Insect Pests that Attack Cotton

Insect Pests that Attack Cotton

INSECT PESTS THAT ATTACK COTTON   THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Of the more than 25 insect pests that attack cotton, the Cotton Boll Weevil has been declared the most...
Know Your Cotton Plant

Know Your Cotton Plant

Knowing the phenology and the growth habits of the cotton plant can greatly improve your pest control decisions. Making the right decision can result in reduced production costs while maintaining yields.  
The Principles Of Pest Control On Lawns And Turf

The Principles Of Pest Control On Lawns And Turf

Our lawns and turf areas often become a status symbol of who we are or what we are like.  Certain cities have become quite well known for their beautiful, well-manicured parks and the well-kept lawns and turf areas around public facilities.  People often use the...
TDA Regulations & Applicator Safety

TDA Regulations & Applicator Safety

TDA Regulations I know what you are thinking: Laws and regulations are boring. Well, we are going to try and not make it boring. The regulations are how we are to operate under the TDA and what we can do and not do legally. It is important to follow the standards set...
The Eastern Subterranean Termite

The Eastern Subterranean Termite

The eastern subterranean termite is the most important wood-destroying organism in the United States. This pest attacks all kinds of structures and products made of wood or cellulose. It will occasionally feed on field crops and shrubs in the landscape. To achieve...
Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

We live in a world of ever increasing concern (and sometimes misguided concern) over pesticides and the environment. Not only is it essential that pest control operators conduct their business in a manner providing the highest degree of environmental protection...
Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs

Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs

SUCKING PESTS OF ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS Hundreds of plant species are now being grown for their ornamental value. New species and improved cultivars are being introduced continuously. All of these plants are a potential food source for a large number of insect pests. If we...
Managing Pesticide Drift

Managing Pesticide Drift

Managing Pesticide Drift The drift of pesticides from the target site is a serious problem affecting pesticide application. All pesticide applicators must be concerned with this problem and seek to manage pesticide application in a manner so as to reduce drift while...
Life Cycle, Habits and Control of Fleas

Life Cycle, Habits and Control of Fleas

Fleas are not newcomers to this planet. Fossilized fleas have been found from as far back as the Cretaceous period. Today, fleas occupy every continent and every major island on earth. As of 1979, there was a total of 2,259 species of fleas described and named in the...
Identifying Cockroaches in and Around the Home

Identifying Cockroaches in and Around the Home

One of the most common insects found in and around man-made structures is the cockroach. The cockroach is often labeled as a repulsive, filth-carrying, food-contaminating creature. Controlling cockroaches in and around the home is a continuous battle. If effective,...
Life, History and Habits Of Carpenter Ants

Life, History and Habits Of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are one of the most common pests found in the home. A number of species are found in, and are widely distributed throughout North America and Canada. Successful control of carpenter ant infestations can be difficult to achieve. If effective and economic...