Tag: Mark Sheperdigian

The possible sources of these Dermestid beetle larvae found in a customer’s kitchen cabinets are as diverse as they are numerous. Fortunately, you likely will not need to look far. Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Ask the Expert: The link between Dermestids and rodents

December 4, 2019 By
Q: Little insects keep showing up in the kitchen cabinets of a home I service. The home is spotless, and the owners just moved in, so there isn’t much food in the home yet. What’s the best thing to do?... Read more»
German cockroaches can become finicky beasts at times, but these cockroaches are indicating that this bait will do nicely. PHOTO: MARK SHEPERDIGIAN, BCE

Why resistant cockroach accounts aren’t futile

November 6, 2019 By
Manage resistance by always using more than one class of insecticide. Rotate among classes of insecticides that are subject to resistance. One of the major reasons why German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are difficult to control is resistance to the pesticides... Read more»

Bed bugs: Proactive programs prevent poor performance

October 30, 2019 By
Reactive bed bug programs in multi-family accounts cost more. Never underestimate your influence on client expectations. Do your clients think bed bugs can be eliminated? Do they think they can be managed? Bed bug programs for multi-family housing are either... Read more»
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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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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian

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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