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Test your bird knowledge

April 18, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about birds and bird control. Editor’s Note: Questions for this bird test were contributed by: Stuart Aust; Dr. Gary Bennett, BCE; Judy Black, BCE; Doug Foster; Dr. Faith Oi; Mark... Read more»
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Bird control is a public service

April 17, 2019 By
The most famous bird strike in America occurred 10 years ago, when Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed a passenger jet in New York’s Hudson River after Canada geese disabled both engines. His skill and experience saved all 155 people on... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Memories from the White House

April 17, 2019 By
Bob Fergus shares a few memories from a very special pest control account he serviced from 1967 to 1979 — the White House. Read more»
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Industry experts share busy season preparation tips

April 15, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional’s columnists and editorial board members to share tips for the busy season — and what tasks many PMPs inadvertently overlook. Here are some of their responses — including a few extra that didn’t make it into... Read more»
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ProBest protects an architectural legacy

April 14, 2019 By
During his 70-year career, innovative and influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures and furnishings in harmony with their surroundings. ProBest Pest Management, Gilbert, Ariz., currently services 24 of the 30 Frank Lloyd Wright structures in Scottsdale, Ariz. Owner Keith... Read more»
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Members are the meaning of Pi Chi Omega

April 13, 2019 By
The mission of industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega is to connect and enrich the urban pest management community. We want to create a collaborative environment where technical knowledge is shared by our engaged members. To that end, we’ve developed several... Read more»
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10 steps for improving your bird control revenue

April 11, 2019 By
Creating a revenue stream from bird control service is one thing; maintaining wealth from this offering is quite another. Where does your bird management service fit in? If you’re a pest management professional (PMP) who wants to get serious about... Read more»
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Bird control: Cash in while protecting planes, passengers

April 9, 2019 By
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (15:26:37): Uh, what a view of the Hudson today. First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (15:26:42): Yeah. Skiles (15:26:52): Flaps up please, after-takeoff checklist. Sullenberger (15:26:54): Flaps up. Sullenberger (15:27:07): After-takeoff checklist complete. Sullenberger (15:27:10.4): Birds. Skiles (15:27:11):... Read more»
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Mosquito control tips from the pros

April 5, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) offer advice on mosquito management methods that have worked for them. For 15 more mosquito management tips from the pros, check out Pest Management Professional‘s 2019 Mosquito Management Supplement. Conduct an inspection before treatment Inspection is... Read more»
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Joining forces to ensure protection from termites

April 2, 2019 By
Spray foam insulation is a popular option for homeowners who want to reduce heat loss and lower utility bills, but it can mask termite activity. Read more»