Tag: Dr. Austin Frishman


PMP recognizes Class of 2018 inductees

October 23, 2018 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP) celebrated the inductees to its Hall of Fame during a black tie dinner and induction ceremony held Oct. 22 in Orlando, Fla., the day before the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) 2018 PestWorld event. The five members of the Class... Read more»

Scholarships a worthwhile way to further pest industry careers

March 6, 2018 By
Finding the funds for college is a challenge for many. Student loan debt in the United States has reached a whopping $1.4 trillion, reports Business Insider. If you find that figure alarming, consider lending a hand to college students pursuing... Read more»

Norm Cooper: Industry memories

April 14, 2017 By
Norm Cooper, who spent 63 years in the professional pest management industry, passed away April 5 at age 85 after a year-long fight with a blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Cooper, who until recently worked with PCO Bookkeepers as... Read more»

Reassessing Rodent Management Techniques

March 10, 2016 By
The evolution of five approaches to rodent management. When I was a young technician, our rodent control program consisted of applying rodenticide indoors and on the exterior. We expected a good kill and the inevitable odor that comes with the... Read more»
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Chalk Talk: 10 Tips for Better Termite Management

February 3, 2016 By
  The secret to profitability lies in avoiding retreats at every turn. Occasionally, a subterranean termite job is done correctly. Label directions were followed and there’s no obvious reason why the job should fail — but it did. Why? Here’s... Read more»
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 for the Perfect Host

October 26, 2015 By
Our learning curve managing bed bugs continues to rise as we learn from our mistakes and depend on the research institutes to discover more information we can find useful to combat these blood-sucking creatures. This means you have to learn... Read more»
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How to Take a Green Approach to Subterranean Termite Control

May 11, 2015 By
Termites serve an important function in an ecosystem. They recycle cellulose, aerate soil, and serve as food for birds and predatory insects. In the Amazon, a family can expect a new house about every five years because termites eat the... Read more»

Off the Cuff: Onward and Upward in 2015

January 21, 2015 By
We at Pest Management Professional (PMP) have experienced significant growth the past several years, and we have you to thank for it. The support and guidance of our readers and marketing partners help sculpt the content and design of 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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