Posts Tagged ‘PCT Magazine’

 

In PCT Magazines July publication is an article, State of the Small Fly Market, sponsored by Nisus, that we highly recommend reading.

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This article, Entomological Society of America Overhauls ACE Program, published by PCT Online is a nice follow up to our recent event, The Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Preparatory Course, and the reason I did it. I knew the program would be revamped and the timing was right. Please continue reading. It’s a great article.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently announced several important improvements to its Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program. They include
•    Requiring Continuing Education Units (CEU) for ACE renewal
•    ACE applications and renewals moving to a three-year renewal cycle
•    A new ACE exam to debut in January 2014
•    The debut of a new ACE Award

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It’s that time of the year and the ants are back. Unless these guys are identified properly it can be very difficult to control them. In PCT Magazine’s May Ant Control issue they emphasis the importance of proper identification of new ant species in their article Native or Invaders. Enjoy the article and if you need help identifying the species, come see us.

In January 2012, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) completed a nationwide survey of pest management professionals (PMPs) regarding treatments for ants. Only bed bugs ranked as being more difficult to control. Ants were treated by 100 percent of the companies that participated in the survey. The most common ants treated were carpenter ants (66 percent of the companies), odorous house ants (62 percent) and pavement ants (59 percent). Six other species were treated and the number varied from 20 percent to 36 percent. Another question asked in the survey was: “Do you feel the incidence of ants in your region is increasing, decreasing or remaining the same?” Results revealed that 54 percent thought the incidence was increasing, whereas 41 percent thought it was the same and only 5 percent indicated the incidence was decreasing.

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The House of Representatives recently reintroduced the PESTT Act. This bill limits the authority of the USDA’s Wildlife Services program to compete with the private sector for rodent, nuisance bird and wildlife work in suburban and urban areas regardless of the availability of services. What do you think about it?

We wanted to share PCT Magazine’s article from their February online publication. It goes into more detail with regards to the bill.

The recently reintroduced bill limits the authority of the USDA’s Wildlife Services program to compete with the private sector for rodent, nuisance bird and wildlife work in suburban and urban areas

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Earlier, PCT Magazine published Becoming a Pest Investigator. The article introduced us to the tools all technicians should have at all times. Now in Becoming a Pest Investigator Part 2, they point out the tools we should have readily available and highlight some specialized tools to consider having. So, please enjoy their follow up article. Let us know what you think here or on the Bug Off Pest Control Center Facebook page.

Let’s start back up with the tools you should have easily at your disposal, but need not always carry with you:

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