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.

  • Agrilaser Autonomic 2016 Pest Best Product award

    At PestTech 2016, the Agrilaser Autonomic won first prize in the Pest Best Product of the year award 2016. PestTech 2016 is the Annual Exhibition and Conference put on by the National Pest Technicians Association in the UK, held on November 2nd in Birmingham. With an exhibition consisting of over 50 exhibitors, a series of seminars on interesting and ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • 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

  • Incorporating variability in point estimates in risk assessment: Bridging the gap between LC50 and population endpoints

    Historically, point estimates such as the LC50 have been instrumental in assessing risks associated with toxicants to rare or economically important species. In recent years, growing awareness of the shortcomings of this approach has led to an increased focus on analyses using population endpoints. Risk assessment of pesticides, however, still relies heavily upon large amounts of LC50 data ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Chemical and ecological control methods for Epitrix spp.

    Very little information exists in regards to the control options available for potato flea beetles, Epitrix spp. This short review covers both chemical and ecological options currently available for control of Epitrix spp. Synthetic pyrethroids are the weapon of choice for the beetles. However, the impetus in integrated pest management is to do timely (early-season) applications with something ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • 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 ...

  • Living on the edge: Populations of two zooplankton species living closer to agricultural fields are more resistant to a common insecticide

    Ecological communities across the globe are exposed to a diversity of natural and anthropogenic stressors and disturbances that can lead to community‐wide impacts. Contaminants are a group of anthropogenic disturbances that are ubiquitous in the environment and can trigger trophic cascades, increased susceptibility to pathogens, reduced biodiversity, and altered ecosystems. In these ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Toxicokinetics and coagulopathy threshold of the rodenticide diphacinone in eastern screech‐owls (Megascops asio)

    In the United States, new regulations on second‐generation anticoagulant rodenticides will likely be offset by expanded use of first‐generation anticoagulant rodenticides. In the present study, eastern screech‐owls (Megascops asio) were fed 10 µg diphacinone/g wet weight food for 7 d, and recovery was monitored over a 21‐d postexposure period. By day 3 of exposure, diphacinone (DPN) was ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Industry expertise fosters successful new market penetration #507 case study

    For a world-leading agribusiness client, G&S capitalized on its own 25+ years of experience in the home and building products industry to build credibility for the client as it launched a new termite control product into a new market. Campaign goals included creating demand from a completely new target audience – homebuilders – educating pest management professionals, and gaining ...


  • 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

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