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Test your knowledge of cockroaches

October 2, 2019 By
See how well you know and understand cockroaches and their behavior with this tech test with questions provided by Frank Meek, BCE. Read more»
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How to handle aggressive dogs

June 11, 2018 By
For pest management professionals, sometimes there’s no telling what you may encounter on a service call. When a customer has a dog that’s aggressive or unfamiliar to you, follow these tips to avoid being attacked or bitten.   How to... Read more»
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Analyzing Insects to Help Your IPM Approach

February 24, 2016 By
The first step in an integrated pest management (IPM)-based solution is, of course, to identify the pest. What is it, where is it, why is it? If we pay attention, the pest will tell us the answer to these three... Read more»
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Time is Money: To Mix, or Not to Mix?

May 25, 2015 By
Now here’s a tip that might sound strange: Do not be 100 percent prepared. When I was a Boy Scout, the motto “Be Prepared” was reinforced regularly. It’s a great concept, but isn’t always appropriate when it comes to pest... Read more»
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Time is Money: Keep your Nozzle Clean

February 10, 2015 By
You’re on the job when, suddenly, you notice the pesticide isn’t coming out of the compressed air sprayer smoothly, evenly or at all. Perhaps the chemical stream is going in two or more directions. Something has slipped past the filter... Read more»
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Arachnids: The ‘other’ pest

March 1, 2013 By
Public opinion studies have always shown one of the biggest human fears is spiders. Most people are afraid of them. Even some of my colleagues have been known to yelp when they find one. To anyone except maybe an arachnologist... Read more»
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