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January 29, 2016
 

Bugs, beware of cute critter

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A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.
 
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Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the kitchen to eliminate an ants’ nest in Fire Station 362 at Luke. The ants eat the bait and take it back to the nest to feed to other ants, killing them.
 
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Senior Airman Gollie Felder, 56th CES pest management journeyman, uses a mini duster containing Delta Dust insecticide to drive out and kill the bees in a beehive at Luke Air Force Base. This past year pest management eliminated more than 75 beehives.




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