Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs: Proactive programs prevent poor performance

October 30, 2019 By
Reactive bed bug programs in multi-family accounts cost more. Never underestimate your influence on client expectations. Do your clients think bed bugs can be eliminated? Do they think they can be managed? Bed bug programs for multi-family housing are either... Read more»
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When it isn’t bed bugs: Solving mysterious bites

October 24, 2019 By
Nathan Hall, BCE, quality and training specialist at Wil-Kil Pest Control, shares his experiences with responding to customer calls for mysterious bites. Read more»
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3 skills for better bed bug treatments

July 21, 2019 By
A skilled technician gets better results in less time. Time spent practicing skills involving furniture and carpet manipulation can improve performance. Preparing a new bed bug technician requires both education and training. Education is what you need to know, but... Read more»
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Test your knowledge of bed bugs

July 18, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about bed bugs. Read more»
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Watching the pest lineups change over time

June 17, 2019 By
The PMP team is in a reflective mood this issue, with “A Look Back” examining exactly when ants overtook termites as the top pest in modern memory for the pest control industry. Spoiler alert: We pinpoint it to 1998, for... Read more»
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Bed bugs: Weapons to slay these vampire pests

June 10, 2019 By
Pest management professionals now have many more treatment options than they did when the bed bug resurgence took hold more than a decade ago. Read more»

Industry suppliers share bed bug product insights

June 9, 2019 By
We spoke with industry suppliers to take the pulse of what is available — and soon to be available — for bed bug management. Read more»
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Wil-Kil shares benefits of bed bug detection dogs

May 8, 2019 By
Wil-Kil Pest Control experts have been partnering with certified scent detection canines for over 10 years to detect countless bed bug infestations. Read more»
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2 strategies for bed bug protection

May 4, 2019 By
Tip: When your customers (and friends, families and employees) are preparing for a trip, tell them to place all of their luggage in the hotel bathroom — either on the tile or even in the tub. Bed bugs do not... Read more»
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Locate bed bug’s harborage for effective control

May 3, 2019 By
If you can, make sure customers aren’t taking bed bugs out with them when they leave before a treatment and bringing them back in afterward. This is especially important before a heat treatment only, with no residual insecticide used. We... Read more»
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