February 2018


Cover Story

Fantastic Beasts

Why is our society so attracted to stories of gargantuan garage spiders, swarms of killer bees and the oft-heralded rats as big as cats?

A Moveable Feast

Recent research finds spiders eat 400 to 800 million tons of prey annually. (Humans consume 400 million tons of meat and fish each year.) Talk about a hearty appetite…

Fact or Fiction?

Is there one rat for every resident of New York City? One of the country’s leading rodent experts weighs in on this much-debated topic.

Urban Myths

Cockroaches are born survivors, but they’re not indestructible. What’s true and what’s not when it comes to the physical abilities and survivability of these ubiquitous pests?

Industry Research

Perceptions of Pest Control

Just in! New research from the Professional Pest Management Alliance delves into consumers’ perceptions of the professional pest management market. How can these findings help your business craft its marketing message?

Family Business

Before ‘I Do’

Although it’s not exactly in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, experts say business owners would be wise to consider a premarital agreement long before popping the question.

Annual Termite Control Issue

Home Sweet Home

Why do subterranean termites choose to return to their nest to molt?

Death in the Desert

Biological knowledge of the desert subterranean termite improves success in management with baits in one of the most severe habitats in the United States.


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