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22 03, 2019

Copesan and Syngenta Support Industry Research and Education for Pest Management Professionals

Menomonee Falls, WI – March 22, 2019 – Copesan Services is pleased to announce its $8,340 contribution to two key charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry. The Copesan network of local service providers has been raising funds for eighteen years in support of Pi Chi Omega [...]

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 [...]

29 11, 2018

Tech Talk: The Client’s Role at Food Facilities

By Pat Hottel Clients will, and must, play an important role in the success of the pest management program at their food plant. Their assistance is necessary in pest prevention, and it often helps in solving pest problems that occur. Pest prevention starts with proper facility design, and whenever possible, the PMP should be consulted [...]

26 10, 2018

Are You Making the Grade When it Comes to Documentation?

by Shane McCoy, ACE Documentation has always been an important part of a food-processing facility’s operations, but now the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates documentation be even more organized, detailed and accessible. A food-processing facility’s documentation must produce the following trail of information for auditors and inspectors: Show that a pest management program is [...]

26 09, 2018

Tech Talk: From Rodent Filth to Hospital – Considering Contamination

By Bennett Jordan, PH.D., B.C.E. Food plants, pharmaceutical facilities, schools and health-care facilities are the most sensitive accounts we service. These specialized accounts also bring increased expectations of us, the pest management professional (PMP), from our clients, auditors and regulatory bodies. Our responsibilities go beyond traditional pest management, and we must consider how our actions [...]

20 08, 2018

Tech Talk: Seven Tips for Aerosol Application Safety

By: Dena Berg-Castano, ACE Canned aerosol insecticides are a staple in many pest management programs. The convenience of these ready-to-use products and the ability to apply and get the product into crevices and voids where pests live make them a go-to in the field. In addition to considering the ease of product application, it is [...]

3 08, 2018

Tech Talk: Five Tips for a Successful Bed Bug Heat Treatment

By Jared Woerth As pest management professionals, we are not new to bed bugs. In fact, 99.6 percent of pest professionals have encountered bed bugs in the past year, according to research from NPMA and the University of Kentucky. As we have learned, heat treatments continue to be the most effective method when eliminating bed [...]

16 07, 2018

Top 10 Cockroach Prevention Tips

The sight of just one cockroach in your facility, store or restaurant can be enough to damage your brand. Preventing cockroaches from entering your business in the first place is key to preventing an infestation. Following the below tips can help reduce the chance of cockroaches invading your business. Cockroach Prevention Tips: Sanitation and cleaning [...]