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Are aphids attacking your yard?

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Pest control

As the weather warms, aphids can quickly become any gardener’s nightmare when colonies congregate to feed on plant juices and excrete sticky honeydew. Although low population levels are not damaging, yellowed leaves, sooty mold and the transmission of plant viruses can result when aphids are abundant. The PRI Aphid Control..
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Announcing PRI’s Pest Smart app

Posted on April 29th, 2015 · Posted in IPM, tools

Need help finding least-toxic pesticide products to manage household and garden pests? Quickly search for hazard-ranked pesticide products on your iPhone and iPad with the Pest Smart™ mobile app– a new user-friendly tool for LEED professionals, IPM managers, and anyone with an interest in finding information about pesticide products. Products..
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National Healthy Schools Day

Posted on April 7th, 2015 · Posted in IPM, Kids

Join Pesticide Research Institute, Inc. (PRI) in supporting National Healthy Schools Day and choose the least-toxic pesticide products for your school integrated pest management (IPM) program. PRI’s hazard-ranking tool, the PRI Pesticide Product Evaluator, provides a user-friendly way for schools and childcare centers to view comprehensive information for over 18,000..
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Signs of snail and slug damage?

Posted on February 24th, 2015 · Posted in IPM, Pest control

Chewed leaves covered in slime trails are a clear sign of snail and/or slug infestation. These nuisance pests can quickly eat their way through your vegetable patch and ornamental plants, if given the opportunity to thrive in the shady, moist areas of your garden. The PRI Snail and Slug Control..
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Flupyradifurone: A new insecticide or just another neonicotinoid?

Posted on February 5th, 2015 · Posted in Bees, New Pesticides

The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) recently announced registration of the new insecticide flupyradifurone, with claims of being “safer for bees” than many of the established insecticides, including organophosphates, pyrethroids and neonicotinoids. Manufactured by Bayer CropScience, Flupyradifurone is proposed as an alternative insecticide for controlling sucking pest species—aphids, psyllids, stink..
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California Healthy Schools

Posted on December 10th, 2014 · Posted in IPM

User-Friendly Database Accurately Determines if Pesticide Product is “Exempt” from California Healthy Schools Reporting Requirements  Under the California Healthy Schools Act schools and licensed child care centers must keep detailed records of every pesticide applied, except for “exempt” pesticides. In addition, the school or child care facility must provide advance..
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LEED Credits for IPM

Posted on November 25th, 2014 · Posted in IPM

PRI’s Pesticide Product Evaluator® — Essential For Gold Or Platinum LEED Certification US Green Building Council member Barry Giles recently presented an informative discussion about LEED requirements for existing buildings. Mr. Giles made clear that landscaping is almost essential for obtaining the credits needed for Platinum or Gold LEED certification. Integrated Pest..
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Get Ready for Flu Season

Posted on October 17th, 2014 · Posted in Pest control

Beyond getting your yearly flu shot this October, it’s time to prepare for cold and flu season by preventing the spread of viruses. Beware of other microbial pests too: bacteria are responsible for many illnesses and cause common ailments like food poisoning. Mold and mildew can also produce allergens that..
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New Bed Bug Control Guide

Posted on April 9th, 2014 · Posted in Pest control

Worried about bed bugs? Pesky bed bugs live up to their name, quickly inhabiting the space in and around mattresses if given the opportunity. Their painful bites and persistence make them one of the most troublesome pests to deal with. If these hitchhikers have become unwelcome guests in your home,..
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“Where are the Weeds?”

Posted on February 4th, 2014 · Posted in Pest control

IPM Success Story:  The San Francisco Botanical Garden “When it comes to parks and pests, most of what we do is weed management” Bob explains while pointing out a new addition to the garden, a hillside featuring Mediterranean drought-resistant grasses and shrubs. “This area used to be all blackberries and..
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