Tag: safety

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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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Early yellowjacket detection, elimination key for effective control

May 2, 2019 By
Yellowjackets are notoriously aggressive insects whose colonies are easily disturbed by even the slightest vibrations. As colonies grow throughout the season, they only become more aggressive and dangerous to the public. Thus, early detection and elimination of nests is best... Read more»
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Beware of stinging pest allergies

April 11, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered the wasps while servicing an account and successfully removing a... Read more»
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Vehicle accidents happen

February 26, 2019 By
Darren and Dee Gooch, owners of Zoellner Exterminating, Catoosa, Okla., found out the hard way that a Ford F-150 is no match for a speeding semi truck. One of their technicians, who had just found out she was pregnant, was... Read more»
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Video helps improve safety on the road

February 14, 2019 By
Truly Nolen, the Tuscon, Ariz.-based pest management company known for its iconic “mouse cars,” relies the Lytx DriveCam program to monitor driver behavior. Read more»
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Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Take safety measures when removing stinging insects

January 25, 2019 By
Removing bees and other flying and stinging insects is an important service that requires implementing safety measures, including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). A bee suit that covers exposed skin should be used and inspected on a regular basis for... Read more»
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Maintaining distance when spraying stinging insect nests

January 10, 2019 By
The two keys to spraying any wasp or hornet nest are maintaining distance and timing. The farther away you can be from the nest while spraying, the better. Most wasp and hornet colonies are active during daylight hours, and become... Read more»
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Determine the real reason for spiders’ presence

November 29, 2018 By
Why do we have horrible, awful, nasty and scary spiders? Food. Spiders would not be harboring or hunting in an environment devoid of food. Their mere presence is really symptomatic of a different pest issue — usually small flies, or... Read more»
Casey Prewitt, Neogen

Consider safety first when treating for stinging insects

November 20, 2018 By
When the topic of stinging insects comes up, the first thoughts from most people are about which products they are going to use to take care of the issue. My first thoughts are about how I am going to treat... Read more»
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Get your team ready for winter driving

November 9, 2018 By
Have you reviewed winter driving with your techs and sales team lately? Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than 500,000 crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation... Read more»
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