Tag: infestations

Termite infestations: Identification then management

August 7, 2019 By
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE shares details about identifying termite infestations correctly in order to make an effective management plan Read more»
acrobat ants infestation PHOTO: ANGEL "SETO" SOTO

Ant control — can we get an ‘A-Men’?

May 15, 2019 By
A Cleveland, Ohio-based pest management professional shares his experience with an acrobat ants infestation. Read more»
PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Identify the source to prevent bed bug re-introductions

May 3, 2019 By
Helping tenants prevent a reintroduction is as valuable as getting rid of the bed bugs in the first place. Tenants often cannot imagine how they became infested. We know how important it is to prevent bed bug reintroductions. If customers... Read more»

How to determine the extent of a cockroach infestation

April 16, 2019 By
Having trouble assessing the infestation level? Inspection aerosols are useful tools to locate and flush out cockroaches from harborage areas that are not easily accessible. Think broadly, and do not restrict inspection to just well-known areas such as kitchens and... Read more»
Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Using DDVP for bed bug elimination

April 11, 2019 By
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate from homes and commercial buildings, thanks to their ability to hide and thrive in cracks and crevices. When infestation signs become apparent, products containing the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP) can be effective at... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

3 overlooked tips in bed bug service

April 10, 2019 By
Here are three tips that too often are overlooked in bed bug service offerings: Be honest about rates and services — do not underprice your service. Issue a proper service agreement, with proper expectations. Go over it with your attorney... Read more»
Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Use bed bug monitors for infestations

April 3, 2019 By
Studies from Rutgers University have shown that “bed bugs inhabit areas of least disturbance first.” Areas of least disturbance can include voids behind dressers, hidden corners and any area with dust bunnies. In short, dust bunnies are bed bugs’ best... Read more»
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Tips to evaluate products for bed bug infestations

April 2, 2019 By
It seems every day a new product, method or tool is being introduced for bed bug infestations. How does a pest management professional (PMP) separate the “good” products from the not-so-good ones? When evaluating new products, it is important to... Read more»
Casey Prewitt, Neogen

2 tips for solving ant issues

March 25, 2019 By
Keep these two basic tips in mind when solving ant issues. Read more»
ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

PMPs say termite control is rewarding work

January 26, 2019 By
At Pest Management Professional (PMP), we strive to share insights from those who work in the field, day in and day out, to protect their customers’ health and property from pest infestations. Readers enthusiastically explained how satisfying termite control can... Read more»