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How social media helps boost business

December 14, 2018 By
Lisa Myers-Botts, owner of Peacock Pest Prevention in Tomball, Texas, relies on social media to get the word out about her company. The toughest thing she learned when launching her company 21 months ago was where to spend her advertising... Read more»
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Meet some PMPs who are “Elf on the Shelf” enablers

December 14, 2018 By
In recent years, the Elf on the Shelf has given the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and even Ol’ St. Nick a run for their money, popularity-wise. The Elf hides in different (and creative) places around the house, so he... Read more»
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Meet PMP’s Editorial Advisory Board

December 12, 2018 By
PMP announces a new Editorial Advisory Board for 2019. Read on for details of the members. Read more»
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Achieve your winter training goals

December 12, 2018 By
Winter months mean cool weather and fewer pests — the perfect time to expand your knowledge of pest control. Don’t neglect to incorporate training and education into the wintertime to-do list for your company. Take the time to develop training... Read more»
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Debate: The best way to motivate employees

December 11, 2018 By and
Battling brothers Kurt and Eric Scherzinger tackle the age-old debate on the best way to motivate employees: with a carrot (reward for doing the right thing or reaching a goal) or a stick (punishment for getting out of line or not meeting expectations). Read more»
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Get the most out of a pest industry meeting, conference

December 10, 2018 By
The professionals who contribute to Pest Management Professional have been to many industry events. We asked them: What is the best way to get the most out of pest industry meetings and conferences? Stuart Aust: Introduce yourself to as many... Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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Texas A&M’s IPM Experience House

December 7, 2018 By
In April 2017, the Dallas-based Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unveiled the newly constructed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Experience House, designed to be a working classroom where pest management professionals (PMPs) can gain experience in settings similar to where they... Read more»
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5 steps to avoid a German cockroach crisis

December 6, 2018 By
When cockroaches show up, your response is crucial. Take these five steps to avoid a crisis. Read more»