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Scientists discover new spider species, now 50,000 spiders discovered

The very first spider species was described in 1757. In 265 years, experts have described 50,000 species.



Get ready for fly season with Vector Fly Lights

The Vector brand is a pioneer in fly control for a reason. Our lights were the first in the industry to combine industrial-grade, all-metal lights with attractive designs. That tradition continues today with the full support of the Catchmaster team and new models that embrace our pioneering legacy.

Bed Bug Awareness Week

Bed Bug Awareness Week to take place in June

Bed Bug Awareness Week will be June 5 to 11 this year to remind consumers to remain alert for bed bugs during travel.

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3 steps to building, and keeping, your dream team

Raleigh Jenkins, president of ABC Home & Commercial Services in Houston, Texas, shares ways to improve employee hiring and retention practices.



4 tips to evolving your brand into new markets

You may be ready to expand into a new vertical, but is your brand up for the job? Evolving your brand for growth is a lot of work. Download this Tip Sheet so you’ll know where to focus your attention.

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Illustration: Leo Michael

Key benefit: Work/life balance

A common theme emerged as a solution to the labor shortage facing the pest control industry this year. It’s not just about the money, although competitive wages certainly help.



Introducing individually packaged SureKill Ant & Roach Gel Baits

SureKill Gel Baits offer exceptional adhesion when treating hard to reach places, helping your bait stay where it's applied while providing around-the-clock control. This new offering allows PMPs more flexibility in their inventory preferences!

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First quarter 2022 reader poll responses

Take a look at a sampling of the best of the best from Pest Management Professional's first quarter reader poll questions of 2022.



Greg Pettis talks mosquitoes with Culley Christensen

Nature-Cide's Greg Pettis discusses mosquito study results with Culley Christensen of "The Pest Posse TV."

FMC Corp.


Effective perimeter control with exceptional durability

With extreme staying power and long-lasting protection under the sun, FMC’s Scion® insecticide with UVX™ Technology is the next generation of insecticides. Scion’s durability, paired with a 90-day perimeter assurance of no retreatments on exterior barrier application pests such as ants, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs and spiders, make it the ideal foundation for targeting perimeter pests. Backed by FMC’s Scion Assurance Programs, you can confidently offer exceptional control and grow your bottom line.



SiteOne offers pest management professionals efficient solutions

Your business is fast-paced, and you need solutions that can keep up. SiteOne partners with the top suppliers in the industry to offer a complete selection of products designed to eliminate the most common pest management problems.


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Reader poll: Managing customer expectations with mosquitoes

Please take a minute to answer our latest one-question reader poll: How can PMPs manage customer expectations when offering mosquito control?

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New Season. New Cancels: Ways to Win Back Churned Customers

With the cost of acquiring new customers up to five times higher than that of retaining existing customers, reactivating those that churned can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Attendees will be presented with:

  • Current trends and statistics on lost customers.
  • Case study of recent success.
  • Best practices on how to “win back” a client.
  • Virtual workshop on how to build a campaign.

Registering gives you access to this webinar even after it airs!

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Date: April 21
Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Duration: 60 minutes + time for Q&A
Sponsored by: Slingshot by WorkWave



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NPMA’s job-seeker website brings results

By Cindy Mannes

With, the National Pest Management Association helps online visitors learn about career paths and more.

Booming housing market creates opportunities

By Greg Baumann

Now is a good time to review marketing plans, to approach builders to discuss your service offerings.

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