In the August issue, you’ll find back-to-back columns devoted to digital photography. The Scherzinger brothers debate the merits and drawbacks of having technicians take photos at every account (spoiler alert: The benefits far outweigh the risks). And Rentokil’s Gene White wordsmiths his second Mobile PMP column on the subject of the relative joys of digital identification.
Gene’s first installment, which appears in our July issue, offered several best practices for technicians using smartphone or digital cameras to document inspections and treatments. This month, he looks at how receiving images from a client to identify a pest specimen can run the gamut from very helpful to incredibly frustrating. In our September issue, Gene plans to finalize his Mobile PMP trilogy by exploring how technology can help you enhance digital images.
When we think about using smartphones in pest management, a camera app might not be the first to spring to mind. But it can be extremely helpful as you do your daily work, for both sending and receiving images to help confirm pest identification, and to document pest management problems and solutions.
You can reach Editor Heather Gooch at email@example.com or 330-321-9754.