Pest Control Irony

Tweet I often write about the good that bugs do for the environment.  I have respect for the pests that we control and have grown fond of how insects impact our environment.  I read an interesting article that may change the way you feel about termites. Here it is: By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press WriterWedRead More

Brassica

Tweet Researchers, growers and Industry specialists from 22 countries are sharing the latest research into the use of Brassica species, such as mustard, radish, or rapeseed, to manage soil-borne pests and weeds – a technique known as biofumigation, according to eurekalert press release. “Brassica plants naturally release compounds that suppress pests and pathogens, principally isothiocyanatesRead More

Pest Control “Calibration”

Tweet A new word for the Pest Control Jargon page is calibration.  Calibration can simply be defined as the comparison of desired output and real output; and that adjustments are made so that real output equals your desired output. Calibration is very important to a Pest Control Technician.  Applying the chemical as efficiently as possibleRead More

Arachnids or Spiders

Tweet PEST CONTROL MYTH #4 An important part of your pest control treatment is dewebbing.  Dewebbing is the physical removal of spider webs from the many nooks and crannies around the perimeter of your home.  Some technicians believe that it is best to remove spider webs or deweb at every service.  This is quite alrightRead More

Ants

Tweet While sitting in front of my computer screen thinking about what I was going to write about next; I watch a small little row of ants walk along the edge of my desk. Instinctively, the first thing I do is try to identify the pest. When dealing with ants it can be very hardRead More