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Infographic: The Growing Rodent Problem In America

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A survey was recently conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) where it has been determined that the most common pest infestations in the United States have to do with rodents; mice and rats inparticular. The NPMA is reporting that almost 1/3 of Americans (29%) have had problems with rodents at one time or another, in varying degrees, last year. The survey was conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the NPMA, from November 22-26, 2013, among 2,033 adults ages 18 and older. The following infographic, put together by the NMPA, breaks down exactly what the NMPA found with their survey and offers a few… Read More

Your Essential Guide To The EU’s New Pest Control Spray Regulations

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On the first of January this year, new pest control requirements came into play for EU countries. Some of the new requirements is for growers to follow integrated pest management principles. These changes mark the EU’s attempt to reduce our reliance on chemical control. Here is your essential guide to the EU’s new pest control spray regulations, so that PCO’s can update their practices accordingly: IPM IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, deals with managing pests and diseases in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way. It attempts to avoid our over-reliance on chemical control and minimize the risks to wildlife and our health. IPM promotes a whole range of natural pest… Read More

Blog Pest Control 2014!

Happy New Year 2014

Peace out 2013! Another year has come and gone, and all of us bug guys and gals here at Blog Pest Control are so very grateful for all of your continued reading and viewing. We’ve put a lot of work into this publication, making it the go-to place for all things pest and pest control… The best is yet to come! In 2014, we will continue to keep you up-to-date an all of the latest pest control news for both the general public, and the pest management professional. Check out our profiles of interesting insects with our pest of the week feature, our links round-up to other informative pest control… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

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 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

Infographic: What Did You See In The Pest Test Word Search?

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Earlier this summer the pest management professionals at Bulwark Exterminating assembled a word search puzzle; a pest test of sorts, and posted it on their Facebook page. The pest test (pictured below) was a huge success! As of today, almost 12,500 people commenting on the first pest they found. The following infographic breaks down, by percentage, exactly what pests were found the most by those who participated in the word search puzzle. Here’s the infographic: Infographic: What Did You See In The Pest Test Word Search?     Take The Pest Test Yourself   What pest do you see first? Where does your find stack up against the other 12,500… Read More

Escape The Office: Pest Control Named To Top Jobs

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Are you tired of being stuck inside the office for forty plus hours a week while others are enjoying the fresh outdoor air? If so, than look no further then these eight outdoor jobs that will help you escape the office… Including Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician. Pest Control Named One Of The Top Jobs To Escape Office Fox Business recently came out with a list of the top eight jobs to help you escape the office, and both Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list. One of the main reasons why Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list is because of… Read More

Identify Troublesome Pests And Critters With These Four Cool Apps

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That moment when you see a cockroach scurrying across the floor or a rat running alongside the wall is a disgusting moment indeed, but at least we can identify these common critters and make the appropriate arrangements for their removal. In many cases, however, bugs and insects may venture inside the home that are not easily discernible, leaving home owners pondering whether it is a stray bug or if there is a potential infestation problem. Fortunately, an array of mobile applications has emerged to help make this process easier. In the following article, we will detail four apps that help users identify pests, insects and critters without having to first… 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

A Plea For Paperless Pest Control

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Today is Earth Day!  As PCO’s, let’s issue a public decree this Earth Day:  Pest control professionals nationwide, make a pledge to join the hundreds of other PCO’s and go paperless!  A Plea For Paperless Pest Control A single pest control technician can use upwards of 10,000 pieces of paper each year. With the average tree only producing 16.7 reams of paper, each pest control technician is responsible for using 1.2 trees a year just to do their job. With the number of pest professionals worldwide, that equates to some 178 million trees that are no longer part of our ecosystem.  Of U.S. manufacturing, paper production is the second largest… Read More

Best Of 2012: Year End Links Round-Up

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Here a a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Home Pest Control Slows The Need For Home Improvement http://www.propacificpestcontrol.com/2012/pest-control/home-pest-control-slows-the-need-for-home-improvement/ Pest Control Tips For The Whole Family http://www.abridgehome.com/2012/12/02/pest-control-tips-for-the-whole-family/ What is a pest inspection and why would I need one? http://dialonepestcontrol.com/what-is-a-pest-inspection-and-why-would-i-need-one/ Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective? http://www.momprepares.com/2012/08/27/borax-vs-boric-acid-for-pest-control-safe-and-effective Five Sustainable and Fascinatingly Fun Pest Management Techniques http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-sustainable-and-fascinatingly-fun-pest-management-techniques/ Can Pest Control Add Value to your Home? http://pestinc.net/can-pest-control-add-value-to-your-home/ Scent as Pest Control? http://scentsciences.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/scent-as-pest-control/ Benefits of Organic Pest Control http://joshuaspestcontrol.com/benefits-organic-pest-control/ Why Hire a Pest Control Pro? http://www.resteasypestcontrol.com/blog/bid/210286/Why-Hire-a-Pest-Control-Pro 5 Mistakes Hiring a Residential Pest Control Exterminating Company http://eliminexpestcontrol.com/wordpress1/2012/06/28/5-mistakes-hiring-a-residential-pest-control-exterminating-company-suffolk-nassau-long-island-ny/… Read More