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  • Tue Jun 28 2016

    Zika worries help drive business for insecticide firms

    Zika had barely cracked the national consciousness last year when the Katyals had their McCandless yard sprayed for pests. After one of the kids came down with Lyme disease, their worry was ticks. They wanted the disease-prone parasites to be gone. Now the family has an extra reason to cheer the commercial insecticide treatments, said Tricia Katyal, whose lawn and garden took another misting Friday from Mosquito Joe of Suburban Pittsburgh. The year-old franchisee doubled its business from last fall to this spring, propelled largely by worries about Lyme disease and Zika, according to ...

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  • Mon Jun 27 2016

    EPA Approves Safe Pesticidal IGI Carbon Dioxide, for Fumigation of Storage, Transport, Containment Structure Pest Control

    ACAMPO, CA --(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - Inert Gas Injection, LLC, (IGI, LLC) made submission to the EPA for pesticidal CO2 to be used for fumigation and eradication of a long list of specific pests for the fumigation of storage, transport, containment structure pest control. Final registration approval was received June 9, 2016 and the product will be known as IGI CO2 (EPA Approved) for fumigation. "Our proprietary CO2 technology and eradication systems provide a patented, biologically and efficient solution that allows us to eliminate targeted species with no residual chemical or o...

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  • Sat Jun 25 2016

    Bed bugs or ants? Pest control responds to King County building in Seattle

    People working inside the King County Administration Building in downtown Seattle have reported sightings of what is suspected to be bed bugs. Some say the sightings have happened near a homeless tent encampment on the property. Though county officials are saying the problem is actually ants, an anonymous source is alleging that is not the entire story. Related: Dori says ‘poo flingers’ at King County building in Seattle proves government has mixed-up priorities “We have tenants in the building that told us they suspect a bed bug infestation,” Dori Monson said Thursday. “Is this ab...

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  • Sat Jun 25 2016

    Cicada researcher departs as insects die off

    The shrill call of cicadas in the trees has been waning, and by July 4, the loudest noises in the air should be fireworks. Kelly Hougland, a doctorate candidate at University of Missouri-Columbia, left Washington June 9 as he wrapped up his research on brood V cicadas – well before the adults and their loud mating calls started to die off as their 17-year life cycle comes to an end. “There were hot spots at Abernathy Field Station where I was doing my research where it was tough to have conversations because it was so loud,” Hougland, 33, said, “but it wasn’t unbearable.” The 110-d...

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  • Sat Jun 25 2016

    Fear of Zika Virus Is Putting a Damper on Destination Weddings

    Fear, if not the reality of the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, has not only cast its shadow on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but is upending the carefully laid plans of couples who have long wanted a wedding in an exotic tropical locale. Now, no party in paradise can proceed without the host taking precautions against the disease-carrying pests. Conscientious brides-to-be are scrambling to have rooms sprayed with insect repellent before guests arrive, pack extra bug spray in all formulations for guests who may not bring any, circulate newsletters with the l...

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  • Fri Jun 24 2016

    Augusta makes changes to bedbug ordinance

    AUGUSTA — A revised bedbug ordinance would allow the city to take action when rental properties become so infested they risk spreading the pests to neighboring properties, city officials said Thursday. City councilors discussed the revised bedbug ordinance, which, unlike an emergency ordinance passed previously, would apply to all rental buildings in the city, not just multi-units, and would allow tenants who don’t cooperate with efforts to get rid of bedbugs to be held responsible for the cost of treating an infestation. Councilors expressed support for the ordinance Thursday, and th...

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  • Sat Jun 18 2016

    Jerome Avenue sees new trash cans to keep pests out

    VIDEO THE BRONX - Bronx residents in the 16th City Council District got to see new trash cans lining the streets on Friday. The "green machines" are specially designed to keep rodents out, while keeping trash in. Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson promoted the new cans on Jerome Avenue near 170th Street. She says the new trash cans represent the pride people should have in their community. "We're so grateful that this is the second year in which we're funding additional services for sanitation, for cleanup; and we know that we all must contribute to the overall cleanliness of our neighbor...

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  • Wed Jun 15 2016

    Brighton couple 'showered' with mystery insect after storms

    BRIGHTON - Following Monday’s rainstorms, Brighton residents LaVeta and Eric Lowrey were showered with something else: mysterious insects that appeared to fall from the sky. LaVeta Lowrey reached out to 9NEWS Tuesday, curious about the type of insect that “pummeled” the couple as he walked their dog and she prepared to grill chicken outside. The couple has lived in their home on South 13th Avenue near Brighton High School for 15 years. This was a first. Lowrey says the sidewalks were covered. And piles of the bugs formed in a 20-square-foot area in the couple’s backyard. They appeared...

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  • Wed Jun 15 2016

    Resetting the rules for pest control

    The science of pest control includes developing and testing new tools. Today we deployed self-resetting traps on Goat Island to test their efficiency at keeping rats from perpetually reinvading the island. Goat Island (Motu Hawere) lies in the Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve (the first no-take marine reserve in the world) and is a great field site located by the University of Auckland Leigh marine laboratory where we can learn about rodent invasion. Previously, we found rats were continually reinvading the island every year as part of a wider meta-population. Today we set out to te...

