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Use prey management for effective spider control Posted on 14 Aug 2020 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

If spider activity is common, they must have access to a population of prey. Effective spider control starts with effective prey management. Read more»

Understand how construction gives termites access to structural wood Posted on 16 Jul 2020 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Be sure to include termite management sales staff when you cover the following essential training about termite access to structural wood. Read more»

Pests don’t care about COVID-19 Posted on 26 Mar 2020 in the COVID-19 & Pest Talk categories.

Joe Barile, BCE, with Bayer Environmental Science, shares some "observations from an entomologist in the hot zone" and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more»

Back to basics for bed bug services Posted on 18 Feb 2020 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Bed bugs can be maddening. These pests are small, mobile, cryptic hitchhikers, and their activity may remain undiscovered until the population grows to hundreds of insects. Pest management professionals should... Read more»

Determine termite species before treatment Posted on 03 Aug 2018 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Step one when treating termites is to determine the species, since treatments can be different. Read more»

Train technicians to recognize termite activity Posted on 12 Jul 2017 in the Drywood Termites & Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Regardless of whether termite services function as a separate division within a pest management business, all technicians should receive regular, basic training about termite biology, behavior and control. Technicians who... Read more»

How to train technicians for termite inspections Posted on 17 May 2017 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Regardless of whether termite services function as a separate division within a pest management business, all technicians should receive regular, basic training about termite biology, behavior and control. Technicians who... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Know core bed bug harborage Posted on 31 Aug 2016 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Bed bugs are parasites that feed only on blood. Research has demonstrated that “core” bed bug harborage will be located in, on or close to sites where people sleep or... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Infestations Posted on 12 Nov 2015 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests that pest management professionals are asked to eradicate. They are cryptic, finding harborage in sites difficult to locate and treat. These... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Powered Mist Blowers Provide Efficient Mosquito Control Posted on 03 Apr 2015 in the Mosquitoes & Tips and Tricks categories.

Pest professionals can increase their presence with customers (and revenue, too) by offering relief from the nuisance of mosquitoes. This add-on service typically consists of barrier treatments of appropriately labeled... Read more»