Callback Cures

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Are you among the ‘Walking Dead’ at cockroach accounts?

January 2, 2019 By
The American public has had a fascination with zombies for decades, with the TV show “The Walking Dead” serving as just a recent example of this phenomenon. But while the zombies of TV and horror movies are fictional, in the... Read more»
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Achieve your winter training goals

December 12, 2018 By
Winter months mean cool weather and fewer pests — the perfect time to expand your knowledge of pest control. Don’t neglect to incorporate training and education into the wintertime to-do list for your company. Take the time to develop training... Read more»

Explain GPC to clients

December 6, 2018 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) sometimes refer to general pest control (GPC) as a way to lump all of the “other pests” that are not wood-destroying insects (WDI) or bed bugs into a manageable group. However, the list of remaining pests... Read more»

Callback Cures: Seek Aedes mosquitoes’ backyard breeding sites

March 21, 2016 By
Thanks to mosquitoes being in the headlines this year, many pest management firms across the nation are offering mosquito control as an additional service for their customers. The most popular method of treatment involves a three-pronged approach: Use backpack mist... Read more»
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Ensign Wasps as Harbingers of Cockroaches

March 1, 2016 By
The telltale signs of a cockroach infestation—egg cases, frass, odor and the presence of cockroaches themselves—are not always the only available signals. In certain situations, there might be other hints (many of which are subtle) to steer you in the... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Ants

January 15, 2016 By
Ants are the No. 1 nuisance pest in homes across the United States. They’re difficult to control and can be costly for pest management firms when callbacks become common. On the plus side, the products currently available to pest management... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Controlling Bed Bugs that Aren’t There

January 5, 2016 By
Bed bug callbacks can be time consuming and costly. Because of the emotional impact bed bug infestations can have on clients, pest management professionals (PMPs) are conditioned to respond quickly to customer concerns when bites continue after service has been... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Ants

December 22, 2015 By
Everyone understands that correctly identifying a pest is the first step toward gaining control. But while morphological features such as the number of node segments, worker morphs, or antennal segments are key to ant ID, focusing on the big-picture categories... Read more»
Save time and money by correctly performing an inspection for drywood termites.

Callback Cures: Three Tips for Improved Drywood Inspections

October 29, 2015 By
Your ability to correctly perform an inspection for drywood termites (Cryptotermes and Incisitermes spp.) can save you time and a lot of money. However, termites are cryptic and structures aren’t see-through. This is especially true for drywood termite colonies that... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Potential Sources for Persistent Fleas

September 15, 2015 By
Nuisance wildlife pests can invade structures, cause significant damage and interfere with the quality of life for clients in urban, suburban and rural areas. But in addition to scratching noises and other unnerving bumps in the night, animals such as... Read more»