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James Rodriguez is the western territory manager of J.T. Eaton & Co.

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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 & Uncategorized 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»

Ant management: How to effectively dust wall voids Posted on 31 Jan 2018 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Dusting wall voids with repellents or non-repellents is effective, but not if the dust is misapplied. Read more»

Ants’ foraging behavior relates to weather Posted on 21 Dec 2017 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Pest management professionals use many skills to solve ant problems quickly and efficiently. Read more»

Insect bites: 4 tips to addressing customers who ask for diagnosis Posted on 09 Aug 2017 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Customers turn to pest management professionals with delusionary parasitosis, skin conditions, mosquito bites and worse — suspecting every one is a bed bug bite. Tips to help overcome this include:... Read more»

How to identify rodent entry points Posted on 15 Feb 2017 in the Rodents & Tips and Tricks categories.

Follow air movement and heat. That’s the best method for identifying rodent entry points. In my experience, this technique is easier than looking for rub marks, droppings and nesting locations,... Read more»