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Ron Schwalb

Tips & Tricks: Cockroach Control Program Depends on Species

January 16, 2015 By
All cockroach species act differently. They have different preferences regarding habits, harborage and food, so species identification is critical. Most roaches are nocturnal, spending most of their time in cracks, crevices and harborages. Some species infest kitchens, bedrooms, attics, basements... Read more»
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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Tips & Tricks: Glue-based Monitors Provide Critical Information

January 8, 2015 By
Thorough inspections, in conjunction with effective monitoring, are critical components of any integrated pest management (IPM) program, and there are no better pest monitoring devices than glueboards. Glue-based monitors have become a staple in the industry during the past few... Read more»
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Paul Curtis, BCE, Director, Technical Services, Terminix International

Tips & Tricks: The Importance of Bait Rotation for Cockroach Control

January 5, 2015 By
Along with integrated pest management (IPM) practices, bait application remains one of the most effective methods to control cockroaches. Bait rotation is one of the big subjects for cockroaches. Recent studies show certain cockroaches have developed aversion to some of... Read more»
James Rodriguez

Tips & Tricks: Long-term Control of Cockroaches in Multi-unit Housing

January 2, 2015 By
Achieving long-term control of cockroaches in multi-unit housing requires special treatment. Using low-impact dust formulations (diatomaceous earth, or DE, for example) is a preferred strategy because of the low risk. Dusting wall voids with DE is a long-term solution to... Read more»
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Doug Vangundy

Tips & Tricks: Advise Customers How to Help Keep Cockroaches Out

January 1, 2015 By
Cockroaches are one of the most common insect pests. In addition to transmitting bacteria throughout the building and triggering allergies in humans, they’ve been linked to asthma development in children. Tips to share with customers that can help keep cockroaches... Read more»

Difference Maker: Mike Katz, Rentokil North America

December 31, 2014 By
As a child, were you fascinated by or fearful of pests? I never had much interest in insect or vertebrate pests. When and why did you first become interested this business? I went to work for the Pest Control Operators... Read more»

Mobile Matters: Saying Farewell with a Look to the Future

December 31, 2014 By
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 17 years since I wrote my first column for then-Pest Control magazine. Throughout that time, I’ve seen innumerable technological changes to office and mobile equipment. It’s with sadness I’ve decided to step... Read more»
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Make Employees Your No. 1 Market

December 31, 2014 By
Marketing isn’t just for attracting and retaining customers. To create a powerful image and value proposition, you must convince your employees first. Internal marketing is just as important as external marketing. For marketing to succeed, employees must be happy. An... Read more»
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Bed Bugs: Perfect Parasite, Perfect Storm

December 31, 2014 By
Why is the bed bug the perfect parasite? Look at its profile: ■ While feeding, they inject an anti-itch compound so they feed while you sleep. ■ If you decide to sleep during the day, they’ll alter their feeding pattern... Read more»
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Brian Mount, BCE, Technical Service Manager, FMC Corp.

Tips & Tricks: How to Determine a Chemical Control for Cockroaches

December 31, 2014 By
Cockroaches need food, water and adequate harborage to thrive. Eliminate these, and you can prevent infestations. Even with thorough sanitation, cockroaches can infest. After a visual inspection and monitoring to determine the size of the infestation, determine a chemical control.... Read more»
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