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May
2018

Bug Bombs: Bad News for Bugs, and You

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‘Bug bomb’ foggers can be tempting. Clear everyone out of an infested building for the day, and after the mist has subsided, boom, your issues are gone. Temporarily, that is. Sure, they are a cheap fix, but they do not do the job well, as the mist will only kill what it lands on, missing the more important cracks and…

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29
May
2018

A Parisian Rat Invasion

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Paris, France, experienced its worst flooding in a century this past January and has suffered the consequences. Besides cosmetic changes and general safety hazards, the city is dealing with several unusual matters as well. Museums throughout the cities have temporarily shut down, and the Louvre has even been forced to empty their cellars of artwork for the first time since…

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29
May
2018

Why We Need the Fruit Fly

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The thought of a fruit fly is not a pleasant one. They plague ripened fruits, trash barrels, and drains, and cause quite the headache for the home or restaurant owner. If you find them in their early stages, they are in the form of nauseating maggots. But did you know the use of the fruit fly in scientific research has…

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01
May
2018

Is Your Commercial Dumpster Clean?

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Wait, what? It turns out, dumpsters are major magnets for pests in commercial food-serving establishments, but for different reasons than you may think. Of course, there is plenty of food available in a dumpster for a rat to have a heyday, but that is not the only draw. Why Rodents Love Dumpsters Besides the scent of food molecules leading all…

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01
May
2018

Tick Talk: What You Need to Know About Ticks in the Winter

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Many of us, especially pet owners and parents, breathe a sigh of relief when winter rolls around, knowing we don’t have to deal with the constant worry of checking for ticks after a stroll outside. However, that is not necessarily the case. Certain species of ticks, including the western blacklegged (deer) tick, Ixodes pacificus, stay active even when the temperatures…

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01
May
2018

You (Yes, You) Can Help Combat the Emerald Ash Borer

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What Is the Emerald Ash Borer? The emerald ash borer, commonly referred to as simply EAB, is a metallic-green beetle that was first discovered in Michigan in 2002. While they are harmless to humans, they feed on the inside bark of ash trees, which ultimately leads to them dying. Native from Asia, is it proposed that EABs made their way…

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