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rat in trash can PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN

Ask the Expert: Outdoor rat-proofing tips

June 19, 2019 By
A pest management professional is servicing a house with a Norway rat problem, and compost bins that provide a constant food source. Read more»
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For ants, focus more on nest, less on food

May 21, 2019 By
The most important step in nuisance ant control is not finding the food source. Instead, it’s crucial to locate and control the colony at its nesting site. Read more»
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Test your knowledge of fleas and ticks

May 13, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about fleas and ticks and the differences between the two. Read more»
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Test your termite knowledge

May 6, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about termites and termite control. Read more»
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Exploring the termite/mulch connection

May 5, 2019 By
Should PMPs recommend mulch be eliminated from landscapes because it provides food, insulated soil and moisture for foraging termites? Read more»
PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Identify the source to prevent bed bug re-introductions

May 3, 2019 By
Helping tenants prevent a reintroduction is as valuable as getting rid of the bed bugs in the first place. Tenants often cannot imagine how they became infested. We know how important it is to prevent bed bug reintroductions. If customers... Read more»
PHOTO: DR. GERRY WEGNER

Test your ant knowledge

April 29, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about ant and ant management. Editor’s Note: Questions for this ant test were contributed by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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PHOTO: BRETT MADDEN

Fight those feathered foes

April 20, 2019 By
Product manufacturers share what’s new, what’s coming, and their forecasts for 2019-2025 Read more»
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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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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»