Tag: DDT

1977 COVER: PMP ARCHIVES

Bat control tips, then and now

April 12, 2019 By
The August 1977 cover story of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was then known, kicked off a series called the “Vertebrate Pest Control Manual” by Rex E. Marsh and Dr. Walter E. Howard. The series ran through May... Read more»
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How rodent control has evolved

January 3, 2017 By
Since I started as a pest management technician, about 56 years ago, there have been many changes in rodent management. We were not called pest management specialists back then. We were called exterminators, and we exterminated. To us, success was... Read more»
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Insecticide historian Phil Allegretti collects pesticide paraphernalia

November 10, 2016 By
For more than 35 years, retired pest management professional (PMP) Phil Allegretti has been amassing an unusual collection: He has dozens of cans, bottles, dusters and other paraphernalia of pesticides past. It started in 1980 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when... Read more»
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8 ways to humanely rid spiders

April 13, 2016 By
The public still wants spiders gone, but more humanely. We need to plan our management actions accordingly. When I was a child, all I knew of spiders was what Little Miss Muffet taught me: “Along came a spider, who sat... Read more»
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believe it or not: Bed Bugs

December 10, 2013 By
Despite several years in the pest world’s limelight, there are still myriad public misconceptions about the bed bug. Five of the most prevalent myths according to Scientific American are: Bed bugs can fly. They lack wings. End of story. Bed... Read more»
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80 Game Changers in PMP History

September 10, 2013 By
1930s 1. First termiticide patented Frank Lyons, who spent 44 years (1927-1971) with what’s now known as Terminix, was granted 14 patents related to termite control, including the first termiticide in 1932. He also helped develop the barrier treatment methods... Read more»