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Double-check your pest IDs

September 4, 2018 By
When identifying pests, double-check your answer and get a second opinion if something seems amiss. Read more»
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3 steps to solving mystery ‘bites’

August 31, 2018 By
In PMP’s March issue, Crawley McPherson presented a case of a “mysterious itch” — or delusions of parasitosis (DOP). This type of case is not uncommon. Unfortunately, many in the industry fail to handle these complaints professionally. Read more: Fiction: Crawley... Read more»
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Bed bug-educated clients are an asset

January 18, 2018 By
Many of the “bed bugs” that people find are not bed bugs at all. Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Top-rated tools for digital IDs

September 18, 2017 By
Just to delve more deeply into the topic of the Mobile PMP column I wrote in the September issue (p. 116), creating a digital pest ID program should include the following: A written guideline for image quality. It should include... Read more»

Debating digital photography for pest identification

August 28, 2017 By and
ERIC: We need to start having our employees take more pictures during services. I think it can be a big selling advantage. KURT: That sounds great, but there are a lot of issues I can see with it. ERIC: There... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Which pest is most often misidentified?

June 12, 2017 By
The June issue’s Question of the Month (p. 14) features responses from Paul Hardy, Ray Johnson and Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, but several other PMP contributors weighed in (and so did Shep, for a second time!): Dr. Jim Fredericks: The most... Read more»
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: It’s Termite Time!

May 3, 2017 By
Using simple termite identification tools will prove helpful and make your job much easier. Make sure you have a good magnifying hand lens (or microscope), a light source and an easy to use identification key. There are a number of... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Internet inspections

February 13, 2017 By
As we promised in our February issue’s termite guide, we have just a little more info to share with you from one of our sources, Dean Bennett. On the home page of BennettTermite.com, Bennett Termite & Pest Control’s website, there’s a... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How to make a correct ant identification

November 9, 2016 By
The simplest ant identification tips are also often the most helpful. Size, color and trailing behavior are three traits that help make a correct identification. Comparing ants based on size first can help narrow down the choices. Ants are often... Read more»
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Big Bug Hunt: Online pest tracking for gardeners

July 26, 2016 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oqab_NyR1w Big Bug Hunt is a new online citizen science project that documents pest behavior so gardeners can be notified of possible pests in their area. Growing Interactive is behind the initiative, which works in collaboration with the University of York,... Read more»
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