pestwest2021-04-13T10:44:19+00:00Do you know that you cannot determine when to replace the bulbs in your fly traps by either light brightness or color?
• The fly-attracting ultraviolet light given-off by fly trap bulbs lessons with use.
• Turning fly lights on and off results in faster loss of bulb attraction. Fly lights should operate continuously for maximum attraction of flying insects.
pestwest2021-04-13T10:25:50+00:00With spring’s arrival, it’s time to clean those often-overlooked areas such as drains, dumpsters, and floors.
Filthy floor drains and disgusting dumpsters can result in food contamination, while greasy floors can result in slips and falls.
pestwest2021-03-23T08:38:57+00:00Don’t Let Winter Keep You In The Cold And Dark!
Don't leave your customers in the dark! Here's a few UVA lamp facts, you can use to ensure a bright future with your customers.
Read on to learn UVA lamp characteristics that will brighten your customer relationships! Fluorescent lamps have operating characteristics based upon rated life, burning cycle, frequency, lumen maintenance, humidity, and especially temperature.
Even with social distancing PMPs can stay close to pesky rodents.
By Dr. Stuart Mitchell
With the unprecedented events and challenges that COVID-19 is placing upon public health, and the designation of pest management services as essential, pest management professionals are now, more than ever, on the front lines to protect public health, the food supply, home, and structures.
With social distancing as the primary way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, unprecedented logistical challenges emerge pursuant to accessing facilities to conduct ongoing pest control services. However, even with social distancing PMPs can stay close to pesky rodents.
With the Xignal Remote Sensing System, facilities can be remotely monitored for movement and capture of mice, rats, and urban wildlife, opening and closing doors, and even temperature and humidity. With a one-time deployment of the Xignal System, real-time monitoring of pest activity without physical presence within a facility is established. This provides the PMP critical decision-making information to determine if service is necessary (maintaining social distancing), and provides the facility client assurance that pesky rodents do not threaten sensitive operations.
The Xignal Remote Sensing System
Do you know the Three Es of IPM?
Do you know the Three Es of IPM?
IPM is the Three Es
Effectiveness (how well does the method work?)
Economics (how much does the management cost?)
Environment (including non-target organisms)
All pest management systems are a balance of these three. Both the effectiveness of operations and the environmental considerations should be more important than the economics of any operation. However, as in any business activity, keeping costs down is always an important factor.
The basis of IPM is the correct assessment of existing pest pressures and forecasting future pest problems in a given situation. Assessment is based upon a suitable pest survey, correct identification of pest species, practical knowledge of pest biology and behavior, and both the effectiveness and risks associated with all the available control methods.
To carry out an assessment, there must be an understanding of the relationship between hazard and risk.
Hazard is the potential to cause harm. Harm can be a skin rash, a cough, or in extreme cases, death. Risk is the likelihood that the hazard will actually cause harm.
Assess the scope of the problem...
pestwest2020-02-07T11:22:45+00:00Flies are flying infections, contaminating every surface landed upon. Understanding both the life cycles and habits of filth flies is the first step in solving these pestiferous problems.