Tag: AMF Pest Management Services

Dr. Austin M. Frishman, a PMP Hall of Famer, regular PMP columnist, and president of Boca Raton, Fla.-based AMF Pest Management Services.

5 Questions with Dr. Austin Frishman

October 28, 2015 By
This month, we feature a question and answer (Q&A) session with Dr. Austin Frishman president of Boca Raton, Fla.-based AMF Pest Management Services. 1. How can the pest management industry attract more top-caliber professionals? Fifty-plus years ago, I heard this... Read more»
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Bed Bugs: Perfect Parasite, Perfect Storm

December 31, 2014 By
Why is the bed bug the perfect parasite? Look at its profile: ■ While feeding, they inject an anti-itch compound so they feed while you sleep. ■ If you decide to sleep during the day, they’ll alter their feeding pattern... Read more»
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Bird Management: Not as Simple as One Might Think

September 30, 2014 By
To many, bird management equates to merely tackling pigeons, sparrows and starlings. But our industry must foresee myriad other challenges, such as: woodpeckers drilling holes in the marque facing of a country club; seagulls nose-diving near children eating popcorn; and... Read more»
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American Cockroaches: Some Situations Continue Forever

August 18, 2014 By
We preach that complete pest elimination is our goal and that we must seek the source to achieve this. I often tell pest management professionals (PMPs) to start with four questions: 1. What is it? 2. Why is it here?... Read more»
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Carpenter ants often hollow out wood for nesting.

Carpenter ants: A worthy foe

July 11, 2014 By
In wooded areas, carpenter ants play a dominant role. Man-made structures in these areas will always attract carpenter ants. Main colonies reside in trees, but the satellite colonies, which invade structures, are another story and have several factors working in... Read more»

Use ants’ predictability against them

March 1, 2013 By
Ants generate more business than any other group of insects. With greater government regulations about how you can use pesticides, particularly residuals, the need for an integrated pest management (IPM) approach becomes more important. Power spraying around a structure’s entire perimeter... Read more»

What makes a pest difficult to control?

February 1, 2013 By
There are many reasons why control of pest infestations can be difficult. If you review the variables and determine which one relates to your specific case, you’ll have a better understanding of how to correct the situation. With that in... Read more»