Tag: Tips and Tricks

Use snap traps inside bait stations

September 4, 2018 By
One big benefit to using snap traps inside bait stations is that the rodent cannot move or drag off the trap after it has been triggered. This method also allows you to use attractants behind the snap trap, pushing the... Read more»
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Understand rodent food behavior

August 22, 2018 By
A rodent’s food choice can be directly influenced by availability, taste, texture and scents of other nearby food sources, which means rodenticides need to be able to mimic lots of different food types. Soft baits, for example, typically include a... Read more»
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Learn about termites’ behavior

August 11, 2018 By
We continue to find out more about termites’ secret, underground behavior. A recent University of Florida survey discovered that worker-caste Formosan subterranean termites have a strong urge to return to their central nest when it’s time to molt. Termite colonies... Read more»
Photo: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

Properly identifying springtails

August 10, 2018 By
In their natural habitat, springtails typically feed on fungi, plant material or algae. Read more»
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Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Determine termite species before treatment

August 3, 2018 By
Step one when treating termites is to determine the species, since treatments can be different. Read more»
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Inspect for conducive conditions

August 2, 2018 By
Proper inspection is key to solving and/or preventing termite issues. Read more»
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Have confidence when identifying cause of wood damage

August 1, 2018 By
Identification is key in making a management plan — and the first step in determining whether a management plan is necessary. Read more»
Photo: Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

How to gain control over mite infestation

May 17, 2018 By
How do you know if you have a mite infestation? With some difficulty, unfortunately. The main problem is that most mite species are microscopic in size, so much so that some of them are practically invisible to the naked eye.... Read more»
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PHOTO: Mark Sheperdigian

Cockroaches: Tips for PMPs using monitors

April 25, 2018 By
Cockroach traps and monitors are a key part of any effective cockroach control program, but they must be used and placed properly. Read more»
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How to equip employees with tech for success

August 9, 2016 By
I get many inquiries from other pest management professionals (PMPs), and one of the most commonly asked questions is about the equipment I furnish for my technicians. Every tech is different. Some are like Inspector Gadget and want every tool... Read more»