Not all pest control providers are considered equal when it comes to bed bug control. Dr. Mike Merchant, an urban entomologist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, has co-authored a publication explaining what to look for when you’re about to make that phone call to a pest control company to get rid of bed bugs.
This year, SIPMC is funding unique projects that are addressing some of the region’s highest priorities. The following are the 15 proposals that have been funded through the IPM Enhancement Grant:
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Although Florida has no school IPM regulations, School IPM Coordinator and Grounds Manager Dan Lisenko has made his personal mission to make the Manatee County schools a place where children aren’t needlessly exposed to pests or pesticides.
If you’re a resident of Georgia, or anywhere in the surrounding area, you’ve probably heard or read news in the last couple of years about a new invasive pest that is “bugging” both farmers and homeowners alike. It’s Megacopta cribraria, or the kudzu bug. (more…)
The following post is taken from a North Carolina pest alert written by Dr. Steven Frank.
Christmas trees like other crops have many pests that feed on them. Also like other crops, they are grown outside. Thus, many insect species may be unfortunate enough to stop for a rest just as the tree is bundled up and trucked to your local box store. Every year people report arthropods that have hitchhiked into their house on a Christmas tree. Here are a few of the most common.
Increased support for IPM adoption is one of the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a position paper on pesticides published in Pediatrics this month. The article also expresses concern about children’s exposure to pesticides and makes several recommendations overseeing pesticide marketing, labeling and usage.
By: Jodi Schmitz, Janet Hurley, and Dr. Thomas Green
Although the following tips are written for school personnel, several of the recommendations can help the homeowner as well. If you’re not sure where to find some of the equipment mentioned, call your local university extension and ask for the person who handles school or residential IPM.
Since writing the post on bed bugs and ticks in April, I have noticed that “bed bugs vs ticks” seems to be the top search term every day, and that post has been the top rated one every day since that date. Since many of us will travel over the holidays or have travelers in our homes, I’m going to give you a list of resources that have photos and contact information, so if you wake up one night and find something crawling on the back of your neck, you will be able to know whether you need to go to the doctor the next day, or to start washing everything you have in hot water.