Tag: Look Back

A PMP primer for dog ectoparasites

August 31, 2019 By
In the April 1967 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, we published an article by Dr. Harold George Scott titled “Dog Ectoparasites.” Looking at it through the lens of today, the info still holds up. Dr.... Read more»
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A walk-through of food plant inspections

July 31, 2019 By
If we need a slogan for best practices in stored product pest management, the title of an article in the May 1997 issue of Pest Control — the previous iteration of Pest Management Professional — should be a contender: “Top... Read more»
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PMP Hall of Famer Corrigan is revered rodentologist

June 20, 2019 By
Dr. Robert “Bobby” Corrigan remains at the forefront of rodent control developments through his work as a consultant and educator. Read more»
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Watching the pest lineups change over time

June 17, 2019 By
The PMP team is in a reflective mood this issue, with “A Look Back” examining exactly when ants overtook termites as the top pest in modern memory for the pest control industry. Spoiler alert: We pinpoint it to 1998, for... Read more»
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The state of ant management, 1998

June 16, 2019 By
Pest Management Professional’s (PMP’s) annual State of the Industry survey tracks key metrics for pest management professionals (PMPs). Year after year, ants rank as the top profit- and revenue-generating pest, outstripping other major business generators like bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents... Read more»
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1977 COVER: PMP ARCHIVES

Bat control tips, then and now

April 12, 2019 By
The August 1977 cover story of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was then known, kicked off a series called the “Vertebrate Pest Control Manual” by Rex E. Marsh and Dr. Walter E. Howard. The series ran through May... Read more»
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PHOTO: PMP ARCHIVES

‘Haven to Heaven’ paints quirky picture of rodent control

March 13, 2019 By
The cover of the September 1954 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known, was a departure from the usual serious portraits or specimen photographs. Rather, it showcased the work of Utica, N.Y.-based artist Edward Juergensen, and... Read more»
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Why fly species ID was — and is — important

March 10, 2019 By
In the April 1959 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, Dr. Arthur Smith tackled “Fly Control: Is Species Important?” At the time, Dr. Smith was a technical fly consultant for the Bureau of Vector Control, California... Read more»
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Flea and tick control advised for all rodent work

February 4, 2019 By
Pest control is an effective way to protect public health. For proof, look no further than an article from the August 1960 issue of Pest Control magazine, as Pest Management Professional was known at the time, which focused on flea-... Read more»
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PHOTO: PMP ARCHIVES 1997

Our industry’s future, circa 1997

December 30, 2018 By
Dr. Gerry Wegner, BCE, has been a longtime friend of the magazine. In 1997, as co-owner of Varment Guard Environmental Services in Columbus, Ohio, he pitched us an idea for a story about what pest control might be like in... Read more»
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