Posts Tagged ‘pest control’

New law adds wild hog control to state beaver program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers and wildlife officials say wild hogs are roaming throughout the state, damaging crops and land. As a result, Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that adds wild hogs to the state beaver-control program. Beginning July 1, a Beaver and Wild Hog Control Advisory Board will be created to come up with […] [...]

MDAC checking hay headed to Midwest for fire ants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s (MDAC) Bureau of Plant Industry is providing assistance to Mississippi hay producers that are transporting baled hay into areas that do not have established populations of fire ants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a fire ant quarantine in place that restricts the movement […] [...]

Company guarantees city 80% reduction in mosquitoes

NATCHEZ and MADISON — A Madison company says that if Natchez hires it for full mosquito control, it can guarantee an 80 percent reduction in the number of mosquitoes. Mayor Butch Brown asked Brett Killingsworth of Vector Disease Control International to submit proposals from the most basic surveillance plan to the full integrated control plan, […] [...]

Delta men found guilty of pest control fraud

by Published: June 21,2011

Tags: agriculture, courts, pest control

CLEVELAND — The Bolivar County Circuit Court has found Cleveland residents Albert Matthews, 58, and George Matthews, 38, guilty of felony false pretenses for pest control fraud, according to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The Bolivar County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against the men following an investigation by the Bolivar County […] [...]

Senators want pesticides regulation overturned

by Published: April 19,2011

Tags: agriculture, federal government, pest control, pesticides

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has announced his support for prompt Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee consideration of House-passed legislation to overturn a new level of regulatory burdens on the use of pesticides. Cochran and all Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have signed a letter to chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that […] [...]

MDAC revokes license of termite control company

by Published: April 13,2011

Tags: agriculture, exterminators, pest control, state government

COFFEEVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has revoked the professional services license of Clifton D. Howe, owner of Howe’s Termite Control, LLC, of Coffeeville for violating state pest control laws and regulations. This regulatory action also orders Howe to pay a civil penalty and prohibits him from performing general pest control services […] [...]

MDAC makes arrests, yanks license of exterminators

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Following an investigation by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, two Bolivar County men have been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts each of False Pretenses for pest control fraud. The two men have been identified as Cleveland residents Albert Matthews, 58, and George Matthews, 38. The men are accused […] [...]

Boll weevil eradication cost slashed

by Published: February 23,2010

Tags: agriculture, boll weevil, cotton, pest control

STARKVILLE — Cotton production costs continue to climb in most categories with one exception – boll weevil control. When the boll weevil eradication program first entered Mississippi’s eastern counties in 1997, cotton growers were assessed $20 per acre. As the program progressed westward, first-year assessments ranged from $20 to $24 per acre. Initially, weevils were […] [...]

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