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

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Control mosquitoes to help ensure public health Posted on 19 May 2019 in the featured & Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects categories.

PMPs must assist the public by helping provide sustainable mosquito control as well as education. Read more»

Instruct customers to use mosquito repellent separate from sunscreen Posted on 09 May 2019 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Summer months and outdoor activities demand sunscreen and a mosquito repellent, and although a combination product sounds like a great idea, in this case there are risks. Read more»

Don’t get discouraged facing scorpions Posted on 25 Apr 2019 in the Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Scorpions get no love! Because they are only considered pests in certain geographic areas, many pest management professionals (PMPs) never encounter them, even in long, storied careers. However, the PMPs... Read more»

Specify cleaning instructions for better cockroach management Posted on 15 Apr 2019 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Be specific with clients when addressing what needs attention and give cleaning instructions for better cockroach management. Read more»

Tips to evaluate products for bed bug infestations Posted on 02 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

It seems every day a new product, method or tool is being introduced for bed bug infestations. How does a pest management professional (PMP) separate the “good” products from the... Read more»

Try something new for better ant control Posted on 20 Mar 2019 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

My best advice for problematic ant infestations is to try something different. Read more»

Guide your customers with professionalism Posted on 27 Jan 2019 in the Termites categories.

Termites are scary to property owners. They are “invisible.” They are silent and misunderstood. Many owners imagine their home is about to fall down around them when they find out... Read more»

Thorough inspections for small flies Posted on 14 Jan 2019 in the Flies & Small Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

As with so many other pests, identification is of paramount importance in small fly management. A newer small fly is becoming a big problem in many commercial accounts – the... Read more»

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»

Flying insect identification is key Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

As with so many other pests, identification is of paramount importance in flying insect management. During the fall, pest management professionals (PMPs) frequently get general “something flying” calls, and must... Read more»