Technical

Q&A: Pseudoscorpions, small flies and bees

September 29, 2017 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Doug Mampe at dentomol@aol.com. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns.   Q:... Read more»
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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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Debating digital photography for pest identification

August 28, 2017 By and
ERIC: We need to start having our employees take more pictures during services. I think it can be a big selling advantage. KURT: That sounds great, but there are a lot of issues I can see with it. ERIC: There... Read more»
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How do termites invade structures?

August 17, 2017 By
Like any animal, subterranean termites must have food, water and shelter. They also try to take the easiest way to obtain all three items. Keep this in mind when inspecting for how and where these termites can invade a structure.... Read more»
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Check rooftop HVAC units for flies, beetles

August 15, 2017 By
Are small flying insects coming from seemingly nowhere? Check the roof. Flat roofs are famous for collecting water in low spots, and breeding all manner of flies and beetles. When these insects originate under air intakes for heating, ventilation and... Read more»
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5 management techniques for face flies

August 14, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Like its common house fly relative (Musca domestica), the face fly (M. autumnalis) can be a pest to humans and livestock... Read more»
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Where do bed bugs come from?

August 3, 2017 By
Bed bug information resources may differ on the most common ways of getting bed bugs. The most common way to get bed bugs varies by situation. Whether in borrowed computer equipment, clothing worn on a visit to an infested locale,... Read more»
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Techniques to manage lyctine true powderpost beetles

August 2, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Lyctine true powderpost beetles (previously known as “lyctids” before being demoted to subfamily status in the family Bostrichidae) are a group... Read more»

2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»

Q&A: Spring squirrel trapping, a winter mosquito problem and green silverfish solution

July 18, 2017 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Doug Mampe at dentomol@aol.com. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns.   Q:... Read more»
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