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Thu Jun 27 2013
That the first reported instance of pest control dates back to 2500 BC, when Sumerians used sulfur to control insects. That essential oils can keep pests off plants? Peppermint can be added to a variety of solutions to create a customized pesticide to help combat ants, beetles, caterpillars, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, moths, and spiders.
Tue May 28 2013
That female German cockroaches need only mate once and remain pregnant for the rest of their lives? That doctors in some inner city areas report that one-half of the foreign objects they remove from children’s ears are cockroaches?
Mon Apr 29 2013
Houseflies can taste with their feet. With taste buds on the ends of those little legs, they’re getting a good sampling of your food each time they land on your picnic table. The world’s largest insect is big enough to eat carrots. A cricket-like creature with a wingspan of seven inches, the giant weta is found only on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand.
Thu Mar 28 2013
Did you know that Monarch butterflies are the only insect to migrate up to 2,500 miles to hibernate? However, only the fourth generation can migrate each year, because the first three generations die after six weeks of escaping their cocoons. Did you know that there are three types of insect migration? Some insects emigrate on one-way journeys to breed; others migrate from a breeding to a feeding area; and others migrate from breeding areas to hibernation sites.
Fri Mar 1 2013
Did you know that pesticides are monitored by the U.S. EPA and must go through rigorous testing before they can be distributed. The U.S. EPA requires about 100 different scientific studies and tests from all applicants seeking to register pesticides. Did you know that approximately 90 percent of all households in the U.S. use pesticides, and homeowners use about 70 million pounds of pesticides annually on their lawns.
Tue Jan 29 2013
A family of six mice can multiply into a family of 60 mice in three months. A single female can produce five to 10 litters annually, each litter consisting of five to six young, who are then able to reproduce within 30 days. That the female scorpion flies choose their mates based on the saliva-secretion abilities of potential suitors. Enlarged salivary glands are what these females are after. Learn more about pests in our "Pest ID" section of Premier Services. Follow the link below to learn more.
Fri Dec 21 2012
That the first known use of pesticide was elemental sulfur dusting. This method was used in ancient Sumer about 4,500 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. That the first spring-loaded mousetrap was invented by William C. Hooker of Abingdon, Illinois? He received U.S. patent 528671 for his design in 1894. That the first legislation providing federal authority for regulating pesticides was enacted in 1910. Learn about more curious pest facts in our "Did You Know?" section of PestWeb. Follow the link below to learn more.
Wed Dec 5 2012
We believe that every job should begin with a thorough inspection of the property to properly identify the conditions needing to be corrected for pest elimination. Because these forms are meant to be a guideline and may not address every possible circumstance, you can personalize them for your company and amend them as needed.
Mon Nov 5 2012
In Master Technician, select "State CEU Info" and then your state to review the entire list of courses approved by your licensing agency. Each course will indicate the license categories it is approved for so that your license renewal will proceed properly.
Fri Oct 5 2012
Simply select the "State CEU Info" tab in Master Technician, click on your state, and the entire list of approved courses will appear with all the necessary details. Here you’ll also find some important instructions from your state regulatory agency.