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28 06, 2019

Tech Talk: Waste-Ed For Food-Processing Facilities: Education on Pest Prevention When Repurposing Food

By Pat Hottel It is estimated that in the U.S., about 40 percent of all food produced is wasted. It makes both environmental and economic sense to find alternative uses for our food wastes to reduce this high percentage. For commercial food facilities, this can include repurposing of certain types of food. Food that is [...]

21 05, 2019

Tech Talk: Engaging Millennials in Pest Management: From Training to Recognition

By Jay Everitt With people living longer, the age of retirement increasing and most adults working outside the home, many different generations occupy the workforce today. However, millennials, or those aged 22-37, account for the largest population, or about 35 percent, of U.S. workers. In our business, we have had to make adjustments in the [...]

25 03, 2019

Tech Talk: Pesticide Safety Training with Fluorescent Tracer Materials

Photo Credit Rutgers Coop. By Jim Nase One of the ways in which you can change up your current core training and provide your technicians with another tool to be incorporated into your pesticide safety program is the use of fluorescent tracer materials. Fluorescent tracers are used by pesticide safety educators to show workers safe [...]

8 02, 2019

Tech Talk: Technology as a Training Tool

By Caroline Kirby As younger generations continue to join the workforce, there is increasing pressure to include digital learning within training programs. For years, the use of technology within corporate learning centered around a single platform: the learning management system (LMS). Now, as technology becomes more integrated into the workflow, additional digital learning strategies are [...]

20 12, 2018

Tech Talk: Managing Pests in Apartment Buildings

By Shane McCoy, ACE If there is one thing we can all agree on in the pest management industry, it’s that managing pest problems in apartment buildings is not easy. Pests thrive in apartment buildings because of easy access to food, water, shelter and the added bonus of adjoining walls and shared utilities. If resources [...]