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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 1215 & 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»

Proper Identification of Bed Bugs Posted on 20 Feb 2014 in the Bed Bugs & Technical categories.

excerpt: The Bed Bug Combat Manual As with any pest related problem, it’s critical to properly identify the pest in question so that the proper control techniques can be selected... Read more»

Termite Horror Stories Posted on 20 Feb 2014 in the Technical & Termites categories.

True tales of intimidating infestations and devastating structural damage In most areas of the country, termite swarming is nowhere near the levels seen in the 1980s, 1990s, and even early... Read more»

‘Is vacuuming in there?’ Posted on 20 Jan 2014 in the Cockroaches & Technical categories.

excerpt: The Cockroach Combat Manual II At PestWorld 2013 in Phoenix last fall, Dr. Austin Frishman and I met and signed copies of the Cockroach Combat Manual II (CCM II)... Read more»

Cockroach Technology & Technique Tips Posted on 10 Aug 2013 in the Cockroaches & Technical & Uncategorized categories.

Looking back at our years of industry experience have afforded those who grew up in the industry since the 1970s a perspective of change. Chlorinated hydrocarbon-, carbamate- and organophosphate-based insecticide... Read more»