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Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

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Tips to inspect, treat commercial kitchens for cockroaches Posted on 23 Apr 2019 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Cockroach control is a tough job that requires an even tougher solution. The high moisture levels, food, grease and harborage sites present in commercial kitchens make them a particularly attractive... Read more»

Using DDVP for bed bug elimination Posted on 11 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate from homes and commercial buildings, thanks to their ability to hide and thrive in cracks and crevices. When infestation signs become apparent, products... Read more»

Choose, apply insecticides correctly for ant control Posted on 30 Mar 2019 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Traditional insecticides can still play an important role in ant management. First, locate ant trails, nests or mounds and areas where ants may be expected to forage. From there, it’s... Read more»

Control flying insects with a multi-method program Posted on 03 Mar 2019 in the Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

Effectively controlling flying insects like flies, gnats, mosquitoes and moths is best accomplished by developing a program that includes physical, cultural and chemical control methods. Many products are available to... Read more»

Strategize when spraying for spiders Posted on 15 Nov 2018 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Applications should be directed at typical locations that spiders inhabit. Read more»

Using aerosol sprays for controlling stinging insects Posted on 08 Nov 2018 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Appropriately labeled contact aerosol sprays can be very effective for controlling stinging insects in residential, commercial and institutional areas, including decks and patios, playgrounds, docks, outdoor refuse areas, attics and... Read more»

How to apply termiticides during construction Posted on 08 Aug 2018 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Dr. Charles Silcox with AMVAC explains why applying termiticide applications during all construction phases is so important. Read more»

Ant management: Traditional insecticides play important role Posted on 17 Jan 2018 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

The insecticide may be applied to the outside surfaces of labeled structures and into wall voids. Read more»