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How to persuade customers to avoid DIY pest control

September 17, 2018 By
Here's some advice on what to say to DIY-determined customers. Read more»
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Double-check your pest IDs

September 4, 2018 By
When identifying pests, double-check your answer and get a second opinion if something seems amiss. Read more»
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3 steps to solving mystery ‘bites’

August 31, 2018 By
In PMP’s March issue, Crawley McPherson presented a case of a “mysterious itch” — or delusions of parasitosis (DOP). This type of case is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many in the industry fail to handle these complaints professionally. Read more: Fiction: Crawley... Read more»
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Check the bugs for bugs

August 30, 2018 By
⦁ Freshly hatched bed bugs can hide inside cast skins. ⦁ Vacuuming all evidence, as well as live bugs, is worth the effort. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) can’t fly, but they do have some surprising tricks. A common refuge for... Read more»
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6 tips for managing hard-to-control rodents

August 21, 2018 By
If setting a bait station or snap trap could solve all rodent situations, the public would not need us. Read more»
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Fundamentals of cockroach control is key to success

June 29, 2018 By
Instead of waiting for a product that “works better,” sharpen the skills that make all products work better. Read more»
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MGK study reveals why IGRs work

June 28, 2018 By
Let mosquitoes pick up where you left off, literally. A Rutgers University study published by PLOS: Neglected Tropical Diseases in late 2016 looked at the feasibility of what’s known as the “auto-dissemination” approach to mosquito control. The approach is based... Read more»

The future of preserving insects: 3-D scanners

June 21, 2018 By
Insect biodiversity has been dropping in recent decades, which causes an issue when documenting the diversity of insects for pest management professionals looking to see how insects evolve to combat common pesticides. The traditional way of keeping insects by pinning... Read more»
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Flat roofs: An architect’s dream, a PMP’s nightmare

May 18, 2018 By
Flat roofs have become the “new normal” on many modern building designs, both residential and commercial. They’re becoming common for hospitals, hotels, restaurants, office buildings and warehouses. Although they look stylish and are less expensive to construct, they eventually leak.... Read more»
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Springtails: The pest insect that isn’t

May 17, 2018 By
Springtails are such an ancient group of arthropods that 400-year-old fossils exist. Read more»
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