Archive for October, 2012

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t is a great article that was first published in the PestWest 411 newsletter, issue 14 and written By Dr. Stuart Mitchell. Again, this a great resource we wanted to share with our followers. If you want to learn more or ask Dr. Mitchell about the article please be sure to come to the New York Pest Expo November 8th. 

Unwanted and unclean, they fly in from filth to food. They can carry up to 6 million external bacteria and 25 million internal bacteria. They can leave 16 to 31 saliva and/or fecal spots in 24 hours.

House flies, Musca domestica, now you see them, now you don’t, but its what they leave behind and what you don’t see! What you don’t see can make your customers sick!


Please pardon this interruption. We know how exciting it is to read about the outstanding speakers who will be at the 2012 New York Pest Expo and all the industry updates. However, our attendees have been asking to hear a little about this years exhibitors.

They come from far and wide and combined, all our exhibitors offer a vast array of products that help make Pest Control Operators successful, efficient and profitable.


The following article, PETS & BED BUGS: Q&A, was published in the PestWest 411 newsletter, issue 14. Again, written by Dr. Stuart Mitchell. Hope you enjoy this informative Q&A 

Bed bugs are now well beyond an emergent concern within the U.S. People now understand that Bed bugs are not only found in poor sanitation environments, but also within upscale homes and hotels. Bed bugs are not discriminating. Bed bugs set up home anywhere there are food sources (people and pets).


The following article, FLY AGGRESSION & HUMAN ANGER By Dr. Stuart Mitchell, is from the PestWest 411 Newsletter, issue #13. We really liked it and thought you will too.

Biologists have begun to research whether flies can get angry. This research is part of a wider-scope study on how animal behavior is genetically related.

Do flies get angry? That is the key question, and possibly illustrates a fly’s repeated and increasingly tenacious return to your food plate after your every attempt to move it away. To study this question, researchers crafted an experiment using Drosophila (Fruit flies).


Join us in welcoming Dr. ElRay Roper, Syngenta. This is Dr. Roper’s first appearance as a speaker at the New York Pest Expo and we are looking forward to his presentation Pest Ants: Easy to Kill – Hard to Control. This presentation will be a review of basic ant biology and colony organization. We will highlight the principal species common to the Northeast United States. We will also explore strategies for their control. (more…)