pest control Articles

  • Pest Control Strategies

    Bird control is usually an afterthought for facilities management. It's usually a problem that is not addressed until it's already costing the business money. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors says that birds can cause numerous problems, with the most notable being their droppings, nests, and noise. Why are these problems so relevant for businesses? Bird-X, which ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Humane Solutions for Controlling Facility Pests

    Critters can be an interesting, and sometimes welcome sight when you’re enjoying nature. But when they’re creeping, crawling, or flying into your food facility? Not so much. Proactive pest control is a must-have for maintaining facility cleanliness, safety, ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Controlling pest birds in public schools

    Pilots, golfers, and virtually anyone who is responsible for the safety of others are concerned about dealing with “pest birds” effectively. They include pigeons, Canada geese, seagulls, starlings and others that contaminate and damage the various buildings in which we live, work, and play. Bird droppings have the potential to transmit over 60 known diseases, and they are also a safety hazard ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bt-cotton and secondary pests

    Bt-cotton seed has been effective to control the damage of bollworm in Chinese cotton production since 1999, reducing the need for pesticides and increasing incomes of Chinese farmers. Field data collected in 2004 indicates that these benefits have been eroded by increasing the use of pesticides aimed to control secondary pests. The combination of Bt-cotton seed and other forms of biological pest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Professional Pest Manager Magazine

    In the last issue of Professional Pest Manager (PPM), we talked with western Sydney based pest manager, Greg Morrison, about his use of the Green Eye Termite Monitoring and Baiting Station. For this issue, we tracked down Greg, who operates Antibug Pest Control and his senior technician, Robert Guiffre, checking out a job which both men reckoned had become a major headache. The good news was that ...

  • Controlling pest birds in the food processing industry

    Pest birds can be a serious health and safety issue if they are not controlled. In food processing plants they can cause extensive damage, health issues and safety problems to workers. Pest birds such as pigeons, starlings and sparrows are very common in and around commercial facilities. These facilities often provide perfect roosting places, shelter for nesting and a wonderful food source. ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • How-To: Design landscapes for humane bird, pest control

    A perfect landscape boasts both beauty and safety. When you create landscape designs for your clients, the last thing you want is to have them destroyed by unwanted pests such as birds or small rodents. Creating a comforting and pest-free environment doesn’t need to be complicated. Bird-X explains that landscapers should consider solutions like alternative landscape design ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Ushering in new age controls for age old pest problems

    Our gardens are our wonderlands, oases and refuges - green islands in a sea of concrete, brick, and tar. They act as creative outlets where we can unwind and relax. They are also safe havens, where our kids and pets can let loose. But even though our gardens are far removed from the rolling fields, temperate woods and tropical forests of nature, they are also home to some less loved ...


    By green24

  • Steam Cleaner for Removing Bed Bug with Pest Control Method

    Bed bugs are a nuisance that is not easily eliminated. They infest bedding and upholstery, and are difficult to remove once they start growing in numbers. Even upscale hotels and spas find it hard to fight the bedbug menace, and homeowners often grow desperate in their search for a remedy to bedbug infestations. One of the safest and more effective ways to control bedbugs is to use a steam ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Chlorination for Dreissena polymorpha control: old war-horse for the new pest?

    The various chlorination regimes employed in industrial cooling water systems to control Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) are illustrated. Literature data on lethal and sublethal effects of chlorination on D. polymorpha are presented and gaps in knowledge are identified. The data show that various factors can influence the chlorine tolerance of D. polymorpha, among which mussel species, mussel size, ...


    By Aquator B.V.

  • Say good-bye to bird pest problems

    Before we say good-bye to bird pests, we should probably say hello to the problems they create. For example, birds can quickly become pests when they eat your fruit, drill holes in your birch trees or eat the fish in your pond. When starlings, grackles, blackbirds and crows roost by the hundreds in trees, they create a serious problem--their droppings can carry any of 60 diseases. Moreover, bird ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird net solves wrigley’s pest bird woes

    For years the Chicago Cubs have had to share their ballpark with unwanted guests; pest birds. It seemed Wrigley Field was an ideal spot for birds, providing generous shelter, and an abundant food source. Birds such as pigeons, seagulls, and starlings had been around the park for awhile, but it was complaints from the fans that prompted a real solution. Gary Hubbard has worked in Maintenance ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Protect Your Pumpkin Patch From Pest Birds

    As the leaves begin to change colors and temperatures drop, more and more pumpkin patches are opening for business. Don’t let pest birds ruin the season you’ve waited all year long for. Keep your pumpkin patch safe from pest birds with these tips from Avian Control. Scare Away Pest Birds Stop ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Gerald r. ford international airport prepares for pest bird landings

    A new 4,800-vehicle four-level parking structure, site work and a grand canopy entry area are currently under construction at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in the Grand Rapids area. The approximately $115-million project began in September 2007 and it is expected to be completed in October 2009. The Grand Canopy is a glass structure attached to the parking garage covering the roadway ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Protecting your Building and Employees from Pest Birds

    It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about avian flu and the possible pandemic it may cause. Concerns about the potential threat are on the forefront of Americas mind, and it has taught us to be more conscious about the way disease is transmitted. “Indeed Avian Flu is a recent concern” says Bruce Donoho owner of Bird-B-Gone, Inc, “however I believe that there is a wide range of ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Root-knot nematode-resistant alfalfa suppresses subsequent crop damage from the nutsedge-nematode pest complex

    Southern root-knot nematode [RKN, Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood], yellow nutsedge (YNS, Cyperus esculentus L.), and purple nutsedge (PNS, C. rotundus L.) occur together as a mutually beneficial pest complex in sandy soils. All crops grown in infested soils are affected due to the wide host range of the nematode, the perennial life cycle of the nutsedges, their interactions, ...

  • Environmental impact of an orchard winter wash and early season pesticide applications on both a beneficial and a pest mite species in Bramley apple orchards

    Apple orchards often receive winter-washes to help aid invertebrate pest control. These can have detrimental environmental consequences. The application of winter-wash increased Aculus schlechtendali numbers while a decrease in numbers of the beneficial mite Anystis baccarum was observed. The application of early season pesticide treatments produced mixed results in relation to A. schlechtendali. ...

  • Bird control for commercial applications

    Building owners and businesses spend millions of dollars annually to deal with infestations and the problems associated with pest birds. The risks associated with these pests increase year after year as bird populations continue to grow in both inner city and urban environments. The fact is, these pests are out of their natural element and without proper bird control measures, they can wreak ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Pigeon control…Humane solutions that work

    Who hasn't fed a flock of eager bobbing-headed pigeons at the park? Or chased them into a tree? The honest truth is, we've had a love-hate relationship with our grey-feathered friends since they first landed on a statue or church tower.If you're a home or boat owner, or a facilities manager for a warehouse, airport, park, zoo, government or commercial building, the pest pigeon has undoubtedly ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Controlling Barnyardgrass with Corn Hybrid Selection

    Barnyardgrass is a summer annual grass weed with a global impact on corn production.  Yield losses due to barnyardgrass competition have been estimated up to 45% or more for crops such as cotton and corn. Besides corn, it can also be a serious weed pest in rice, soybean, sugarbeet, cotton, and corn. Integrated weed management techniques can be used for control of barnyardgrass in corn. High ...

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