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Pest Management in and Around Structures
Pest Management in and Around Structures

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Bed Bug Workshop for Housing Staff at Global Bed Bug Summit - The National Pest Management Association and BedBug Central know how difficult bed bugs can be for p
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Fun facts about bugs - I'm feeling a bit blue today, so I thought I would do something a bit lighter.  Here are 10 fun facts about insects! Insects are on every continent except Antarctica. The fear of cockroaches is called Katsaridaphobia. Mexican jumping beans are seed pods that have been inhabited by the larva of a small moth and are native to Mexico. Adult ladybugs will eat more than 50 aphids per day. Throughout history, species of biting ants have been used as sutures to close wounds....
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FREE Webinar: calibrating sprayers & spreaders - The October 2016 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series topic will be: Don’t use too much pesticide or fertilizer – learn how to calibrate your home grounds and garden sprayers and spreaders, presented by Ples Spradley from the University of Arkansas. The webinar is on Oct. 7 beginning at 1 pm Central time (2 pm EDT) WHEN: Friday, October 7th 1:00 PM (central) WHERE: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant Concerns for the preservation of...
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School IPM Training Opportunities Abound -   There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. – Jiddu Krishnamurti One of the key tenants of IPM is knowing your pests, or potential pests, and risks. Learning opportunities become a valuable tool in helping to prepare for and prevent pest issues from arising. Happily, we live in a time w...
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Have you seen me? Snout butterflies - If you have driven, biked or walked anywhere in Central Texas recently, you most likely have noticed butterflies fluttering about.  These are not monarchs or swallowtails that we are used to seeing, but snout butterflies.  Unlike the Monarch butterflies that fly through Texas on the way to overwintering locations, these butterflies are moving to new areas in search of new food sources after depleting the food in the area they emerged.  The butterflies a...
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Zika Resource Round-Up for Housing Professionals - Education is of course the key to prevention of the Zika virus. For those that work in housing our m
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Backyard Basics Fall Expo in San Antonio - Come one, come all!  Bexar County AgriLife Extension is hosting their annual Backyard Basics program, September 17th and would love to see you there!  This gives you the opportunity to hear from a great variety of presenters on topics we’ve heard you want to hear about.  Great door prizes and give always in addition to fantastic speakers.  Please pre-register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/BexarCounty
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Free Seminar on Zika virus & Mosquito Management - WHAT: Information provided on Zika virus, mosquitoes and their management. WHERE: 1600 Smith Road Austin, TX 78721 WHEN: Thursday, September 22nd 10AM– 12PM Space is limited so reserve your spot soon! 512-854-9606 ebrown@ag.tamu.edu
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Fleas - Fleas are ectoparasites and females require a blood meal to produce eggs.  After feeding on a host, females can produce about 30-50 eggs per day that fall off the animal and into carpeting or other areas of the home or outside in areas where the animal frequents.  Larvae feed on organic matter as well as partially digested blood excreted by the adult fleas (yes, I mean poop).  After fleas pupate, they usually hatch out of the cocoon in about 2 weeks, but they can remain dormant for ...
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Comparing dusts for bed bug control - For several years PMPs have known that dusts can be useful tools in the management of bed bugs, but
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