pest control News

  • Pest Control & the Law

    Judging by the amount of recent news stories across the country it is evident that people are starting to take the law in to their own hands when dealing with our pesky winged neighbours. Unfortunately these people were not consciously aware of the protective laws encompassing birds and harm caused to them or their territories. It is illegal to cause harm to gulls ...

  • 2013 Pest Bird & Wildlife Control

    Nixalite just released a new 48 page, color catalog filled with products, tips and tricks for controlling birds and wildlife from architectural structures. Featuring over 20 new products, Nixalite offers professional grade equipment for nearly any pest bird and wildlife control need. Learn about our new lines of wildlife exclusion, bird dispersal and mold abatement products to prevent damage to ...


    By Nixalite of America Inc.

  • DC Project To Help Residents Safely Control Pests

    EPA issued a grant that will provide information to residents at a District of Columbia apartment complex on how to use safer and more effective pest control measures, and to reduce cockroach and mouse allergens in the home, which are known triggers of asthma. These practices adopt the Integrated Pest Management approach, which provides safer options for controlling pests. In a ceremony today, ...

  • New insight into the complexities of natural pest control

    Controlling pests using their natural enemies can be an environmentally sound alternative to pesticides. However, the complex interactions between different pest control species and the landscape itself can affect the efficiency of such biological pest control, research suggests. Globally, it is estimated that pests destroy about 10% of agricultural crops before they are harvested. The use of ...

  • Pest control can happen naturally, says EU

    Pesticides commonly used to control root-feeding nematodes are harmful to the environment and reduce soil biodiversity. By studying natural plant populations, researchers have observed that soil microorganisms and other naturally occurring predators, can effectively control nematode species. These natural forms of control could be adapted as biocides and potentially play a major role in ...

  • Daimer Ships Steam Cleaner For Restaurant Pest Control

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the globally-renowned provider of industrial steam cleaner equipment, such as quality carpet steam cleaner systems and durable vapor steam cleaner machines, has unveiled a machine with anti-microbial features and high temperatures to eliminate pests and bacteria in commercial and institutional restaurants as well as cafeterias. The KleenJet® Mega 500VP ATIS ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Pest Management for Sustainable Season Extension

    Having trouble with pests in your greenhouses and high tunnels? Interested in learning more about using biological control to manage them? Read SARE's new fact sheet, Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels, to learn how beneficial insects can protect crops in ...

  • `Push–pull` pest control to reach more African farmers

    A farming technology that uses intercropping to repel insect pests from food crops has been given a new lease of life by a programme to expand its uptake. The 'push–pull' strategy intercrops cereals with a repellent plant bordered by an attractive trap plant. For example, maize can be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Plan announced to improve pest control in US schools by 2015

    Pest- and pesticide-related risks to children will be reduced in all US public schools by 2015 as envisioned in a new plan released by the Environmental Protection Agency and others. The plan, School IPM 2015: a Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States, calls for a 70 percent reduction in both pest complaints and pesticide use in schools. It relies on the ...

  • Research and Markets: UK Pest Control: Market insight report

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kdj7rj/uk_pest_control) has announced the addition of the "UK Pest Control: Market insight report" report to their offering. The UK pest control industry has ...


  • Reducing chemical pest control to prevent unintended poisoning of birds

    Use of the rodenticide bromadiolone to control water voles in France may also result in population declines of the near-threatened red kite, a new study suggests. The researchers propose a range of alternative forms of controlling vole populations, limiting the need for environmentally-damaging poisons. Across France, anticoagulant rodenticides (AVKs) are used to control population explosions of ...

  • Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises Oxitec for its Pioneering System for Pest Control

    Based on its recent analysis of the pest control technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Oxitec Ltd. with the 2013 Europe New Product innovation Award for its groundbreaking Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal (RIDL) system. This novel product is the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable form of pest control currently available. It is highly effective against various ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Where to look for pest Pigeons on your building

    Pigeons are the number one pest bird problem in the United States. They will nest and roost on, in and under many different structures. To keep pigeons from defacing and damaging property, it’s important to know where they roost and nest. What they eat and how they often gather in such large numbers. ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Plants creeping to the north are more pest-resistant

    As Europe gets warmer, plants from the south are migrating northwards into previously cooler habitats. New research from the Netherlands demonstrates that plant species from river areas which have extended their habitat range into northern Europe are better protected against pests than closely related native species. The findings help to better assess the ecological consequences of climate ...

  • EPA Sponsors Free Integrated Pest Management (Pest Control) Training for Multi-family Housing to be held September 12 in Philadelphia, Pa.

    Attention multi-family property owners, property managers and maintenance staff, pest control operators and residents. The free Integrated Pest Management training for multi-family housing is a one-day training course that is sponsored and taught by the National Center for Healthy Housing and supported by EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection. The training will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 ...

  • Deter Pest Birds With Bird Spike 2007

    You have seen them on street signs, traffic lights, and maybe even your own home. Pest Birds. Homeowners, Property Managers, and Maintenance Professionals are constantly battling bird problems. Maintenance costs for clean-up can certainly add up, especially if maintenance is required daily. Birds droppings are acidic and can eat through paint, damage products, and clog drains or gutters. Not to ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA fines Kama’aina termite and pest control $17,000 for misuse of pesticide products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $17,000 fine against Kama’aina Termite & Pest Control, Inc. for misusing Vikane, a fumigant pesticide, at three houses and one luxury condominium, a violation of federal law. The company uses the EPA registered fumigant Vikane to treat structures for termite infestation and allegedly failed to follow required label instructions ...

  • Tougher stance to be taken against invading marine pests in ballast

    New Zealand’s defence against marine pest arrivals is set to be strengthened with a recent Government decision to join an international convention controlling ships’ ballast water discharges. The discharge of ballast water is one of the main ways ocean pest species can be introduced to New Zealand waters. Each year almost three million metric tonnes of ballast water sourced from outside waters is ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • U.S. EPA files complaint against Kama’aina termite and pest control for misuse of pesticide products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the filing of an administrative complaint against Kama’aina Termite and Pest Control for misapplying and misusing Vikane, a fumigant pesticide at three different homes and one condominium, a violation of federal law. The company uses the EPA registered fumigant Vikane to treat structures and allegedly failed to follow required label ...

  • Alabama Pest Control Company and its Owner Sentenced for Unlawful Application of Pesticides at Georgia Nursing Homes

    Steven A. Murray, 54, of Pelham, Alabama, and his company, Bio-Tech Management Inc., were sentenced today in federal court in Macon, Georgia, after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy, unlawful use of pesticides, false statements and mail fraud in connection with the misapplication of pesticides in Georgia nursing homes, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch of the Justice ...

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