Secret Site Map
Monday, September 01, 2014

Home News Insectropolis Adds New Interactive Invasive Pest Activity Station

Insectropolis Adds New Interactive Invasive Pest Activity Station

National News

The bug museum, which is owned and operated by pest control company Ozane, is housing an invasive pest activity station as part of New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Forest Pest Outreach Survey Program’s efforts to educate people about invasive pests that can damage trees and forests.

| November 18, 2011

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher this week unveiled an invasive pest activity station at Insectropolis, an insect learning center in Toms River, as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Forest Pest Outreach Survey Program’s efforts to educate people about invasive pests that can damage trees and forests.

The interactive educational resource, consisting of a computer screen set inside a fabricated tree trunk, is meant to teach people more about invasive pests, what they should look for, how they impact the ecology and environment, and steps to take to prevent them from spreading.  It also points out the differences between damaging invasive pests and beneficial invasives.  “Insectropolis offers a terrific venue to reach large numbers of people who can act as scouts for these damaging and dangerous forest pests,” said Secretary Fisher.  “The faster we know of an infestation, the better chance we have of preventing tree damage.”

The activity station was a cooperative effort between the Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Pest Quarantine and Insectropolis.
The Insectropolis is a bug museum located on Route 9 in Toms River, NJ, that is owned and operated by pest control company Ozane.

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: www.tomsrivernjonline.com

Top news

In Memoriam: Vern Toblan

Toblan was the longtime executive director of Pi Chi Omega. He passed away on Saturday.

PCT Gift Shop Offers Insect-Themed Items for PCOs

PCT magazine, in partnership with the Philadelphia-based Insectarium, is offering a variety of insect-related items to pest control operators via www.pctgiftshop.com.

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues.

Massey Services Acquires Austin-Based Green Pest Services

The joining of the two companies further expands Massey Services’ residential pest prevention services footprint throughout Texas.

Bill That Would Impact Neonicotinoid Use in California on Governor's Desk

AB 1789, which would create a timeline for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoids, has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor's signature.