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Las chinches de cama están regresando a los edificios de apartamentos, las residencias de estudiantes, los hoteles, los hospitales y los hogares. ¿Por qué está pasando esto ahora? Debido a que tanto las personas como las cosas que compran están viajando más lejos y más frecuentemente, las chinches de cama que hacen autostop se esparcen más rápidamente. Siga los siguientes pasos para aprender como identificar, prevenir y controlar las chinches de cama de forma segura y efectiva.

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El manejo integrado de plagas (MIP) utiliza información sobre la plaga para elegir los métodos de control más seguros para la salud y más efectivos. Los métodos MIP utilizan primero métodos como por ejemplo prevención de la plaga, exclusión y uso de herramientas no químicas. En el caso que se necesiten pesticidas, se eligen aquellos que tengan un menor riesgo para la salud humana. Con el MIP, usted primero se pregunta: “¿Por qué está la plaga aquí?” y luego trata de eliminar las condiciones que permiten que la plaga se introduzca y viva en su casa. Este enfoque soluciona el problema con las plagas en lugar de solamente tratar los síntomas. También disminuye la necesidad de usar pesticidas repetidamente.

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¿Qué haría usted si la escuela de su niño lo envía de vuelta a su casa porque tiene piojos? Según los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de los EEUU, cada año los piojos afectan entre 6 a 12 millones de niños de 3 a 11 años de edad.

Adjuvants are commonly used in agriculture to improve the performance of pesticides.

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El asma es una enfermedad de larga duración que causa la inflamación de las vías respiratorias de los pulmones. Los síntomas del asma incluyen silbido, toz, sensación de compresión del pecho, dificultad al respirar y picazón del cuello, de la garganta y de los oídos. Si bien las causas que provocan el asma todavía no se conocen bien, se sabe que éstas incluyen una combinación de susceptibilidad genética y de factores asociados con el medio ambiente. Si bien no podemos controlar nuestra genética, si podemos ayudar a prevenir los ataques de asma al prestar atención a las condiciones medioambientales que irritan los pulmones y desencadenan el asma.

Infected boxwood branch shows typical leaf spots and lesions

This fact sheet provides information about boxwood blight, including symptoms, management, and what to do if you suspect boxwood blight infection on your trees.

Figure 1. Adult brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania sometime before 1998. This insect in a nuisance pest both indoors and out for homeowners as well as an agricultural pest on fruit and vegetables (apples, peaches, berries, corn, tomatoes, peppers.)

This full-color publication provides brief descriptions of common urban pests, including cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, moths, and more. For each pest listed there is a picture, a guide to its actual size, a general description of the pest, whether it's a nuisance pest or a health concern, and some basic control measures. This fact sheet is not all inclusive.

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Spiders are beneficial creatures that feed on all sorts of arthropods, including insects. About 3,000 species of spiders are found in the United States. Spiders rarely bite people, and most species are harmless. However, a few species of spiders produce bites that may have serious medical implications for humans. This full-color publication discusses the more common and important spider species in Pennsylvania. Photographs are also provided.

Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) is an aggressive perennial plant that is native to North America and Eurasia. It is a problem weed in field crops throughout the United States.

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This 128-page full-color spiral-bound publication covers integrated pest management; weed, insect, and disease identification and management; the problem-solving process; and applying the correct amount of pesticide. This manual is sold separately as indicated below, or as part of a study material packet (PEP-07) to help potential pesticide applicators prepare for the state certification exam in lawn and turf to meet the certification requirements listed in the state and federal guidelines.

Eastern subterranean termites are present throughout Pennsylvania and often damage structural timbers in buildings, but the risk of infestations can be reduced. This article discusses termites and their life cycle, how to recognize termites and termite damage, where to look if you believe you have termites, and structural and chemical methods of termite control.

This regulation covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and enclosed-space productions.

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This PA IPM Fact Sheet explains how to get rid of ants using integrated pest management (IPM).

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This full-color publication is designed to help greenhouse growers, crop consultants, and IPM scouts develop biological control (biocontrol) and integrated pest management (IPM) systems that will maximize yields while reducing pesticide usage in greenhouses. It begins with an introduction to IPM and its principles, information on starting an IPM/biocontrol program and using compatible pesticides, and then addresses many of the most common greenhouse pests and their biocontrols. This comprehensive guide also includes a glossary, resource list, appendixes, and more than 90 full-color photographs.

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This full-color publication discusses the scope of structural insect and rodent pest management, health and other risks associated with structural and rodent pests (damage), and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, in addition to providing pest information and control tactics for ants; bumble bees, honey bees, and wasps; flies, pantry (stored product) pests; fabric pests; blood-feeding and other potentially biting pests; occasional, nuisance, or incidental pests; and commensal rodents (rats and mice).

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This full-color guide--complete with more than 400 photographs--is designed to help Christmas tree growers identify, monitor, and control disease and insect pests affecting Christmas trees based on sound integrated pest management principles. The pests included are common on Christmas trees in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States; however, many of these pests can be found in other regions of the United States. This manual is intended for field use by any level of grower, whether professional or hobbyist.

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This book explores how schools can implement integrated pest management (IPM) programs. It includes extensive pest management information on common building pests, including ants, rodents, flies, spiders, and roaches, as well as information about managing weeds and pests on fields and other school grounds. While aimed primarily at school administrators and maintenance personnel, many of the principles and concepts discussed can help manage pests in any building or facility.

This article will aid sufferers in receiving relief from what, for many, has become an unbearable condition.

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This PA IPM Fact Sheet explains how to identify, prevent, and control mice using IPM (integrated pest management).