Martin Overline doesn't like to brag, so he leaves it to others to say what he will not: He ranks among the best mouse men on the East Coast.
Philadelphia was recently rated the second worst city in the country for bed bugs. That’s bad news, but you can fight back. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has some great information on identifying and treating the problem:
Concerned citizens as well as city and federal agencies will meet to discuss pest problems and solutions when the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership holds its sixth annual meeting on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the School District of Philadelphia at 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Following the meeting will be an educational session on bed bugs from 2 – 3 p.m. with Changlu Wang, urban entomologist, from Rutgers University.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Bed bugs are becoming an emerging public health issue after years of relative invisibility. These nocturnal bloodsuckers do not discriminate and will infest any environment with beds and sleeping people. Bed bugs cannot fly and either walk or hitchhike to new location on used mattresses, furniture, clothing, backpacks or suitcases.
Urban populations include large numbers of individuals at-risk of chronic pest infestations as well as over and misuse of pesticides and pesticide poisonings. A Penn State collaborative in Philadelphia is joining forces with health education, advocacy and outreach networks to create a model partnership for conveying pesticide safety messages to urban at-risk populations.
A Penn State collaborative in Philadelphia is helping Latino childcare providers understand pest management issues in their childcare programs and implement integrated pest management (IPM) approaches. The goal of the project is to more effectively control pests and reduce the risks of pest and pesticide exposures to young children.
The Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership recently welcomed a new team member to help the group expand upon growing efforts to find community-based solutions to manage pests safely and effectively.
An otherwise healthy pregnant mother began experiencing anxiety attacks and arrhythmia (rapid heart beat), while other members of the family had strange symptoms that seemed to worsen while inside their home. She was concerned that maybe their house was making them sick, but didn’t know where to turn.
October, 2010 Concerned citizens, school and childcare staff, city and federal agencies will meet to discuss urban pest problems, such as bed bugs, cockroaches and mice, the health issues related to these pests, and how to safely solve pest problems. The group is coming together as part of the Philadelphia School and Community Integrated Pest Management Partnership (PSCIP) on its seventh annual meeting on October 27, 10 a.m. to 3p.m., at Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc.) at 705-09 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Bed bugs and other urban pest problems were the focus of the Philadelphia School and Community Integrated Pest Management Partnership (PSCIP) annual meeting held recently at Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc.) in Philadelphia.