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

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Provide long-term tick control Posted on 12 Aug 2020 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Ticks transmit vector-borne diseases and applying a microencapsulated pyrethroid with a mist blower can provide long-term tick control. Read more»

Reduce mosquito callbacks Posted on 27 May 2020 in the Mosquitoes & Tips and Tricks categories.

There are many variables that affect the success of a residential mosquito control program, including temperatures and rainfall amount. Read more»

Effectively control cockroaches with IPM Posted on 12 Mar 2020 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

An IPM approach is necessary to effectively control cockroaches, which can induce asthma attacks and potentially transport pathogens. Read more»

Beware: Termiticide treatment zone disruptions Posted on 26 Sep 2019 in the Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Flooding and other effects from significant storms can disrupt termiticide treatment zones. If the termiticide layer is disturbed, the treatment zone may not be effective and the termiticide may need... Read more»

Reduce mosquito callbacks with barrier applications Posted on 21 May 2019 in the Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects & Tips and Tricks categories.

Made with the right equipment, barrier applications can significantly reduce mosquito numbers, bites and callbacks. For best results, follow these tips. Read more»

Take safety measures when removing stinging insects Posted on 25 Jan 2019 in the Tips and Tricks categories.

Removing bees and other flying and stinging insects is an important service that requires implementing safety measures, including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). A bee suit that covers exposed skin... Read more»

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»