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Pest Control News: Weekly Links Round-Up

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Pest Control News: Weekly Links Round-Up   What is that little red bug? Is it a spider? An Ant? If you have little red bugs all over your side walk, or on the side of your house, you could possibly have Clover Mites. More… A Different Approach to Pest Control Smart pest control begins with prevention. There are a lot of ways you can make small changes to your home that will help keep pests out. More… Masonry Bees Here is some information from Graham Pest Control about Masonry bees; including appearance, biology, and importance. More… How to Keep Cicada Killers or Digger Wasps Away Here’s a great video on… Read More

Use Your Smartphone To Help Eliminate Bugs

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If you are fond of gardening and have a tendency to follow a ‘greener’ way of life, how do you deal with those pesky bugs that enjoy your garden even more than you do? Pesticides certainly do the trick but as well as affecting some of your non-invasive garden inhabitants, they also contribute to the ever spiralling greenhouse gas issues. Short of catching each one individually, there seems to be very few reasonable alternatives. But now we have found a new ally in this war of balances, namely – the smartphone! Both iOS and Android developers have released a number of apps that have been aimed at sorting out these… Read More

Pest Control- Your Links For The Week

Pest Control- Your Links For The Week   Killer Bees Swarm Killing Texas Farmer Imagine working on a tractor, when you happen to disturb a nest of bees in an old chicken coup. Before you know it 40,000 of these bees swarm and vigorously sting you too many times to count. More… Honey Bees – Bumble Bees – Solitary Bees Here’s a breakdown of several different types of bees and wasps that might make your summer an unpleasant one. More… Using Wasps For Pest Control Here is one of the best pest control articles I’ve come across in a while. There are a lot of beneficial insects out there, and… Read More

5 For Friday: This Week’s Links Round-Up

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5 For Friday: This Week’s Links Round-Up    Clearwater Crazy Ants  Crazy Rasberry ants are becoming more and more of an invasive pest throughout much of the south and in Texas. They are even driving out the much dreaded fire ants. These ants go everywhere, invading homes and nesting in walls and crawlspaces, even damaging electrical equipment by swarming inside appliances. More… Mobile Pest Control Software  With a huge demand for pest control software right now, here is mobile pest app by Beevio that is worth looking into. More… The History of Pest Control  Here is an interesting read about the history of pest control; from the 1800’s until today.… Read More

Could Bees Hold The Cure To HIV?

A recent study by St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine has indicated that we are one step closer to a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This news gives hope to the 34 million people worldwide, who are currently living with HIV or AIDS. Bee Venom Can Destroy HIV A study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and published in the journal Antiviral Therapy, claims that the common bee may be the answer to killing off HIV; the virus that leads to the development of AIDS. Bee venom carries a toxin called melittin, which has been proven to destroy the human immunodeficiency virus. The… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Videos & Links

This Week’s Pest Control Videos & Links   Harlem Shake ( bed bug inspection edition) Harlem shake videos have been the craze as of late, and even bed bug inspectors have caught on. See for yourself: Winning the Roach & Ant Battle We all know how much of a nightmare dealing with ants and cockroaches can be. Here are a few tips on winning that battle from Suburban Exterminating in Long Island, NY. More… Liquid vs. Bait Termite Treatment Termites are one of the leading causes of damage to your home. Dealing with them can be tricky at times, but fortunately there is help. Here is a good discussion on… Read More

Pest Control Links For The Week

Pest Of The Week: The Fruit Fly   Fruit flies are part of a diverse, cosmopolitan family of flies. The Fruit fly has a very short lifespan, and shows gradual signs of maturing. As in other species of flies, temperature plays an important role in influencing the lifespan, of this pest. Generally considered a simple nuisance, some Fruit flies destroy figs, raspberries and cherries, and are designated a serious agricultural pest; and pest control problem.   Links Round-Up: January 4, 2012   The Most Popular 2012 Pest Control Blog Posts From FMC Pest Wire  http://www.fmcpestwire.com/2013/01/the-most-popular-2012-pest-control-blog-posts-from-fmc-pest-wire/   How To Pack Your Christmas Decorations So As To Deter Pests http://allamericanpestcontrol.com/how-to-pack-your-christmas-decorations-so-as-to-deter-pests/   Top… Read More

Pest Control Community Now On Google+

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Google+ Communities Today Google+ announced the addition of Communities to its popular social networking site. The idea is to have large groups of members arranged around a Google+ hub page which is dedicated to a specific topic like fishing, running, or pest control. Google+ will let members share to particular communities with posts, photos, +1’s, and hangouts. The feature is now live for the sites 235 Million users. Pest Control Community On Google+ With this exciting new announcement from Google+, we have founded the Pest Control Community Page. We will be using this page to communicate important news and updates within the pest control industry. We will also use it… Read More

10 Qualities of Outstanding Pest Control Employees

As pest control operators it can be challenging at times finding extraordinary employees and technicians to work for your company. Showing up to work everyday and performing adequately is expected, but it doesn’t make for an outstanding employee. Several pest control operators were asked, “What qualities do their most outstanding technicians and employees possess, and what traits do you look for when hiring them?” Here are their top 10 responses: 1. They have a positive attitude. Working for a pest control company might not always be the most glamorous of jobs at times, but the most outstanding employees will always show up to work everyday with a positive disposition, enthusiastic… Read More