Tips and Tricks

Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Try something new for better ant control

March 20, 2019 By
My best advice for problematic ant infestations is to try something different. Read more»
Ada Wilson, VP of Sales, Nature-Cide

Learn variety of fly species to develop treatment program

March 11, 2019 By
Filth flies are tricky business. Arming yourself with knowledge is the first strategic line of defense. Learning about the variety of species in this category — from house flies to blow flies to bottle flies to flesh flies — will... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Conduct surveys to determine a bird control strategy

March 10, 2019 By
Exotic bird pest species are associated with ectoparasites and numerous diseases. To establish a management protocol, it’s a good idea to conduct extensive surveys of population levels and location of problems. Remember, proper surveys can take several days, and some... Read more»
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Tips to close bird control deals

March 9, 2019 By
One of the biggest challenges in bird control is not doing the solution work, but how to close deals. Here are some tips: Listening is the top sales skill. Ask specifically why the problem needs to be solved, then listen... Read more»
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Jeff Watts, Bird Control Expert, Bird-B-Gone

3 steps for professional bird control

March 8, 2019 By
Understanding the nuances of bird control identification and installation is an essential component to proper execution of a bird job. To maintain a professional standard of bird work: Identify the bird species. Identify the bird behavior and location. Estimate the... Read more»
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Headshot: Tommy Powell, Technical Services, MGK

3 tricks to make visual deterrents more effective for bird control

March 7, 2019 By
Many customers attempt to solve bird problems themselves by purchasing a visual deterrent, such as a plastic owl. But visual deterrents are only successful when the fear created overcomes the attraction of food, water or shelter at the site. Help... Read more»
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Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Get control of a phorid fly infestation

March 6, 2019 By
When the call comes in to eliminate an infestation of Phoridae — phorid flies, also known as humpback, scuttle or coffin flies — you may have a lengthy battle on your hands. Phorid flies reproduce rapidly, and have the ability... Read more»
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Casey Prewitt, Neogen

Education is key for flying insect control

March 5, 2019 By
Most PMPs will agree that flying insect treatments consist of identifying pest and harborage areas, treating those accordingly, and educating the customer on cleaning. Continued success, however, comes from creating programs for each individual customer. For example, how many times... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

What to focus on when dealing with flying insects

March 4, 2019 By
A flying insect can be a grasshopper, a fly, a moth or a wasp. Some species are strong flyers and travel long distances. Focus on two areas when dealing with these pests: Where flying insects originate. Where flying insects rest.... Read more»
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Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Control flying insects with a multi-method program

March 3, 2019 By
Effectively controlling flying insects like flies, gnats, mosquitoes and moths is best accomplished by developing a program that includes physical, cultural and chemical control methods. Many products are available to control these pests in the various environments they inhabit. In... Read more»
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