Bed Bug Think Tank

Web Exclusive: Why I support a preventive approach to bed bugs

January 22, 2018 - By

Editor’s Note: To learn more about the Bed Bug Prevention Think Tank and its Working Party, please see p. 75 of the January 2018 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine. Bed bug prevention is a concept that has been bandied about for years, but has not yet been effectively applied throughout our industry. While there are no magic bullets in the... read more

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What is Pi Chi Omega, and why should you care?

January 17, 2018 - By

Your level of familiarity with Pi Chi Omega may depend on how long you have been in the pest management industry. You may have even heard whispers of it from the old timers when they are not regaling you with how they used to put chlordane on crackers in their kitchens directly before they cooked Christmas dinner. That’s not a... read more

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Live from Purdue University Pest Management Conference

January 9, 2018 - By

The second day of the 82nd annual Purdue Pest Management Conference was as crowded as the first, as pest management professionals (PMPs) seemed eager to learn from experts and, in many cases, earn credits for continuing education. Dr. Dini Miller, an urban pest management specialist for the Commonwealth of Virginia at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), offered... read more

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Real Green Systems’ Solutions 2018

January 8, 2018 - By

Real Green Systems’ annual Solutions 2018 conference for users of its industry business and marketing software took place Jan. 8-11 in sunny St. Pete’s Beach, Fla.   read more

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Truly Nolen chefs ‘bring it’ for contest

January 3, 2018 - By

On Dec. 14, a project six weeks in the making came together for the South Florida District of Truly Nolen Pest Control when six of our service offices staged the first-ever “Bring-It” Culinary Contest. Team members from West Broward, Key Largo, Central Miami, South Miami, North Miami, and Pompano Beach competed at the Central Miami service office to determine who... read more

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What you should know about the new tax law

January 1, 2018 - By

In late December, the most sweeping tax reform act since the 1986 overhaul put forth by President Ronald Reagan has been signed into law. So, what does it mean for you? No matter what side of the political spectrum you come down on, there is a lot here to digest, so here is a rundown of the most relevant provisions... read more

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Kick off the new year with a mosquito survey

December 29, 2017 - By

Winter is in full force here in Cleveland! The snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping, but my Pest Management Professional team is staying warm by working on the April issue! We’re planning on featuring a special report on mosquitoes, and would really appreciate your input as a pest management professional. Please take a few minutes to complete this... read more

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What your industrial accounts should know about IPM

December 27, 2017 - By

Editor’s Note: Pest management professionals (PMPs) know that integrated pest management (IPM) relies on a mix of common-sense practices. But sometimes it’s difficult to convey the concept to your commercial and industrial customers. What follows is Take Care Termite & Pest Control’s Raymond Web’s explanation of IPM in laymen’s terms, so that your contacts at these accounts can help you... read more

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A Christmas tale for PMPs

December 24, 2017 - By

Credit for this epic tale goes to Brad Fischer from Batzner Pest Control, who wrote it for Buffalo Exterminating about 6 years ago when Audrey Hall of Eco Serve Pest Services was also working there. She got permission to tweak and reprint in her newsletter, which we received last week and promptly asked to reprint here, too. Enjoy!   ‘Twas the... read more

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NPMA offers pest-free holiday tips

December 20, 2017 - By

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently put out a news release about simple holiday pest-proofing tips, and encourages pest management professionals to share the knowledge. Agawam, Mass-based Braman Termite & Pest Elimination, for example, garnered local TV news coverage by offering expert advice: http://wwlp.com/2017/12/15/dont-let-pests-damage-your-christmas-decorations/ Inspect live greenery thoroughly. Spiders, mites, moths and other pests love live greens such as trees, wreathes and... read more

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