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Nicky Gallagher is technical services manager for Syngenta Professional Pest Management in North America.

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Overcoming foundation inspections hindered by mulch Posted on 09 Aug 2018 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Dr. Nicky Gallagher with Syngenta Professional Pest Management reveals how to prevent mulch from hindering termite inspections. Read more»

Use moisture meters for termite inspections Posted on 31 May 2017 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

During home inspections, it is commonly accepted to interpret a moisture level of 20 percent or higher as an indicator of potential subterranean termite activity. Moisture meters are excellent tools... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Understand termite species behavioral differences Posted on 11 May 2016 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Termite species can differ greatly in their foraging behavior, and understanding these behavioral differences is critical for controlling them. The Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, and the dark Southeastern termite,... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Monitor cockroach population changes Posted on 23 Mar 2016 in the Cockroaches & German Cockroaches & Smokey Brown Cockroaches & Technical & Tips and Tricks categories.

Predicting cockroach population changes and movement can be critical during winter and early spring. Cockroaches are typically suppressed during colder months, so take advantage of this by continuing to monitor... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: How to Combat Fleas, Flies and Ticks Posted on 03 Mar 2016 in the 1215 & Fleas & Ticks & Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

Sanitation is the best way to reduce filthy fly numbers, but getting customer cooperation to help reduce breeding sites can be a challenge. Full Dumpsters can provide all the necessary resources for some flies to develop. Read more»

Tips & Tricks: 5 Tools for PMPs to Detect Termites Posted on 10 Nov 2015 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

There are many tools pest management professionals (PMPs) can use to detect termites: Moisture meters — A moisture level of 20 percent or more is a strong indicator of termites.... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: 3 Ways to Prepare for Mosquito Season Posted on 09 Apr 2015 in the Mosquitoes & Tips and Tricks categories.

If you offer residential mosquito treatments, three tips to prepare for a successful season include: 1. Manage customer expectations. Determine whether you can meet your customers’ expectations, and avoid any... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Ant Infestation Control Requires Patience Posted on 09 Dec 2014 in the 1014 & Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Homeowners want ant infestations to be controlled immediately. However, products such as baits and nonrepellents can take a week or longer to control ants, depending on species and colony size.... Read more»

Tips and Tricks: 5 Tools to Help Ensure a Thorough Termite Inspection Posted on 20 Aug 2014 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Here are five tools to help ensure a thorough termite inspection: Handheld methane detectors can sense the methane gas termites produce. Insert a probe into the inspection area, and an... Read more»