December 1, 2021

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Pest Control Experts Debunk 15 Pest Myths

Entomologists Jim Skinner and Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann debunk 15 myths about pests. They talk about the real reason people get mosquito bites, how resilient cockroaches are, and the best way to catch mice. They also debunk the myth that all ticks will give you Lyme disease. In fact, only the black-legged tick (aka the deer tick) can give you Lyme disease, and usually only if it feeds on you for more than 24 hours.

Skinner is the president and co-owner of A&C Pest Management, a pest-management company that specializes in green approaches. He has over 35 years of experience in pest control, from ants to termites, rodents, wasps, and more. You can learn more about his work here: https://www.acpest.com/about-us

Gangloff-Kaufmann is the coordinator of community integrated pest management, or IPM, at the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University. She’s been educating others for over 20 years about bedbugs, tick surveillance, and other household and landscape pests and pollinators. Her work also focuses on promoting IPM approaches in schools, public spaces, and homes. You can learn more here: https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/jody-gangloff-kaufmann/

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Pest Control Experts Debunk 15 Pest Myths

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