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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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