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Bed Bug Treatment

Sheperspective: Which Bed Bug Treatment is Better?

August 28, 2015 By
Heat treatments provide advantages against heavy, widespread infestations in cluttered environments. Manual pesticide treatments can eliminate contained infestations quickly and economically. It continues to be the subject of many bed bug discussions: Which is a better management method, heat or... Read more»
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Sheperspective: The Scoop on Mouse Poop

July 30, 2015 By
Mouse droppings are as important to PMPs as they are to mice. If you clean up the droppings now, the droppings you see on your next visit will have more meaning. We call them droppings because the mouse drops them.... Read more»
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Sheperspective: Community Bed Bugs

June 17, 2015 By
When there’s a direct cost to tenants for bed bug control, reporting is delayed. Early detection is the key to controlling bed bug costs in multiple-dwelling communities. By now, we’ve all heard about apartment communities with bed bug infestations so... Read more»
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Sheperspective: Behold, the Proper Termite Inspection

May 28, 2015 By
A thorough termite inspection requires the proper equipment, hands-on training and sufficient time. Focus on the task at hand. Follow a consistent, logical pattern while moving slowly enough to recognize the clues, but fast enough to get the work done.... Read more»
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Sheperspective: Strategize for a Bed Bug Battle Win

May 6, 2015 By
Bed bugs build resistance when challenged with a single class of chemicals. Combine chemical and nonchemical methods for a more effective strategy when treating heavy infestations. Why are the bed bugs back, anyway? The common explanations are that bed bugs... Read more»
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Sheperspective: Basic Principles for Successfully Baiting Ants

April 10, 2015 By
The ants you see aren’t the problem. They’re only a symptom. The real problem is the colony constantly producing more ants. Place bait where the ants are looking for food. Use enough bait to do the job.  As a pest... Read more»
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The German Cockroach Makes a Comeback

March 13, 2015 By
You can’t tell the difference between bait aversion and sloppy baiting techniques by counting the number of cockroaches that are left. Diligent inspection and monitoring with proper baiting techniques ensure the best performance of the bait. Switching baits regularly helps... Read more»