IPM Resources Spring 2014
Wildlife Control Operator Training
Run by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Cornell University, a training program for licensing wildlife control operators or for training new personnel. Certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. For training materials: http://nebraskamaps.unl.edu
For wildlife control information from experts: http://icwdm.org
Preventing Rodent Problems
A new video series by Matt Frye and the New York State IPM Program helps individuals learn rodent self-defense. The four YouTube videos explain why rodents appear, signs of an infestation, trap selection and placement, and how to keep them out.
Be Tick Free — A Guide for Preventing Lyme Disease
A guide published by the New York State Department of Health covers Lyme disease symptoms, how to remove a tick, and how to create a tick-free zone around your home. Includes recommendations for deciding on tick and insect repellants.
Managing Voles in New Hampshire
Alan Eaton of the University of New Hampshire offers a free publication on managing voles in orchards and highbush blueberries. Orchardists frequently call them mice, but they are voles, and can damage plants. http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource003424_Rep4893.pdf
Cold-tolerant Cockroach from Asia Found in New York City
A species of cockroach never found in the United States before has been positively identified in Manhattan. Periplaneta japonica can survive not just indoors where it’s warm, but also outdoors in freezing temperatures. The Entomological Society of America discusses some aspects of this new pest: http://www.entsoc.org/press-releases/cold-tolerant-cockroach-asia-found-new-york
— by CHRIS GONZALES
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