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  • Fri Jun 10 2016

    Here’s How Homeowners Can Avoid Problems with Wasps

    By Tom McShane Summer is right round the corner. As the weather changes, so does the life cycle of a number of insects, especially wasps. It won’t be long before wasps are at their peak for the year, and you have most likely seen wasps starting to emerge. So what exactly can you expect from wasps over the course of the summer and, as a homeowner, how can you deal with them and their nests if they start to become a problem? Here is some basic information about the life cycle of wasps over the summer, and some essential tips for tackling any potential issues. When do wasps arrive? ...

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  • Thu Jun 9 2016

    Grand Park adds mosquitofish to combat pests

    VIDEO Melissa Mahadeo reports on a creative way to keep bugs at bay. WRTV WESTFIELD, Ind. -- Summer near water means one thing for sure: mosquitos. That's why Grand Park has added the gambusia affinis – or mosquitofish – to all 22 acres of its waters. The fish eats up to 500 larvae per fish, per day. The park says the fish were an environmentally conscious decision. Officials still recommend using repellent with DEET – but locals are fans of the fish. The city of Westfield plans to add the mosquitofish to other parks as well.

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  • Thu Jun 9 2016

    How Many Spiders And Insects Do People Really Eat Unaware?

    What is the average number of insects and spiders humans eat unaware? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist, on Quora: In terms of creatures that crawl into your mouth while you sleep … likely zero. Insects are not that stupid. They will not crawl into the warm, moist, CO2-exhaling cave that is pretty obviously the entrance to something big and living. Granted, some insects like roaches do occasionally crawl into ears and get stuck, but that’s very rare....

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  • Thu Jun 9 2016

    Structural Pest Control Committee announces Brunswick Co. case settlements

    The NC Structural Pest Control Committee announced Wednesday they recently approved settlement agreements for two cases in Brunswick County. (Source: Raycom Media) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - William J. Manning, owner of Manning’s Pest Control in Southport, agreed to pay $800 for failure to supervise structural pest control work done under his license and for failure to provide adequate spill-control materials. Two technicians registered under Manning’s license performed structural pest control work that resulted in a chemical spill at a residence. William Hogan, an employee o...

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  • Thu Jun 9 2016

    The Beyonce Fly: Why Insects Are Named for Celebs

    VIDEO In search of names for new insect species, scientists often look to celebrities and other public figures for inspiration. Meet the fly named after Beyonce and the praying mantis named for Justice Ginsburg.

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  • Wed Jun 8 2016

    Formosan termites found in nine more Riverside locations

    The first meeting of the Jacksonville Formosan Termite Task Force was held at the Duval County Extension offices on Tuesday. Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com An especially destructive species of subterranean termite has been found at nine more locations in Riverside, according to a horticulture agent for Duval County. The aggressive Formosan termites have been located by pest-control companies over the last week, said Erin Harlow, commercial horticulture agent for the county’s extension of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. A map of the locations shows a cluster of Rive...

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  • Wed Jun 8 2016

    Should your bug repellent habits change this season as Zika continues to spread?

    Summer calls for extra precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking proactive measures against mosquitos, ticks and other pests. With Zika running rampant across South America and fears growing in the continental U.S., AccuWeather checked in with a medical expert to figure out how to use insect repellents properly this season. How do insect repellents work? Insects like mosquitos and ticks have sensory abilities that detect when a potential host is nearby. A repellent nulls that sense, keeping the bug from coming close enough to bite. Is DEET really safe? DEET is...

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  • Mon Jun 6 2016

    Deaf Woman Sues Apartment Management for Repeatedly Sending Pest Control Unannounced

    The blue sign plastered outside 73-year-old Florence Danios's apartment door, addressed to pest control, was pretty loud and clear: “HIGH RISK! ASTHMA, DEAF TENANT. DO NOT TREAT OR ENTER.” She put it up after the first time that a pest control guy entered her apartment while she was undressing, getting ready to hop in the shower. She didn't hear him, of course — but once the chemicals from the pest spray waded into her room, causing her to have trouble breathing, she immediately knew who was outside her door. This had happened to her before, at a previous apartment complex. And she swear...

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  • Mon Jun 6 2016

    Termite Swarm Shuts Down Daphne Starbucks

    VIDEO Termites are a nuisance this time of year along the Gulf Coast, attracted to the humidity and moisture in the environment. The Starbucks in Daphne has been closed for over a week thanks to a swarm of Formosan termites that got into that store. The company said that the insect infestation was “slight.” Bags covered almost all of the machines inside of the store this past weekend as signs let customers know they were temporarily closed, and chairs blocked customers from using the drive-thru. Starbucks officials tell News 5 that they are thoroughly cleaning the store and expe...

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  • Fri Jun 3 2016

    Massachusetts bans pest control service from operating in state

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced Patrick F. McNeil, operating under the names Community Pest Control and Countryside Wildlife, will pay $50,000 to resolve allegations he operated without a license and misled consumers about the safety and effectiveness of his services. “Pesticides are toxic by design and it is crucial that those who apply them meet the state’s rigorous licensing and certification requirements before doing so,” Healey said. “Our office will continue to take action to protect the public from the misuse of pesticides to avo...

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  • Fri Jun 3 2016

    Tips for Prevention of Light-Invading Insects

    The pest management company McCloud Services is generating awareness on prevention, management and exclusion tips for the most common light-invading insects, which are often the most common type of insect that invade a food facility. These insects may contribute to consumer complaints, and exterior light management and exclusion are the keys to reducing indoor problems. “As we enter the summer months, light-invading insects may become more of a risk to food facilities as doors and other openings may be left open. Common light-invading insects that food facilities need to be aware of are ...

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