Content tagged "integrated pest management"

Natural Enemies of Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 09, 2017

 Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.Self-sustaining biological control can be an...

How to Kill Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 09, 2017

Find out where fire ants came from, where you find them now, and whether fire ants are good or bad.Then we'll show you how to get rid of fire ants using safe...

IPM Basics in Schools PowerPoint Presentation

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: February 03, 2017

Providing safe and healthy school environments is a high-priority for communities everywhere.  Schools are considered to be sensitive environments, in which...

Using Integrated Pest Management Action Plans

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 14, 2016

A successful IPM program requires that all pest management activities are conducted according to IPM principles. A policy statement can guide you, but you...

All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  Topics will include how you can help good insects like bee...

IPM Action Plan for Bark Scorpions

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

There are approximately 90 different kinds of scorpions in the United States, most of which occur west of the Mississippi River. Bark scorpions (scorpions in...

Maintaining a Mean, Green Lawn using IPM

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

Most homeowners enjoy a thick, green lawn, and as the weather gets warmer, keeping that lawn green and clean will get more challenging. Too much water can...

How can I keep shrews out of my house?

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

Shrews have been known to enter buildings. Rodent-proofing will exclude shrews from entering structures. Look along the foundation sill, pipes, eaves, attic...

Earwigs have invaded my house, how can I get rid of them?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 11, 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...

Integrated Pest Management for Ants

 Photograph is used with permission.  Charles Ray, Auburn UniversityAre you having ant problems? We have placed all of our resources concerning ants, their...

How to Bug Proof Your Home

More than 95 percent of insects that have been identified are either harmless or beneficial to humans. They live in an environment that is delicately...

How can I get rid of rat burrows around my house?

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

First, you need to make sure that it is in fact a rat/rodent burrow you are observing around your home.Rats create underground pathways or burrows from their...

How do I get rid of a woodchuck (groundhog) that has taken up residency under our shed, porch, and slab?

Updated: February 10, 2015

In order to control a woodchuck under a deck/shed/porch etc, you have to determine what is legal in your state along with what you want to do.So called...

Bed Bug Information for Homeowners and Tenants

The way our homes are configured, owned, and organized varies across cultures and social groups but we all have in common the fact that we live in a home and...

Fire Ant Biology

Imported Fire Ants Updated: June 11, 2014

Home > How to Kill Fire Ants > Fire Ant BiologyImported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects...

How do you kill American cockroaches?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: December 09, 2013

The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), is the largest of the common cockroaches, measuring on average 4 cm in length. Tips for eliminating...

Do I need a pest control company?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: December 09, 2013

First, are you having trouble with pests in or around your home? If the answer is NO, then you don't currently need a pest control company. However, if the...

How can I tell if those are flying ants or termites swarming at the foundation of my house?

Termite alateIf the insects are ants or termites, you will see a number of winged individuals present in the mass of insects. These individuals are the...

Is there a humane way to discourage pocket gophers from setting up residence in a yard and garden area? I do not want to use traps or poison.

Gardens & Landscapes Wildlife Damage Management Updated: September 19, 2013

Repellents, noise/vibration makers, and most other commercial products have not been proven to be effective. Pocket gophers do not hibernate and can continue...

Integrated Pest Management for Managing Fire Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 13, 2013

Controlling fire ants on a site usually involves an ongoing effort, and is best referred to as fire ant "management" instead of fire ant "control."Integrated...

Are traps the best way to kill rats/mice in and around my house?

Yes, trapping can be effective in controlling rat and mice infestations. Trapping is most effective when the problem is localized, such as in a home or when...

Should I get a cat to help with my mouse/rat infestation around my house?

Although cats and other predators may kill rodents, they usually don't reduce populations enough to effectively control them, especially if there is a...

What is a pesticide's half-life?

A pesticide's half-life (also known as degradation) is the time it takes for half of the initial amount of a pesticide to breakdown. If a pesticide's...

Can mulch contain termites?

The possibility is remote. Termites can be found in mulch, but their survival is poor because:Mulch can, however, contribute to already present...

What is the IPM Continuum?

The IPM Continuum is the progression of pest management strategies from high-risk, reaction-based action towards least-risk, long-term prevention and...

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