Tag: pets

5 tips to ease customer worry about kids and pets

June 3, 2019 By
Use these tips to create safe pest management treatments while teaching customers who are worried about their pets and kids. Read more»
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The best use for flea collars: Selling Tool?

September 9, 2015 By
I regularly stumble across columns online warning of how flea collars aren’t always the best bet for your cat or dog. I had my own personal experience with this and was even chastised by my vet when I (as a... Read more»
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Dr. Cisse Spragins

Tips and Tricks: Pets aren’t Only Reason for Fleas and Ticks

March 20, 2014 By
While fleas and ticks can be associated with pets, it isn’t necessarily the case in all structural pest control situations. Ticks are a problem most commonly outdoors, particularly around homes in wooded areas, regardless of whether the family has pets.... Read more»
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Respecting the HAB (human-animal bond)

February 21, 2014 By
There are an increasing amount of abbreviations used in pest management industry jargon, such as IGR (insect growth regulator) and IPM (integrated pest management). Another, not-so-obvious one is “HAB” — the “human-animal bond.” Whenever professional services are provided for bed... Read more»
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Cat Fleas

January 17, 2014 By
One must be well studied in fleaology to develop a pest profile – a behavioral and investigative tool to assist pest management professionals (PMPs) with predicting and profiling pest characteristics. Fleaology provides the essential information to control these host-intimate, hematophagous... Read more»
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Pets with a capital P-U

December 10, 2013 By
From the To Each Their Own Dept., file this under “One Person’s Pest is Another’s Pet.” Deborah Cipriani owns the only rescue center for skunks in the United States in her home in North Ridgeville, Ohio. More than 50 rescued... Read more»
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believe it or not: Fleas & Ticks

September 10, 2013 By
Fleas have been on this planet for about 100 million years. There are more than 2,000 species and subspecies of fleas (that we know of). If it doesn’t have to move around much, a flea can live anywhere between 2... Read more»
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