Their Names” Sir Sultry Music A poignant masterpiece for the revolutionary soundtrack of 2020, “Say Their Names” brings together an acclaimed roster of roots creators and contemporary jazz artists for an idiosyncratic four-movement composition urgently calling for social justice. Released Dec. 11, “Say Their Names” protests against the senseless police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black men and women. The arrangement for the single reflects the cycle of the Black Lives Matter marches — its pulse emulating marching, blocking intersections […]

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Entomologists From Rentokil North America Make 2021 Pest Predictions – PCT

Entomologists From Rentokil North America Make 2021 Pest Predictions - PCT

READING, Pa. – As if 2020 didn’t present enough challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 could be a banner year for pests around the country.   To help residents prepare for 2021, entomologists from Rentokil and its family of pest control providers used field knowledge and data to provide their predictions for pests in the upcoming year.   Rodents, Rodents Everywhere With shutdowns across the country, it’s no surprise that rodents are on the rise nationwide. Empty buildings, the scarcity of food and warmer winters have combined […]

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Bill Zuck: What a song can help you remember | Columns

Bill Zuck: What a song can help you remember | Columns

It was one of those times when you knew the situation made you a bit leery, your behavior was perhaps risky, but your youthful optimism won out and you shrugged your shoulders and just went along for the ride. Toward the end of a three-week backpacking trip through Europe, I’d arrived with my two friends at the train station in Prague. Fully looking the part of the college-aged American tourists, we disembarked, pushed past the random guys advertising places to stay and found a phone booth. We […]

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The smells warning of an infestation including a marzipan odour » TechnoCodex

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When bed bugs attach themselves to people or clothing, often in infested public places, they can be inadvertently introduced into homes. People can spot signs of an infestation in a number of ways, including by certain odours. Many bugs emit odours called alarm pheromones, and bed bugs are one of them said Dodson Pest Control. The site added: “If a large group of bed bugs is disturbed, such as when someone plops themselves on a bed that they have made their home, they may emit these pheromones. “Bed bug […]

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THANX MARTIN GR8!1

THANX MARTIN GR8!1

This excerpt appears in our Fall 2020 Housing Issue. Subscribe now to get a copy in your mailbox. IT WAS ALMOST FOUR, and Martin still hadn’t heard from Ruby. He had spent his day playing many roles besides a worried father. Rat killer, garbage hauler, courtyard sweeper. But mainly he had been a translator, a go-between for the mostly immigrant crews and the building’s inhabitants. Here is when the men will enter your doorway, 3D, and at this time, 2C, the Romanians may cross your threshold, and uh-huh, 4B, the […]

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Fl. python problem gets another potential solution—dogs

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Florida’s snake-y situation is getting some canine relief. ABC News reports that the Sunshine State—which is currently being plagued by an invasive species of Burmese pythons—has unleashed python-sniffing dogs to help combat the problem. Read more: Another option for controlling Florida’s python invasion: Put them on your dinner plates The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) trained the python-sniffing pooches—a black Labrador named Truman and a point setter named Eleanor—for over a month before putting them to work. Although the two typically sniff out less-intimidating creatures […]

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Florida’s new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Florida's new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Posted By Matthew Moyer on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM click image The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new program to train dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons is a success! FWC recently started training a black Labrador, Truman, and a point setter dog called Eleanor to recognize a python’s particular scent. Truman and Eleanor are supposed to alert handlers when they […]

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