Callback Cures

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»
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Callback Cures: 3 Overlooked Fruit Fly Harborage Areas

August 20, 2015 By
Locating and correcting breeding sites are essential tasks for fruit fly management. You already know to address garbage storage areas, unclean kitchen and food-handling surfaces, drains and other fruit fly hot spots, but sometimes you encounter a restaurant, warehouse or... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Less is Not Always More

July 20, 2015 By
House mice (Mus musculus) are the most common rodents encountered in structures throughout the world. When it comes to controlling an infestation, clients have very little patience, so it’s important to reduce populations quickly. Sometimes, technicians make the mistake of... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Use Extreme Weather to Your Advantage

June 25, 2015 By
If the weather has been less than ideal lately, you can bet some peridomestic ants (and other pests) will be searching for an environmental reprieve ­— inside your customers’ homes. During the summer, two sets of conditions have reliably led... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Bed Bugs

June 4, 2015 By
Bed bug populations are usually largest near places where humans sleep or rest because they feed solely on blood and require a bloodmeal for egg production. Inspecting and treating cracks and crevices in bed frames, headboards, dressers and nightstands is... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Tips for Dealing With Bees, Wasps and Anxious Customers

May 8, 2015 By
Stinging insects can present many problems for pest management professionals (PMPs) and homeowners. For some, the mere presence of bees and wasps can trigger a homeowner to call, looking for answers. As you start getting ready for stinging pest season,... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Focus Flea Efforts on Immature Stages

April 20, 2015 By
To troubleshoot flea callbacks, focus on the life stages that are most abundant. It’s estimated only about 5 percent of a flea population is made up of adult fleas. The other 95 percent consists of pupae (10 percent), larvae (35... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Atypical Food Sources Can Sustain Stored Product Pests

March 30, 2015 By
You inspected a customer’s house and found infested food in the pantry. Being a competent professional, you inspected and discarded infested items, and made treatments where appropriate. Surprisingly, a week later, you receive a call saying the pests are back... Read more»