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Proper termite identification is imperative Posted on 26 Jul 2017 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Termites have been swarming in some areas of the country since early spring. Depending on where you live and what species you have present in your area, these swarms may... Read more»

WEB EXCLUSIVE: It’s Termite Time! Posted on 03 May 2017 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Using simple termite identification tools will prove helpful and make your job much easier. Make sure you have a good magnifying hand lens (or microscope), a light source and an... Read more»

Cockroach exclusion, sanitation and treatment options Posted on 22 Mar 2017 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Not all cockroach problems are the same, but here are a few tips and tricks covering exclusion and sanitation options to help manage cockroaches and communication with your customers: Caulk... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: How to make a correct ant identification Posted on 09 Nov 2016 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

The simplest ant identification tips are also often the most helpful. Size, color and trailing behavior are three traits that help make a correct identification. Comparing ants based on size... Read more»

CSI hosts education/research summit Posted on 23 Mar 2016 in the featured & News categories.

On March 22, Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) held an education and research summit on termites and mosquitoes at the Sunrise, Fla., Doubletree Hotel for a crowd of more than 80... Read more»

Build It, and Termites Will Come Posted on 01 Oct 2015 in the 0915 & Technical & Termites categories.

Growing up in a construction family in the Northeast — oftentimes, jobsites were my playgrounds — has given me a different perspective when tackling termite work. Regardless of what state... Read more»

Web Exclusive: Training Doesn’t Need to be Perfect to be Effective Posted on 31 Jul 2015 in the featured & Technical & Web Exclusives categories.

In the pest management field, one of the keys to success is consistent training. Regardless of size, all companies need solid “new hire” and effective “continuing training” programs to ensure... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Cockroach Treatment Options Posted on 23 Dec 2014 in the 1214 & Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

Here are tips covering cockroach exclusion and sanitation, as well as treatment options to help manage and communicate with customers: Sanitation/exclusion Caulk penetrations in walls (especially exterior) and around other... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Effective Ant Control Requires Careful Analysis Posted on 20 Nov 2014 in the 1014 & Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

The past few years have presented pest professionals with a number of hurdles managing ant populations around their customers’ structures. From wacky weather conditions and exotic species to new label... Read more»

Control Solutions Inc.: Ants Posted on 13 Oct 2013 in the 1013 & Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ant identification can begin several ways — with a call from a prospective or current customer, with a sample brought in by a technician or from a certain level of... Read more»