Technical

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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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Rodent control solutions

November 4, 2019 By
Product manufacturers share what’s new — and their forecasts for 2019-2025. We spoke with nine industry suppliers about their strategies and products to assist pest management professionals (PMPs) at rodent accounts. Read on for their insights and announcements. We also... Read more»
PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Bed bugs: Proactive programs prevent poor performance

October 30, 2019 By
Reactive bed bug programs in multi-family accounts cost more. Never underestimate your influence on client expectations. Do your clients think bed bugs can be eliminated? Do they think they can be managed? Bed bug programs for multi-family housing are either... Read more»
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Inspection and protection are critical when performing commercial pest control work. (PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/HEDGEHOG94)

Cultivate a mindset for commercial accounts

October 2, 2019 By
Pest management professionals can answer these questions to help them decide if they want to venture into commercial work. Read more»
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Test your knowledge of cockroaches

October 2, 2019 By
See how well you know and understand cockroaches and their behavior with this tech test with questions provided by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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Spider control solutions

September 17, 2019 By
We spoke with seven industry suppliers about their strategies, products and upcoming innovations for successful spider management. Read more»
raccoons on fence - PHOTO: ERIK CIEBIERA

Wildlife control captures profits

September 9, 2019 By
Read how offering even limited wildlife control services can help provide a competitive advantage and profits for your pest management company. Read more»

A PMP primer for dog ectoparasites

August 31, 2019 By
In the April 1967 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, we published an article by Dr. Harold George Scott titled “Dog Ectoparasites.” Looking at it through the lens of today, the info still holds up. Dr.... Read more»
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California’s proposed rodenticide ban bill on hold

August 28, 2019 By
The California Ecosystems Protection Act, or bill AB 1788, that would ban the use of certain rodenticides in the state, has been put on hold for now. Read more»
PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Locating cockroaches: The next best thing to X-ray vision

August 22, 2019 By
Cockroach hangouts would be easier to find if we had the ability to see through walls. Mark Sheperdigian shares some tips for locating cockroaches. Read more»