Tips and Tricks

4 tips for your mosquito control strategy

May 23, 2019 By
There has been a recent influx of mosquito control products — from residential mosquito misting systems and gravid yellow fever mosquito (Aedes spp.) traps, to advances in pesticide-infused clothing and personal repellents. And yes, there’s even a smartphone app for... Read more»
Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Reduce mosquito callbacks with barrier applications

May 21, 2019 By
Made with the right equipment, barrier applications can significantly reduce mosquito numbers, bites and callbacks. For best results, follow these tips. Read more»
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Educate customers about preventing mosquito breeding

May 16, 2019 By
Teach clients about mosquito breeding areas around their home in order to get effective control in the fight against mosquitoes. Read more»
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Use Google Earth for mosquito services

May 14, 2019 By
Once you have a location address, use Google Earth to view the landscape and any nearby water before starting mosquito services at a property. Read more»
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Instruct customers to use mosquito repellent separate from sunscreen

May 9, 2019 By
Summer months and outdoor activities demand sunscreen and a mosquito repellent, and although a combination product sounds like a great idea, in this case there are risks. Read more»
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Install physical ant barriers

May 6, 2019 By
Tree-banding is a simple and often-overlooked technique to install a physical ant barrier on fruit trees or ornamentals. It uses an adhesive barrier to limit mobility and trap ants, preventing them from reaching flowers and fruits and causing damage.  ... Read more»
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Team up with customers for better ant control

May 5, 2019 By
One of the core principles of IPM is that we should always make sure the customer cooperates in any pest management program we initiate. This is especially important when it comes to ant control. As with most other pests, we... Read more»
Andrea Hancock, Vice President, Mattress Safe

2 strategies for bed bug protection

May 4, 2019 By
Tip: When your customers (and friends, families and employees) are preparing for a trip, tell them to place all of their luggage in the hotel bathroom — either on the tile or even in the tub. Bed bugs do not... Read more»
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Locate bed bug’s harborage for effective control

May 3, 2019 By
If you can, make sure customers aren’t taking bed bugs out with them when they leave before a treatment and bringing them back in afterward. This is especially important before a heat treatment only, with no residual insecticide used. We... Read more»
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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Early yellowjacket detection, elimination key for effective control

May 2, 2019 By
Yellowjackets are notoriously aggressive insects whose colonies are easily disturbed by even the slightest vibrations. As colonies grow throughout the season, they only become more aggressive and dangerous to the public. Thus, early detection and elimination of nests is best... Read more»