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Making treatments near a community garden Posted on 04 Jan 2019 in the featured & Sheperspective & Technical categories.

Q: I’m considering bidding on a hotel that has a community garden right next door. What should I be concerned about? —APPREHENSIVE IN OMAHA A: There may be fewer concerns than you... Read more»

5 steps to avoid a German cockroach crisis Posted on 06 Dec 2018 in the Cockroaches & featured & German Cockroaches & Sheperspective & Technical categories.

When cockroaches show up, your response is crucial. Take these five steps to avoid a crisis. Read more»

Don’t let the bat bugs bite Posted on 08 Nov 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Technical categories.

Differences between bat bugs and bed bugs are subtle, and it takes a microscope and a little training to tell them apart. Read more»

Ask the Expert: Should we refund for sightings? Posted on 02 Nov 2018 in the Bed Bugs & Cockroaches & featured categories.

Q: A potential hotel customer wants to know whether my company will provide compensation when guests report a bed bug or cockroach sighting in their rooms. They say other pest control companies... Read more»

German cockroaches: If you don’t kill them, they won’t go away Posted on 17 Sep 2018 in the Cockroaches & featured & German Cockroaches categories.

The only way to eliminate German cockroaches is to kill them. Read more»

Check the bugs for bugs Posted on 30 Aug 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Sheperspective categories.

⦁ Freshly hatched bed bugs can hide inside cast skins. ⦁ Vacuuming all evidence, as well as live bugs, is worth the effort. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) can’t fly, but... Read more»

Ask the Expert: Phorid flies Posted on 31 Jul 2018 in the featured & Flies categories.

Read these expert recommendations for a complicated phorid fly problem in a mausoleum. Read more»

Fundamentals of cockroach control is key to success Posted on 29 Jun 2018 in the Cockroaches & Technical categories.

Instead of waiting for a product that “works better,” sharpen the skills that make all products work better. Read more»

Tips for explaining bed bugs to tenants Posted on 18 Apr 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Technical categories.

Speaking to tenants can be challenging. Read more»

Q&A: Small dung flies Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in the featured & Flies categories.

Many species of this fly are readily caught in insect light traps (ILTs). Read more»