Tag: infestations

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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»
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5 bed bug resolutions for 2019

January 21, 2019 By
What New Year’s resolutions can you make to improve your year in bed bug management? Read more»
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1946 study looked to primary sources of secondary infestations

September 12, 2018 By
In this look back, we examine how the industry managed carpet beetles and clothes moths Read more»
Jerry Vance is owner of Discreet Pest Control, Mesa, Ariz. Photo: Discreet Pest Control

Wars of the roaches: PMPs share nightmarish accounts

October 9, 2017 By
PMP asked readers to share some of their best battles with cockroach accounts. If you’ve got a story you’d like to share, email pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net and we’ll continue the conversation.   Overrun apartment requires aggressive effort At a vacant apartment, German... Read more»
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Terminix discloses top 20 US cities for bed bug infestations

August 31, 2017 By
Terminix released a list of the top 20 bed bug-infested cities in America, based on service requests the company received during the first half of 2017. Two Ohio cities top the list. The top 20 cities for bed bug infestations... Read more»
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Bed bug management tips from PMPs

June 28, 2017 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) who regularly battle bed bugs share strategies that work for them. Identify the pest. “Proper identification starts with a thorough inspection of anywhere the client spends most of their time. We then take samples to be... Read more»
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Break your cockroach management routine

April 5, 2017 By
Struggling with a stubborn cockroach problem? With the simplicity of using social media and instant access to reviews found on sites such as Yelp, cockroach sightings can be publicized quickly and damage your reputation. We’ve all had accounts that appear... Read more»
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mattress inspection Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

How to inspect for mild bed bug infestations

January 16, 2017 By
Bed bug infestations follow a regular pattern, from introductions to infestations that can grow large over a period of months. A trained professional can easily find heavy, and even intermediate infestations, but a single bug or a light infestation can... Read more»
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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian

What’s the worst infestation you’ve encountered?

October 11, 2016 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) may encounter many pest infestations in the span of their career, but that doesn’t mean certain infestations won’t be surprising. That’s the case for “The worst bug infestations ever” photo slideshow from Daily Star. From wasps... Read more»
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beetle photo from iStock.com/Dario Lo Presti

Fabric pests: What’s in a name?

July 8, 2016 By
The common name of some fabric pests can be misleading for pest management professionals (PMPs) battling persistent infestations. In most accounts, one is less likely to find carpet beetles and clothes moths in floor coverings and garments than in other... Read more»