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Dr. Dina Richman

Tips & Tricks: Cockroach Control Checklist

February 25, 2016 By
To control cockroaches, consult “Dina’s Cockroach Control Checklist”: ___Place sticky traps around suspected areas of infestation. A thorough inspection, including trapping, will inform the best methods of control. ___Indoors, spray a residual liquid insecticide where cockroaches have been identified. A... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Tips & Tricks: IPM Approach to Cockroaches

February 19, 2016 By
An integrated pest management (IPM) approach is the most effective method to control cockroaches. Chemical use should not be assumed as a successful standalone method, particularly in severe infestations. Sanitation and exclusion can be just as important. Most pest cockroach... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Gel Bait and German Cockroaches

January 21, 2016 By
There is little doubt that gel baits are a primary tool to control German cockroaches. However, there are some situations where it might not make sense to simply apply more gel. If gel deposits placed on the last service call... Read more»
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Giving Back: Outreach Builds Bridges

November 13, 2015 By
As our regularly occurring department “Giving Back” underscores time and again, when a pest management company does something good in the community, it receives much more in return — brand awareness, increased employee morale and strengthened local ties. Here are... Read more»
The White House’s National Strategy on Pollinator Health is the biggest news to emerge on the subject in recent years.

Manufacturers Have Their Say

November 12, 2015 By
Six neonicotinoid manufacturer representatives explain how their companies are addressing the pollinator issue, and their thoughts on what lies ahead. In PMP’s August cover story, we addressed how neonicotinoids are facing increased scrutiny as a result of being linked to... Read more»
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It’s All About Accountability

November 10, 2015 By
It’s lonely at the top. Every day I have to make decisions that affect my company, customers and employees. I have no one to tell me whether these decisions are right or wrong. My gut is my guide. This is... Read more»
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10 Reasons to Turn to Sticky Traps

November 9, 2015 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) who practice integrated pest management know that visual inspection plays a key role in this approach. Not only will a sticky trap indicate whether a pest infestation is present, it will also demonstrate effectiveness when used... Read more»
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Ant Management: PMPs Share Their Dont’s

November 6, 2015 By
Gaining control can often pose a challenge; these don’ts from other pest management professionals might help. Don’t hesitate to get your customer involved. Sometimes the only ant species my customers are interested in is the dead species. Customer education, talking... Read more»
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Click-through rates on social media ads are just 0.01 percent, and four out of five users (80 percent) have never bought a product because of a Facebook ad.

Marketing Matters Q&A

November 5, 2015 By
Q: I’m considering purchasing banner ads on social media sites. What are your thoughts? At least for now, social media website visitors aren’t paying much attention. Data show these ads have little direct impact on sales. Multiple studies confirm that... Read more»

The Art of Business Blogging

November 5, 2015 By
Blogging for your business needn’t be an overwhelming undertaking. The first time I heard the term blog was in the mid- to late 1990s. It was defined by an online magazine as “basically a diary, but online.” The term is... Read more»
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