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30 04, 2018

Tech Talk: Bigger is Better! (Even When it Comes to Stinging Insects)

By Mark Vanderwerp A client calls in August complaining about bees all over the dumpster; a restaurant is haunted by bees intimidating patrons on the patio; or a technician is bragging about a large bee nest they’ve removed from the eaves of a house. Sound familiar? The only problem with these examples is that rarely [...]

30 03, 2018

Terminix Closes Transaction with Copesan Services, Inc.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 30, 2018) - Terminix®, a leading provider of pest and termite control services in the United States and a ServiceMaster® (NYSE:SERV) company, today announced the closing of its transaction with Copesan Services, Inc., one of the largest national providers of commercial pest management in the country. "This combination will significantly improve Terminix's capabilities in commercial pest control [...]

30 03, 2018

Tech Talk: Beyond the Basics: Reading Glueboards

By Bennett Jordan, PH.D., B.C.E. Glueboards, sticky traps and insect monitors (or whatever you call them in your operation), provide an indispensable, and quantifiable, picture of what is going on at an account while you’re not there (when used appropriately, of course). Glueboards also can provide an early warning for emerging pest problems and help form [...]

22 03, 2018

Copesan and Syngenta Support Pest Management Research and Education

Menomonee Falls, WI – March 22, 2018 – Copesan Services, Inc., is pleased to announce its $11,180 contribution to two key charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry. The Copesan network of local service providers has been raising funds for seventeen years in support of Pi Chi Omega and [...]

27 12, 2017

Tech Talk: Game-Changing Technology: Remote Pest Monitoring

by Andrew Taylor & Caroline Kirby I remember a good friend of mine telling me that, in 5 to 10 years, I would look back at when I started in this industry and reminisce about the way it used to be. In some cases, this may be true. However, from a technological standpoint, I have [...]

7 12, 2017

Tech Talk: Winterize Your Equipment — and Yourself

by Shane McCoy, ACE Winter is coming — temperatures are declining, landscape is changing, and the world of insects and pest control have definitely slowed down. But, there’s still plenty of work to do for your equipment and for you. WINTERIZE YOUR TRUCK. Make sure your truck is ready for harsh and cold conditions. Check to [...]

27 10, 2017

Tech Talk: Shedding Light on the Right Flashlight

by Mark D. Sheperdigian, BCE With so many quality flashlights on the market, it’s not worth trying to identify a single best-in-class model for service work. Let’s look at the important factors of selecting a flashlight so you can decide for yourself. The LEDs of today can produce amazing amounts of light efficiently and economically [...]

29 09, 2017

Pest Management Considerations After Flooding

The severe flooding parts of the country have experienced over the last couple of months had catastrophic effects on human health and property, and the aftermath can be just as devastating. In the days and weeks following a flood, pest problems can explode and compound the difficulties and challenges associated with recovery and rehabilitation. An [...]

28 09, 2017

Tech Talk – Coping With Confusing Label Language

By Jay Bruesch From time to time, we all scratch our heads while reading pesticide labels that seem to contradict themselves, or that don’t make it clear what we can or cannot do with a product. Consider these pairs of seemingly contradictory statements from labels of commonly used pesticide products. (Disclaimer: The purpose of this [...]