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28 09, 2017

Tech Talk – Coping With Confusing Label Language

By Jay Bruesch From time to time, we all scratch our heads while reading pesticide labels that seem to contradict themselves, or that don’t make it clear what we can or cannot do with a product. Consider these pairs of seemingly contradictory statements from labels of commonly used pesticide products. (Disclaimer: The purpose of this [...]

28 08, 2017

Tech Talk – Avoiding Mistakes on Perimeter Treatments

By Bart Foster, ACE Perimeter treatments are essential to good pest management. But with many years of experience training technicians, I have seen mistakes made which can be easily corrected with explanation of why what is being done is not correct. Let’s discuss some of the issues: 1. Mixing directions may be different for perimeter [...]

7 10, 2016

Commercial Lighting Solutions to Combat Night-Flying Pests

Light Profiling Tips, Methods and Technologies to Use for Night-Flying Pest Control Outdoor lighting plays a big part in commercial pest control. In fact, the wrong lighting can actually attract night-flying insects. Moths, beetles, and other night-flying insects are not only annoying, but can contaminate products, repel customers, and attract more pests. When it comes [...]

21 06, 2016

The Devil Is In the Details

Over the last five to ten years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported food safety-related statistics have remained alarmingly consistent in the U.S. There have been more than 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually and as many as 50 million cases of “food poisoning”—clearly unacceptable numbers. Driven by a food safety-conscious culture [...]