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?
There are three major ways for pesticide exposure. Knowing the three methods by which pesticides enter your body will help you be more cautious when treating your home with pesticides. The best thing to avoid pesticide exposure is to make sure that you have adequate PPE and air circulation. The three major ways for yourRead More
As a technician or service manager with Bulwark Exterminating I would find it very challenging to overcome various stereotypes surrounding the pest control industry while trying to meet a customer’s expectations. I will eventually cover all of these challenges but for this post, I would like to focus on what is myth #1 in myRead More
When handling pesticides the most important thing that you can do is read the label. The label for the most part is a “tell all” about the chemical or at least the label provides everything that a pest control technician should know about a specific pesticide. Labeling on the product should always contain one ofRead More
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is sometimes referred to as a total science that encompasses the basic principles that guides the perception of the right way to approach pest control and pesticide application. The ultimate goal of Integrated Pest Management should be to identify conditions that are conducive to unwanted pest presence, the measurement of tolerableRead More
There are four general steps that should be taken towards effective pest control. These Four steps describe the basic regimen for a Pest Control technician and are required for an effective service against those sometimes-pesky critters. As a service manager with Bulwark Exterminating I would often introduce this four-step process to “green” technicians who hadRead More
Hello World. Hopefully you will find this blog helpful with any of your pest control curiosities. The goal of this blog for the most part is informative looking to provide valuable insights for the common person from a professional pest technician. There is no idea too small or too big.