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PestWorld 2013 Day 3

Stephen Dubner

 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 2

Jordan Belfort at PestWorld 2013

Day two of PestWorld 2013 (October 23, 2013) got off to an enthusiastic start as the 3,300 attendees got the privilege to hear from Jordan Belfort, “the Wolf of Wall Street.” After his remarks all of us pest professionals spent the rest of the morning checking out the pest management exhibits in the exhibit hall, while we mingled and networked with pest management professionals from all over the world. The afternoon was spent sitting in on some concurrent educational sessions, learning about some of the latest pests and pest technologies. During these sessions, much emphasis was also placed on PMP marketing, business management, and industry related training. Here are a… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 1

PestWorld Opening Ceremony

The first day of PestWorld 2013 (Tuesday, October 23, 2013) in Phoenix, AZ is just wrapping up, and what a day it’s been. Some 3,300 Pest Management professionals from across the globe have packed the Phoenix Convention Center, getting all the latest info on everything from new methods of treatment and control to marketing strategy. Here are a few of the highlights from day one (pictures to come): Pre-Convention Activities Before PestWorld 2013 officially kicked off, many participants elected to run/walk in the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) 5K, just outside the downtown Phoenix Sheraton, with proceeds going toward a breast cancer cure and awareness. Additionally PestWorld 2013 held a… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles

Friday Links Round-Up: Pest Control Articles   Kissing Bug – Everything You Need To Know About This Dangerous Pest! Kissing bugs are blood sucking insects that are known to attack humans for their food. A major reason these insects are called “kissing bugs” is because they tend to bite around the mouth and eye region while you sleep which is definitely pretty creepy. To make matters worse, these pests have the ability to transmit a dangerous disease called “Chagas” that can cause all sorts of health complications and can sometimes even be fatal. More… Pre Treatment Bed Bug Advice There are a few things you need to know and a… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control News

Throwing fall leaves

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control News   Bed Bugs Could Be The New Cockroaches! “Bed bugs are what cockroaches were several decades ago and it is a concern.” More… Pest Control And Stink Bugs Stink bugs are invading homes in record numbers this fall. Learn how to deal with this invasion here. Ways to Know if You are Bitten by Bed Bugs Here are some questions you can ask yourself to indicate if you have been a bedbug’s latest meal. Interesting Facts About Bees, Wasps and Hornets It’s hard to tell the difference between bees, wasps, and hornets when you’re running away from them! Most people don’t care… Read More

My Cockroaches Are Worth How Much?!

Roach medicine

They’re nasty! They scuttle along your kitchen counters and cupboards, only to dart off into deepest cracks and crevices of your home as soon as you flip on the lights. They multiply like crazy; and before long you’re overrun with them. I’m referring, of course, to cockroaches! But I bet you didn’t know that your roaches could be a blessing in disguise? If your home is swarming with cockroaches, turn your misery into your next business venture! Ground-up cockroach powder is selling for top dollar in China! Cockroaches Are Worth How Much? Ground-up cockroach powder is selling for top dollar in China, fetching prices as high as 1200 Yuan per… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles

fall leaves

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles   What is a Vole? Often confused for mice, voles can be equally as troublesome. Lean more about voles, here. Facts About Bed bugs Appearance, Bites and Behavior What do bed bugs look like? What do their bites look like? What should you do if you have bedbugs? Get the bedbug facts here. Where Did All Of These Stink Bugs Come From? It’s that time of year again. The cooler fall months mean that stink bugs will be swarming near your home, perhaps in record numbers. See how these pests have spread across the United States, and learn what you can do about… Read More

Ten Insect Dishes You Must Try

Spicy herb fried insect wings in food dish and blue fork.

Entomophagists are people who include bugs in their diet. While consuming insects is not for the faint of heart, there are some interesting recipes out there from various cultures which regularly incorporate bugs in their diet. Below is a list of ten unique insect dishes that you might want to try if you’re ever feeling adventurous or are simply looking for an additional source of protein. 1. BBQ Silkworm Chrysalises    These hard shelled pupa are a byproduct of the silk industry and are canned or sold by street vendors throughout Asia. They can be enjoyed deep-fried or barbecued. This Asian delicacy can be eaten whole or you can just… Read More

5 Ridiculous Bug Bits Online

Praying Mantis

We all know the internet is wonderful. I recently needed to find some information in a book, yes books still exist, and asked, “How do I Google in this thing?” Haha, brain fart, but the internet is also known to be home to some of the world’s weirdest, creepiest, and totally ridiculous truths and lies. The following are some of the most wonderful bug related treasures we’ve found online: 5. Sure Fire Pest Control: Man Blows Up His Apartment   One sure way, proven to be 100% effective, to get rid of the bugs in your bachelor pad is to blow up the joint. Hands down you’ll be bug-free. A New… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles

Sideview of black widow spider

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Articles   Rodents Don’t Like Cold Weather Either Now that summer is on the way out and winter is fast approaching, it is once again time to fortify your home against the coming invasion of mice, rodents, and bats. More… The American Cockroach: What You Need To Know Those who have the misfortune of dealing with roaches are left with more questions than answers. What do American cockroaches look like? What do they eat? Why are they attracted to my home? How can I get rid of them and prevent them from returning? Get answers to those questions and more, by clicking here.… Read More