Pest Control Articles

  • Wacky Weather: What it Means for Seasonal Birds

    Last Tuesday started off like an average early-May day in the town of Carlsbad, New Mexico, with temperatures steadily rising into the low 80s. As late afternoon approached, light rain started and became stronger as the evening went on. It wasn’t until after dinner that Carlsbad resident Skye Pope noticed a much louder tapping sound on his windows and roof than simply rain, and went outside ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Four things to know before getting an ultrasonic deterrent

    There are many bird and pest deterrents on the market, and with some research you will be able to find the best humane deterrent for your pest situation. A newer and more effective type of electronic solution is ultrasonic bird and pest control. How It Works Ultrasonic repellents work differently than other deterrents. They use high ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • 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

  • Coyote Control: How Urban Coyotes Are Invading Our Cities

    Coyotes have descended on our towns and cities… Can we peacefully coexist with this common pest animal? A distinctively American species, the coyote has lived in North America for more than a million years. But despite widespread attempts at eradication since the early 19th-century, coyotes have adapted and are now well-established in 49 states, including most major metropolitan ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • EPA Issues Stop-Sale Order to PuriCore, Inc.

    On July 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that PuriCore Inc. (PuriCore), paid a $550,000 penalty for the unauthorized distribution of two of its pesticide products, ProduceFresh and FloraFresh, that were used in supermarkets nationwide. Along with the penalty, EPA issued a stop-sale order to PuriCore prohibiting the sale of ProduceFresh. PuriCore’s ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • U.S. EPA OIG to Review EPA’s Inspections and Enforcement Actions Related to Illegal Pesticide Imports

    In an April 22 memorandum, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intent to begin preliminary research to assess the EPA’s inspections of, and enforcement against, illegal pesticide imports. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How big should urban green spaces be?

    With cities poised to add 2.5 billion more people by 2050, now is a perfect time to get strategic about urban design. One of the big questions planners face is the best way to accommodate both built environments and natural settings, which provide important services such as making oxygen, cleansing water, absorbing noise, ...


    By Ensia

  • Dewatering as a non-toxic control of nuisance midge larvae in algal wastewater treatment floways

    Attached-algae floways have tremendous potential for use in wastewater treatment because natural algal communities show high nutrient removal efficiencies, have low operating costs, and are easy to maintain. Algal wastewater floways may also serve as a sustainable option for producing renewable energy because algae grow rapidly, are easily harvested, and can serve as a source of biomass for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • President of Termite Detection Systems in Oak Island, N.C.,

    Bill Moyer, President of Termite Detection Systems in Oak Island, N.C., points out that Tucker’s research confirms the feedback he has received from the field from firms large and small across the country. For example, Springer Pest Solution’s corporate entomologist and technical director, Dr. Stuart Mitchell, claims 100 percent accuracy with the system in Springer’s Iowa and ...

  • Working with Nature - Towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

    Millions of people around the world are vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards. Unsustainable management and use of ecosystems is often a root cause of such vulnerability. Wetlands International calls for better integration of approaches to disaster risk reduction, bringing together expertise from relevant sectors and making optimal use of the natural protection provided by ecosystems. All ...


    By Wetlands International

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Swedish airport repels seagulls and blackbirds case study

    The problem: Earlier in 2012, the bird control company – Birdblock, based in Lidingö, Sweden – began working with the Stockholm-Bromma Airport to deal with pest bird infestation. The airport authorities were concerned about the constant disturbances (and dangerous interferences) caused by pest seagulls and blackbirds in the airfield. The products and ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • 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.

  • Sublethal propoxur toxicity to juvenile common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758): Biochemical, hematological, histopathological, and genotoxicity effects

    The sublethal toxicological and genotoxic potential of propoxur, a widely used carbamate insecticide against household pests, in veterinary medicine, and in public health, was evaluated on carp as a model species (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) using the erythrocyte micronucleus test. Based on the 96‐h lethal concentration, 50% (LC50) data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ECOTOX Database ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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, ...


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