Articles about integrated pest management


Scouting for insects is still important in a home vegetable garden

Last updated: 06/30/2018

Whether you work on a large family farm, in a home vegetable garden, or in a small, community garden vegetable plot, routinely scouting for insects should be an important part of y

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Carpenter Ants: Slow But Steady

Last updated: 06/30/2018

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in a PCT e-newsletter titled “Targeting Ants,” which was sponsored by Rockwell Labs Ltd. When it comes to wood damage caused

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Hessian Fly: New Guide Details Wheat Pest Management

Last updated: 06/07/2018

The Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) is a world conqueror. Having originated in the Middle East, long ago it spread to most wheat producing regions of the world. It is, in fact,

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How PMPs are using drones

Last updated: 06/07/2018

Nearly three years ago, when Conyers, Ga.-based Inspect-All Services was looking for ways to improve its approach to roof and building inspections, management looked to the skies:

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Tick Season Is Here, Are You Prepared?

Last updated: 06/06/2018

The list of tick-related diseases in the United States is scary to look at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ticks are linked to the spread of anaplasmo

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How The Spring Weather Impacts Mosquito Populations

Last updated: 06/05/2018

There are some things you can set your watch to. They happen every year. Mosquitoes are pretty close to being one of them. But do you know what it is about spring that makes it the

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Exploring bed bug opportunities

Last updated: 06/05/2018

About two decades ago, bed bugs went from being a rare sighting and a storied pest old-timer technicians would talk about to a regularly occurring, panic-inducing problem. An entir

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What Is Going On With My Blackberry Fruit? Identifying Blackberry Fruit Disorders

Last updated: 06/03/2018

Here is a guide to help you identify what is going on with mis-shapen, off-color or otherwise odd looking blackberries. But before we can talk about what causes blackberry fruit

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UF study finds IGRs integral to mosquito control

Last updated: 05/26/2018

At the University of Florida, mosquito control is an important issue for Dr. Phil Koehler, an Endowed Professor of Entomology and a PMP Hall of Famer (Class of 2015). He and his te

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Fruit flies pose food safety risk

Last updated: 05/26/2018

Fruit flies have long been a source of annoyance for restaurant, foodservice and food processing operators. But now, new research shows that these tiny pests can play a more sinist

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