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20 11, 2020

Stockroom Practices for Pest Prevention

Towering stacks of inventory. Neglected boxes. Poor stock rotation. These three ingredients make for an unorganized stockroom that puts your store at risk for pest infestations. Cluttered and unorganized stockrooms can complicate inspection efforts and attract rodents, cockroaches and other pests. These pests can carry and transmit diseases that pose a direct health threat to [...]

4 11, 2020

Tips for Preventing a Cockroach Infestation

A cockroach infestation presents health risks to your customers and your employees. Cockroaches can contaminate product, spread diseases and allergens, and reproduce with an extremely high frequency. Their presence also puts your brand at risk, as the sight of a single cockroach can be detrimental to your reputation. The best way to prevent an infestation [...]

1 10, 2020

Tech Talk: An Innovative Solution for Sub Slab-Infesting Small Flies

By: Andrew Taylor Small flies that can inhabit the underside of concrete slabs, such as phorid flies, moth flies and small dung flies, can be difficult pests to control. Such pests are often the result of a broken sewage pipe or cracks in the concrete slab, which allows organic materials to accumulate underneath. This past [...]

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. This gives them the opportunity to gain access into businesses by riding on someone’s clothing, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]