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25 11, 2019

Tech Talk: Making Sure Pet Food is Not Pest Food

By Anna Berry, B.C.E. Unlike many of the pests we protect food from, stored product pests (SPP) live in the food they are consuming. They do not travel from a safe harborage to a food source and then return back to their harborage — the harborage is the food source. The living preferences of species [...]

21 10, 2019

Tech Talk: The Timing of Deploying IGR Applications

By Christian Wilcox, ACE Although the subject of this article is the use of Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs), its true purpose is to highlight the importance of knowing your target pest’s biology, particularly its reproductive cycles. This is a much different way of looking at pest situations. Most products we use have applications based on [...]

19 08, 2019

How Three-Dimensional Inspection Techniques Enhance Your Pest Management Services

By Madison Grimm When a patient goes to a hospital with an allergic reaction, the doctor will likely attempt to look at all the factors around the reaction in order to determine the cause. By looking at the allergic reaction from a three-dimensional perspective, the doctor is able to consider all possible causes and provide [...]

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 [...]