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 hard toRead More
Its that time of the year where you begin to see one too many of those pesky little critters. Its that time of the year where insects seem to cross the threshold from being eco-friendly to home invader and you promise yourself you are going to pick up some “insect spray” on your way homeRead More
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The specifics straight down to the nitty gritty: External Inspection: In general; places where there is moisture or cellulose. Drainage: Water troughs that run along side your roofs and into down spouts; should be contiguous. Natural flow of water away from your foundation. Like your roof, the ground surrounding your foundation should be slightly slopedRead More
I would like to take the opportunity to write about termites. Termites are very dangerous because of the damage that they cause to man made structures. There is a different test one must take before they can become certified to treat for termites in the State of Nevada. I am happy to say that IRead More
The busiest time of the year for the Pest Control Industry is mostly during the summer months. Pest activity increases in the spring and peaks in the summer months. Pest Control Myth #3 revolves around the assumption that Pest Control is only needed during these times. Of course the premise of my position excludes tropicalRead More
For those working in the industry there could not exist a more important equation dealing with safety. Risk = Toxicity x Exposure Understanding this is imperative. The goal is always to minimize risk or ultimately eliminate risk if possible. As a service manager I would always try to hammer this into our technician’s mindset. WorryingRead More
Pesticide myth #2 for me lies in the perception that effective pest control requires that pesticides should blanket or be applied everywhere possible. This may be necessary in extreme cases (fumigation, termites), but not necessarily to be the norm. I would often meet customers who had these expectations, and I would always do my bestRead More
Environmentally Friendly Pest Control – What does it mean to be Environmentally Friendly? What is Green Pest Control? Is Pest Control Safe?