All posts in 'Pest control'

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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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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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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Announcing PestSmart Web

Posted on September 10th, 2014 · Posted in Pest control, tools

This week, Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) launched PestSmartTM Web, a free online tool that makes it easy to find hazard information for over 18,000 pesticide products. Products are ranked using the easy-to-understand Hazard Tier system, where each product is assigned a rating of 1, 2 or 3 to reflect the..
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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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New Mosquito Control Guide

Posted on October 14th, 2013 · Posted in Pest control

Getting bitten by mosquitoes? Everyone knows the distinctive hum of an approaching mosquito and has been made miserable by their red, itchy bites.  Mosquitoes are not only nuisances, but can be a public health concern because they spread disease. The PRI Mosquito Control bulletin offers comprehensive information on the life..
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Advance Your Search

Posted on August 19th, 2013 · Posted in Pest control, tools

Advance Your Search with the Pesticide Product Evaluator Berkeley, CA- August 19, 2013– PRI has developed an advanced search feature for the PRI Product Evaluator, allowing users to pinpoint their search for pesticide products with exact criteria.  Get your targeted search results fast to discover hazard tier rankings and toxicity..
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New Flea Control Guide

Posted on May 29th, 2013 · Posted in Pest control

Having pets can unfortunately be synonymous with having fleas. Pesky fleas not only inflict itchy, painful bites to both pets and their humans, but can also carry diseases and parasites. The PRI flea control bulletin offers comprehensive tips for identifying, treating, and managing fleas on your pets and in your..
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Living Pest-Free

Posted on April 15th, 2013 · Posted in Kids, Pest control

No one likes unwelcome house-guests like ants, rats, cockroaches, and other pests that can spread disease or cause property damage. At the same time, the use of pesticides and other chemicals give parents a cause for concern. Rest assured though: Eliminating critters and safeguarding your kids and pets from the..
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