Tag: pest management professionals

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NPMA QualityPro program addresses top industry challenges

June 14, 2016 By
Allison Taisey, BCE, manages the National Pest Management Association’s QualityPro certification program. QualityPro, a certification designed specifically for pest management companies in the United States and Canada, is administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management. The certification was developed... Read more»

Sales & Service: Reaching your goals

June 12, 2014 By
As pest management professionals (PMPs), you must set goals; and to set those goals properly, you need to invest a lot of time prioritizing, possibly more than you want. That’s one reason only 3 percent of the population have clearly... Read more»
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Cockroach Combat Manual II Excerpt 1: Knowledge is Power

This primer on cockroach biology and behavior arms pest management professionals (PMPs) to combat this perpetual public health pest. “Cockroach Combat Manual II” Excerpt By Dr. Austin M. Frishman & Paul J. Bello Cockroach populations, particularly of the commonly encountered... Read more»

Dos and Don’ts: Cockroaches

March 1, 2013 By
Cockroaches do expertly survive, changing minimally for 200 million years. If pest management professionals (PMPs) don’t expertly intervene, survival is certain. With more than 4,000 species globally, not all species of cockroaches are pestiferous. Species under the pest classification have... Read more»

Sales infusion

March 1, 2013 By
As bed bug management technologies, techniques and related business practices evolve, services are becoming more affordable to hard-bit consumers and companies. But while many pest management professionals (PMPs) have reduced their bed bug management program costs, they’re typically more than... Read more»
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ASPCRO & NPMA rodenticide use survey

March 1, 2013 By
Getting a read on the current state of rodent management requires a hard look at the means by which pest management professionals (PMPs) are operating. As is the case with most pests, there’s more than one way to control a... Read more»

Trends and Stats: Ants

March 1, 2013 By
According to pest management professionals (PMPs) surveyed in a 2011 poll published last year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the breakdown of ant species most often treated is lead by carpenter ants, followed by odorous house ants and... Read more»

Top five worst bird business mistakes

March 1, 2013 By
1. The wrong tools for the job It’s important to fully understand a job’s scope prior to executing a treatment plan. Jason Viar, branch manager, Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Durham, N.C., suggests laying out a difficult netting job before... Read more»
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Sean Bergmann: United Pest Solutions

February 1, 2013 By
Sean Bergmann, CEO of Seattle-based United Pest Solutions, is a second-generation pest management professional (PMP) who knows a thing or two about stinging insects after growing up in the business. He shares some insights with Pest Management Professional (PMP). Q:... Read more»