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Becoming a great technician: ‘Think like a cockroach to beat it’ Posted on 18 Dec 2017 in the featured categories.

"If managing cockroaches were that easy, we would not be called professionals." Read more»

12 tips for following the ant trail Posted on 26 Oct 2017 in the Ants & featured & Technical categories.

Ant management relies heavily on finding the ant trails. Read more»

How do termites invade structures? Posted on 17 Aug 2017 in the featured & Technical & Termites categories.

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... Read more»

Teach customers about mosquitoes Posted on 19 Jun 2017 in the featured & Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects categories.

Professional pest management services expand based on the need and desire of the public. In recent years, the need for mosquito management has grown because of new emerging diseases transmitted... Read more»

10 recent bed bug developments Posted on 10 May 2017 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Technical categories.

The idea that bed bugs were a flash in the pan and will die out is not proving to be correct. They are here to stay, and are well dispersed... Read more»

House mouse: The mightiest of mammals? Posted on 21 Feb 2017 in the featured & Rodents & Technical categories.

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is the model rodent for the cartoon icon Mighty Mouse, and its abilities are practically in the superhero range. To customers, though, it might look... Read more»

How rodent control has evolved Posted on 03 Jan 2017 in the featured & Rodents & Technical categories.

Since I started as a pest management technician, about 56 years ago, there have been many changes in rodent management. We were not called pest management specialists back then. We... Read more»

Stored product pests: Tips for locating source of infestation Posted on 01 Dec 2016 in the Beetles & featured & House Cricket & Moths & Rice Weevil & Silverfish & Stored Product Pests categories.

Locating the source of an infestation may be more challenging than expected. To think out of the box, you must start with a bigger picture of the subject. When you’re... Read more»

European starling: Combatting largest pest bird species in US Posted on 12 Sep 2016 in the Birds & featured & Invasive/Occasional Species & Technical categories.

In his play Henry IV, Part I, William Shakespeare glorified starlings for their ability to be taught the name of a person and repeat it over and over to the... Read more»

Top 4 cockroach management strategies Posted on 22 Aug 2016 in the American Cockroaches & Cockroaches & featured & German Cockroaches & Technical categories.

An effective cockroach management strategy requires more than one approach. I have three favorite cockroach-related expressions: 1. Cockroaches come from cockroaches. Clutter, lack of customer cooperation and poor sanitation make... Read more»