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Jeff McGovern is Technical Specialist for Pest Barrier.

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Bed bugs’ name can be misconstrued Posted on 13 Sep 2017 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

One of the biggest problems with bed bugs is their name. Consumers associate the problem with their bed or one they recently occupied. After all, that’s where the bugs attack... Read more»

Rodent control equipment trends to try Posted on 01 Feb 2017 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

When performing a rodent site evaluation, try using an action camera for documentation. Attached to extension poles, placed on the ground or reached into areas, a camera offers different angles... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Understanding bed bug-human relationship is key Posted on 27 Jul 2016 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

One of the first things a pest management professional learns is the four key factors to infestation: access, food, water and harborage. Infestation almost certainly occurs when a pest exploits... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Assess, Evaluate During Pest Inspections Posted on 07 Jan 2016 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

The pest management industry has long offered free inspections. But these take time and money to perform and devalue an important part of the pest management process. What we need... Read more»

Then and Now: A Cockroach Cleanout Posted on 12 Jun 2015 in the Cockroaches & featured & Technical & Then and Now categories.

In the mid-1970s, I was performing my first cockroach cleanouts of German cockroaches with the latest technology and best equipment of the day. We inspected the property and then proposed... Read more»

Then and Now: Flashlights Posted on 31 Mar 2015 in the Technical & Then and Now categories.

Flashlights were used regularly in the early 1900s. The name came from the fact that batteries were short-lived and could only be used for a few moments at a time,... Read more»

Conducive Conditions: The Last Straw (or Cigarette) Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in the Conducive Conditions & featured & Technical categories.

You have completed a facility assessment for a potential client. Cleaning, sanitation and maintenance are all lacking, and you know without cooperation, pest management efforts will fail. For all the... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Why Combining Attractants and Repellents Works Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

Combining attractants and repellents can improve success in rodent management. Effectively using them in tandem can redirect and drive rodents to trapping and baiting zones. Identify and map exterior penetration... Read more»