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Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

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Identifying spiders to calm fears Posted on 06 Dec 2018 in the Brown Recluse Spiders & Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Nearly every call/email/text we get about spiders contains the same question: Is it venomous/dangerous? This question is not easy to answer. With more than 45,000 species of spiders worldwide, identification... Read more»

Dangers of managing stinging insects Posted on 30 Oct 2018 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Stinging insects are terrifying. There, I said it. Unfortunately, part of being a pest management professional (PMP) is managing stinging arthropods such as wasps, bees — and even centipedes, scorpions... Read more»

Stored product pest identification is key Posted on 11 Sep 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

While you are busy locating the source of a stored product pest infestation, be sure to educate and inform your customers about the pest. Read more»

Know local laws, regulations for wildlife control Posted on 21 Aug 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Some states require professionals to carry a trapper’s license in addition to their pest control license. Read more»

Properly identifying springtails Posted on 10 Aug 2018 in the Invasive/Occasional Species & Tips and Tricks categories.

In their natural habitat, springtails typically feed on fungi, plant material or algae. Read more»

Have confidence when identifying cause of wood damage Posted on 01 Aug 2018 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Identification is key in making a management plan — and the first step in determining whether a management plan is necessary. Read more»

Web Exclusive: How to safely and properly remove a tick Posted on 14 Mar 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

There are many old wives tales and folklore surrounding the correct way to remove a tick that has embedded itself into your (or another animal’s) skin. Living in the south,... Read more»

How to price a bed bug job Posted on 07 Mar 2018 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Be sure you are charging enough for the work you are performing, especially for bed bug work. Your professional training, knowledge, skills and experience should demand top dollar. Here are... Read more»

Ant management: Choose control method based on species Posted on 29 Nov 2017 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

"... don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never tried before." Read more»