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29 09, 2021

Tech Talk: Tips for Performing Rodent Control Pre-Inspections

By: Isaac Gibson, ACE, PCQI A vital step when dealing with rodents in commercial accounts is conducting a proper pre-inspection, which needs to be performed prior to placing control measures. Taking time to conduct a pre-inspection can help you with an informed approach to your service. As a result, this may also lead to shorter [...]

27 08, 2021

Tech Talk: How to Manage Black Carpet Beetles in Multi-Family Dwellings

By: Timothy Best, ACE, BCE Being an entomologist and PMP in New York City, I often find that many folks assume my days are spent crawling through the city’s underbelly steeped in a battle against hordes of Norway rats, or that I am waist-deep in American cockroach infestations. While some days that sentiment may be [...]

27 07, 2021

Tech Talk: Top 10 Pest Vulnerable Zones in Liquid Food-Processing Plants

By: Pat Hottel, B.C.E. One way to characterize the types of pests that are likely to infest a food-processing facility is by the products produced. In this article we will cover the most common pests and most vulnerable locations for those pests in wet-processing plants. Examples of wet-processing plants include those that produce beverages, canned [...]

24 06, 2021

Tech Talk: Trapped! Choosing the Correct Interior Insect Monitoring Trap

By: Anna Berry, B.C.E. When a client reports seeing insects in their facility, or if the facility is at risk for insects, one of our first steps is to place insect monitoring traps. These traps, when used appropriately, can give us much information about the insects that are present: the species, the area they’re in, [...]

21 05, 2021

Tech Talk: Documentation and Communication: Imperative to Success

By: Bryan Ingold Communication and thorough documentation are at the core of a successful pest management program. A lack of communication between service teams and site management, and insufficient documentation, can be a cause of heartburn for our clients, especially at the corporate level. However, there is often a challenge in the pest management industry [...]