Category: Pest Management

Bite Back: Learn to Prevent Tick Bites

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to revisit the cause, prevalence and prevention steps of the devastating disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US. As the … Continued

Montgomery County Pesticide Legislation: UPDATE

The Montgomery County Council has set a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 15 and Feb. 12 to discuss Bill 52-14. The proposed bill, introduced by Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal in October 2014, will ban the use of select EPA-approved pesticides on public and private property in the county. The legislation would … Continued

Legislation Banning Pesticides Introduced in Montgomery County

County Councilmember George Leventhal introduced legislation this week in Montgomery County, Md., that aims to ban the use of select pesticides on public and private property in the county, limiting professionals’ and homeowners’ ability to maintain safe and healthy outdoor spaces. The proposed Bill 52-14 overlooks the benefits these products provide and increases the community’s … Continued

Close Encounters with the Invasive Kind

A recent TIME magazine cover story titled, “Space Invaders: Invasive Species, Coming Soon to a Habitat Near You,” highlights the growth of invasive species – non-native plants, bugs, and animals – across North America. While many of these “space invaders” may be nice to look at in your backyard, parks or outdoor spaces, they are … Continued

Chikun-what??

The name chikungunya may sound funny but this virus is no laughing matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recent cases are being reported in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, totaling 57 infections reported in the United States so far this year. To date, all cases occurred in travelers returning from … Continued

Protect Your Family from Mosquitoes this Summer

The first day of summer has arrived, and with warm weather comes more outdoor activities and… pesky mosquitos. Each summer, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) recognizes “National Mosquito Control Week,” a week used to educate people about the significance mosquitoes play in our daily lives and the control measures that are available to manage … Continued

Identifying the Most Invasive Pests

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Feb. 23-28) kicks off today with industry professionals and government officials encouraging each of us to become aware of and work to reduce invasive species threats to our health, economy, environment, and natural resources. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, damage from invasive species costs the United States … Continued

Day 5: Treat

As NIAP Week wraps-up today, we want to remind you that preventative, proactive, and most importantly proper Treatment all play a key role in keeping pests under control. An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach manages pests by using all the tools in the pest control toolbox, including maintenance, monitoring, and Treating any issues that may … Continued

Day 4: Clean

Today is Day 4 of NIAP week, and we’re talking about the integral role that maintaining a Clean home and lawn plays in discouraging pests from calling their home yours. This fall, be sure to Clean out sheds and garages, rake fallen leaves, and trim shrubbery to eliminate hiding places for these unwanted guests. Watch … Continued

Day 3: Eliminate

As NIAP Week continues, we’re sharing ways to Eliminate the pests on your property on Day 3. Start by blocking pests’ access points into your home. Use caulk and concrete to repair all cracks and crevices you spot, and Eliminate the food, water, and shelter that may attract uninvited guests. This means storing food and … Continued

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