‘From the Editor’ Archives
Periodically someone will come in to our office or call us on the phone complaining of tiny pests biting them, often at night. Sometimes they will have physical symptoms such as rashes or sores and scabs. They say they’ve seen doctors and tried everything; Home remedies, over the counter pesticides, professional pest control services, but [...]
DC Ban on Snap Traps for Rodent Control Wrong-Headed Expensive and Dangerous In a Washington Post online article entitled “Snap-trap ban puts pest companies in a bind” | November 15, 2010; 6:29 PM ET, the author, Gene Harrington, director of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, discusses recent legislation [...]
The number of blogs, news articles, television and radio reports, dealing with the exploding bed bug epidemic is growing almost as rapidly as the bed bug population itself. The common bed bug, Cimex, lectularius is proving to be an intimidating and formidable enemy. Many of the reports I see tout the latest and most innovative approaches to [...]
In my research on various pest problems throughout the United States and the world I ran across this article: DEERFIELD, Ill., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Several cases of dengue fever, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by the bite of urban dwelling Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, have recently been reported in the [...]
By Harry Case An article on the Boston Globe's website, Boston.com By Carolyn Y. Johnson Globe Staff / July 7, 2010, "Finding of invasive beetle in Boston sets off alarms," highlights the on-going threat that invasive and exotic organisms pose to the plant life in our country. The beetle being discussed in the article is the Asian [...]
Three Ways That Cutting Pest Control Service to Save Money Could Cost Property Owners and Managers Big Bucks.
In this time of recession, property owners and management professionals, like other business people, are looking for ways to cut costs. One place to cut costs is service contractors. One of the first services to be leaned on for price concessions or to be cancelled is pest control. But property executives should think long and hard before making [...]