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Infographic: The Growing Rodent Problem In America

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A survey was recently conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) where it has been determined that the most common pest infestations in the United States have to do with rodents; mice and rats inparticular. The NPMA is reporting that almost 1/3 of Americans (29%) have had problems with rodents at one time or another, in varying degrees, last year. The survey was conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the NPMA, from November 22-26, 2013, among 2,033 adults ages 18 and older. The following infographic, put together by the NMPA, breaks down exactly what the NMPA found with their survey and offers a few… Read More

Your Essential Guide To The EU’s New Pest Control Spray Regulations

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On the first of January this year, new pest control requirements came into play for EU countries. Some of the new requirements is for growers to follow integrated pest management principles. These changes mark the EU’s attempt to reduce our reliance on chemical control. Here is your essential guide to the EU’s new pest control spray regulations, so that PCO’s can update their practices accordingly: IPM IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, deals with managing pests and diseases in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way. It attempts to avoid our over-reliance on chemical control and minimize the risks to wildlife and our health. IPM promotes a whole range of natural pest… Read More

America’s Newest Home Threat: The Kudzu Bug

Kudzu bugs are a relatively new sight in the south, arriving on the scene less than a year ago. As colder weather arrives, these pests are beginning to head indoors in search of warmth. It is important to remember, though, that the bugs should not be feared. They will not cause harm to either you or your property, although they do release a smell if they are stepped on, and their remains could leave a stain on your floor or countertops. If your home is showing signs of a kudzu bug infestation, the following information will help you manage your problem. Complete a visual inspection of your property You will… Read More

Are Bedbugs on the Decline or is the Media Tiring of the Story?

Portland Bed Bug Story Carl Leibowitz said he was in a Portland, Oregon hotel room Friday afternoon when he “started to get these like — I felt like there were bites, and I was thinking I got a mosquito bite. And I just noticed there were three of them. And then later on, I started to notice, up by my shoulder, there were more bites. And I went out and got some Benadryl, took Benadryl, went to sleep, and then I woke up at 6:30 in the morning on Saturday and when I woke up, I’m like — got bites all over me. “And I turn on the light and… Read More

Top 5 Steps to Avoid Pest Control Sprayer Hose Problems

Have you ever had a hose break on you in the middle of a service? Try having that happen when doing weed control and having the tractor dye spray all over a home. Hose problems can be a real mess, costing lots of time, and causing lots of customer headaches and dissatisfaction for changing routes last minute. Well here are 5 easy steps to keep your pest control hose it top shape.   Top 5 Pest Control Sprayer Hose Problems You Can Avoid By Andrew Greess Here are a few simple actions you can take to extend your pest control hose life and reduce chemical spills. Clean hose exterior. When… Read More

How to Check for Bed Bugs Like a Pro

This piece was produced by Bulwark Exterminating and Dream Systems Media, very cool. Find it at: http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/blog/2012/05/22/how-to-check-for-bed-bugs-like-a-professional/   For more information on bed bugs and mattress replacement feel free to comment below.

Bed Bugs At UNL – What do bed bugs cost a University?

Recently the University of Nebraska-Lincoln underwent extensive investigation into its Bed Bug problem.  The University hired a K9 Inspection company to bring in the dogs to search 3,256 rooms and of those rooms they only found bed bugs in 197 rooms. Considering the major problems that we are having with Bed Bugs this number isn’t too bad and it’s encouraging to see that the university is doing what is necessary to keep this problem from becoming a nightmare to its students and staff. Although the numbers above are encouraging I’m sure the numbers associated with the cost are more discouraging to the universities bottom line especially when budget cuts and… Read More

Top 10 Pest Control Equipment Productivity Tips

Most people will agree that while its the skills of the NASCAR driver that wins the race, that if we take away that well oiled racing machine and replace it with a pest control truck it doesn’t matter who is behind the wheel, he/Danica Patrick would have no chance at winning. No matter how great of a technician you hire, crappy abused and broken equipment will cause your pest control company to fail. So let’s show a little more love for our pest control trucks and equipment.   Top 10 Pest Control Equipment Productivity Tips By Andrew Greess #10 – Good Filtration Design good filtration to prevent debris from getting… Read More

I’ve not seen a bug in my house for years…why am I starting to see them now?

Have you lived in a home where you thought you were bug free and then all of a sudden in the corner of your eye you see a bug scurrying across your kitchen counter? Surprise! Well you are not alone, we get customers calling in all the time saying, “I’ve lived in this house for years and have never seen a bug; all of a sudden I’m seeing them in my kitchen and bathrooms.” Why am I starting to see bugs now? If you think about it, we’ve built our homes on “their” land; therefore it’s a fact that they will always be in “their” neighborhood. So the pests have… Read More

Bed Bug Pictures – Showing the Bed Bug Epidemic

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Bed Bug Epidemic There is a lot of scare around bed bugs and the rising accounts of it in the US, and the scare is justified. Bed bugs are very difficult to control and spread very fast if not kept in check. Regular pest control treatments are not enough to keep these pests at bay. Pest management professionals charge a pretty penny when bed bugs become an infestation. If you have a concern about bed bugs it is best to call early and react quickly if signs point to ‘yes’. Bed bug dogs are a very effective way to search for bed bugs, both to prevent and follow up on… Read More