Pest Control Law. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2011

Debra Atlas: A look back at living green in 2011Master Gardener: Bug-on-bug pest controlIsraeli researchers develop oil-based pesticidePesticide cleared in students' sicknessGreener pest-control methods working wellDCHA tip of the week: Controlling parasites in heifersBt corn resistance: A sign of society's stupidity?Edible trail in Missouri City almost always in bloomMP inflames hunting debate: have your say.Record number of scorpion stings in 2011The Enemy Within: The Challenge of Eradicating BedbugsControlling feral animalsRaritan Township auto shop opens over neighbor's objectionsModern's Gammon Wins Business Books from PCTPest control substance banned

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Another holidays worry: Bed bugs
Attleboro Sun ChronicleDecember 22, 2011

"We do get bed bugs here, and it's just something we're going to have to deal with," said Tom DeJesus, service manager and director of training at Providence-based New England Pest Control. "It's just incredible how it's exploded. ...more »

Importation of Litchi Fruit From Australia
Insurance News Net (press release)December 28, 2011

Noncommercial shipments are more prone to infestations because the commodity is often ripe to overripe, could be of a variety with unknown susceptibility to pests, and is often grown with little or no pest control. Commercial shipments, as defined in ...more »

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Debra Atlas: A look back at living green in 2011
Record-SearchlightDecember 31, 2011

One of the toughest products to write about was the BB Alert bed-bug detection products and the Greenbug All Natural Pest Control Products. It's tough to face up to the possibility of having them, but these products let you deal with bed bugs safely, ...more »

Master Gardener: Bug-on-bug pest control
Marin Independent-JournalDecember 31, 2011

Beneficial insects, bio-control agents, natural enemies, biological pest control, beneficials and good bugs are all phrases used to describe the predators, parasites or pathogens (disease-producing organisms) that can help control pests by killing them ...more »

Israeli researchers develop oil-based pesticide
YnetnewsDecember 31, 2011

... the an Agriculture Ministry, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) scientists at the Volcani Institute have been able to developed an emulsion based on garden variety vegetable oil, which has been proven to be an effective form of pest control. ...more »

Pesticide cleared in students' sickness
Middletown JournalDecember 31, 2011

It was thought at the time that the spraying of a pest control and weed-killing chemical on the field behind the middle school caused the students to become ill. Hazardous material teams and several emergency crews responded to the middle school, ...more »

Greener pest-control methods working well
The NationalDecember 30, 2011

A National Pest Control employee uses environmentally friendly pesticides while at work at Palm Oasis Villas in Abu Dhabi this week. ABU DHABI // A campaign introduced in the capital this year to cut down on the use of chemicals has not hindered ...more »

DCHA tip of the week: Controlling parasites in heifers
CattleNetwork.comDecember 30, 2011

Train new employees on pest control protocols; review quarterly. Inspect cattle weekly for adequacy of parasite control programs. Discard expired or contaminated products, paying close attention to proper disposal of insecticides. ...more »

Bt corn resistance: A sign of society's stupidity?
Canada Free PressDecember 30, 2011

But of course, unless pests and other contagion are entirely wiped out, resistance can be expected to develop. Raloff says that pest control technology must be carefully regulated lest resistance develop. The solution, however, is not more regulation; ...more »

Edible trail in Missouri City almost always in bloom
abc13.comDecember 30, 2011

"And with minimal work as far as irrigation and pest control, we don't spray for insects and things like that," said Paul Wierzbicki, a forester with Missouri City. "We're not going to spend a lot of time out here trying to produce fruit. ...more »

MP inflames hunting debate: have your say.
Ely StandardDecember 30, 2011

There are no justifiable arguments for hunting a live quarry on any level, either pest control or as a country tradition. If you want to preserve tradition then fine. Simply go drag hunting where hounds follow an artificial trail laid by a runner. ...more »

Record number of scorpion stings in 2011
KPHO PhoenixDecember 30, 2011

"Last year was the worst I'd seen in a number of years, and this year tops last year," said Andy Witcher, of Scorpion Tech Termite and Pest Control. Witcher says the economy, forcing many to cut back on pest control and yard services, ...more »

The Enemy Within: The Challenge of Eradicating Bedbugs
Correctional NewsDecember 30, 2011

With potent strains such as Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus discovered on bedbugs, microbes have now become the ultimate target for integrated pest control providers when eradicating bedbug infestations in ...more »

Controlling feral animals
Newcastle HeraldDecember 29, 2011

Along with international prestige, heritage listing brings certain responsibilities, prominent among them being the need to keep introduced pests at bay. A new pest control strategy being formulated by the parks and wildlife service says the Hunter was ...more »

Raritan Township auto shop opens over neighbor's objections
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comDecember 29, 2011

Inside the six-bay garage on a recent weekday, employees worked on a 1971 Rolls Royce and an Ehrlich Pest Control truck. Couches and a flat-screen TV in the waiting area encourage car owners to linger outside the garage. Owner Dan Boni spends his days ...more »

Modern's Gammon Wins Business Books from PCT
PCT MagazineDecember 29, 2011

Like many in the pest control industry, Gammon happened upon the industry by chance. She previously worked in the marketing communications department of a large corporation that supported the veterinary industry. “When I made the decision to step out ...more »

Pest control substance banned
Jamaica GleanerDecember 29, 2011

Government's acceptance of the Pesticides Control Authority's (PCA) recommendation banning the use of Thiadan means that one of the most effective means of controlling the berry borer pest is no longer available to coffee farmers. ...more »

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