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29 09, 2017

Pest Management Considerations After Flooding

The severe flooding parts of the country have experienced over the last couple of months had catastrophic effects on human health and property, and the aftermath can be just as devastating. In the days and weeks following a flood, pest problems can explode and compound the difficulties and challenges associated with recovery and rehabilitation. An [...]

24 07, 2017

Reduce Pest Attractiveness with Lighting Scheme Modifications – article by Bennett Jordan,Ph.D., BCE, excerpt from 2017 PRSM Best Practices

CHALLENGE Retail stores need lighting schemes that make potential customers feel safe and welcome. The problem is that shoppers aren’t the only ones brought in by a sharp display; night-flying insects are highly attracted to most types of lighting commonly used in and around stores. While the proverbial moths drawn to ‘flames’ might make up [...]

1 05, 2017

Tech Talk – Fruit Fly Management In a Commercial Setting

By Daniel Hill When handling fruit flies, how many times have you said to a commercial customer, “It’s a sanitation issue,” pointed out some things that need to be fixed or cleaned and left? If so, you should never do it again after today! I’d like to give you some tips and selling points, as [...]

7 10, 2016

Commercial Lighting Solutions to Combat Night-Flying Pests

Light Profiling Tips, Methods and Technologies to Use for Night-Flying Pest Control Outdoor lighting plays a big part in commercial pest control. In fact, the wrong lighting can actually attract night-flying insects. Moths, beetles, and other night-flying insects are not only annoying, but can contaminate products, repel customers, and attract more pests. When it comes [...]

2 05, 2016

7 Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

Zika virus, a rare mosquito-borne disease may make its way to the continental United States this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert for people traveling to areas where Zika virus is currently found, like the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. As peak mosquito season approaches, get the [...]

18 04, 2016

5 Cleaning Tips to Keep Flies and Other Pests from Making Your Drains Their Home

Drains that are not cleaned well or maintained properly can become the source of a troubling pest infestation, especially flies and cockroaches, which is a food safety issue and a public health issue, besides affecting customer sales. It’s extremely important to clean drains thoroughly each week. Not only do dirty drains provide a food source [...]

4 04, 2016

[Tech Talk] What’s All the Buzz About?

I consider myself both a good entomologist and an ever-evolving backyard beekeeper. So imagine my horror last fall when I lifted the covers off of my hives that previously had almost 30,000 bees (each) two weeks prior, and I suddenly saw only five bees in one and four in the other! Where did they all go? [...]

2 01, 2016

[Tech Talk] Making the Most of All Four Seasons

By Bill Kolbe, BCE If bad winters sound discouraging, watch the award-winning movie March of the Penguins. Morgan Freeman narrates this epic adventure detailing the hardships Emperor penguins endure as they take their annual 100+ mile trip to find a mate. In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, their quest to start [...]

9 12, 2014

Drain Flies And Your Business

As most business owners know, drain flies can be a real nuisance. These flies breed in drains or in standing water and are known for being a problem in commercial environments, especially commercial kitchens, bars, bathrooms and even hospitals. If you have a problem with drain flies in your facility, here is what you should know: [...]