USDA Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With The National Pest Management Association

– Monday, August 04, 2008 WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2008 — On July 25, Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to strengthen its cooperation and coordination on wildlife damage involvingRead More

Pest Control Irony

I often write about the good that bugs do for the environment.  I have respect for the pests that we control and have grown fond of how insects impact our environment.  I read an interesting article that may change the way you feel about termites. Here it is: By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press WriterWed JulRead More

Brassica

Researchers, growers and Industry specialists from 22 countries are sharing the latest research into the use of Brassica species, such as mustard, radish, or rapeseed, to manage soil-borne pests and weeds – a technique known as biofumigation, according to eurekalert press release. “Brassica plants naturally release compounds that suppress pests and pathogens, principally isothiocyanates (ITCs),Read More

Pest Control “Calibration”

A new word for the Pest Control Jargon page is calibration.  Calibration can simply be defined as the comparison of desired output and real output; and that adjustments are made so that real output equals your desired output. Calibration is very important to a Pest Control Technician.  Applying the chemical as efficiently as possible requiresRead More

Arachnids or Spiders

PEST CONTROL MYTH #4 An important part of your pest control treatment is dewebbing.  Dewebbing is the physical removal of spider webs from the many nooks and crannies around the perimeter of your home.  Some technicians believe that it is best to remove spider webs or deweb at every service.  This is quite alright dependingRead More