Tag: German Cockroaches

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What to consider when managing cockroaches at sensitive accounts

November 4, 2016 By
Healthcare facilities like surgical centers, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics have several unique features that require pest management professionals (PMPs) to deploy special strategies and techniques. Because cockroaches are a reservoir of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and protozoa, cockroaches might pose... Read more»
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Cockroach management revenue, opportunities on the rise

October 31, 2016 By
Cockroaches were scurrying across Earth when dinosaurs ruled the planet. These public health pests are the ultimate survivors. They can live almost a month without food, two weeks without water, and hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. Perhaps... Read more»
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3 cockroach control tips PMPs should use

September 8, 2016 By
What’s a cockroach control tip you think should be adopted by more pest management professionals? Experts weigh in: “Look for fecal droppings in specific places, such as inside cabinets. Folks who have been traveling should have their suitcases and clothes... Read more»
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SHEPerspective: German Cockroaches

March 1, 2016 By
Knowing the basics of cockroach behavior can drastically improve your cockroach control efforts. German cockroaches love wood, water and warmth, and you can usually find them there. If you hadn’t noticed, German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) have caught their second wind.... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Gel Bait and German Cockroaches

January 21, 2016 By
There is little doubt that gel baits are a primary tool to control German cockroaches. However, there are some situations where it might not make sense to simply apply more gel. If gel deposits placed on the last service call... Read more»
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Bug Off’s 2015 New York Pest Expo honored women in pest management

November 12, 2015 By
The 2015 New York Pest expo was held on Wednesday, November 11, at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee, N.J. The theme of this year’s event, held annually by Bug Off Pest Control, was: Honoring Women in... Read more»
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Then and Now: A Cockroach Cleanout

June 12, 2015 By
In the mid-1970s, I was performing my first cockroach cleanouts of German cockroaches with the latest technology and best equipment of the day. We inspected the property and then proposed a full cockroach cleanout. It was the customer’s responsibility to... Read more»
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Conducive Conditions: Shutting Down the Cockroach Condo

June 8, 2015 By
This is a common sight in homes and businesses — an area for snacks to enjoy while taking a moment of rest during a busy day. Even though it appears relatively clean, the clutter and access to structural cracks and... Read more»
Dr. Jason Meyers

Tips & Tricks: Commercial Kitchens with Cockroaches Require Focus-Zone Inspections

December 24, 2014 By
Commercial kitchens are complex environments that require thorough inspection to develop the best pest management plan for German cockroaches. Using a focus-zone inspection, for example, ensures technicians are inspecting deep harborage areas in addition to easily accessible areas. This suggested... Read more»

Coackroach Championship – German Cockroach: (aka Max Schmeling)

May 15, 2014 By
These speedy buggers are evasive, and can outnumber any opponent overnight. In the 1970s, pest management professionals (PMPs) were 10 times more likely to battle nasty German cockroach infestations than American cockroaches. In many cases, the German cockroaches were taking... Read more»
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