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Tips for explaining bed bugs to tenants Posted on 18 Apr 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Technical categories.

Speaking to tenants can be challenging. Read more»

Q&A: Small dung flies Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in the featured & Flies categories.

Many species of this fly are readily caught in insect light traps (ILTs). Read more»

Which is the hardest cockroach to kill? Posted on 23 Feb 2018 in the Cockroaches & featured & Technical categories.

Just when you think they’re gone, you get a call. Read more»

Bed bug-educated clients are an asset Posted on 18 Jan 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured categories.

Many of the “bed bugs” that people find are not bed bugs at all. Read more»

Find your keys to cockroach control Posted on 09 Jan 2018 in the Cockroaches & featured & German Cockroaches categories.

Don’t let cockroaches become established before you’re onto them. Read more»

Why do vinegar flies love onions? Posted on 20 Dec 2017 in the featured & Technical categories.

Whenever you see bulk onions in a produce section or in a storeroom, walk by and gently jostle them. Read more»

To record dusts, learn to love your grams Posted on 06 Nov 2017 in the featured & Technical categories.

In my August column (“From dust to dust”), we discussed how dust is a must for good cockroach control. Now’s let’s talk about how to record what we’ve applied at... Read more»

Conducive conditions: A different kind of mall rat Posted on 19 Oct 2017 in the featured & Mice & Rats & Rodents categories.

Strip malls offer several unique challenges to pest management. Typically, a strip mall has a number of stores unrelated to one another, sharing only a common wall and a common... Read more»

PMPs: What to do when bed bugs return Posted on 27 Sep 2017 in the Bed Bugs & featured categories.

⦁ Bed bugs are highly attracted to areas with previous activity. ⦁ A new bed bug is likely to find its way to old evidence. It can be exasperating to... Read more»

What is your best tip for managing ticks? Posted on 24 Aug 2017 in the featured & Fleas & Ticks categories.

“Bug Doctor recommends a monthly service program. The type of service depends on the account. If it’s dense terrain with lots of plants and shrubs, we use a backpack or... Read more»

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