PCT will host its fifth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference next month. Plan to attend if you’re interested in learning how to better manage complex rodent infestations in both urban and rural settings.
Researchers found MORE THAN 600 genera of arthropods inside people’s homes. Will that freak out your customers? It shouldn’t. Here’s what you need to know.
Researchers at Georgia Tech University uncover how the brain reacts to seeing insects and other pests.
Although spider fear is one of the most common and well-studied phobias, a UCR-led study shows people are more afraid of scorpions.
Numbers don’t lie. Research from PPMA shows what consumers’ pest-related health fears are, as well as what they think of the pest management industry.
Chagas disease, caused by a parasite, has spread outside of Latin America and carries a high risk of heart disease. Here’s what PMPs need to know.
In June, PCT, Univar and Syngenta honored the industry’s Top 100 companies with educational sessions, networking and an evening awards ceremony.
PPMA’s Tiny Termite House project gives homeowners a powerful visual of termites and how they damage structures.
When 45 employees quit her firm in one day, this entrepreneur decided she needed to create a new company culture.
Researchers from UC Riverside discover a path to alternative products to protect against flies and disease-carrying mosquitoes
Tick and mosquito infections are spreading rapidly, the C.D.C. finds.
One of the country’s leading tick experts shares where research may be heading to combat the rise of this public health pest.
The staff at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia needed to “rewrite history” when webbing clothes moths began interfering with their work at the birthplace of the U.S. flag.
South Korea asks Texas A&M University to assist with controlling fire ants, which are new to the country.
PMP Tom “Curly” McCormick combined his pest control expertise with his passion for auto body design to create a unique motorcycle.
Odorous house ant colonies thrive in urban spaces where fewer ant species survive. Urban odorous house ants can drive out their competitors and burgeon into big pest problems, requiring full treatment of the colony and increased monitoring. Here’s some insight to guide proper control efforts.
PMPs need to know how to take care of their equipment so technicians can take care of their customers.
The family champion is an inspirational leader for the family who works to help develop the family as responsible owners and stewards of their business.
Selling your business is difficult even in the best of situations. One mergers and acquisitions consultant shares five reasons why he thinks PMPs shouldn’t attempt a for sale by owner (FSBO).
If your business cards and signs don’t contain a clear, concise and compelling message, you are leaving a lot of easy money on the table. And that’s money you could be putting in the bank.
In the pest control industry, protective eyewear is often forgotten and can lead to anything from emergency medical problems to lawsuits.
Pharaoh ant colonies are large in size with multiple nests and when they are displaced, members will venture off and establish new colonies in a process called “budding.”
“NO!” is not personal (at least most of the time). It’s just part of doing business.
Best practices and procedures for staying safe behind the wheel.
Virginia Tech’s Dr. Dini Miller proves that German cockroaches can be eliminated in highly infested low-income housing. Two new gel baits from Syngenta are part of the solution.
An expert at controlling pests in food handling facilities says ‘insect-activated’ Arilon insecticide is a great fit for challenging control environments, and more PMPs could benefit from its use.
The all-inclusive PestPartners 365 Program from Syngenta lets every pest management company, regardless of size, earn rebates and save big all year long. So, what are you waiting for?
An Alphabetical Listing of the Leadership Classes from 1989-2016
A level head and steady hand have made Dave Fisher a go-to resource among his peers, but it’s his sense of adventure that has taken his career over the top.
Faith Oi isn’t just the brains behind the science; she’s the bridge between ‘AHA!’ and ‘Hey, this stuff really works!’
This Indiana PCO has combined his technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to create a successful, well-respected firm.
The ability to embrace change and connect with people on a personal level is what makes this industry veteran such an effective leader.
From launching one of the industry’s best-known products to growing Univar’s marketing footprint, Karl J. Kisner knows how to make a decision and execute a plan.