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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

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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

Merry Christmas

Christmas Spider

On behalf of Blog Pest Control, I wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Make great memories with those you love; surrounding yourselves with good friends, loving family, and joyful moments. May peace and joy be with you throughout the holidays, and may blessings and prosperity be with you through the New Year and beyond. Merry Christmas from Blog Pest Control

Tips For Successfully Expanding Your Business In 2014

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As a business owner, you may have fallen into the trap of believing that your business will continue to maintain a sense of stability. You may be comfortable, for example, with the number of customers and employees that you currently have. I would suggest that such an approach is unlikely to pay dividends over time. The reality of any business environment is such that a failure to expand and progress almost inevitably leads to a situation where your rivals are making headway. In essence, the danger is that you will be left behind. By attempting to stand still, the reality is that you are actually seeing your business head backwards.… Read More

10 Ways To Control Allergen Causing Dust Mites

House Dust Mite

You cough! You sneeze! Your eyes water so much it’s difficult to even see! I’m talking of course about allergies, and one of the leading causes of allergies in the United States happens to be a microscopic bug called a House Dust Mite. While some people experience seasonal allergies caused by high pollen in the air, many people experience year round allergies that are frequently caused by these dust mites. In fact, some 35 million people suffer from dust mite allergies. Read More About The Worst Allergy Cities In The Country What can you do about dust mites? Even the most zealous housekeeper cannot completely eliminate dust mite populations, but… Read More