Technical

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»
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University testing proves efficacy of Pest Barrier’s Cimi-Shield

November 14, 2018 By
Cimi-Shield residues affect the ability of bed bugs to actively walk toward a heat stimulus after 72 hours of continuous exposure. Read more»
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Build a strong ant program

November 13, 2018 By
Take a measured approach to gain control over ant infestations. Read more»
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Don’t let the bat bugs bite

November 8, 2018 By
Differences between bat bugs and bed bugs are subtle, and it takes a microscope and a little training to tell them apart. Read more»
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Control fall invaders as cold weather approaches

November 5, 2018 By
Fall invaders can elevate beyond nuisance status, becoming a nuisance and contamination threat. Read more»
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Cutting-edge chemistry

October 17, 2018 By
Pest control chemical manufacturers and formulators share what’s new, what’s coming, and their forecasts for 2019-2025. Read more»
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Earwig invasion mystery

October 3, 2018 By
In 2006, the Smiths (not their real name), a retired couple, built a beautiful log cabin vacation home at the top of a mountain, with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One late spring day, soon after the home... Read more»
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MGK alliance with Sumitomo Chemical fuels innovation, expanded capabilities

September 26, 2018 By
Family-owned for its first 110 years, Minneapolis-based MGK joined another family, Sumitomo Chemical, in 2012. The alliance allows MGK to operate autonomously, while gaining access to Sumitomo Chemical’s active ingredients, global research and development, and subsidiaries. Just one example of... Read more»
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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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