Content tagged "home integrated pest management"

IPM Action Plan for Drywood Termites

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 03, 2016

Drywood termites can be identified either by the insects themselves or by their unique signs. Drywood termite immature stages are wingless, white to beige in...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Head Lice

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 16, 2015

There are three kinds of lice that infest humans: head lice, body lice and crab lice. They can be a great source of stress to the body. Children in...

How to Keep Crickets Out of Your Home

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 14, 2015

There is no single, perfect solution for the management of crickets, but a combination of the following suggestions will help to reduce populations.Camel...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Mites

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 25, 2015

There are many different mite species, some problematic whilst others are part of our natural fauna and go unnoticed. For example, the follicle mite is a...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Vinegar Flies (Fruit flies)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 21, 2015

Vinegar flies are so named due to their attraction to the sour odor of fermentation and bacterial waste. They are also known as fruit or pomace flies....

Bug Proof Your Home from Venomous Spiders

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

Spiders are predators that feed on insects and other arthropods. Most often they are quite beneficial to our environment, and are harmless. In the United...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Earwigs

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

 Earwigs are outdoor insects that live in damp environments and feed mainly on dead plant material. Contrary to general myth, earwigs do not climb inside...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

Several ant species may be found in or around the home. They enter houses in search of food in the early spring through late fall when their normal food is...

Why use Integrated Pest Management?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 03, 2015

IPM programs accomplish this by using approaches such as sanitation, baiting for pests, trapping pests, and monitoring for pests and using the least...

What is Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 03, 2015

According to the EPA, "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a...

How does Integrated Pest Management work?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 03, 2015

IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, people who are aware...

Integrated Pest Management for Bats

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 31, 2015

Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240 bat...

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, rodents and other animals. These insects are capable of transmitting certain disease causing organisms. They also...

How to Begin Pest Proofing your Home

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: February 11, 2015

If you are having problems with a specific pest in your home, this is where you want to look first. Identification is a very important part of any IPM...

Urban Integrated Pest Management Learning Lessons: What is IPM?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: February 11, 2015

        

How Do I Begin to Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) In My Home

Introduction to Home Integrated Pest Management (IPM)These are just some of the tactics that can be used, but the main thing to keep in mind is that pests...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Moth Flies (Drain flies)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 18, 2011

Moth flies are named because their furry wings and feathery antennae make them look like miniature moths; however, they are actually a unique group of small...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Conenose Bugs

These insects are also known as kissing bugs, assassin bugs and Mexican bedbugs. They can cause life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Ticks

When a tick feeds it takes up whole blood, extracts the water (about 70-75% volume) and injects the water back into the host. For this reason, they are...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Scorpions

Generally, a healthy adult experiencing a scorpion sting will simply experience discomfort and will require no medical attention. However, if a scorpion has...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Rodents

Effective methods of rodents control include exclusion, habitat modification, trapping, and poison bait. The use of traps and/or poison baits can effectively...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the most important insect pests that affect the health and well being of humans and domestic animals worldwide. If environmental...

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Bees and Wasps

Renowned for their painful sting, these insects often produce an unreasonable amount of fear. The sting venom can cause a violent histamine reaction, but...

General Household Pests: Nuisance Birds and Their Control

Birds generally considered “nuisance birds” include pigeons (Columba livia), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), and starlings (Sternus vulgaris). The...

General Household Pests: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the most important insect pests that affect the health and well being of humans and domestic animals worldwide. If environmental...

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