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    • American Cockroach Monitoring 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, 2019)
      This fact sheet describes why monitoring is important, how to conduct a monitoring program for American cockroaches, suggestions for what types of data to record, and how to interpret the results.
    • Bed Bug Management: Dealing with Bed Bugs in Multifamily Housing 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to deal with bed bugs in multifamily housing.
    • Bed Bug Management: Prepare for a Visit by a Pest Management Professional 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to prepare for a visit by a bed bug management professional.
    • Bed Bug Management: Tips for Travelers 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to manage bed bugs while traveling.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 1: Inspection 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using comic-book style illustrations and few words, this document shows how to inspect your home for bed bugs.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 2: Get Rid of Clutter 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to eliminate places for bed bugs to hide by reducing clutter in the home.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 3: Vacuum Here, There, Everywhere 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to eliminate bed bugs by vacuuming.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 4: Clean Mattress and Bed Frame 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to kill bed bugs by cleaning beds with a steam cleaner and warm soapy water.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 5: Heat Treat Everything That’s Safe to Wash 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to remove bed bugs from washables using a clothes dryer and washing machine.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 6: Make Your Bed an Island 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to isolate your bed to keep bed bugs away from it.
    • Bed Bug Management—One Step at a Time! Step 7: How to Dispose of an Infested Mattress 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Using illustrations and few words, this document shows how to dispose of a bed bug-infested mattress.
    • Bugs in Strange Places: The Brown-banded Cockroach 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2014)
      Brown-banded cockroaches look and behave differently than other small cockroaches, such as the German cockroach. Therefore, correct identification of the pest and a thorough inspection of the premises are needed before ...
    • Bumble Bees – Pollinators that Sting 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2014)
      Bumble bees are familiar spring and summer insects in the Northeastern United States. They are most often observed visiting flowers, but can become a problem when nesting near human activity.
    • Clover Mites: Tiny Dots on the Move 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2015)
      Clover mites are tiny arthropods related to spiders and ticks. They neither bite humans nor transmit disease, but become a problem when they enter human structures in large numbers in early spring and late summer. Crushing ...
    • Don’t Let Carpenter Ants Renovate Your Home! 

      Alpert, Gary; Sharpe, Kathy; Klass, Carolyn; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2013)
      Carpenter ants are structural pests that nest in rotten or damaged wood. While ants in the kitchen may be a nuisance to homeowners, wood damage caused by ants can lead to structural problems. By following the steps of an ...
    • Earwigs: No Big Deal 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2015)
      Virtually harmless to humans, earwigs do not spread diseases and their mouths are too small to bite. Some species will use their rear pincher-like appendages to protect themselves, giving them a fierce reputation exaggerated ...
    • Flightless Leaping Ectoparasitic Arthropods = FLEAs 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2015)
      Adult fleas are biting insects that feed on warm-blooded animals. Worldwide, approximately 2,500 species of fleas have been identified, seven of which can affect human health. The cat flea is the most commonly observed ...
    • Get Rid of Carpenter Bees? Yes, Please! 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2015)
      Carpenter bees are common spring and summer insects in the eastern United States. They are important pollinators, but can become a nuisance pest of structures.
    • Guide to Pest Management in New York State Food Handling Establishments 

      Frye, Matthew (New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, 2021)
      Food Safety Inspectors protect public health by identifying and mitigating risks to the food supply. The most common “Critical Deficiency” noted during inspections in New York State is activity from insects, rodents, birds ...
    • House Centipedes: Lots of Legs, but not a Hundred 

      Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew (New York State IPM Program, 2015)
      House centipedes are predatory arthropods that can be found both indoors and outdoors. They prefer damp places, including basements, bathrooms and even pots of over-watered plants, where they feed on insects and spiders. ...