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Pest Management Bulletins

Termidor, Termites and Flooding

Volume 10 - Ticks

Ticks are arachnids belonging to the sub-class Acari, which includes both mites and ticks. Over 80 species of ticks have been identified in the U.S.

Volume 9 - Inspecting for Subterranean Termites

The objective of this Pest Management Bulletin is to assist you in learning the basic skills required to inspect a single-family residence for subterranean termites.

Volume 8 - Termites

The prevention and control of subterranean termites accounts for approximately 26 percent of all pest control industry revenues in the United States. In 2004, it is estimated that these termite revenues will be in excess of $2 billion.

Volume 7 - Small Fruit Fly Management

Drosophila, commonly known as the small fruit fly, are one of the most fascinating of all insect groups. They are used by thousands of scientists daily throughout the world as a model for the study of genetics, development, behavior and mechanisms of genetic disease. We know more about the biology of small fruit flies than any other multi-celled organism on earth.

Volume 6 - Web Spinning Spiders in Residential Accounts

This bulletin will cover the Prescription Treatment® approach to management of commonly encountered web spinning spiders in and around residential structures. Before we begin, however, we should cover some basics about spiders.

Volume 5 - Fly Management in Commercial Accounts

The industrial preparation of food and other manufacturing processes creates ecological opportunities for insects that often lead to problems for humans. This is perhaps best exemplified by the infestation of food facilities by flies.

Volume 4 - Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant (OHA), Tapinoma sessile, is a significant ant pest throughout the United States. Infestation is severe east of the Mississippi River and in the upper Midwest and is heaviest in the Mid-South through the east of Texas. The OHA is occasionally on the West Coast, and in Florida, is not reported frequently enough to be a major problem.

Volume 3 - Commercial Kitchens and German Cockroach Infestations

As a PMP, it’s common to acquire a new account with portions of the facility infested with German cockroaches. That’s exactly what happened in the following case study. The account was acquired because the former pest control company couldn’t eliminate the German cockroach problem in the dishwashing area of the kitchen.

Volume 2 - Bed Bugs

There are few “true bugs” (Hemiptera) that require the attention of the pest management professional (PMP). The two mentioned most often are the boxelder and chinch bug. However, another bug, an old foe, which has been spotted throughout the country and on the rise is the bed bug. This insect belongs to the Cimicidae insect family in the order Hemiptera (Heteroptera).

Volume 11 - Fleas

Anyone who has had fleas in his/her home knows that they are about as intrusive as any pest can be, biting family members, guests and pets. Fleas can be a source of embarrassment and emotional distress, making the home almost uninhabitable until the problem is corrected. This bulletin will cover the Prescription Treatment® approach to managing fleas in and around homes including a case study.

Volume 12 - Bed Bugs

Anyone who has had fleas in his/her home knows that they are about as intrusive as any pest can be, biting family members, guests and pets. Fleas can be a source of embarrassment and emotional distress, making the home almost uninhabitable until the problem is corrected. This bulletin will cover the Prescription Treatment® approach to managing fleas in and around homes including a case study.

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