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Center ant management on colony management Posted on 19 Jan 2021 in the Ants & Current Issue & From the Magazine & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ant management should be centered on colony management. The workers you controlled yesterday will be replaced tomorrow if you limit your control efforts. Read more»

Set customer expectations with SPP treatment Posted on 11 Nov 2020 in the From the Magazine & Tips and Tricks categories.

It’s important to instruct the customer that complete eradication of an stored product pest infestation may take as long as six months. Read more»

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»