Researchers from Berlin have discovered that termite soldiers perform what could be a vital role in protecting the colony from disease.
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Every now and then pest managers have to deal with a pest infestation in customers’ gardens. One of the more common of these infrequent invaders is the red and black seed bug. Would you be able to identify and red and black seed bug?
A species of so-called ‘exploding ant’ from the rainforests of Borneo has been identified, the first of its kind to be discovered in over 80 years. (Main photo credit: Alexey Kopchinskiy)
Discovering a new active ingredient, especially one with a different mode of action, has never been an easy task. How does a termiticide such as Altriset arrive on the market? Here we look at the long and challenging journey to bring a new product to market.
Rats and mice are pest species that cause enormous amounts of damage, food loss, health issues and more. We invest many resources in their control, with a strong emphasis on the use of toxic baits. But the world is changing. The use of anti-coagulant rodenticides is under grave threat in Europe, and increasing restrictions are being placed on rodenticides in the USA.
During 2017 there were some significant movements in the popularity of the main social media platforms. What happened, what are the predictions for 2018 and what should I be doing in my pest control business?
Researchers at North Carolina State University in the US have identified a specific chemical on the exoskeletons of royal termites that they believe allows worker termites to recognise royal status. (Main photo credit: Dann Thombs)
American and Australian cockroaches would be the most common large cockroaches encountered by pest managers. But there are plenty of native cockroach species, many of which are found around the house and garden. Would you be able to identify a shining cockroach?