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Tips to make cockroach treatments more effective Posted on 21 Apr 2019 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

One pest that has been a constant battle for the PMP for decades isn’t going away anytime soon: the cockroach. We must always think outside the box about them —... Read more»

4 tips to help lead customers through bed bug control Posted on 04 Apr 2019 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Preventing bed bugs requires continual vigilance and good communication skills. Controlling bed bugs, to prevent migration to adjacent rooms, requires skill in the selection and usage of proper insecticides and/or... Read more»

Educate customers for successful ant management Posted on 31 Mar 2019 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Help your customers understand how ants get into their home to help the success of your ant control program. Read more»

Educate customers on threat of birds Posted on 27 Feb 2019 in the Birds & Tips and Tricks categories.

Successful nuisance bird control involves addressing the issue quickly; however, many customers seem to delay because they don’t see birds as a threat. Read more»

Use IPM to recommend solutions Posted on 28 Jan 2019 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Flying insect control can be challenging because of the wide variety of pests, but a technician should always be prepared to recommend a solution. To do this, the technician should... Read more»

IPM for stinging insects Posted on 11 Dec 2018 in the Bees & Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

An important part of any integrated pest management (IPM) program is prevention. When it comes to stinging insect IPM for bees, ground bees and yellowjackets, a pre-emptive inspection for voids... Read more»

Tips for responding to calls about spiders Posted on 06 Nov 2018 in the Spiders & Tips and Tricks categories.

Here are some things you can do when dealing with customer calls about spiders and potential spider bites. Read more»

Consider all SPP sources before treating Posted on 18 Sep 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Consider all options of a stored product pest cause before jumping the gun and doing a treatment. Read more»

Invest in good technology for rodent control Posted on 25 Aug 2018 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Read these few ways to win bids, improve service and help maintain a pest-free environment. Read more»

Using heat detectors in rodent control Posted on 12 Mar 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

There are several factors to consider when formulating an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to a rodent account, including: • Airflow/Air movement • Trees and foliage • Predators • Cultural... Read more»