Experts recommend industry apps


July 12, 2017

As you can see on p. 14 of our July print issue, Dr. Jim Fredericks, Dr. Austin Frishman and Frank Meek each suggested a helpful smartphone app for pest management professionals. But Meek had a couple to add, and so did some of other expert contributors. We’re also interested in what apps you might find to be useful throughout the workday. Sound off below or email us at

Paul Hardy: Any apps that assist in-the-field personnel in teaching their customers what they really do and what they can do. For example, an Ant ID app would tell them which ant species it is and what to do to control it.

Frank Meek: I have a number of go-to apps. For example, I use the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee Mode of Action (IRAC MoA) app as a quick reference when designing or discussing product rotation rationale: Another one is the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Field Guide: All the material from the “little blue book” with the ease of carrying it around with you:

Mark Sheperdigian: The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Field Guide app puts all the pertinent information into the field with you instead of back at the office or under the seat of the truck:


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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