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James Rodriguez is the western territory manager of J.T. Eaton & Co.

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Insect bites: 4 tips to addressing customers who ask for diagnosis Posted on 09 Aug 2017 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Customers turn to pest management professionals with delusionary parasitosis, skin conditions, mosquito bites and worse — suspecting every one is a bed bug bite. Tips to help overcome this include:... Read more»

How to identify rodent entry points Posted on 15 Feb 2017 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

Follow air movement and heat. That’s the best method for identifying rodent entry points. In my experience, this technique is easier than looking for rub marks, droppings and nesting locations,... Read more»

Tips for ant control near rodent bait stations Posted on 07 Dec 2016 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ants are a big problem when it comes to rodent baiting. They can consume all your rodenticide in no time. This leaves you with an empty bait station, which is... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Capitalize on bed bug misidentifications Posted on 14 Sep 2016 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

No one wants bed bugs, but reports of bed bug bites are the rise. Also on the rise is misidentification by tenants, homeowners, schools, businesses and hotel workers alike. This... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: When to use cockroach glue boards Posted on 30 Mar 2016 in the Cockroaches & Technical & Tips and Tricks categories.

Surveillance and monitoring of cockroach populations are crucial when your goals are to minimize the use of insecticides and streamline your applications. Glue boards not only function as a passive,... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: 5 Tips for Cockroach Management Posted on 11 Feb 2016 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

When a pest professional is called out to a cockroach job, the customer is normally at wits’ end and expects extreme and immediate results. Here are five tips to remember... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: 3 Tips to Selecting the Right Rodenticide Posted on 15 Jan 2016 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

Is your state becoming a first-generation bait state? Environmental activism, endangered species, protected species and high-water mark areas are some of the challenges facing pest professionals’ rodenticide use. Selecting the... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Control Posted on 17 Dec 2015 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

What method of bed bug control works best? It’s the one that results in fewer callbacks and more profit. Most companies have experienced a learning curve because the outbreaks have... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Add Value by Removing Spider Webs Posted on 08 Oct 2015 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Spider web removal is a crucial part of spider control. Failure to remove webs might prompt a callback, unnecessary pesticide application, or even the loss of a customer. The value... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Monitor Stored Food Pest Infestations with Glue Traps Posted on 06 Aug 2015 in the Stored Product Pests & Tips and Tricks categories.

Pheromone glue traps are a great tool for monitoring stored food pest infestations and the success of your treatment. But often, glue boards containing these pheromones might not hold up... Read more»