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25 08, 2020

Five Nonresidential Places Bed Bugs Can Be Found

A common misconception about bed bugs is that they are found solely in homes and hotels. On the contrary, they can be found anywhere that humans frequent and spend extended periods of time—including many businesses. Bed bugs are proficient hitchhikers, giving them the opportunity to gain access into businesses by riding on someone’s clothing, luggage, [...]

21 08, 2020

Tech Talk: New Employees – A Detailed PPE Plan

By: Cory Goeltzenleuchter Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is not a new topic for pest control operators. We have been stocking service vehicles with gloves, respirators, hard hats, etc., for decades. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that employers must perform a job-specific task hazard analysis. We are held accountable to not only [...]

28 07, 2020

Preparing for Overwintering Pests

By: Bennett Jordan, Ph.D., BCE, PCQI In the midst of warm temperatures and summer activities, the last thing we want to think about is the coming winter season. As strange as this may sound, it is important to start thinking now about winter pest prevention. There are a number of insects and rodents, known as [...]

21 07, 2020

Tech Talk: Addressing Commonly Misused Phrases and Definitions

By: David Moore The phrases and words you use when you speak to your client about their pest management program has large bearing on what they understand. Using proper terminology when explaining pest management methods and tools to your clients allows you to educate them in a more accurate, yet precise manner. Let’s review a [...]

8 07, 2020

Flying Insects That Love Your Business

The sight of flies buzzing around your business can turn customers away and put your brand’s reputation at risk. In addition to being unsightly, flies pose a serious health risk. Flies often feed or land on garbage, animal carcasses, and animal waste, and then travel to food or food preparation surfaces, potentially contaminating everything they [...]

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 [...]