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Q:

I have been battling clover mites at a nursing home
for the past two years. I have tried several different
products, but nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

A: 

Clover mites can be a tricky pest to manage, especially
in sensitive areas where management options may be
limited. They can reproduce quickly and feed on a range of plants
including several lawn grasses, ornamental flowers, clover and dandelion. Luckily, there are a few IPM steps you can take to reducing
their populations.
One of the most important steps to controlling clover mites is
through prevention. Clover mites are attracted to shaded areas
with lush vegetation where food sources are abundant. Work with
your client to eliminate these areas around buildings to discourage
populations from establishing on the property. Second, create a
18-24" plant-free zone along the foundation perimeter of structures
to discourage clover mites from moving into buildings, and to provide
an easily treatable area. Lastly, consider replacing some vegetation
on site with plants that are not attractive to clover mites. These can
include geranium, chrysanthemum, marigold and roses.

Q:

Every year I hear about the dangers surrounding Lyme
disease and ticks. This year I started hearing about
Powassan virus. Is this a new tick-borne virus that I should be
concerned about?

A: 

Over the past year, news sources across the country have
regularly talked about ticks and the diseases they spread.
That's because this year's warm winter coupled with a mild spring has
led to a greater abundance of ticks. More ticks can mean a greater
risk of tick bites, and therefore a higher likelihood of contracting
tick-borne diseases like Lyme and Powassan virus.
Lyme disease is spread to humans through the bite of an infected
black-legged tick. It has been one of the most talked about tick-borne
diseases over the past few decades, and for good reason. Each year
there are over 30,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease across the
United States. While this disease can be dangerous, treatments are
available that can provide 100 percent recovery if administered in
the early stages of the illness.
The Powassan virus is also transmitted to humans through the bite
of an infected black-legged tick. It is not a new disease, and is far less
common than Lyme, with only 75 cases reported in the U.S. over the
past 10 years. However, the health risks associated with Powassan
virus can be far greater because there is no specific treatment, and
people with severe infections often need to be hospitalized. The lack
of treatment options makes this virus particularly dangerous, but it
is far more geographically restricted than Lyme disease, with cases
primarily in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New England.  ●

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - September/October 2017

President’s Message
Employment Law 101
Safety First
Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
Making Safety Part of the Job
Pestworld Preview
Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
Ask the Expert
The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - intro
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 5
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 6
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 7
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 9
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Employment Law 101
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 11
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 12
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 13
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Safety First
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 15
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 16
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 17
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 19
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 20
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 21
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Making Safety Part of the Job
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 23
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 24
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 25
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Pestworld Preview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 27
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 28
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 29
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 30
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 32
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 33
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 35
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 37
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 38
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Ask the Expert
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 41
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 42
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 44
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Calendar of Events
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - divider1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - divider2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - outsert3
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