Current Issue

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Talking Technology with NPMA

January 4, 2016 By
It doesn’t seem like all that many years ago I went to Pest Management Professional (PMP) Editor-at-Large Jerry Mix, who at the time was publisher and editor-in-chief, and told him we simply had to get an email address for the... Read more»
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The true cost of a bed bug infestation

People who have been exposed to bed bugs pay a high price in more ways than one. Experts reassure us bed bugs don’t spread disease, and imply they don’t harm people. However, does society really know what the negative health... Read more»
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Christian Hardigree, Kennesaw State University, shared the legal implications of bed bugs in a humorous, yet informative presentation.

Bed Bug Management: Challenges & Opportunities

December 30, 2015 By
Bed bugs, lawsuits and litigation: The latest in bed bug legal activity Earlier this year in Denver, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) held the 2015 Global Bed Bug Summit. Sponsored by Bed Bug Central, the summit is designed to... Read more»
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Peace on Earth, Good Will to All

December 29, 2015 By
KURT: While we on the service side like to point the finger at the sales and marketing side, we know it’s a necessity for growth and sustaining our jobs. In addition, sales are a key part of any good organization... Read more»
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Setting the Tone

December 24, 2015 By
Consider how remediation work can be life-changing. Since my start in the industry as a licensed applicator and technician in 1976, I’ve performed a lot of pest management work. But one job in particular stands out: A large apartment complex... Read more»
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Hunting House Mice in Office Buildings

December 23, 2015 By
You should already know these facts about the house mouse (Mus musculus), but they’re worth reviewing. Mice: ⦁ are so small, they can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime; ⦁ tend to be nocturnal; ⦁ often hide... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Ants

December 22, 2015 By
Everyone understands that correctly identifying a pest is the first step toward gaining control. But while morphological features such as the number of node segments, worker morphs, or antennal segments are key to ant ID, focusing on the big-picture categories... Read more»

Bed Bugs & Society – part 3 of 3

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our December issue has a special section devoted to bed bugs. Drs. Timothy Gibb, Ameya Gondhalekar and Tyler Gibb were kind enough to make a special contribution to our blog as a tie-in with that issue. Below find part... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Beetles, Cockroaches and Rats

December 21, 2015 By
Q: A homeowner just purchased new wall-to-wall carpeting, but she’s finding black carpet beetles (Attagenus unicolor) in the carpet, on the stairs and other places in the newly carpeted rooms. The carpeting is nylon, just like the old carpeting, but... Read more»
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Safely Surfing Your Wi-Fi Wave

December 18, 2015 By
Most homes with Internet access also have Wi-Fi routers that send movies, TV shows, music and other data to every corner of our living space — and sometimes beyond its walls. After all, it’s data sent through the air, and... Read more»
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