Author: pinkpest

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT’s Rodent Control Virtual Event

Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT's Rodent Control Virtual Event

For those interested in learning how to better manage complex rodent infestations in both urban and rural settings, consider attending PCT’s fourth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference , scheduled for Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ( register for the event). The conference is virtual, meaning attendees […] Click here to view original…

Recently Discovered Spider Named After Spider from Harry Potter

Recently Discovered Spider Named After Spider from Harry Potter

A recently-discovered wolf spider species has been named after a spider from the bestselling Harry Potter franchise, Aragog. CNN reports that University of Tehran researchers found the species while searching for butterflies in Iran. After realizing it was an unknown species, they drew parallels with the features of this […] Click here to view original…

What Makes Mosquito Control Different?

What Makes Mosquito Control Different?

PCT talked to several PMPs to get their perspective and recommendations on offering mosquito control services. Combined, they represent more than 700 technicians conducting services. They’ve been offering mosquito services anywhere from 1 to 8 years, with one offering mosquito knockdown fogging services for more than 20 years. All […] Click here to view original…

NYC Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan

NYC Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on July 12 a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. This interagency initiative aims to reduce […] Click here to view original…

Research Provides Insight Into Trap-Jaw Ant Larval Development

Research Provides Insight Into Trap-Jaw Ant Larval Development

Image provided via Eduardo Fox, Daniel Solis, Adrian Smith and Joshua Gibson. Research published in the Myrmecological News journal has provided new insight into the larval developmental stages of trap-jaw ants, Entomology Today reported. The study, conducted by scientist sat North Carolina State University & the North Carolina Museum […] Click here to view original…