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2014-05-16 23:00:49

It’s mid-May and some gardeners may be noticing the plants they’ve put so much work into disappearing prime-season – is there anything that can be done to insure gardens from pest damage? Bird-X says yes – but it takes a mix of psychology and technology. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 May is arguably the best month for gardeners, as seeds sprout and flowers flourish. But all that hard work – hours of manual labor and hundreds of dollars spent on plants, seeds, fertilizer, and...

2014-05-15 16:25:13

CLEVELAND, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung and so have prime conditions for termites, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, mosquitos, fleas and other pests to flourish in and around homes and other buildings. Pest Management Professional magazine is pleased to make available "Bugs Be Gone" an indispensable resource to help homeowners and pest management professionals (PMPs) in basic pest identification and control. "Dr. Bennett's new Bugs Be Gone book is an invaluable resource...

2014-05-01 23:04:02

RISE Offers Tips and Safety Measures for Protection from Ticks and Disease Washington (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In observance of National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® wants to protect families from tick bites that can transmit Lyme disease, and empower homeowners to be their own “Backyard Boss,” reducing outdoor risks that attract unwanted pests like ticks. Recent research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2014-04-11 23:03:08

There are many things homeowners can do during spring clean up of lawns and gardens that can prevent pests inside. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Finally! The weather is beautiful in the St. Louis area and homeowners can get the gardening gloves on and head outside to tackle the lawn and garden work. Some property owners don’t know that the outside of a home can be greatly impacted by what may be lurking in the front or back yard. Ensuring that yards, gardens, and decks/patios...

2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2014-03-28 23:01:36

Pest Control Orange County is a professional bug and termite exterminator service provider in Orange County, CA. The newly launched website aims to inform new customers the different types of pest control services offered. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Pest Control Orange County announces the launch of their new website http://www.pest-control-orangecounty.com. Orange County, CA is one of the the country's most popular locations, the focus of movies, television shows and books....

2014-03-27 23:21:24

Working with a professional exterminator can help prevent costly damage to your home or business property by swarming termites. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 As beautiful spring weather takes over the grip of winter, many property owners will start thinking about spring cleaning and home improvements. One important task, checking for termites, can be easily forgotten or overlooked. By scheduling an appointment with a professional St. Louis pest exterminator, property owners can...

2014-03-21 08:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March 25 marks the start of the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association's (PaPMA) annual Termite Awareness Week to promote education and public vigilance against termites. Often called "silent destroyers," termites can live in your home undetected without causing any immediate signs of damage. Termites feed on cellulose, a plant-based material found in wood and many other materials used in home-building. Subterranean termites form colonies...

2014-03-05 12:24:05

Innovative residential mosquito spray and tick control service fuels expansion through marketing NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has announced a partnership with the Salem, MA-based marketing and advertising agency Sir Isaac. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140305/MN76523) "Sir Isaac is thrilled to be selected as Mosquito Shield's Agency of Record for advertising, marketing and creative services,"...

Hidden Crop Pest Threatens Poorer Nations
2014-02-11 15:34:01

University of Exeter The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to research led by the University of Exeter. Data on the known distributions of almost 2,000 crop-destroying organisms in 195 countries were analyzed in the first global assessment of the factors determining the distribution of crop pests. Dr Dan Bebber and Professor Sarah Gurr, of...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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