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When it isn’t bed bugs: Solving mysterious bites

October 24, 2019 By
Nathan Hall, BCE, quality and training specialist at Wil-Kil Pest Control, shares his experiences with responding to customer calls for mysterious bites. Read more»
Encephalitis mosquito (Culex tarsalis) PHOTO: JOSEPH BURGER, BUGWOOD.ORG

Mosquito-borne disease risks

May 18, 2019 By
You may be an expert at finding and eliminating breeding sources that attract mosquitoes, but when customers have questions about mosquito-borne diseases and viruses, refer them to a reputable resource. Read more»

15 mosquito management pro tips

May 17, 2019 By
Sharpen your mosquito management service with tips from pest management professionals who learned from experience. Read more»
Southern house mosquito (C. quinquefasciatus) PHOTO: CDC/JIM GATHANY

Mosquito control: Protecting health, adding revenue

May 16, 2019 By
Mosquito control services may help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes while improving profit margins Read more»

Beware of stinging pest allergies

April 11, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered the wasps while servicing an account and successfully removing a... Read more»
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Tips for responding to calls about spiders

November 6, 2018 By
Here are some things you can do when dealing with customer calls about spiders and potential spider bites. Read more»
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3 steps to solving mystery ‘bites’

August 31, 2018 By
In PMP’s March issue, Crawley McPherson presented a case of a “mysterious itch” — or delusions of parasitosis (DOP). This type of case is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many in the industry fail to handle these complaints professionally. Read more: Fiction: Crawley... Read more»
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Insect bites: 4 tips to addressing customers who ask for diagnosis

August 9, 2017 By
Customers turn to pest management professionals with delusionary parasitosis, skin conditions, mosquito bites and worse — suspecting every one is a bed bug bite. Tips to help overcome this include: Give yourself time to perform a thorough inspection. Use monitors... Read more»
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Flea Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites – Schooling Your Customers

July 21, 2016 By
You’ve probably received calls from customers complaining of a flea infestation, only to arrive on the scene to find that the invader responsible for the bites the customer indicates as evidence, is something more serious: bed bugs. You’ve also likely... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Northern Yellow Sac Spiders

February 21, 2014 By
Fiction: Most spider bites are from brown recluse spiders. Fact: Northern yellow sac spiders (Cheiracanthium mildei) are responsible for more bites than any other spider and are frequently misdiagnosed as brown recluse spider bites. Fiction: It’s almost impossible to tell... Read more»
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