Library Updates

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: OSHA Safety: Understanding the Silica Rule in the Pest Control Workplace

To limit exposure to silica, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued standards in 2018 for both construction and general industry to help protect workers and requires that employers comply with the standard. Exposure to silica in the pest control industry would primarily occur during termite treatments that require drilling into concrete, brick, mortar, or ...

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Elm Seed Bug

INTRODUCTION The elm seed bug is a relatively new introduced pest species in the United States that originates from the Mediterranean region of Europe. This pest was first discovered in the United States in Idaho in 2012 but has since been found in several states in the Western U.S., including Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Washington, as well as farther ...

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Library Update: The Longhorned Tick

Introduction The longhorned tick, also called the East Asian tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is not native to the United States. It was first found in the U.S. in New Jersey on a sheep, but identification of archived samples of ticks have shown it may have been in the U.S. as early as 2013. As of August 2018, the tick has been ...

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