Tag: Callback Cures

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Are you among the ‘Walking Dead’ at cockroach accounts?

January 2, 2019 By
The American public has had a fascination with zombies for decades, with the TV show “The Walking Dead” serving as just a recent example of this phenomenon. But while the zombies of TV and horror movies are fictional, in the... Read more»
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The secret to perimeter pest management

August 29, 2017 By
The secret to perimeter pest management is tri-circumambulation (from Latin tres three + circum around + ambulaˉtus to walk). It means “to walk around three times.” It’s not a new idea; in fact, many world religions incorporate circumambulation into their... Read more»
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2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... Read more»
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Ensign Wasps as Harbingers of Cockroaches

March 1, 2016 By
The telltale signs of a cockroach infestation—egg cases, frass, odor and the presence of cockroaches themselves—are not always the only available signals. In certain situations, there might be other hints (many of which are subtle) to steer you in the... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Ants

January 15, 2016 By
Ants are the No. 1 nuisance pest in homes across the United States. They’re difficult to control and can be costly for pest management firms when callbacks become common. On the plus side, the products currently available to pest management... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Controlling Bed Bugs that Aren’t There

January 5, 2016 By
Bed bug callbacks can be time consuming and costly. Because of the emotional impact bed bug infestations can have on clients, pest management professionals (PMPs) are conditioned to respond quickly to customer concerns when bites continue after service has been... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Ants

December 22, 2015 By
Everyone understands that correctly identifying a pest is the first step toward gaining control. But while morphological features such as the number of node segments, worker morphs, or antennal segments are key to ant ID, focusing on the big-picture categories... Read more»

Callback Cures: Bed Bugs

November 20, 2015 By
Controlling bed bugs that aren’t there. Bed bug callbacks can be time consuming and costly. Because of the emotional impact bed bug infestations can have on clients, pest management professionals (PMPs) are conditioned to respond quickly to customer concerns when... Read more»
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Save time and money by correctly performing an inspection for drywood termites.

Callback Cures: Three Tips for Improved Drywood Inspections

October 29, 2015 By
Your ability to correctly perform an inspection for drywood termites (Cryptotermes and Incisitermes spp.) can save you time and a lot of money. However, termites are cryptic and structures aren’t see-through. This is especially true for drywood termite colonies that... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Atypical Food Sources Can Sustain Stored Product Pests

March 30, 2015 By
You inspected a customer’s house and found infested food in the pantry. Being a competent professional, you inspected and discarded infested items, and made treatments where appropriate. Surprisingly, a week later, you receive a call saying the pests are back... Read more»