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‘We’ve had zero mosquitoes’: City talks mosquito surveys, problem pests

05/17/2019

By Connor O'Donovan Global News   At the City of Regina's first 'City Buzz' event of the year, they highlighted early mosquito findings and the dangers of bringing firewood in from out of province. File Photo / Global ...

In the rat race, Alberta has always been winning

05/06/2019

Province employed 250 pest control officers in 1968 CBC Archives · Posted: May 01, 2019 11:30 AM ET | Last Updated: May 1 Digital Archives How Alberta keeps rats out  WATCH 00:00 0...

The City of Winnipeg is gearing up for summer by starting its mosquito fight

05/06/2019

The city announced Friday crews will begin the seasonal insect control program. File image.   CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, April 26, 2019 6:59AM CST Last Updated Friday, April 26, 2019 2:46PM CST The city announced...

Powering vegetation management forward

05/02/2019

SPONSORED CONTENT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT Powering vegetation management forward The new Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is committed to helping vegetation managers effectively care fo...

Rats are everywhere, but rarely studied. One Canadian project that is filling...

05/02/2019

Eric McElroy was trundling the garbage bin down his driveway in January of last year when he felt movement on his gloved hand. He watched in horror as four rats erupted from the lid. After they had fled into the downtown Toronto night, he ga...

What Toronto can learn from Alberta when it comes to rats

05/02/2019

Rat-specific calls in Toronto up 35%, one exterminator says Ieva Lucs · CBC News · Posted: May 01, 2019 7:02 PM ET | Last Updated: May 1   Rat-specific calls have risen 35 per cent in Toront...

New Study Highlights Ups and Downs in Tick Management

04/26/2019

  In its nymph stage, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) seeks small-mammal hosts, commonly white-footed mice and chipmunks. Host-targeted tick-management methods such as bait boxes and “tick tubes” take advant...

Buzz kill: Edmonton bites back as mosquito season begins

04/18/2019

Drier summers making for tepid mosquito seasons compared to 1980s, expert says Jordan Omstead · CBC News · Posted: Apr 17, 2019 9:25 PM MT | Last Updated: April 17   Michael Jenkins, pest ma...

Burlington Working to Control Pests in the City

04/18/2019

by Paige Petrovsky on April 15, 2019         Almost exactly one month ago, inhalton reported that the Halton Region was struggling to deal with invasive species. In fact, the Ha...

Conditions are ripe for rats in South Delta

04/18/2019

Factors include everything from open compost piles and bird feeders to displacement by development           APRIL 12, 2019 08:05 AM           R...

MD tightens Strychnine policy

04/18/2019

The MD has created a policy around the use of Strychnine. Photo credit: File Photo AGRICULTURE MD tightens Strychnine policy     BY MEAGAN MACEACHERN APR 16, 2019 Farmers throughout...

Namerind Housing Corporation explores extermination enterprise

04/04/2019

Namerind Housing Corporation started extermination jobs about two and a half years ago Bryan Eneas · CBC News · Posted: Mar 31, 2019 4:35 PM CT | Last Updated: March 31   The Namerind Housin...

The media needs to do better: Inflaming the glyphosate debate doesn't help an...

04/02/2019

Toban Dyck: A recent CBC segment on the active ingredient in Roundup oversimplified a complex topic and amounted to fear-mongering Health Canada published its official position on glyphosate in January, saying the chemical was not a ...

ISU Study: Requiring Landlords to Disclose Bed Bugs Has Long-Term Benefits

04/01/2019

  March 27, 2019   AMES, Iowa – Policies requiring landlords to disclose a rental unit's history with bedbugs may raise costs to landlords over the short-term, but over the long-term they are an effective way to reduce in...

Expect a full blast of kochia this spring

04/01/2019

The tumbleweed already has the south in its grip and two years of dry conditions have made it stronger         0   By Jennifer Blair  Reporter Published: March 25, 2019&nb...

Bedbugs in Whitehorse a 'nuisance,' but not a public health risk, officials say

03/12/2019

It's not just a problem in Whitehorse — bedbugs are an issue across the country' Mike Rudyk · CBC News · Posted: Feb 18, 2019 4:28 PM CT | Last Updated: February 18   'We are aware tha...

When a bed bug isn't a bed bug

03/12/2019

Entomologists get excited over the strangest things. This morning I got my first bat bug sample ever, and I'm still all aflutter. The pronotal fringe hairs on these common bed bugs (see arrow) are short, n...

City of Regina trapping and euthanizing rabbits to control population

02/15/2019

By Katelyn WilsonReporter  Global News     WATCH: No matter where you live in Regina, it's common to see rabbits roaming about. But with increasing numbers, the city is taking a new approach and it h...

Vegetation management: Not sexy, but vitally important

02/08/2019

02/06/2019  By Elizabeth Ingram    Vegetation management by electric utilities is not the most exciting or sexy topic to discuss, but it is vitally important, as recent incidents around the California wildfi...

Vegetation management for railroads: Weeding out the problem

02/08/2019

Written by Kyra Senese, managing editor The Bad Ax disc mulcher is a new addition to the Loftness line of vegetation management equipment.     Though the winter months can pose additional challenges for railroads, veget...

IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages

02/08/2019

Oncor Uses Breakthrough Technology from IBM Research and The Weather Company to Help Make Energy Grid More Reliable NEWS PROVIDED BY IBM  Feb 06, 2019, 09:00 ET NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNew...

Science Races Against Tick-Borne Virus

02/08/2019

Recent discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by a new tick species. February 5, 2019Edited by the PCT Staff   Public Health Pests Research ...

Detection Dogs Assist in Rodent Eradication Project

02/08/2019

Three dogs have joined the eradication project on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia. April 6, 2018Edited by the PCT Staff   Three small dogs are at the center of the final phase of the world’s largest p...

B.C.’s solution to tackling the pigeon problem on SkyTrain? Birth control

02/08/2019

th control By Amy JuddOnline Supervisor BC  Global News       Pigeons can be a real problem on B.C.’s SkyTrain transit system. While the droppings are messy enough, the birds also put...

Rats chewing their way through Torbay, residents say — and they really like h...

02/08/2019

Traps, poison appear futile in fight against omnipresent rodents   Malone Mullin · CBC News · Posted: Feb 08, 2019 6:00 AM NT | Last Updated: an hour ago   Residents of Torbay, N.L...

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