Entries by Rachel Owrutsky

[PCT Annual Rodent Control Issue] Something’s in the Attic

Features – Cover feature: Annual Rodent Control Issue Sanitation, exclusion, repellents, traps and baiting are the keys to a comprehensive rodent control program. September 28, 2015 Adam Jones   As the weather turns to fall and rats and mice seek warmer shelter inside homes, pest management professionals need to be ready for the inevitable increase […]

Of Mice and Apartment Sales – NY Times

  Michelle Higgens – Nov. 6, 2015 Each fall, rodents, seeking shelter from the cold, take up residence in apartments across New York City — gnawing on electrical wires and leaving droppings in kitchen cupboards. Spotting one of these uninvited guests scurrying under the refrigerator is unnerving enough, but the predicament takes on new urgency […]

7 Invasive Pest Species Right in Your Backyard

Dr. Jim Fredericks Over the years, countless invasive species have made their way into the United States, both intentionally and accidentally. Click here to learn more about 7 of the most common U.S. invasive species and the threats they pose to human health and property.

Slideshow: 5 Common Spider Invaders in the U.S.

Dr. Jim Fredericks – pestworld.org There are more than 3,000 types of spiders found in North America alone. Of those, some are more likely to be encountered in our homes than others. Browse this slideshow for information on the habits and threats of 5 common spiders in the United States. Click here to find out more. Concerned about […]

What Your Reaction To Mosquito Bites Says About You

By KATE BAYLESS ~ JULY 15, 2015 ~ prevention.com You hear a high-pitched buzz in your ear and you know it…a mosquito is in your midst. On any given summer day, countless mosquitoes could be buzzing around your al fresco dinner or early morning jog. Despite their high annoyance factor, not all mosquitoes are out for […]

Keep Your Father’s Day BBQ Pest-Free

5 Tips to Enjoy a Pest-Free Backyard BBQ Dr. Jim Fredericks – pestworld.org Wednesday, June 3, 2015 With the welcome arrival of long sunny days, people across the country will be gathering outdoors to partake in summertime fun. However, nothing ruins a backyard barbecue like pests! To learn about how you can stave off mosquitoes,ants and […]

Termites are back! Make sure your structure is safe.

Warmer weather invites termites to become more active as they search for food. Unfortunately, your structure is on the menu! Especially if moisture damage is present. Any wood in contact with soil is also vulnerable as a food source. Termites even construct mud tubes within cracks in concrete, cement blocks, bricks and stone to reach a […]

[Book Excerpt] Managing Cockroaches in Food Service Facilities

FEATURES – TECHNICIAN TRAINING Tips and techniques to help you gain control and manage resistance. (pctonline.com) Editor’s Note: The following article originally appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of PCT Canada, sponsored by Univar. When it comes to commercial kitchens and food-handling facilities, cockroaches are the most prolific, adaptable and determined pest. They reproduce rapidly, […]