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Debate: The best way to motivate employees

December 11, 2018 By and
Battling brothers Kurt and Eric Scherzinger tackle the age-old debate on the best way to motivate employees: with a carrot (reward for doing the right thing or reaching a goal) or a stick (punishment for getting out of line or not meeting expectations). Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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NCPMA adds 2 hands-on courses

December 6, 2018 By
The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has added two hands-on courses to the 2019 Pest Control Technician’s School (PCT): NEW! North Carolina State University (NCSU) Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course: Taking place Jan. 29 at the NCSU... Read more»
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New England PWIPM hosts training

December 4, 2018 By
The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) of New England held its second training of 2018 on Nov. 28 at Forshaw Inc.’s Canton, Mass., facility. Attendees came from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The Beginner Entomology class was taught... Read more»
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Debugging pest control recruitment problems

December 3, 2018 By
In today’s tight labor markets, pest management companies don’t have the luxury to stick with an old-fashioned playbook for recruiting and retaining employees. The bottom line depends on reducing turnover and finding ways to attract new talent in an economy... Read more»
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Identifying sources of distraction for detector dogs

November 30, 2018 By
(Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on detector dogs and distractions. Read part one, “What distractions mean for detector dogs” and part two, “Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions.“) I want... Read more»
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Recruiting, training and retaining ‘A’ players

November 30, 2018 By
Tips from the trenches: How to turn your No. 1 operations obstacle into your No. 1 business growth opportunity. Read more»
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NCPMA launches event app

November 27, 2018 By
The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched an app for its 2019 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School, taking place Jan. 27-31, 2019. The app is free and available for download in the Apple and Google app stores by... Read more»
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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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