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Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture have identified 14 molecular markers in bed bugs that allow them to be resistant to pyrethroid insecticides. Pest control professionals commonly use pyrethroids to control bed bugs because of their safety, affordability, effectiveness and longevity.
Learn How to Manage Ants and Other Pests Via Don’t Bug Me Webinars
Got ants? Tired of ladybug invasions in the fall? Brought home bed bugs from your last trip? Alabama Cooperative Extension professionals will moderate a free webinar series that will take on all of these topics. In 2013, most of the webinars will be on fire ants and other invasive ant species. Other topics for the year include bed bugs and various insects that invade homes each autumn.
Affordable multifamily housing presents unique challenges for those trying to manage bed bugs, cockroaches, and rodents. Pest-free housing is a realistic goal, but a network of staff, pest management professionals, and residents must cooperate to successfully manage pests building-wide.
Integrated Pest Management: A Guide for Affordable Housing is a new resource from the Northeastern IPM Center that will help affordable housing managers, owners, and agents use integrated pest management (IPM) to contend with a variety of urban pests in their facilities. It will also serve as a useful tool for anyone seeking to integrate IPM practices into a residential pest management strategy. The illustrated, 81-page guide gives readers
- a basic knowledge of pests and pesticides that will help them make informed pest control decisions with a pest management professional;
- an understanding of how to implement IPM in housing;
- and tools to orient staff to their role on an IPM team.
Developed as part of a project called “Delivery of IPM Training to Public Housing Authorities,” the guide was supported through an interagency agreement between USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. The guide is based on the IPM in Multifamily Housing Training that is reviewed and supported by the National Center for Healthy Housing, Regional IPM Centers, National Pest Management Association, Pennsylvania IPM Program, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The complete guide and additional resources are available at StopPests.org/Guide.
If you’re interested on how to keep pests out of your building, attend the Urban Integrated Pest Management eXtension web site webinar on Pest Proofing and Exclusion on Sept 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11 AM EDT).
Spring is here and the critters are coming out. Learn how to proactively manage pests at your property using integrated pest management (IPM). Attend a free webinar on April 26, 2012 or view the recorded session afterwards. This webinar is for anyone interested in beginning an IPM program at a multifamily property. Property owners/managers and staff at organizations that work with multifamily properties are encouraged to attend. Viewers will gain an understanding of IPM and learn the resources available to support their efforts.To register, go to http://www.stoppests.org/ipm-training/training-opportunities/stoppests-webinars/managing-pests-in-multifamily-housing/
The 33% discount for all IPM3 courses offered fall 2011 has been extended. The Fall Session runs from 3 October – 14 November 2011 (except for the IPM for Facility Managers course which runs through December 19). Visit http://www.umn.edu/ipm3 to register for any of the following courses at the discounted rate:
IPM Core Concepts Module: Discounted rate $250 (regularly $375)
Pest Biology – Weeds: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
Pest Biology – Plant Diseases: Discounted rate $100 (regularly $150)
Invasive Species Specialty Module: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
Imported Fire Ant IPM: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors: Discounted rate $250 (regularly $375)
IPM3 is also pleased to announce that we now have a Spanish version of the Core Concepts Module. Specific dates for the course will be forthcoming. Let me know if this is of interest to you or your colleagues.
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