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April is “National Pest Management Month” – Pest Controllers offer tips
Disseminated by The Caruba Organization
Alan Caruba

April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proofing one’s home protects against “threats to health and, importantly, damage to one’s greatest investment.”

“Nationwide, termites will do $5 billion dollars of damage to homes and other structures this year,” says Douglen. “Here in New Jersey, as many as three out of every five homes are likely to have active termite colonies and all are subject to a termite infestation because the warm weather triggers the huge numbers of winged termites that will establish new colonies.”

Stink Bug Traps in Gardens

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Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes
March 25, 2014
by Entomology Today

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new research from entomologists at the University of Maryland suggests that the traps may actually increase stink bug damage to tomatoes.

National Young Entrepreneur Award

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Viking Pest Control President presented with National Young Entrepreneur Award

Viking Pest Control President Ryan Bradbury was presented with the National Young Entrepreneur Award at NPMA’s (National Pest Management Association) PestWorld, this year in Phoenix, AZ.

Bradbury was recognized with the second annual Young Entrepreneur Award.

Bed Bug Infestation

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Bedbugs “Attend” Princeton University

No Place is immune from infestation Say Pest Controllers

In early October, students in a Princeton University dormitory discovered a bedbug infestation in Rockefeller College’s Holder Hall and had to be relocated while a pest control firm was called in to eliminate it. Bed bugs were first reported in Holder Hall in September.

“The infestation,” said Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, “reportedly was the result of a piece of personal furniture brought into the dorm by one of the students and is a good example of how bed bugs can migrate from place to place.”

Scary Halloween Pests

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Bats, Bugs, and Rats Rank High on the List of Scary Pests Halloween Highlights Our Fears

Ghosts and goblins, witches and other scary fictional characters are favorite Halloween creatures, but pests, too, are high on the list. Homes are often decorated by featuring insect and rodent pests. Bats, spiders and their webs, share holiday honors.

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