Tag Archives: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

2014 Annual Statewide School IPM Coordinator Conference and Meeting of TIPMAPS members

November 13-14, 2014 Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Corpus Christi, Texas Since 2009, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension with the support of others has hosted an annual conference for school IPM coordinators, pest management professionals and other interested parties looking to learn more about integrated pest management (IPM). This year we are teaming up with the Coastal Bend Pest Control Association to host the annual day and half conference at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, in downtown Corpus Christi on the waterfront. This conference is open to anyone needing continuing… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2014

Fire Ant Control: The Two-Step Method and Other Approaches When it comes to insect pests, fire ants would probably top everyone’s list! Red and black imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri) are invasive species and their painful bites can injure or kill livestock, wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. Their large mounds (as many as 300 per acre) are unsightly and often damage mowers and other equipment. Fire ants also infest buildings and can damage electrical equipment by chewing on wire insulation. Fire ants cost Americans $6… Read More →