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Live from the NPMA 2019 Technology Summit

December 4, 2019 By
Pest Management Professional is reporting live from the NPMA 2019 Technology Summit in Atlanta, Ga. with the event's best highlights. Read more»
A January 2018 manager meeting at Truly Nolen Pest Control. Scarlett Nolen stands at far right. She was a little over a year away from becoming the company's president. PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN PEST CONTROL

Use different team member perspectives to your advantage

December 3, 2019 By
Truly Nolen's president shares why getting different perspectives from team members can help build creativity and better responses to problems in the field. Read more»
Nibbles in full holiday mode in December 2018. IMAGE: BIG BLUE BUG SOLUTIONS

Deck the ‘bug’ with lights so jolly

November 27, 2019 By
The Boston Globe recently profiled Big Blue Bug Solutions, and how its team gets its giant rooftop termite mascot, Nibbles Woodaway, ready for the holidays. Read more»
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Insurance audits: This will only hurt a little

November 22, 2019 By
Pete Schopen talks through the process of maintaing insurance for his comapny, the yearly audits that are required and his mistakes along the way. Read more»
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’Tis the season for holiday pests

November 6, 2019 By
With so many Americans choosing storage facilities to stash holiday decor and extra belongings, these locations serve as an opportunity to spread pests from one home to another. Read more»
German cockroaches can become finicky beasts at times, but these cockroaches are indicating that this bait will do nicely. PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Why resistant cockroach accounts aren’t futile

November 6, 2019 By
Manage resistance by always using more than one class of insecticide. Rotate among classes of insecticides that are subject to resistance. One of the major reasons why German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are difficult to control is resistance to the pesticides... Read more»
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Turn it up to 11: PMP’s 2020 State of the Industry Report

November 5, 2019 By
Pest control is a hit with the majority of the PMPs who answered our 2020 State of the Industry survey Read more»
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Termite control experts needed

November 5, 2019 By
If you are proud of the termite control services you and your company offer, please tell us more about how you help stop these pests from inflicting hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages on your customers’ structures. We want... Read more»
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5 steps to figuring out ‘phantom phorids’ — and what to do next

November 5, 2019 By
Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Bacon and… well, anything. Allow me to submit: Food and Phoridae. Phorids are small, humpbacked flies that lurk in the nightmares of even the best pest control technicians, and can cause health inspector... Read more»
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Truly Nolen wraps up 6th year of Halloween hospital visits

October 31, 2019 By
It started with one visit. In late October 2014, Tucson, Ariz.-based Truly Nolen Pest Control visited Tucson Medical Center for Children to deliver plastic pumpkins for decorating, and swag bags that would be repurposed for trick-or-treating. The trip was a... Read more»
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