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Lyme Disease Prevention and Surveillance are Keys to Lower Risk

Tick diseases may not be on your top list of things to worry about, but they should be! One little tick bite may affect humans long-term. These diseases include: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan encephalitis and others. Prevention and surveillance of tick bites and disease is vital to protect all populations. This includes …

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Natural Mosquito Control: Should Mosquito Traps Become Part of Your Service?

For pest control companies looking to offer a natural mosquito control option, integrating mosquito traps as part of your services could be a good move. These traps will lower overall mosquito numbers in the back yard and allow the Natural barrier to be more effective. When determining which mosquito traps to offer, it is important …

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Organic Mosquito Treatment Vs Natural Mosquito Treatment

What Do “Organic” or “Natural” Mean When We Are Talking About Professional Mosquito Control? Organic Mosquito Control The term “Organic” has a specific meaning in the U.S. as it is related to pesticides and crop inputs. This definition is linked to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Most important: only inputs used in the production …

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Put An End To Mosquitoes, Not Customer Service

Guest post by: Melisa Arnold, A.C.E., Horizon Pest Solutions, LLC, Kansas – visit her blog about her adventures in pest control: https://pestcontrolchatter.blog/  West Nile. Zika. Encephalitis. Mosquito!…. Duck. Duck. Duck. Goose!…. We’ve all played that game. When it comes to vector borne diseases, IT’S NO GAME. Customers don’t think so either. I can’t stop mosquito …

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Story-Based Education Increases Homeowner Knowledge of Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick bite prevention education through a film series “Spray Safe, Play Safe” Many of us, especially those who are living in regions of the northeastern United States, may already know that blacklegged ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases, including Lyme disease. Thus, Lyme disease prevention is needed. Currently, educational materials of Lyme disease prevention …

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Spotted Lanternfly Is Quickly Increasing Its Range Across the U.S.

Spotted Lanternflies, How are They Pests? At first look, this particular insect might seem innocent, but they are invasive pests! How you might wonder? According to the USDA APHIS, Spotted Lanternflies are harmful to several trees (woody and ornamental) and fruit crops. They were first seen in the United States in 2014 (Pennsylvania) and are natives of …

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How to Use a New Degree-Day Hatching Model to Keep Your Customers Happy

New research will help predict tiger mosquito spring hatch As a pest control professional, fighting nuisance mosquitoes is a key to keeping your customers happy. In many parts of the U.S. the Aedes albopictus is one of the most aggressive biters that torment people in their backyards. A team of researchers from Rutgers and LSU …

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How to use Traps to Improve Your Natural Mosquito Service Options

Mosquito traps can improve customer satisfaction & reduce call backs If you offer backyard mosquito and tick service long enough, you will encounter “that house”. You know the one. The one with the backyard that no matter what you do, the mosquitoes keep coming.  They come like a plague each night around dusk, and they …

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