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Play the part of a pro this summer when it comes to stinging insects

June 19, 2019 By
The summer months are synonymous with stinging insects. Often, the impetus to call a professional to help with stinging insects on a property is after someone gets stung. The sting might come as a surprise while weeding the garden and... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Outdoor rat-proofing tips

June 19, 2019 By
A pest management professional is servicing a house with a Norway rat problem, and compost bins that provide a constant food source. Read more»
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Never giving up leads to success

June 15, 2019 By
Many years ago, I listened to the late, great American motivational speaker Zig Ziglar tell his wonderful story of the old-fashioned pump out by the well. You may only be accustomed to getting your drinking or bathing water by turning... Read more»
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PMP Summit Sound Bites: Show appreciation, know your competition

June 14, 2019 By
At the 2019 Pest Management Professional (PMP) Growth Summit, PMP’s staff encouraged attendees to share the business and pest control tips that work for them. Check out this column each month for advice and tips overheard at the 2019 PMP... Read more»
Rat bar (PHOTO: THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON)

Grab a beer in San Fran with your favorite rat

June 13, 2019 By
A rat-themed pop-up bar opens in San Francisco this week, where guests can enjoy the company of rodents and maybe even adopt one. Read more»
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PMPs further education through PMU

June 13, 2019 By
Pest Management University based in Florida, helps pest management professionals further technical knowledge of pest control. Read more»
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Contract tips for navigating attorney fee provisions

June 12, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should review their contracts for all services at least every two years. Within this review process, it is important to consider regulatory, legislative and labeling changes; advertising and marketing programs; and insurance policy changes, among other... Read more»
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Sentricon termite tour gives to communities in 22 states

June 11, 2019 By
This year, the Sentricon System Deader Than Dead Tour traveled across the nation and served communities in 22 states in less than six weeks. Read more»
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Purdue study fine-tunes baiting for pavement ants

June 11, 2019 By and
Blanket baiting as an initial treatment for pavement ants may be followed by target baiting ... to provide favorable customer satisfaction. Read more»
An Africanized honey bee (left) and a European honey bee on honeycomb. Despite color, they normally can’t be identified by eye. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Web Exclusive: Bee removal by the experts

June 10, 2019 By
Bee Best Bee Removal, in La Mesa, Calif., takes on referrals from pest control companies that don’t provide bee services, or don't want to. Read more»