Tag: wood-destroying insects

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Joining forces to ensure protection from termites

April 2, 2019 By
Spray foam insulation is a popular option for homeowners who want to reduce heat loss and lower utility bills, but it can mask termite activity. Read more»
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Homewreckers: Protecting property through termite management

January 24, 2019 By
Protecting property is one reason PMPs find termite management work so satisfying. Read more»
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Explain GPC to clients

December 6, 2018 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) sometimes refer to general pest control (GPC) as a way to lump all of the “other pests” that are not wood-destroying insects (WDI) or bed bugs into a manageable group. However, the list of remaining pests... Read more»
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Properly preserve and protect wood to prevent termites

August 6, 2018 By
Dr. Reid Ipser with Nisus Corp. explains the importance of properly preserving wood to prevent termite intrusion and associated decay. Read more»
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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»
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PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species

December 6, 2017 By
Carpenter ants top our State of the Industry lists this year. Read more»
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What’s the most notable encounter you’ve had in a crawlspace?

March 20, 2017 By
“When I was out on an inspection in a crawlspace, it looked like it was raining mudtubes from the floor joists. I then looked up and realized the floor was sagging from the people standing above me. I got out... Read more»
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Women in pest management: Glynnis Anderson

December 15, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional chronicled six women who have made pest management their calling. Each one forged her own path toward success — and learned some lessons along the way.   Industry leaders come in all shapes, sizes — and yes,... Read more»
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