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BELLO is president of PJB Pest Consulting & Education based in Alpharetta, Ga. He has more than 40 years of industry experience. Learn more at

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Bed bug advice for your home healthcare clients Posted on 07 Aug 2020 in the Bed Bugs & COVID-19 & Pest Talk categories.

Beyond the sanitation precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, home healthcare professionals should also consider the following for bed bugs. Read more»

Enhance your industry vocabulary Posted on 06 Jul 2020 in the Pest Talk categories.

Here's a few industry terms that may be added to any pest management professional's internal glossary, with examples of their use. Read more»

What keeps us going in pest control Posted on 23 Feb 2020 in the Business categories.

Paul Bello, ACE, BCE, shares hie journey in the pest control industry and what inspires him to keep going. Read more»

‘New’ cockroach species is old hat Posted on 26 Aug 2019 in the Cockroaches & featured categories.

Those who work with insects and otherwise admire Mother Nature might look at the photo at right and think this is a nice-looking, colorful cockroach. They also may wonder, “Wow,... Read more»

Beware of unethical house flippers Posted on 28 Feb 2019 in the featured & Termites categories.

Unethical house flippers are an increasing threat to termite/WDO inspectors. Read more»

10 tips to cram for that exam Posted on 03 Aug 2018 in the Business & featured categories.

Finding time to study for certification exams can be challenging. Here's how to get the passing score you need. Read more»

Setting the Tone Posted on 24 Dec 2015 in the featured categories.

Consider how remediation work can be life-changing. Since my start in the industry as a licensed applicator and technician in 1976, I’ve performed a lot of pest management work. But... Read more»

Bed Bug Combat Manual: Bed Bug Preparation and Too Much Stuff Posted on 17 Oct 2014 in the Bed Bugs categories.

One of the most significant impediments to successful bed bug work in apartments is stuff. At times, people simply have more stuff than can be stored orderly in their residence.... Read more»

13 Counterpunches to KO the American Cockroach Posted on 15 May 2014 in the American Cockroaches & Cockroaches categories.

Sanitation. Clean up. Reduce resources available to the American cockroach. Pest-Proofing. Seal cracks, crevices and other openings this species can use for entry points and harborage. Granular baits. Lure American... Read more»

Coackroach Championship – German Cockroach: (aka Max Schmeling) Posted on 15 May 2014 in the Cockroaches & German Cockroaches categories.

These speedy buggers are evasive, and can outnumber any opponent overnight. In the 1970s, pest management professionals (PMPs) were 10 times more likely to battle nasty German cockroach infestations than... Read more»