Month: August 2012

Cockroaches in School = More Allergens

Did you know cockroaches raise the allergen load in the air? This isn’t good for air quality, but it’s especially problematic for children with asthma. As the nation’s youth heads back to school this month and next, it’s important that administrators, teachers and parents are aware of the reasons why proper integrated pest management (IPM) … Continued

Spotlight: Western Subterranean Termite

(Reticulitermes hesperus) Written by: Robin L. Tabuchi, Research Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley. Imagine you are buying a house and it’s time for the pest management professional (PMP) to conduct an inspection. When you get the report, you are disappointed to learn the house has subterranean termites. You are now reconsidering the purchase and anxiously … Continued

Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about fire ants?

Many people know that if you step on a fire ant mound, you’re probably going to get bitten. Do you know what to do if they attack you or your child? How much do you REALLY know about fire ants?! It only takes fire ants 10 seconds to swarm when they’ve been disturbed. True or … Continued

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