Tag: Mark Sheperdigian

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Identify the source to prevent bed bug re-introductions

May 3, 2019 By
Helping tenants prevent a reintroduction is as valuable as getting rid of the bed bugs in the first place. Tenants often cannot imagine how they became infested. We know how important it is to prevent bed bug reintroductions. If customers... Read more»
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Live from Purdue University Pest Management Conference

January 9, 2018 By
Strike up a conversation with anyone at the Purdue Pest Management Conference and you can’t help but ask, How may years have you been coming here? It’s a valid question, as a luncheon on the third and final day recognizes attendees for... Read more»
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Determine infestations: Cockroaches by the numbers

October 6, 2016 By
Mark Sheperdigian describes how a cockroach infestation is classified and determined based on the ratio of nymphs to adults. Read more»
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The evolution of German cockroach treatments

August 12, 2016 By
German cockroach control used to mean cleanouts, follow-up treatments and regular preventive services. The old techniques are still necessary to complete your cockroach portfolio. Before the modern era of baiting, control for German cockroaches meant late-night cleanouts performed by a... Read more»

Clues to identifying bed bug lookalikes

March 14, 2016 By
Other Cimicids that feed on bats and birds can be mistaken for bed bugs. Bed bug lookalikes will bite people, but are not known to survive on humans alone. With all the bed bug (Cimex lectularius) activity these days, it’s... Read more»
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How to improve German cockroach control? Learn their behavior

March 1, 2016 By
Knowing the basics of German cockroach behavior can drastically improve pest management professional's cockroach control efforts Read more»

SHEPerspective: Crane fly

December 15, 2015 By
The green, green grass of home. Sometimes turf pests become household pests. European crane flies have begun to colonize North American turf. Most homeowners love their lawns. They spend an incredible amount of time and energy maintaining them. From an... Read more»
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SHEPerspective: Invasive Species

November 23, 2015 By
Are you able to perform an invasive procedure? ⦁ Invasive species may start off making headlines, but often level off in a few years. ⦁ The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that can upset customers and frustrate... Read more»
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SHEPerspective: Bed Bug Mating

November 2, 2015 By
Should I stay or should I go? ⦁ Female bed bugs have shorter lives because of frequent mating. ⦁ Bed bug dispersion may have more to do with population density than with mating frequency. As you may know, bed bugs... Read more»
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Bed bugs prefer harborage that has had previous bed bug activity

SHEPerspective: Bed Bugs

September 29, 2015 By
What we have here is a failure to eradicate. ⦁ Live bugs found after a heat treatment survived the treatment or were reintroduced. ⦁ Making sure the occupants are prepared, and then properly managing the heat, will avoid most “failed”... Read more»