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26 05, 2020

What is Integrated Pest Management?

By Madison Grimm Integrated pest management (IPM) is the industry best practice-driven approach that exhausts all non-chemical methods of control prior to considering the use of chemical pest management materials. The practice of IPM is rooted in inspection, the key to identifying the source of an issue, which may be corrected with exclusion and other [...]

14 05, 2020

The “Murder Hornet” and the Impact of Invading Pests

By: Bennett Jordan, Ph.D., BCE, PCQI, and Madison Grimm “Murder hornets,” more commonly known as Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), have been generating lots of buzz (pardon the pun) on social media and in the news, following a reported finding of two hornets in Washington State. With countless pieces of information circulating through these channels, it [...]

1 05, 2020

A Bird’s Favorite Six Spots at Your Facility

By: Madison Grimm Springtime often means increased pressure from pest birds. The best defense is prevention, through consistent maintenance of your facility. Birds are in search of food, shelter and a place to breed, and if your business provides even one of those three things, they may stick around and cause problems for your operations. [...]

24 04, 2020

Tech Talk: Structuring Your Training Programs for Success

By: Caroline Kirby Preparing a training program can be daunting. Luckily, there are countless resources out there to help you organize your thoughts. On my first day as training coordinator, I was handed two books to read and study. These books were “Telling Ain’t Training” by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps, and “Preparing [...]

30 03, 2020

Copesan, Terminix Commercial National Accounts, Partner with Syngenta in Continued Support of Pest Management Research and Education

Pictured (above, left) left to right: Kim Kelley-Tunis, Terminix Commercial; Melisa Manns, Terminix Commercial; Justin McCauley, McCauley Services; Dominique Stumpf, National Pest Management Association; Scott Steckel, Plunkett’s Pest Control; Aric Schroeder, Copesan/Terminix Commercial; Alfie Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions; Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services – DFW; Tim Pollard, Arrow Exterminators; Dave Ramsey, [...]