Tag: integrated pest management

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Dr. Faith Oi: Education and research fuel the fire

January 14, 2019 By
Dr. Faith Oi guides entomology students, school faculty and pest management professionals on the reasons pest control is vital to public health. Read more»
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IPM for stinging insects

December 11, 2018 By
An important part of any integrated pest management (IPM) program is prevention. When it comes to stinging insect IPM for bees, ground bees and yellowjackets, a pre-emptive inspection for voids around the property is a must. The common behavior of... Read more»
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Texas A&M’s IPM Experience House

December 7, 2018 By
In April 2017, the Dallas-based Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unveiled the newly constructed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Experience House, designed to be a working classroom where pest management professionals (PMPs) can gain experience in settings similar to where they... Read more»

5 questions with Larry Pinto

October 2, 2018 By
Our question-and-answer session this month focuses on Larry Pinto, who with his wife and fellow entomologist, Sandy Kraft, has published “Techletter,” a bi-weekly training newsletter for pest management technicians, since 1985. Based in Maryland, Pinto has authored or co-authored more... Read more»
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Why inspections for vacation homes are different

June 18, 2018 By
Walking into the kitchen one day, a homeowner notices a few ants. They call you, the pest professional, to treat the home. But what if it’s a vacation home that the homeowner only visits on the weekends, during a certain... Read more»

Why you should be marketing to vacation homeowners

June 6, 2018 By
Helping owners of vacation home understand the benefit of year-round pest control can be a great revenue stream. Read more»
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Terminix introduces new mosquito treatment

June 4, 2018 By
Terminix launched a new product designed to combat mosquitoes in yards called Quick Guard Mosquito Service. Read more»
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UF study finds IGRs integral to mosquito control

May 23, 2018 By
A study from the University of Florida found that using insect growth regulators is a good way for PMPs to practice integrated pest management. Read more»

Mosquitoes: IPM practices reduce client confusion

April 4, 2018 By
Properly educating customers, along with a thorough inspection and treatment plan, will help lead to maximum mosquito control. Read more»
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How to price a bed bug job

March 7, 2018 By
Be sure you are charging enough for the work you are performing, especially for bed bug work. Your professional training, knowledge, skills and experience should demand top dollar. Here are some things to consider the next time you price a... Read more»
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