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Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection

February 22, 2019 - By

Here's how to evaluate potential detector dog candidates. ...

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Improve review rate, improve your business, says Podium’s Jenson at ServSuite

February 21, 2019 - By

Brad Jenson, executive vice president of business development for Podium Corp., was the Wednesday keynote speaker for ServicePro’s ServSuite University taking place Feb. 19-21, in Nashville, Tenn. Podium, a Lehi, Utah-based customer interaction platform provider, is the event’s platinum sponsor. Jenson told attendees that thanks to a combination of social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and online review sites, today’s... ...

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LIPCA’s McGinty offers claims tips at ServSuite 2019

February 20, 2019 - By

Andy McGinty, executive vice president and chief operations officer of LIPCA Insurance, was the Tuesday keynote speaker for ServicePro’s ServSuite University, taking place Feb. 19-21, in Nashville, Tenn. Based in Baton Rouge, La., the industry-owned insurance firm has nearly 5,000 pest management professionals (PMPs) as insureds. “Claims have changed dramatically since the 1990s,” McGinty began, noting he’s been with LIPCA... ...

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Expert tips on moving into management

February 18, 2019 - By

The professionals who contribute to Pest Management Professional drew on their management experience when we asked them: What advice do you have for a technician who wants to get into management? Frank Meek: Make sure it is for the right reason. Too many times, technicians want to be the manager because they think they know they can do better than their current... ...

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PMP‘s inaugural 1933 issue: Exterminators Log

February 15, 2019 - By

Here’s an excerpt from the inaugural 1933 issue of the Exterminators Log, Pest Management Professional’s original name. “At last we have it. When you first received a letter calling your attention to a magazine for exterminators and fumigators about to be placed in circulation, you no doubt thought what it would be like. Your curiosity was aroused and other thoughts flitted... ...

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Video helps improve safety on the road

February 14, 2019 - By

Truly Nolen, the Tuscon, Ariz.-based pest management company known for its iconic “mouse cars,” relies the Lytx DriveCam program to monitor driver behavior. ...

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“The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness” By Dr. Stan Cope

February 13, 2019 - By

Dr. Stan Cope, AP&G’s VP of technical products and services, talks to attendees at the 2018 New York Pest Expo presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. “The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illness: What is the Next Zika?” reviews the diseases spread by mosquitoes and what diseases have the potential to spread and turn into an outbreak. Click here to read... ...

Essential reasons to keep a pest control blog

February 11, 2019 - By

Here's why pest control companies need to value an active blog on their website. ...

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“What Makes Ticks Tick?” by Nicky Gallagher

February 8, 2019 - By

Nicky Gallagher, Syngenta technical manager Northeast & Northwest, talks to attendees at the 2018 New York Pest Expo presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. “What Makes Ticks Tick?” covers tick species and how to better identify and control them. Click here to read a recap of the event by PMP‘s Marty Whitford. Click here to watch more videos from... ...

Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 - By

Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea- and tick-infested rats. In “Ectoparasite Control: An integral part of every rodent job,” author C.E. Gerhardt of the U.S. Dept.... ...

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