pest control

What about Crack and Crevice Treatments for Bed Bugs?

Preparing for a bed bug job is a task on its own.  Let’s start with the amount of hours spent training technicians prior to any job, then the equipment, and even contract modifications or the creation of a specialized new one.  How many hours would you say you need to train your top-tier and key [...]

By |2018-04-16T10:28:10-04:00August 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What about Crack and Crevice Treatments for Bed Bugs?

Estimating a Rodent Job

Estimating a Rodent Job: Fact: The better you get at writing an estimate for a rodent control job, the better your chances of solving a problem long-term and the more money you’ll make. As PMPs we’re trained in chemical application, vehicle safety, personal safety, equipment maintenance, and insect biology to name just a few areas, [...]

By |2012-04-17T18:01:34-04:00April 17th, 2012|Training|Comments Off on Estimating a Rodent Job

The WEB!

We have a lot to learn about spider silk--as we start applying its practical uses it will help humanity in many ways.  We’ll have better airplanes, amazing devices for the medical field, stronger bullet-proof vests for our officers and super high tensile strength rope to name just a few. Whatever the uses may be in [...]

By |2012-03-19T15:26:43-04:00March 19th, 2012|Training|Comments Off on The WEB!

ROOF RATS = OPPORTUNITY

Roof rats are now staking a claim in areas where they haven’t been before--thus we’re forced to change our approach to rodent jobs. Knowledge of this specific rat has become vital to solving this problem in a diligent manner. You must know the reproductive rates, food preferences and how rodents communicate. Whether it’s their urine, [...]

By |2012-02-20T21:33:08-05:00February 20th, 2012|Training|Comments Off on ROOF RATS = OPPORTUNITY

Winter Weather and IPM

Winter Weather and IPM Winter weather is the perfect time to promote your IPM program! At this time of the year, people understand the concept better; the draft under the door, the leaky window or cold burst of air coming from the garage door. All are areas that could allow insects or rodents to enter [...]

By |2012-01-09T21:48:57-05:00January 9th, 2012|Training|Comments Off on Winter Weather and IPM

Bait Station Anchoring

Bait Station Anchoring Recently I was at a restaurant and found a bait station exposed out in the open and I was a bit disappointed. I put it back in its place next to the building and called the company; not to berate them but to remind them that cable anchors would have a been [...]

By |2011-12-05T17:03:49-05:00December 5th, 2011|Bait Stations|Comments Off on Bait Station Anchoring

A Simple Change for Pest Control Professionals

“Change is inevitable” as the quote goes, but in the Pest Control industry adapting to the changes that are caused by new laws and label changes seems to be a slower process for some. Examples of recent changes: the limitations and required documentation to use Fumitoxin (and its 100 ft. rule) and the Risk Mitigation [...]

By |2011-11-01T16:12:35-04:00November 1st, 2011|Regulations|Comments Off on A Simple Change for Pest Control Professionals

Rodent Control Tidbits

Posted on October 10, 2011 by azppo Rodent Control Tidbits In sports and in the workplace we need to know something about the competition to gain the edge. The same is true for rodent control. The more we know, the better we are at solving problems for our customers–whether it’s a large commercial facility or [...]

By |2011-10-24T20:27:43-04:00October 24th, 2011|Bait Stations|Comments Off on Rodent Control Tidbits

Bird Control Tips

J.T. Eaton & Co.: Bird Control Tips 1 Aug, 2011 By: James Rodriguez, J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc. *Published in PMP Buzz Online eNewsletter*  Bird repellents have been a longtime staple in the pest control industry. They’ve contributed to many success stories — and just as many failures due to misapplications. The goals of bird [...]

By |2011-09-07T16:50:21-04:00September 7th, 2011|Training|Comments Off on Bird Control Tips

Send your techs back to School!

The amount of training that’s available is incredible! Give a homework assignment to your techs for fun, prizes or just to improve their knowledge. It’s a great investment and gives them a better understanding of the importance of their job in society. Refreshing them with some of the basics of equipment, entomology, exclusion techniques, pesticide [...]

By |2011-07-25T20:05:54-04:00July 25th, 2011|Training|Comments Off on Send your techs back to School!