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Cornell IPM Publishes New Bed Bug Guide

A new bed bug resource from Cornell IPM titled “How to Get Bed Bugs Out of Your Belongings” is an easy-to-follow guide PMPs can use and provide to homeowners. The guide was authored by Cornell’s Matthew Frye and Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann.

The book’s abstract reads: “The common bed bug has returned as a significant pest across the United States. First recognized in the tourism industry in the late 1990s, bed bug infestations are now common in homes. People dealing with infestatiaons can spread bed bugs to the homes of family and friends, to public places and to their workplace. From here, bugs can hitchhike on personal belongings to new places. To stop the spread of bed bugs people can take action to remove bed bugs from their personal belongings and reduce the number of bugs in their home. This document provides non-pesticide treatment recommendations for household items, which are often overlooked or not treated by professional bed bug control services.”

Visit http://hdl.handle.net/1813/55760 to download the document.




Global Bed Bug Summit to be held in Denver in November

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and sponsor BedBug Central will host the bi-annual Global Bed Bug Summit Nov. 27-29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo.

NPMA says the three-day conference features new research from top bed bug experts and boasts the largest trade floor dedicated to bed bug products and services for pest control companies. In addition, the “Night Out with the Experts” networking event is back by popular demand, NPMA reports.

NPMA’s Vice President of Conventions and Meetings Alexis Wirtz said, “NPMA is proud to partner once again with BedBug Central on the Global Bed Bug Summit and provide the industry with a world-class conference experience.”

Attendees can expect to experience unique networking events and interaction with top-level bed bug experts. New research as well as the opportunity to view the latest bed bug products round out the program.

New this year, the summit will feature a dedicated educational program specifically for affordable housing. “We identified an industry need for the programming and thus are pleased to be able to offer this educational opportunity,” said Wirtz.

Learn more at https://npmapestworld.org.




Beapco Offers Full Range of Passive and Active Monitoring and Detection Devices

Creating a program before an infestation becomes established is the best way to protect customers, Beapco says. Part of the proactive process is the use of monitors to indicate if bed bugs have been introduced, the company adds.

The Beapco Professional Bed Bug Detecting Surge Protector/Power Bar combines a fully functional surge protector and a built-in heat generator, which bed bugs and other crawling insects attempt to seek out. The edges of the trap easily allow bed bugs and other crawling insects to climb up seeking heat and harborage.

The cartridges last for three months and can be replaced. Should PMPs require a higher level of monitoring, Beapco offers a removeable CO2 generator. The unit plugs into the Surge Protector, adding CO2 to the heat and lure already in place. The CO2 generator lasts for seven days and replacement refills are available. Learn more at www.beapco.ca.




P.E.S.T. Relief International Supports Recovery Home on Valentine’s Day

P.E.S.T. Relief International distributed 20 gift baskets to the women of Abba House in Georgia as part of their Valentine’s Day donation.

P.E.S.T. Relief International announced that it joined forces with the industry for a Valentine’s Day initiative to show women who are recovering from addiction that they are important and valued.

Winter was in full bloom, and temperatures were low, but P.E.S.T. Relief International said its team of volunteers brought a lot of love and warmed the hearts of all the ladies and their children at Abba House, a Georgia recovery home for women.

A team of pest control experts, including one who came all the way from Virginia for this REST Initiative, performed exclusion repair for a rodent problem and made some much-needed repairs to a screened door. In addition to showing expertise and leadership in the pest control field, interiors were improved and updated. Under the guidance of interior designer Elaine Loftus, the team beautified two bedrooms with new bedding, comforters and pillows. Two of the bathrooms also were decorated with new shower curtains, bathmats and accessories. A community room with a new coat of paint was brightened up where program residents can host visiting family members. Upon completing the “heavy lifting” in true Valentine’s Day style, P.E.S.T. Relief International distributed 20 gift baskets filled with goodies with individual notes of encouragement to the residents and staff.

P.E.S.T. Relief International recognized the following for their contributions to this Valentine’s Day effort: Joe Maxwell — Your Choice Wildlife; Eric and Anita Shaw — A&E Pest Control; Geoff Ells and Andrew Spychalla — Xceptional Wildlife Removal; Paige Kauffman — Focus Pest Management (FPM) Services; Glenda Lehmberg — CPCO of Georgia; Elaine Loftus — interior designer; Caroline Connell and Perimeter Church Ladies Group; Mike Goldstein — Woodstream; Ann Caracolas – Todol Products; Paul Bonn — GMT; Rachael Williams — BB&T; Stephanie Johnson — Steph’s Spot; and Team Univar, including Kim Floyd, Julie Fogg, Deborah Chambers, Kandice Garner, Dianne Cornwell and William Whitfield.

P.E.S.T. Relief International (Professionals Empowering Sustaining and Transforming) is a non-profit 501(c)3 for professionals to empower, sustain and transform lives. They bring comfort and relief to those in need through safe shelter, nutrition, physical and emotional health, and spiritual enrichment. To learn more, visit www.pestreliefinternational.com, contact info@pestreliefinternational.com or call 678/525-7682.



Delta Five Launches New Website

Delta Five has made improvements to its online presence, including:

  • Highlighting Delta Five’s refreshed look and feel with expanded resources and a greater focus on the applications and technology behind the firm’s remote pest detection system.
  • A reorganized site with an easier-to-navigate menu that has been optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile use.
  • Web pages exclusive to the user’s applications as well as an in-depth product overview in the “Features and Benefits” tab.
  • Easily accessible how-to video tutorials with an in-depth look at how the company’s product works, customer reviews, a compilation of Delta Five in the news and a blog that will be regularly updated with value-added educational articles for its audience.

Visit Delta Five online to learn more about the company’s pest detection technologies at www.deltafive.com.




Delta Five Offers Automated Insect Detection & Monitoring System

Delta Five says it can help PMPs innovate their service offerings with its automated pest detection technologies. The firm reports its green, eco-friendly smart device will alert users of a pest capture with a photo sent directly to a phone or email, the company reports. Now PMPs can:

  • Offer remote pest monitoring
  • Enhance customer satisfaction
  • Boost profits
  • Instill confidence that you are providing a pest-free environment for clients

Delta Five says PMPs can improve their service offerings and their clients’ experiences with 24/7 remote pest monitoring of accounts for all types of pests, including:

  • Residential homes
  • Hotels/motels
  • Universities/colleges
  • Hospitals/medical centers/nursing homes
  • Apartments and rental homes
  • Call centers
  • Sensitive accounts and more