January 2018


Community Heroes

Growing Hope

Rid-All Exterminating founder Damien Forshe is one of the minds behind an urban farm that is rebuilding a community, restoring pride and changing the conversation about how local businesses can transform blighted neighborhoods into economically sustainable, healthy places.

Industry Trends

10 Things to Know for 2018

From high-tech tools to the down and dirty of working to keep products available to the industry, there are a wide variety of topics affecting PMPs as they kick off the new year. Here’s what you need to know about your customers, your employees and all the trends in between.


Parent Trap

University of Florida researchers find that sibling termites take care of the “kids” while moms and dads produce millions more offspring.

Pretty Little Termites

University of Florida researchers say “pretty” termites do the most damage to structures. Younger colonies produced less-symmetrical (“ugly”) termites, while more mature ones produced more symmetrical (“pretty”) ones. That’s because younger termite colonies are under more stress.

Cover Story: Recruitment & Retention

Mosquito Control

Mosquito Marketing Tips

Whether you’re already involved in mosquito control, or are considering doing so, there are several easy ways to communicate your messages to customers. Here are some tips to help you sell your services.

Preparing for Disease Outbreaks

PMPs need to stay up-to-date on the mosquito market because new information about control techniques, equipment and pesticides is constantly becoming available. Here’s how the pest management industry can prepare for and efficiently respond to possible mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.


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