Epic Hornet vs. Honey Bee Battle

Epic Hornet vs. Honey Bee Battle

A gang of 30 Japanese hornets slaughter 30,000 European honey bees in the most intense battle between insects since Honey I Shrunk The Kids.

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Funny Pest Meme’s

Checkout this funny pest Meme below! 🙂

USDA Awards $33 Million for Pest Management Research

USDA Awards $33 Million for Pest Management Research

National News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $33 million to support research and extension activities addressing pest management issues that have human health, environmental and economic consequences across the nation. The awards were made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Fiscal year 2012 pest management awards were funded through 10 programs:
•    Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers
•    Regional Integrated Pest Management Grants Program
•    Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
•    Pest Management Alternatives Program
•    National Plant Diagnostic Network
•    Methyl Bromide Transitions
•    Minor Crop Pest Management (IR-4)
•    Expert IPM Decision Support System
•    Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program
•    Promoting Integrated Pest Management in Affordable Housing

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for a complete list of individual awards.

Download “The Pest Detectives”

Download “The Pest Detectives,” a free children’s eBook that teaches children about bugs, entomology and the pest management profession.

Tips to avoid termite infestations

Experts at McCauley Brothers propose several tips to avoid termite infestations:

  • As most termites are attracted to moisture, avoid water accumulation near your home’s foundation.  Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Quickly repair house damage from a leaky roof or window as termites can thrive in this moisture.
  • Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard, especially near the building.  Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building.
  • Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil.  Maintaining a 1-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal.

Recognizing the destruction termites can cause, it is important to be aware of infestation warning signs:

  • Swarming of winged forms in the fall and spring – termites can easily be confused with flying ants.
  • Evidence of mud tunneling in, over and under wood structures
  • Wooden structures exhibit darkening or blistering
  • Damaged wood becomes extremely thin and can be easily punctured by a knife or a screwdriver

“As termites are known to cause over $5 billion dollars in damage each year, virtually all experts recommend calling a pest professional to protect one of your most important investments, your home, from termite infestation,” says Missy Henriksen, NPMA vice president of public affairs.

Professionals offer the specialized skills necessary to rid a home of termite infestation: knowledge of building construction, an ability to identify termite species and the knowledge of applicable methods of termite control.

For further information, visit pestworld.org and http://www.mbpest.com

Ants: Commonly Infested Areas in the Home

Photo Contest Deadline is December 5

Photo Contest Deadline is December 5

Don’t forget to submit your best photo to PCT by Dec. 5 for a chance to win $500. PCT’s annual Best Pest Photo Contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry.

Don’t forget to submit your best photo to PCT by Dec. 5 for a chance to win $500. PCT’s annual Best Pest Photo Contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. Photos will be judged on color, clarity and content. In addition to the photo, please provide:
•    Identification of the pest
•    Where the photo was taken
•    Anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken

Send this year’s nominations* via e-mail to photocontest@giemedia.com or mail to: PCT Online, c/o Brad Harbison, 4020 Kinross Lakes Pkwy., Ste. 201, Richfield, OH  44286.
*Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.

 

• Identification of the pest
• Where the photo was taken
• Anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken

Send this year’s nominations* via e-mail to photocontest@giemedia.com or mail to: PCT Online, c/o Brad Harbison, 4020 Kinross Lakes Pkwy., Ste. 201, Richfield, OH 44286.
*Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.