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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 [...]

28 08, 2017

Tech Talk – Avoiding Mistakes on Perimeter Treatments

By Bart Foster, ACE Perimeter treatments are essential to good pest management. But with many years of experience training technicians, I have seen mistakes made which can be easily corrected with explanation of why what is being done is not correct. Let’s discuss some of the issues: 1. Mixing directions may be different for perimeter [...]

25 07, 2017

Tech Talk – Working with Customers to Alleviate Stored Product Pests

By Jay Everitt, ACE Let me tell you a story about a “dog treat company” that has been a customer of ours for about 10 years. This dog treat company makes its treats using a process that starts with a meat/cheese-based product which is produced by another vendor, then packaged at our customer’s facility. This [...]