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The ABC’s Of UV

The ABC’s Of UV

Sunlight takes 8 minutes and 17 seconds to reach the Earth. Sunlight consists of 30% visible light, 56% infrared light, 5% ultraviolet light, and other wavelengths. Of the ultraviolet light (UV), 98% is longer wave UV-A. Ultraviolet (“beyond violet”) rays are electromagnetic radiation in wavelengths of 0.39 to 0.032 micrometers (10−6 meters) or 400 nm to 10 nm (10−9 meters).
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A recent ongoing study regarding lamps used within UVA systems (ILTs & EFKs) suggests, “13-month-old bulbs caught about 80 to 90 percent as many flies as the new bulbs caught.”
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Legal Watch: “HAB”

Legal Watch: “HAB”

As practicing pest management professionals (PMPs), there are more and more acronyms used with industry “jargon.” There are a few significant acronyms of which to be aware. One obvious acronym is “IPM,” and another is “HAB.”
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PestWest EDGEucational Brief January 2014

PestWest EDGEucational Brief – 01.2014

“Fly-Bio” As significant public health pests, House flies, Musca domestica (meaning “household fly”), Order Diptera, Family Muscidae, are urbanized, synanthropic (together with humans), and multivoltine (many generations or turns in a year).
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PestWest EDGEucational Brief – 12.2013

Scope of The Food Safety & Modernization Act (FSMA) Applicable to domestic and foreign food companies, The Food Safety & Modernization Act (FSMA) e!ects operations that manufacture, process, pack, or hold human food fated for the U.S. Within scope (unless exempt) are facilities required to register under FDA’s current food facility registration regulation.
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PestWest EDGEucational Brief - 11.2013

PestWest EDGEucational Brief – 11.2013

Glue Board Math: “These Per That” Do you want to throw money away? Then never throw away an insect light trap (ILT) glue board! It is a goldmine of information and will tell you a pestiferous story. To read the story, you need to understand the glue board math.
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