July 2020


Marketing Matters

From Sitcom to Spokesman

In its latest marketing campaign, Big Blue Bug Solutions of Providence, R.I., filmed a series of TV commercials featuring native New Englander and famous Seinfeld actor John O’Hurley.

First Person

A Long Journey

Everyone takes a different path to success. Although mine was a bumpy one, I couldn’t be more pleased with where I am today.

Public Health Pests

Ticks & Disease

The likelihood of contracting a tick-borne illness is increasing. How is the industry responding? And are we effectively communicating this risk to customers?

Public Health

Garlic ‘Roasts’ Lyme Bacteria

Research out of Johns Hopkins hints that essential oils from garlic and other herbs and spices may be better than current antibiotics at treating persistent Lyme disease bacteria and associated symptoms.

Annual Cockroach Control Issue

Tips for German Cockroaches

The choice of which product formulation to use in treating a particular site depends on the site where cockroaches are harboring.

Is Gut Bacteria a Secret Weapon?

Research from Purdue University about the German cockroach gut microbiome and how it may play a role in insecticide resistance.

Inside Out

Outdoor cockroaches can become indoor pests. Here’s how to deal with peridomestic cockroaches that often move indoors in the fall.


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