Tips and Tricks

Mosquito control: Advise customers to follow the 3 D’s

October 18, 2017 By
Help protect your customers from mosquitoes by encouraging them to follow the three “D’s” recommended by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA): Drain. Empty water containers at least once per week. Any conditions that allow water to collect or lay... Read more»
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Formulation, application crucial to mosquito control

October 11, 2017 By
Success is all about formulation and application. Read more»

Mosquito management: Correct conducive conditions

October 4, 2017 By
Eliminate all mosquito-breeding sites on the property. Mosquitoes do not travel long distances, so if you’re able to eliminate the active breeding sites and places they like to live on the property, there will be a dramatic reduction in the... Read more»
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4 facts PMPs should know about disease-carrying mosquitoes

September 27, 2017 By
Aedes and Culex mosquitoes have differences that can have an impact on treatment programs. The Aedes genus carries Zika, whereas Culex carries West Nile Virus. You should know: Which species is in your area. State and county extension offices can... Read more»

4 reasons for bed bug treatment failure

September 20, 2017 By
The control of bed bugs is a challenge even for the most experienced and talented pest management professional (PMP). It requires thorough inspections, good preparation and meticulous applications — and even so, retreats are not uncommon. Among the many reasons... Read more»
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Bed bugs’ name can be misconstrued

September 13, 2017 By
One of the biggest problems with bed bugs is their name. Consumers associate the problem with their bed or one they recently occupied. After all, that’s where the bugs attack us, right? Even pest management professionals (PMPs) get pulled into... Read more»
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Customer preparation key to bed bug treatments

September 6, 2017 By
Customer preparation is one of the biggest challenges in bed bug treatments. It is crucial that customers know what prep work needs to be done before your arrival — and in our experience, explaining why aids in customer compliance. With... Read more»
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Bed bugs: 2 ways to apply liquid applications with heat treatments

August 30, 2017 By
There are two common approaches to using liquid applications in conjunction with heat treatments for bed bugs: Apply the concentrate prior to the heat treatment, so the product is readily available to be picked up when the bed bugs start... Read more»
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Interview all occupants of home during inspection

August 23, 2017 By
When inspecting a home for the first time, along with a complete venue “look-see,” make it a point to interview as many occupants or family members as possible. Each person, depending on age, sex, educational level, etc., may have a... Read more»
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Identify signs of bed bug infestations

August 16, 2017 By
Simply checking bed bug monitors for activity is not enough. Nearby surroundings often reveal earlier signs of bed bug infestations, such as fecal staining, cast skins or tiny instars. Monitors are designed to capture foraging insects, and serve to remind... Read more»
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