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Welcome to our Industry Related Articles & Links page. Here you will find helpful and educational articles and links relating to green pest control, pest management, Florida and Sarasota area information, and more. Please feel free to visit any of the links below to learn more about Green life, Green culture, and the latest news in pest control.

Articles

Treating bedbugs isn’t a do-it-yourself project

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, Florida’s surgeon general and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently issued public warnings urging people not to tackle bedbug problems on their own.

Be careful trying to kill bedbugs on your own

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With the knowledge that some seemingly mythical bug actually might bite us while we sleep, a new fear has arisen: the impact of the pesticides needed to kill them.

Bedbugs Bad for Business? Depends on the Business

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Recent reports that bedbugs have infiltrated office buildings, movie theaters and stores in New York did not come as a surprise to Wes Tyler, general manager of the Chancellor Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco.

Bedbug woes prompt EPA pesticide warnings

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Bedbugs, infesting U.S. households on a scale unseen in more than a half-century, have become largely resistant to common pesticides. As a result, some homeowners and exterminators are turning to more hazardous chemicals that can harm the central nervous system, irritate the skin and eyes or even cause cancer.

Warmer weather means termite time

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When warm temperatures arrive, everyone wants to get out from behind the walls — including the termites.

Bronson warns homeowners that termite swarming season is here.

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Warmer weather means termite time. (see if you can capture a Herald Tribune logo symbolplease)
Synopsis: When warm temperatures arrive, everyone wants to get out from behind the walls — including the termites.

University of Florida Florida Termite Help

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Welcome to the Termite Help page of the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control. On this page, you will find information and links to other sites with information regarding termites, control of termites, and your rights as a termite protection customer.

University of Florida Tiny insect brains can solve big problems

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Insects may have tiny brains, but they can perform some seriously impressive feats of mental gymnastics.

University of Florida Insecticides and Autoimmune Diseases

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New research suggests that women who spritz insecticides to eliminate cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants and other bugs are at higher than normal risk of developing autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

University of Florida No bugs for this spider, it’s leaves only please

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In a possible affront to its fierce meat-eating relatives, one jumping spider prefers to dine vegetarian, munching on specialized leaf-tips of acacia shrubs, finds a new study.The eight-legged vegetarian, called Bagheera kiplingi, lives in Central America, and is now considered a rarity among the world’s 40,000 or so spider species, most of which are strictly predators, feeding on insects and other animals.

University of Florida The Caribbean Crazy Ant

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The Caribbean Crazy Ant has recently burst onto the scene here in southwest Florida and is leaving us in awe as to the sheer numbers with which it invades properties. Click on link above for more.

MS NBC Killer spices keep pests at bay

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Rosemary, along with thyme and other spices, appear to be potent insect-fighters and could offer a new form of organic pest control. Insects appear less likely to develop a resistance to these spices than conventional chemicals. Click the link above for more.

MS NBC Eight insects with ‘ick’ factor

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Many insects provide humans with unheralded services such as pollination, sustenance, and pest control, but some of them gross us out – or worse. Take dung beetles such as the one shown in this image, for example. As their name implies, the insects process feces for their livelihoods. The service helps reduce fertilizer costs on grazed agricultural lands and cuts down on the number of flies and parasites the piles of manure would otherwise attract. But a life of dung? Ick.

Links

Du Pont Altriset (Green Termiticide)

Natural Awakenings, Sarasota Gulf Coast Region’s premier resource for natural and green living news and events

Doctors Transport, non-emergency wheelchair / stretcher transportation

Natural Awakenings Healthy Living Magazine

Fetch Pet Care, Country’s largest pet sitting and dog walking business

My Florida, State of Florida Website

Disaster Planning Resources Online

Florida Disaster , timely information provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management

Center for Disease Control

Poison Control Center

Florida Dept. of Agriculture

University of Florida Entomology Department

University of Florida Zoology and Entomology

Sarasota County Government

Manatee County Government

Charlotte County Government

Current Weather in Florida

Info about Bugs

Great info about Common Pests

Useful links to insect related educational sites

Labels / MSDS info (Products)

EcoSmart Technologies (Botanical Based Products)

BASF Agricultural Products (Insecticides)

Termite Control System

Bayer Insecticides

Environmental Protection Agency

Rodent Control Products

Termite Interception and Baiting Systems

Thor Products from Ensystex

University of Florida Entomology Department Fact Sheets

Integrated Pest Management of Florida

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