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Do your best with ‘second-best’ bed bug control

January 2, 2020 By
Clients don’t always choose the best program, but you can still give your best effort. If you can’t catch infestations while they are still small, it is even more important to practice error-free control. I have banged the drum before... Read more»
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Beware of counterfeit pesticides

January 2, 2020 By
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce sales have increased from 4 percent to  10 percent of all retail sales over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, along with the increase, there also has been a rise in counterfeit products available... Read more»
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Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) unveiled its Doxem Precise dry flowable bait for cockroaches, ants, crickets and other pests, and related Precision Delivery System (PDS), at PestWorld 2019. Dr. Janis Reed, CSI’s technical services manager for pest control operations; Jeremi Farrar, regional manager for Lafayette, La.-based J&J Exterminating Co.; and Raleigh Jenkins, president of Houston-based ABC Home & Commercial Services, participated in a panel discussion in which they called the combination of CSI innovations a “game changer,” especially for eliminating German cockroach populations at troublesome commercial accounts. PHOTO: DIANE SOFRANEC

PMPs call CSI’s Doxem Precise and Precision Delivery System a ‘game changer’ for eliminating German cockroach populations

December 11, 2019 By
Raleigh Jenkins said he rarely uses the phrase “game changer” when it comes to describing pest control products, but he is adamant that Control Solutions Inc.’s (CSI’s) new Doxem Precise dry flowable bait and related Precision Delivery System (PDS) are... Read more»
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Why pest IDs are so important

December 4, 2019 By
The common names of pests do matter, but they can be confusing. Dr. Jim Fredericks explains why it is so important to correctly identify pests. Read more»
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PMPs prevail in tough regulatory year

December 4, 2019 By
During 2019, the members of the National Pest Management Association’s State Policy Affairs Representative program worked hard to ensure legislation would not adversely affect pest management professionals. Read more»
Stink bugs. PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Industry suppliers share stored product pest control solutions

December 4, 2019 By
Product manufacturers share what’s new — and their five-year forecasts. We spoke with seven industry suppliers about their strategies and products to assist pest management professionals (PMPs) at stored product pest (SPP) accounts. Read on for their insights and announcements.... Read more»
The possible sources of these Dermestid beetle larvae found in a customer’s kitchen cabinets are as diverse as they are numerous. Fortunately, you likely will not need to look far. Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Ask the Expert: The link between Dermestids and rodents

December 4, 2019 By
Q: Little insects keep showing up in the kitchen cabinets of a home I service. The home is spotless, and the owners just moved in, so there isn’t much food in the home yet. What’s the best thing to do?... Read more»

Rodent tales with Jeff Hansen

November 26, 2019 By
When your customer mix is nearly 80 percent dairy farms, you deal with a lot of cows. They lick off your rodent station labels. They back up and step on your monitors. They are not exactly genius-level creatures. If you’re... Read more»
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Microclimate’s role in flea control

November 13, 2019 By
The difference between what customers “want” in an outdoor flea treatment and what they “need” can be big. Outdoor flea treatments have a distinct place as part of an integrated flea management program. Pest management professionals (PMP), however, face a... Read more»
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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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