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Third Edition of the PCT Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Ants Now Available

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Completely revised and updated, the 3rd edition Ant Field Guide is an essential educational resource for pest management professionals.

| April 28, 2010

Related: Stoy Hedges Podcast
Click here to listen to podcast in which Stoy Hedges provides recent ant field observations and further discusses changes improvements to the PCT Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Ants, 3rd Edition.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The PCT Media Group is pleased to announce the publication of the PCT Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Ants, 3rd Edition by Stoy Hedges.

Completely revised and updated, the 3rd edition Ant Field Guide is an essential educational resource for pest management professionals.

“To be without this field guide is akin to doing pest management without a flashlight,” said longtime industry consultant Dr. Austin Frishman, AMF Pest Management Services, Boca Raton, Fla.

It’s no accident that ants are the industry’s No. 1 pest, representing millions of dollars in annual revenue. Unique behavioral characteristics, rapidly changing dietary needs and dozens of structure-infesting species all make control difficult. The PCT Field Guide for the Management of Structure-Infesting Ants, 3rd Edition, was written to provide pest management professionals with a handy resource they can access from their service vehicles for practical, up-to-date information on these challenging pests. Topics covered include:

  • Basic Ant Biology
  • Inspection Tips
  • Successful Treatment Strategies
  • Instant Ant Identification Guide
  • Taxonomic Keys
  • Full-Color Photo ID Section
  • Emerging Ant Species

Hedges, manager of technical service, Terminix International, provides a thorough review of the biology and behavior of ants (updated with new data where appropriate), and has included new case studies from his extensive field experiences.

The 3rd edition Ant Field Guide also has been updated with six new ant species. “For example, we rolled into the Pavement Ant chapter information about a related pavement ant species we are seeing in Missouri and Illinois,” Hedges said.

Perhaps the most significant revision is the inclusion of high-quality, 4-color photos taken by Joe MacGown from the Mississippi Entomological Museum. MacGown used a digital microscope for the photos, which provide incredible detail of each ant species.

“The biggest challenge for our service professionals is the identification of the pests involved and this guide was written with the service professional in the field in mind, so that they can solve the problem as quickly as possible,” Hedges said.

Priced at only $9.95 per copy, this 325-page handy field guide is a resource every one of your technicians should have in their service vehicle (quantity discounts are available).

For more information or to order visit www.pctonline.com/store or call the PCT store at 800/456-0707.

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