Posted on December 19, 2012 by rhallberg
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.
Filed under: Insects, Pesticides, Urban IPM | Tagged: cockroaches, integrated pest management, IPM, microbial digester, pest proof, rodenticide, School IPM | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 14, 2011 by rhallberg
The flu and other bacterial infections are hard enough to live through, but when antibiotics don’t cure them, they’re even more miserable. Many of us have read stories of “superbugs”—bacteria that resist some of the common antibiotics like penicillin and erythromycin. However, few of us have probably considered the possibility that the pesky household fly or German cockroach could contribute to those superbugs. According to a new study, some of the most common household pests spread not only bacteria, but antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.
Filed under: Insects, Resistance | Tagged: cockroaches, house flies, house flies and disease, household bugs, Household pests, resistant antibiotics, superbugs | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 3, 2010 by rhallberg
When it comes to household pests, the cockroach and bedbug rival each other for the top of the “least wanted” list. German cockroaches, one of the most common household pests, are typically associated with unsanitary or cluttered conditions and can spread germs and host allergens. But not all cockroach species are considered equal, according to the 2008 findings from USDA scientists in Texas. An exotic cockroach from Asia is actually helping Texas cotton farmers fight the cotton bollworm.
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Posted on March 5, 2010 by rhallberg
Nobody wants cockroaches crawling around the kitchen. Yet in many schools, that is exactly what cafeteria staff have to live with, even after the pest control professional has come to spray. As administrators from two North Carolina school districts found out while participating in a 2003-04 study, integrated pest management can rid the school of pests—and keep them away.
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