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PMP’s 85th anniversary: From exterminators to pest management professionals

January 26, 2018 By
This year is Pest Management Professional’s 85th anniversary. Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Customer Cooperation, Take II

May 17, 2017 By
We recently asked all of our contributors, What’s the best way to convince a customer to cooperate with you? While the responses from Dr. Austin Frishman, Frank Meek and Stuart Aust made our May print issue, several other contributors had... Read more»
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PMP unearths historical letters during inspection

April 11, 2017 By
Pest management professional Tim Owens of TJ’s Pest Control discovered thousands of telegrams and ledgers under an old postmaster’s house in Morgan, South Australia, during an inspection. Owens handed off the 138-year-old documents after realizing their significance to the town.... Read more»
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PMPs, suppliers meet one-on-one at inaugural PMP Growth Summit

February 1, 2017 By
This week in Orlando, Fla., Pest Management Professional magazine has brought together pest management professionals (PMPs) and several sponsors for a myriad of networking opportunities in its first-ever PMP Growth Summit. “It’s part of our mission as a magazine to build relationships... Read more»
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Top 4 cockroach management strategies

August 22, 2016 By
An effective cockroach management strategy requires more than one approach. I have three favorite cockroach-related expressions: 1. Cockroaches come from cockroaches. Clutter, lack of customer cooperation and poor sanitation make it difficult to gain control, but the persistence of cockroaches... Read more»
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Lack of insect photos on websites appeals to customers

August 18, 2016 By
As a pest management professional, you know people don’t want to see pests in their homes or businesses. If they did, you wouldn’t be in business. But did you know some people hate pests so much, they don’t want to... Read more»
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Q&A: E-newsletter, outdoor and Facebook advertising

August 15, 2016 By
Q: Is an e-newsletter important to my online marketing strategy? A: Yes. Using this medium is both cost-effective and profitable, growing your business by increasing revenue and referrals using your existing customer base. An e-newsletter not only increases lead generation and... 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»
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Where will the PMP journey lead you?

August 11, 2016 By
My good friend Greg Johnson (no relation) is about to embark on a pilgrimage across Spain and Portugal. The route is called Camino de Santiago, and is traveled by hundreds of thousands each year. He won’t know where he will... Read more»
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Q&A: Leafroller moths, residual insecticides and flea bites

August 10, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Moths are being found... Read more»