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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»

Prevent bed bugs from spreading with shoes Posted on 25 Jan 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Callback Cures & featured & Technical categories.

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) continue to rank as one of the most important pests for the industry. Despite the regularity with which we encounter and work with bed bugs, it’s... Read more»

Are you among the ‘Walking Dead’ at cockroach accounts? Posted on 02 Jan 2019 in the Callback Cures & Cockroaches & featured & Technical categories.

The American public has had a fascination with zombies for decades, with the TV show “The Walking Dead” serving as just a recent example of this phenomenon. But while the... Read more»

Achieve your winter training goals Posted on 12 Dec 2018 in the Callback Cures & featured & Technical categories.

Winter months mean cool weather and fewer pests — the perfect time to expand your knowledge of pest control. Don’t neglect to incorporate training and education into the wintertime to-do... Read more»

Explain GPC to clients Posted on 06 Dec 2018 in the Callback Cures & Technical categories.

Pest management professionals (PMPs) sometimes refer to general pest control (GPC) as a way to lump all of the “other pests” that are not wood-destroying insects (WDI) or bed bugs... Read more»