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Tips & Tricks: 5 Tips for Cockroach Management

February 11, 2016 By
When a pest professional is called out to a cockroach job, the customer is normally at wits’ end and expects extreme and immediate results. Here are five tips to remember at your next account: Most residual insecticides are effective, but... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: 3 Tips to Selecting the Right Rodenticide

January 15, 2016 By
Is your state becoming a first-generation bait state? Environmental activism, endangered species, protected species and high-water mark areas are some of the challenges facing pest professionals’ rodenticide use. Selecting the right rodenticide for the right environment should be a part... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Control

December 17, 2015 By
What method of bed bug control works best? It’s the one that results in fewer callbacks and more profit. Most companies have experienced a learning curve because the outbreaks have become bigger and more widespread. Successful companies tend to do... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Add Value by Removing Spider Webs

October 8, 2015 By
Spider web removal is a crucial part of spider control. Failure to remove webs might prompt a callback, unnecessary pesticide application, or even the loss of a customer. The value you bring to your accounts by taking the time to... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Monitor Stored Food Pest Infestations with Glue Traps

August 6, 2015 By
Pheromone glue traps are a great tool for monitoring stored food pest infestations and the success of your treatment. But often, glue boards containing these pheromones might not hold up to environmental conditions. They also can be inadvertently damaged by... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: An Alternative Tactic for Treating Stinging Insect Nests

June 25, 2015 By
Increasing the pressure on a spray rig and blasting a wasp or hornet nest is a tactic of the past. Using oil-based aerosols leave can leave a film on treated surfaces and unsightly residue. Instead, use an extension pole with... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: 3 Proactive Mosquito Control Measures

April 30, 2015 By
West Nile virus (WNV) affects almost every state in the nation. As professionals, simply recommending the use of diethyltoluamide (DEET)-type products as a deterrent is useful, but outdated. We need programs to protect you and your customers because this has... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How to Protect Against Rodent-Transmitted Diseases

March 12, 2015 By
The threat of infectious disease was all over the media this past fall with the Ebola virus, but don’t forget the diseases carried, transmitted and spread by rodents. Salmonella, leptospirosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome and plague are still common rodent-transmitted diseases.... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Long-term Control of Cockroaches in Multi-unit Housing

January 2, 2015 By
Achieving long-term control of cockroaches in multi-unit housing requires special treatment. Using low-impact dust formulations (diatomaceous earth, or DE, for example) is a preferred strategy because of the low risk. Dusting wall voids with DE is a long-term solution to... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Use Knowledge of Vibrissae to Help Select, Place Traps

September 20, 2014 By
Rodents use vibrissae to sense changes in air pressure and movement, so they know when you (or predators) are nearby. This information can help PMPs select and place traps: ■ Live-catch devices. Place these passive units at 15-ft. intervals. ■... Read more»
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