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Pros’ tips for successful ant management

September 1, 2018 By
Read these tips for successful ant management from the pros. Read more»
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Phorid flies: Complete inspections can rule out costly solutions

August 27, 2018 By
Perform a full inspection to ensure there isn’t a simpler solution to a phorid fly infestation. Read more»
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Inspect for conducive conditions

August 2, 2018 By
Proper inspection is key to solving and/or preventing termite issues. Read more»
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Have confidence when identifying cause of wood damage

August 1, 2018 By
Identification is key in making a management plan — and the first step in determining whether a management plan is necessary. Read more»
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9 considerations before offering mosquito management services

July 11, 2018 By
Here are nine questions to consider before you offer mosquito service. Read more»
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California firm implements ‘transparent’ online scheduling

February 8, 2018 By
Accurate Termite and Pest Control, a family-owned pest control company in Southern California, launched a new website that allows customers to schedule services online. The website in beta model last year was successful. The company says the service has been... Read more»
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Interview all occupants of home during inspection

August 23, 2017 By
When inspecting a home for the first time, along with a complete venue “look-see,” make it a point to interview as many occupants or family members as possible. Each person, depending on age, sex, educational level, etc., may have a... Read more»
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Brooklyn man says drum-playing eliminated rat infestation

April 25, 2017 By
Property owner Solomon Shlomo of Brooklyn, N.Y., claims he scared off rats infesting his building by playing the drums, according to The Brooklyn Paper. His building in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood was inspected by the city’s health department twice following a... Read more»
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Canine bed bug detection: Get the facts

April 10, 2017 By
Trained bed bug scent detection dogs can search many rooms and large areas with surprising accuracy. Results for some areas may be ambiguous, but proper follow-up can ensure the integrity of the inspection. A trained canine scent detection team can... Read more»
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Bug Busters talks health inspections

February 27, 2017 By
Every wonder why so many restaurants fail their local health inspections – whether repeatedly or just once? Woodstock, Ga.-based Bug Busters took a look at why this happens and shared with reporters critical points to discuss with local restaurant owners when... Read more»
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