Archive for June, 2012

The following post from PCT Magazine is excerpted from the PCT Field Guide for the Management of Urban Spiders. We wanted to share it because it is a great, quick resource for PCO’s. It describes, specifically, the various parts of a spider’s anatomy, focusing on those elements used for identification purposes. Hope you enjoy it and find it beneficial. 

Being able to identify the key body parts of a spider may not make you an arachnologist, but it will make you a better pest management professional.

Stoy A. Hedges and Richard S. Vetter | May 31, 2012 |


The following article caught our attention and we’re curious what you think. Do you think alcohol keeps bed bugs away? Next time you go on a bed bug job drink a few and let us know.  (just kidding)

Can Drinking a Glass of Wine Keep Bed Bugs Away?

By: Brooke Borel, Life’s Little Mysteries Contributor

Date: 29 May 2012

The common bed bug mainly survives on human blood, but what happens when that human has upped his or her blood alcohol content with a few glasses of a nice red wine? New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests bed bugs are not as fond of alcohol as their boozy hosts, which may lead to fewer bug bites.