Work on Your Oblique

While today’s light-emitting diode (LED) flashlights seem easy enough to use, there are some lighting techniques pest management professionals (PMPs) can harness with their flashlights to improve their wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspection results. Forensic...

Proper Identification of Bed Bugs

As with any pest related problem, it’s critical to properly identify the pest in question so that the proper control techniques can be selected and utilized. Incorrect pest identification may result in inadequate or incorrect control procedures that simply won’t work...

Bed Bug Wings & Preening

Many of us know that insects clean or preen themselves. If we watch closely, we will see how an insect works diligently to clean its antennae, feet and mouthparts regularly. This behavior may be easily observed when watching cockroaches, flies and other insects. Some...

Ant Problems

At times ants seem omnipresent. They can literally be anywhere and everywhere. Of course, when dealing with ants, and any pest problem, it is best to identify the pest species you’re dealing with. This is so because the biology and behavior of the individual...