Don’t miss the next presentation of NPMA’s technical webinar series – Workplace Safety: The latest OSHA updates, including Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Rules. This talk will be presented live on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00pm EST.
Safety is one of the most important focuses of the workplace, but federal standards and regulations are constantly being updated. Are you up to speed on the latest OSHA rule changes? This technical webinar will provide an overview of the latest in regulations and safety standards set by OSHA. Specific topics will include a review of the final rule to update general industry walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards.
Join us on July 27-29 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to earn valuable recertification credits and to hear industry experts speak on the latest in technical research. Additionally, you will not want to miss out on the social functions this year, including a beach bash, volleyball tournament and BBQ by the pool! More details to follow, click here for information.
Zika virus and the disease spreading potential of mosquitoes have heightened public awareness of the importance of mosquito control. Specialty Consultants estimates that governmental agencies treated nearly 80 million acres in the U.S. to control mosquitoes in 2016, primarily those spreading diseases such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, as well as nuisance mosquitoes. More than 90 percent of these treated acres were sprayed with adulticides. Mosquito larvicides were applied to an estimated five million acres in 2016.
There are about 2,100 governmental agencies (city, county, state), including 950 Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) providing mosquito abatement services in the United States according to the latest report, A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Mosquito Control Industry, from Specialty Consultants, LLC. Many mosquito control programs were started with seed money from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the 1990’s, when West Nile virus began to spread in the United States.
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ChemTec Pest Control, LLC
Excel Pest Control
Gateway Pest & Termite
Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel/Greater Washington Township
Northwest Pest Management
Select Exterminating of Franklin Square, NY
Dugas Pest Control of Baton Rouge was named a finalist for the Best Customer Service Award at the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, held in February in Houston, Texas.
Pi Chi Omega, the national entomology fraternity is happy to announce the 2017 recipients of the Pi Chi Omega scholarships. Recognizing the need for college educated professionals in the field of urban and industrial pest management, Pi Chi Omega makes available scholarships each year to students majoring in urban and industrial pest management or some closely related plan of study. This year, four scholarships were awarded: 1 for $3,000 and 3 for $2,000 each.
Beyond its known links to birth defects and other problems, the Zika virus may also trigger cases of epilepsy in infants, warn experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has designated April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. According to USDA, each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and vulnerable ecosystems and expensive eradication and control efforts.
You can get bit and not even feel it ... at first. But be warned. That bedbug, the size of an apple seed, is now part of your life. It will hitch a ride home to live with you as an unwanted reminder of that expensive five-star hotel stay. And it will cost not only you, but the hospitality industry, insurers and cities nationwide a large sum of money.
The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) has been an invasive pest in North America since 1996, when it arrived from China and Korea, probably through infested wood-packing material. Today, it’s been detected in the northeast United States, Canada, and Europe and at nearly every port in the U.S. Since its arrival, the beetle has caused significant economic and ecological impacts.
This summer, pest control companies in California plan to use a new technique to fight mosquitoes—drones. According to CBS affiliate KOVR, Placer County's Mosquito and Vector Control will target mosquitoes by flying drones over 400 feet into the air and spraying the area below. This technique will allow them to reach areas that they could not in the past.
New Jersey Herald
Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels.