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Amazing Video Of Ant Teamwork

(Video courtesy of liveleak.com) You’ve heard of horse power, but ant power? In this amazing and now viral video, we witness yet again, just how amazing ants truly are. Like a team of horses yoked together pulling a carriage, these incredible tiny creatures link together to carry an night crawler back to their colony. Now that’s what I call teamwork! While it’s not unheard of for ants work together to tackle food to bring back to their colony; whether it be a discarded half-eaten cookie left from a backyard picnic, or a dead decaying cricket that met it’s demise, but behavior like this is not frequently witnessed. Yes, some species… Read More

Cricket Exterminator

Dead Cricket

Ever wonder what that annoying noise is outside or inside your home that you can never seem to find? They are small insects called crickets. Crickets are some of the most irritating pests we have. Crickets will make your home their home.  Crickets  Crickets are small pests that can range in size from 1 inch to about 2 inches. Crickets are different colors also. They can be black like the Field cricket, light tan like the House cricket, or brown like the Jerusalem cricket. Most of the crickets will have wings, but won’t fly very far. Crickets can also be distinguished by their commonly annoying chirping noise. Where Do Crickets… Read More

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Family Owned Pest Control is a referral network that allows users in need of pest control services find local, family owned pest control companies in their geographic region. It works as a web application or plugin in which the user enters his or her zip code, and is presented with a short list of local, pre-screened, family-owned pest control companies that match their criteria. The Family Owned Pest Control referral network is designed to improve the professionalism, integrity, and marketing value of all of the participating pest management companies. The network presents a professional image and high-quality point of connection between each participating company and their website visitors. The goal… Read More

Friday Link Round-Up: Pest Control News

Bedbugs Invade

List of Worst Bed Bug Cities Targets Midwest If you live in one of these bedbug infested Midwestern cities, I’m sorry. If you’re doing any traveling to one of these cities in the future, please take some bedbug precautions… Read More Where Do Cluster Flies Come From? Crazy fact… Cluster Fly larvae develop inside earthworms living in the ground outside of homes. The larvae develop into cocoons before hatching into adult flies… Read More Bed Bugs Still Appear During Winter Months Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not seasonal pests– they do not adapt to the cold very well, so they will be more likely to seek shelter indoors… Read… Read More

Astronaut Ants

Space Ant

A new crop of astronaut recruits are ready to prove themselves among the cosmos. They’ve been training hard by eating a hardy diet of honeydew, and lifting as much as 50 times their own weight. Their number has been called, as 800 highly qualified space cadets board a private robotic space craft headed to the stars. After a three-day journey, each of these space-flyers will set their SIX feet down, calling the International Space Station their new home. Yes, you heard me right… Six feet! These new space explorers are not your typical astronauts. They’re ants– or what I like to call, “ant-ronauts!” Astronaut Ants: 800 Ants Sent To Space… 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

Pest Control: Links Round-Up

stink bug

Stink Bug Season is Almost Over Thankfully, the stink bug season is coming to an end. Learn more about there life-cycle, and a few pointers that will help you out next year when the smelly pests return… Read More Avoiding Bee Stings Being stung by a bee is never fun, especially to those that are allergic. Stings can be fatal. Here are a few tips to help you prevent from “bee”-ing stung… Read More West Nile Virus Responsible For Bald Eagle Deaths Utah State officials, and nature lovers alike, have been left wondering what has been killing off our beloved bald eagles. Now scientists at the Utah Division of Wildlife… Read More

10 New Years Resolutions For The Pest Control Operator

Online Reputation Management

As pest control operators (PCO’s), we all have inspiring visions for our companies in 2014. We want stability… We want growth. Without specific goals and resolutions, it’s going to be difficult to reach the growth and prosperity we all desire. Here are ten New Years resolutions for PCO’s in 2014: 1. I Resolve To Build A Better Brand. Many PCO’s wonder how to make themselves a brand. When your day to day operations keep you busy keeping your customers pest free, it is easy to postpone working on your business. Thinking about “branding” gets left on the back burner for another day. Ultimately your brand is what the public perceives… Read More

Is My Pest Control Company Big Enough To Be A Brand?

Well-Known Brands

Many small business owners wonder about when or how to make themselves a brand. This problem and question are not unique to pest control companies. The root of this question stems from the misunderstanding around what a brand is and how to build a brand. The misconception that building brand requires a large investment in advertising dollars is common. Branding doesn’t begin with advertising, nor does it end there. When your day to day operations keep you busy working in your business it is easy to postpone working on your business. Thinking about “branding” gets left on the back burner for another day. Building a pest control brand is often… Read More

Pest Control Links Round-Up: New Year Edition

New Year 2014

Pest Control Links Round-Up: New Year Edition Don’t Let Birds Crash Your New Years Party There are times and places where you can really appreciate the beauty and playfulness of birds. Unfortunately, your New Years party is not one of them… Read More Plan for a Pest-Free New Year  Good pest prevention practices should be a year-round effort, and that includes early in the New Year. Efforts taken now can help ensure your pest free come spring and summer… Read More How to Start the New Year Free of Pests Pests could be furthest from your minds during the holidays, but they cannot be ignored any further in 2014. If… Read More