Tag: Tips and Tricks

Tips & Tricks: Gel Bait and German Cockroaches

January 21, 2016 By
There is little doubt that gel baits are a primary tool to control German cockroaches. However, there are some situations where it might not make sense to simply apply more gel. If gel deposits placed on the last service call... Read more»
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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Tips & Tricks: Adding Monitors to Bed Bug Inspection

December 31, 2015 By
Monitors should be incorporated into any bed bug inspection and prevention strategy. Monitors can be used to gauge the effectiveness of a bedbug treatment — decreasing the likelihood and severity of a future infestation. Knowing whether your treatment was effective... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Bites Are Clues, Not Confirmation

December 24, 2015 By
When confirming the presence of bed bugs in an account, I stress to never rely on “bites” as a determining indicator to my students and clients. After all, 30 percent of the population reportedly will show no reaction to an... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Control

December 17, 2015 By
What method of bed bug control works best? It’s the one that results in fewer callbacks and more profit. Most companies have experienced a learning curve because the outbreaks have become bigger and more widespread. Successful companies tend to do... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Using Aerosols

December 10, 2015 By
Treating for bed bugs in commercial and residential accounts is always a tricky process. Start with proper expectations for the customer — perhaps even write separate contracts for such treatments. Aerosols are paramount for proper control. Use flushing aerosols in... Read more»
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Paul Curtis, BCE, Director, Technical Services, Terminix International

Tips & Tricks: Monitoring Device Placement

December 3, 2015 By
Many products are available for bed bug monitoring, and placement recommendations are just as numerous. Many of the customers most interested in monitoring for bed bugs are also the most concerned about the visibility of the device placement. The hospitality... Read more»
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Dr. Cisse Spragins

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Control Options

November 30, 2015 By
Bed bug control is one of the most difficult challenges a pest management professional will face, thanks to the extreme thoroughness of treatment required and the typically zero tolerance for failure. Unfortunately, research demonstrates significant resistance to pyrethroids and neonicotinoids.... Read more»
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Dr. ElRay Roper

Tips & Tricks: Utilizing Research and Experience for Bed Bug Control

November 19, 2015 By
Bed bug control jobs are a good test of the quality of your pest management efforts. Thorough inspections for bed bugs are critical, perhaps more than with any other pest inspection. Accurate identification and effective treatment of all bed bug... Read more»
Joe Barile

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Infestations

November 12, 2015 By
Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests that pest management professionals are asked to eradicate. They are cryptic, finding harborage in sites difficult to locate and treat. These parasites live around and in and on personal items. Remember... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: Identifying Spider-Attracting Factors

October 22, 2015 By
There are several insect-attracting (and thus, spider-attracting) things you can count on at many accounts. They include improper lighting on buildings and in parking lots, negative building pressures and pest entry points. Consider: ⦁ Mercury vapor (bluish light) is 112... Read more»
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