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NPMA Industry Relations team leads the charge

May 27, 2016 By
Whether it’s in the technical or business regulatory arena, the well being of pest management professionals is top of mind.   Since its inception in 1933, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has grown into the biggest advocacy organization and... 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: Potential Sources for Persistent Fleas

September 15, 2015 By
Nuisance wildlife pests can invade structures, cause significant damage and interfere with the quality of life for clients in urban, suburban and rural areas. But in addition to scratching noises and other unnerving bumps in the night, animals such as... Read more»
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The Buzz on Pollinator Policy

September 8, 2015 By
On May 19, the White House released its 58-page National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, delivered by President Barack Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force. In the mainstream media, it’s the kind of story that... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Less is Not Always More

July 20, 2015 By
House mice (Mus musculus) are the most common rodents encountered in structures throughout the world. When it comes to controlling an infestation, clients have very little patience, so it’s important to reduce populations quickly. Sometimes, technicians make the mistake of... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Bed Bugs

June 4, 2015 By
Bed bug populations are usually largest near places where humans sleep or rest because they feed solely on blood and require a bloodmeal for egg production. Inspecting and treating cracks and crevices in bed frames, headboards, dressers and nightstands is... Read more»
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Callback Cures: Focus Flea Efforts on Immature Stages

April 20, 2015 By
To troubleshoot flea callbacks, focus on the life stages that are most abundant. It’s estimated only about 5 percent of a flea population is made up of adult fleas. The other 95 percent consists of pupae (10 percent), larvae (35... Read more»

Callback Cures: Re-Evaluating Termite Treatment Do-Overs

February 10, 2015 By
When it comes to callbacks, few pests raise as much concern as termites. The advent of modern treatment technologies has helped reduce the frequency of retreatments, but cases still arise when periodic inspections or swarm events indicate termites have reinfested... 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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NPMA Tips: Lessons from Social Spiders

August 18, 2014 By
Social behavior in animals can be classified in different categories based on the level of sociality the organism in question displays. For example, termites, honey bees and ants display forms of eusocial behavior, the highest form of sociality. Eusocial behavior... Read more»