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Managing moths at a museum

September 22, 2017 By
Custom Pest Solutions helps solve a Tineola bisselliella infestation at the Betsy Ross House. While performing a residential termite inspection for a recently renovated farmhouse, I learned that the owner, Carol Spacht, is an actor with Historic Philadelphia Inc. She... Read more»
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Turkey vulture management strategy options

September 21, 2017 By
Have you noticed an increase of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) around your neck of the woods? Of course you have. That’s because their global population is more than 4.5 million, and growing daily. They can be found throughout the United... Read more»
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Truly Nolen’s Key Largo office offers aid

September 20, 2017 By
Our Key Largo, Fla., service office (100105 Overseas Highway), which services the entire Florida Keys, reopened yesterday following Hurricane Irma. From 9 a.m. to sundown, the team set up a pop-up tent in front of their office and gave out... Read more»

Mark Sheperdigian highlights Pi Chi Omega’s role in urban pest management

September 20, 2017 By
Mark Sheperdigian, BCE, a regular Pest Management Professional columnist and entomologist at Rose Pest Solutions, educates pest management professionals on what Pi Chi Omega brings to the professional pest management industry. Pi Chi Omega is the industry’s service fraternity that... Read more»
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What’s the most outlandish pest home remedy you’ve heard?

September 19, 2017 By
“Persons who want to keep pests away throw pennies in the corner of a room. They often supplement it by adding a white powder. I saw this many, many times for mice and cockroaches in various housing projects. The more... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Top-rated tools for digital IDs

September 18, 2017 By
Just to delve more deeply into the topic of the Mobile PMP column I wrote in the September issue (p. 116), creating a digital pest ID program should include the following: A written guideline for image quality. It should include... Read more»

Use available data to forecast pest populations

September 15, 2017 By
One of the hallmarks of the structural pest management industry is its willingness to incorporate science-based conclusions into decisions regarding treatment protocols and business models. This is illustrated in the industry’s willingness to embrace integrated pest management (IPM) principles as... Read more»
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Bill Clark Pest Control GM discusses new technology, education for PMPs

September 14, 2017 By
Bill Clark Pest Control General Manager Josh Smith discusses the pest management industry’s adoption of new technologies, and why pest management professionals (PMPs) should take advantage of opportunities to learn. Smith was interviewed at PestWorld 2016, which took place Oct.... Read more»
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Sugar ants in the Sunshine State

September 13, 2017 By
Editor’s Note: Jai sent this blog post to us before the hurricanes hit. When we checked in on him and his team on Sept. 12, we were told they were planning to be back at work today. As his company’s... Read more»

Caption This: Varsity blues at Bug High

September 13, 2017 By
You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net by Oct. 2, 2017. We’ll print our favorite in the November issue.... Read more»
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