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Beware of counterfeit pesticides Posted on 02 Jan 2020 in the Callback Cures & Technical categories.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce sales have increased from 4 percent to  10 percent of all retail sales over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, along with the increase,... Read more»

Why pest IDs are so important Posted on 04 Dec 2019 in the Callback Cures & featured & Technical categories.

The common names of pests do matter, but they can be confusing. Dr. Jim Fredericks explains why it is so important to correctly identify pests. Read more»

Microclimate’s role in flea control Posted on 13 Nov 2019 in the Callback Cures & Technical categories.

The difference between what customers “want” in an outdoor flea treatment and what they “need” can be big. Outdoor flea treatments have a distinct place as part of an integrated... Read more»

’Tis the season for holiday pests Posted on 06 Nov 2019 in the featured & Mice & Stored Product Pests categories.

With so many Americans choosing storage facilities to stash holiday decor and extra belongings, these locations serve as an opportunity to spread pests from one home to another. Read more»

Technicians vs. ‘checknicians’ Posted on 02 Aug 2019 in the Callback Cures & Technical categories.

Checking insect light traps, pest monitors and rodent stations are all important parts of a pest management professional’s (PMP’s) integrated pest management program for commercial accounts. Recording evidence of activity... Read more»

Play the part of a pro this summer when it comes to stinging insects Posted on 19 Jun 2019 in the featured & Stinging Insects categories.

The summer months are synonymous with stinging insects. Often, the impetus to call a professional to help with stinging insects on a property is after someone gets stung. The sting... Read more»

For ants, focus more on nest, less on food Posted on 21 May 2019 in the Ants & Callback Cures & featured & Technical categories.

The most important step in nuisance ant control is not finding the food source. Instead, it’s crucial to locate and control the colony at its nesting site. Read more»

Exploring the termite/mulch connection Posted on 05 May 2019 in the Callback Cures & featured & Technical & Termites categories.

Should PMPs recommend mulch be eliminated from landscapes because it provides food, insulated soil and moisture for foraging termites? Read more»

Prepare to have a “tick talk” with clients Posted on 01 Apr 2019 in the Callback Cures & featured & Fleas & Ticks categories.

To avoid callbacks, be sure to educate your customers about what tick treatment entails — and what to expect as a result. Read more»

Rodent exclusion is worth the effort Posted on 25 Feb 2019 in the Callback Cures & featured & Mice & Rodents & Technical categories.

So, is it really possible to physically exclude mice by sealing up gaps and filling in holes? Read more»