Bedbug seminar being held

CNJ staff Affordable Pest Control is planning a Dec. 12 bedbug seminar at La Quinta Inn and Suites. Topics include history of bedbugs, what to look for and what to do if they’re found. The seminar will run 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with an 8 a.m. check in. Registration is $75 on or before Thursday, $100 […]

Northwest Plains Pest Management News

Monti Vandiver Crops continue to challenge producers at every turn, many if not most, current issues are simply a culmination of this years hot, dry and windy weather conditions. At some point accumulated crop stress will overwhelm the plants ability to hold on. Dr. Bob Nielson (Extension Corn Specialist, Purdue University) presented me with a […]

Wet spring creates bug concerns

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers An unusually wet spring has caused an early arrival of summer pests in the Clovis area. Local pest experts said they’ve seen an increased insect activity for this time of year. “We have found larvas of mosquitoes and disposed of them already in Clovis,” said Marcus Brice, chief code compliance […]

Bees make havoc for businesses

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer In 1964, long before high school junior Lewis Hightower had decided to choose pest control as a career, he read an article in Time magazine about “killer bees” that escaped a laboratory in Brazil. He kept up with the news over the years, reading estimates that this species, known […]

‘Killer’ bees discovered in Clovis

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the sample was tested at the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Anti-competitive restrictions must be ended

CNJ Editorial Most state commissions are created to protect the public from incompetent or unscrupulous practitioners in a variety of fields that require a high level of training and skill. However, occasionally, a commission’s rule book seems more about protecting existing businesses from competition. That is the case with a requirement by Arizona’s Structural Pest […]

Little bugs causing big commotion

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Thousands of false chinch bugs cling to weeds Thursday at the edge of a wheat field on Curry Road D. The flea-sized pests favor mustard weeds, which grow in wheat fields. (CNJ staff phto: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Curry County is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized […]