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Technical Services Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

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Rotate cockroach bait for optimal effectiveness Posted on 24 Apr 2019 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Baiting for German cockroaches is common within most integrated pest management plans, but it must be thoroughly understood before it can be implemented. For the best long-term results, rotate multiple... Read more»

4 tips for using residual insecticides for bed bugs Posted on 12 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Residual insecticides can be a critical component in an integrated pest management (IPM) bed bug program. Here are four tips to maximize their use: Conduct thorough inspections. Identify all current... Read more»

4 main groups of stored product pests to know Posted on 20 Sep 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Create an effective integrated pest management plan for stored product pests by understanding the four main groups. Read more»

Inspection, identification critical for successful rodent control Posted on 30 Aug 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Before treating, it is imperative to distinguish among the three common commensal rodents: the house mouse (Mus musculus), roof rat (Rattus rattus) and Norway rat (R. norvegicus). First, inspection is... Read more»

Mosquitoes: IPM practices reduce client confusion Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in the Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Properly educating customers, along with a thorough inspection and treatment plan, will help lead to maximum mosquito control. Read more»

Cockroach control: How to educate clients Posted on 29 Mar 2017 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Sustaining long-term cockroach control for your accounts means being thorough from the start. Along with an inspection and treatment, educating clients and implementing integrated pest management (IPM) practices can lead... Read more»

Ask these 4 questions when controlling ants Posted on 23 Nov 2016 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

In ant control, one size does not fit all. Proper identification of the species can help determine the best method of control. Consider these questions: If using bait, which formulation... Read more»