FEBRUARY 2019

PPM Pest E-News is a free newsletter sent out bi-monthly; February, April, June, August, October, December. Check out our latest articles below…

Mealybug

MEALYBUGS

Mealybugs are a common problem for gardeners. Also called unarmoured scale insects, their waxy cuticle and habit for hiding around the joins between stems and leaves make them difficult to control with insecticides. How would you control a mealybug infestation?

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Weepa Protector preventing mouse entering home

BUSHFIRE AND PEST PROTECTION IN ONE

Weep holes are an entry point for many pests including mice, spiders, cockroaches, wasps and bees. In addition, protecting weep holes from ember attack is a requirement for new constructions in bushfire prone areas. Learn more about the Protector Weep Hole Protector screen and how it can provide pest and bushfire protection for homeowners.

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Yellow Crazy ant

FIGHTING EXOTIC ANT INCURSIONS

Dr Ben Hoffman, Principle Research Scientist with CSIRO, has been at the forefront of invasive ant programs for many years. Here he provides a summary of the current status of four active control programs tackling red important fire ants, browsing ant, electric ant and yellow crazy ant.

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ARE YOUR FLEA TREATMENTS UP TO SCRATCH?

Summer is peak flea season – with the warmer temperatures and increased humidity a flea infestation can get quickly out of control. It has long been best practice to incorporate an insect growth regulator with adulticide in any flea treatment. However, new understanding on how Sumilarv impacts the various life stages provides pest managers with…

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