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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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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 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»

Cockroach Combat Manual II Excerpt 1: Knowledge is Power Posted on 01 Jun 2013 in the American Cockroaches & German Cockroaches & Oriental Cockroaches categories.

This primer on cockroach biology and behavior arms pest management professionals (PMPs) to combat this perpetual public health pest. “Cockroach Combat Manual II” Excerpt By Dr. Austin M. Frishman &... Read more»

How Hot is Hot Enough? Posted on 01 Aug 2012 in the Bed Bugs categories.

As the use of heat treatments to remediate bed bugs is becoming increasingly popular, one wonders how hot is hot enough, and what are the limitations regarding heat? Recently, my... Read more»

Dos & Don’ts: Wildlife Posted on 01 Aug 2012 in the Dos & Don'ts & Wildlife categories.

There you are, soundly sleeping at 4:30 a.m. in the comfort of your bed, nestled in nicely beneath the down-filled comforter and 1,200-thread-count sheets when somehow, an otherwise foreign soundtrack... Read more»

Rodent Control in High-Security Facilities Posted on 12 Jun 2012 in the Rodents categories.

Editor’s note: This is part three of a six-part rodent management series. Several months ago, I received a call regarding an ongoing rodent problem at a military facility. There had... Read more»