Tips and Tricks

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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»
Dr. Alexander Ko, Product Development Manager, Bayer

Tips to avoid cockroach bait resistance

May 1, 2019 By
Rotating cockroach baits for treatment is important because it reduces the likelihood of resistance developing. Resistance develops when an inherited trait that confers some tolerance to an active ingredient gets passed down generation through cockroach generation. As the trait gets... Read more»
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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Reduce stinging insect populations with glue boards

April 30, 2019 By
Wasps and yellowjackets often bore entrance holes into structures. If you locate one of these entry points in an accessible area, you can greatly reduce the population simply by using glue boards: Make a hole in a glue board that... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Treat stinging insects based on group size

April 29, 2019 By
Hymenopteran pests can range from a solitary bee to a group of ants. Some are pollinators as well. Regard each “group” as a separate entity, and consider the following: Flushing aerosols are good for solitary individuals. Foam solutions with residual... Read more»
Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Locate, eliminate stinging insect nests

April 28, 2019 By
Stinging insects are unpredictable, and their nests can be difficult to find. If you suspect a nest is hidden at an account, here are some tips to help you locate and eliminate it: Place several containers or traps at varying... Read more»
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