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Time to Sell? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Every pest management company owner should answer these questions to determine whether it’s time to sell their business. When trying to decide if it’s time to sell your pest management business, soul searching blended with logic and awareness of financial... Read more»
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After Hours: Tim Booth

December 15, 2013 By
When he’s not protecting customers from pests, Tim Booth is ready to rush into burning homes saving people from fires. Pest management professionals (PMPs) protect public health and customers’ homes from pests. But Terminix pest technician Tim Booth, who doubles... Read more»
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Philadelphia Firms, Bayer Deliver Pest Management Services Needy Families

December 15, 2013 By
The Maxforce on a Mission program is a campaign in which Bayer and pest management professionals (PMPs) are teaming up with charitable organizations to help rid underserved communities of allergen- and disease-carrying pests. The first community service project took place... Read more»
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believe it or not: Bed Bugs

December 10, 2013 By
Despite several years in the pest world’s limelight, there are still myriad public misconceptions about the bed bug. Five of the most prevalent myths according to Scientific American are: Bed bugs can fly. They lack wings. End of story. Bed... Read more»
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did you know? Ants

December 10, 2013 By
The legs of ants are extremely strong, allowing them to move quickly. If a man could run as fast as an ant, relevant to his size, he’d be able to run as fast as a racehorse. An ant has 250,000... Read more»
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believe it or not: Stinging Insects

December 10, 2013 By
The world’s biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in northwestern China where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung. More than 1,600 others have been injured from stings since the outbreak began in July. The Asian giant hornet (Vespa... Read more»
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did you know? Spiders

December 10, 2013 By
The world’s largest known spider (it holds the Guinness World Record) is a male goliath bird-eating spider (Theraphosa blondi) collected by members of the Pablo San Martin Expedition at Rio Cavro, Venezuela in April 1965. It had a record leg-span... Read more»
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Rats Stink!

December 10, 2013 By
Right under our noses is a stinky and challenging situation that can provide opportunities for pest management professionals (PMPs) — rat populations in sewers. Urban sewers and storm drain systems are a perfect infrastructural environment for rats because they perpetuate... Read more»
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Nisus Corp.: Cockroaches

December 10, 2013 By
Remember German cockroaches will spend most of their time in cracks and crevices, and emerge at night for food. As a result, sound control practices should include sealing those harborage areas with a caulk or sealant to exclude the cockroaches,... Read more»
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Help Technicians Sell

December 10, 2013 By
Make sure your employees understand the importance of the service your company provides. They must feel comfortable and good about the items you sell, or else the initial motivation is lost. Ideas to ensure you’re keeping that comfort level high... Read more»
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