Cases of the Zika Virus in the U.S. on the Rise

As travel continues to regions affected by the Zika virus, the United States is experiencing an increase in the number of reported cases. This is particularly true in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico where close to 120 cases have been confirmed so far. Pregnancy complications continue to be a serious issue in those affected […]

The Zika Virus Found in the United States

Fresh off the information surrounding the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil and other Latin American countries, there have been reports of the virus in areas of the United States including Florida, Texas and even as close as New York.  To reiterate, the Zika virus is a disease spread to humans through mosquito bites, […]

Scotts LawnService to be Acquired by TruGreen

The lawn care division of Scotts Miracle-Gro was announced to be acquired by TruGreen which will extend the company’s reach to a total that exceeds 2 million residential and commercial customers.  This comes off the September acquisition of Noon Brothers, which at the time was TruGreen’s largest purchase.  To learn more about the future of […]

The Zika Virus Makes its Way North

The Zika virus has been running rampant through Brazil, and is starting to make its way, North, through Latin America. The virus is transmitted through mosquitoes, and was first identified in the Zika forest of Uganda, which is where the name was derived. The CDC has advised that pregnant women, or women who want to […]

University of Maryland Researchers Clear Bayer Insecticide in Bee Death

Insecticide, created by Bayer AG, is a widely used chemical that has enviornmentalists conviced is the leading cause of bee deaths. The University of Maryland conducted a three year study which showed that when applied at “realistic” levels the insect-killing agent, imidacloprid, does not harm honeybee colonies. Although the chemical itself isn’t responsible for the increase […]

State of the Rodent Market Full Report

Rodent control is one of the pest management industry’s most important markets. PMPs now has the opportunity to address the very real public health need for pest management. Bell Laboratories has sponsored a full report on the State of the Rodent Market sharing the importance of rodent control services, fastest-growing market segments and recent regulatory […]

Tips for Proper Pesticide Application – VIDEO

Tips for Proper Pesticide Application – VIDEO Check out this informative video by our friends at the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance on how to apply pesticides safely and keep the product on the intended application site away from sensitive areas.

3 Easy Steps for Preventing Firewood Pests

3 Easy Steps for Preventing Firewood Pests Nobody wants to reach for a piece of firewood and discover that it’s been ruined by pests, or worse, grab a handful of creepy, crawly insects. If you’ve been storing your firewood outdoors for months, it might not be a good idea to bring any indoors unless you […]

Closing the Door on Pantry Pests

Closing the Door on Pantry Pests Nothing ruins a holiday meal like uninvited guests, and pantry pests certainly fall into that category. Whether you’re dealing with Indian meal moths or merchant grain beetles, which are the most common pantry pests, the best thing you can do is clean out your cupboards and start fresh. These […]

Weekly Pest: Telling Fruit Flies to Buzz Off

Weekly Pest: Telling Fruit Flies to Buzz Off Adult fruit flies are small, measuring just 0.1 to 0.5 inches long, but that doesn’t stop them from being a particularly annoying pest. Where there’s one, there are usually several more, and they reproduce quickly. Because they thrive in indoor environments, particularly when there is warm, moist organic […]

Houseplants Can Give You More than You Bargained For

Houseplants Can Give You More than You Bargained For   You can improve your indoor air quality, spruce up your décor and make your whole home more pleasant with houseplants, but sometimes they carry nasty pests that can get into your home. Once those pests are inside, they can thrive; that usually spells disaster. The […]

The Unwelcome House Mouse: 3 Things You Need to Know

Weekly Pest: The Unwelcome House Mouse: 3 Things You Need to Know The sound of scurrying little feet and tiny droppings can mean only one thing: you have a mouse (or several) in your house. While they’re cute in cages and on cartoons, they’re the exact opposite when they’ve set up shop in your home. […]

Pests without Passports: Customs Agents Bust Bugs Entering N.Y.

Pests without Passports: Customs Agents Bust Bugs Entering N.Y. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents had unusual suspects in custody on October 28, 2014, when an ocean container containing Chinese khapra beetles – a crop-destroying insect – was stopped at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Agricultural experts quickly deported the nasty beetles back to Canada, potentially saving […]

Weekly Pest: 3 Things You Never Knew about Winged Carpenter Ants

Weekly Pest: 3 Things You Never Knew about Winged Carpenter Ants Winged carpenter ants swarm during summer, when males and females come out to mate, and many people confuse them for termites. However, winged carpenter ants have three characteristics that can be helpful in distinguishing them from other flying bugs. 1. Winged carpenter ants have elbowed […]