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What’s the best way to train technicians?

May 21, 2018 By
A hybrid of textbook and on-the-job training is ideal for training employees. Read more»
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What the detector dog’s nose knows

May 14, 2018 By
For this third installment on pest control detection dogs’ false alerts, let’s discuss how bias can influence us — and in turn, our dogs — and how to avoid that. Bias can come from pressure on the handler from customers,... Read more»
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Pest Control Insulation: TAP Online Training Portal

May 8, 2018 By
The TAP Online Training Portal provides clients of TAP Pest Control Insulation the tools and resources to increase TAP sales and build loyal clientele. The program is segmented into nine short modules, each featuring an informative, two- to three-minute video... Read more»
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Train detector dogs on odor, not reward

May 7, 2018 By
Let’s continue our discussion about how detector dog handlers can cause false alerts. Here’s the bottom line, in many cases: When the dog false alerts, it is doing what we taught it to do. The dog’s perspective on what we... Read more»
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Do detector dogs lie?

May 2, 2018 By
Let’s start with being honest with our customers and ourselves: All odor detection systems — whether mechanical, electronic or biological — have error rates. There is no such thing as a perfect testing instrument or system. Well-trained detector dog teams... Read more»
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Bird-B-Gone: Bird-B-Gone University

April 27, 2018 By
Bird-B-Gone offers a free, hands-on, one-day training course designed to teach the basics of bird control to authorized Bird-B-Gone installers. Attendees receive a certificate of completion, as well as free marketing and training materials. Sign up for an upcoming session at its headquarters in... Read more»
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Double blind: Difficult, but worth it

April 11, 2018 By
Last week, I talked about the scientific basis for using randomized, double blind testing of canines used in termite, bed bug and other inspections. Today, I’d like to address a big concern I’ve heard raised against taking a randomized, double... Read more»
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VPMA takes a LEAP

April 10, 2018 By
The Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) has released the application for its inaugural Leadership Enrichment Action Program (LEAP). This new and innovative learning opportunity will provide participants with a fresh take on leadership skills that can be put to immediate... Read more»
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2 ways to train your customer service reps

March 29, 2018 By
There are so many industry training opportunities, it only makes sense to get your entire team involved. Read more»
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Bug Off Bed Bugs & Baseball

Bug Off: Bed Bugs and Baseball

March 29, 2018 By
Bug Off will host “Bed Bugs and Baseball” on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. This recertification workshop will be presented by MGK’s Brian Cooney in Citi Field’s state-of-the-art auditorium. After the seminar,... Read more»
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