PCT’s Virtual Rodent Control Conference will be held in December. Attend from your home or office!
So, is this “new normal” here to stay? Pest management professionals and industry experts share how they see the future unfolding.
Why is understanding pest behavior so critical? Dr. Bobby Corrigan explains why pest professionals need to be keen observers in the field.
Have you heard the one about the spider’s nest in a beehive hairdo?
Most all PMPs have been affected by insect bites or stings in their career.
As consumers became more engaged in online researching, purchasing, scheduling and reviewing businesses, PMPs should take care to manage their online reputation.
Tips on how to establish a fall protection plan for your company.
Keeping thorough pesticide application records may seem like busywork, but it’s a critical part of every pest management professional’s job.
After only a few months of retirement, Terry Clark of Clark Pest Control decided to renovate the Sunset Theater in Lodi, Calif., into a performing arts center, a project that has shown him how to have a fulfilling life after pest control.
PMPs debate the pros and cons of various tick treatments. The bottom line: technicians should consider keeping both types of products in their toolbox for different tick control situations.
For Andy and Julie Yant, the core values they share affect the way they approach running PEST.
Where were these adult carpet beetles coming from?
The Cowley brothers, first-generation pest control operators, have found a way to not only maintain a thriving pest and wildlife control business, but how to successfully offer multiple add-on services.
Can connected commercial establishments ever be truly pest free?
As solar farms pop up across the country, and more homeowners install them as a source of energy, the need for pest control around solar panels continues to increase. Are you ready to take advantage of this growing opportunity?
When it comes to carpenter ant control, it’s critical PMPs interview the customer. Here are nine questions to make sure you get answered before your treatment.
As stink bugs continue to spread throughout the country, customers will likely have questions about this occasional invader. Here’s what you can tell them.
What follows are some hands-on examples of difficult-to-solve fly accounts. Would you have made the right call on treatments and inspections?
PMPs trust the powerful MetaActive effect in Advion insecticides. Now, two additions to the brand family are giving PMPs even more to cheer about, including effective control of large- colony ants.
The SecureChoice brand from Syngenta is better than ever, offering new tools to help PMPs effectively control the most challenging pests… or the re-treat is on them.
The PestPartners 365 Program helped Think Pest Control upgrade to Demand CS insecticide, while reducing callbacks and saving the company a significant amount of money.
The director of learning and technical services at Clark Pest Control has stepped up the company’s training game in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Successful Sacramento PCO has become an important regulatory voice for the pest control industry in California.
This dynamic duo is serving a new generation of PMPs while honoring their family’s legacy of pest control industry market commitment.
Purdue University researcher with deep ties to the pest control industry has traveled a unique path to success.
From regulator to NPMA executive committee member, Golden is racking up a host of industry firsts and reshaping pest management’s future along the way.
The Chief Marketing Officer at Rollins took a circuitous route to the industry, but each of his previous positions prepared him for his current role.
The closed crawlspace market is poised to expand despite COVID-19.
In interviews with PCT, PMPs shared business tips they’ve learned over the years.
Before jumping into this market opportunity, PMPs should spend time learning the ins and outs of closed crawlspaces.
PMPs are better suited than HVAC pros for crawlspace work. Here’s why.
Tips for working on closed crawlspaces with builders and remodelers.
As more pest companies add closed crawlspaces to their product offering, PMPs often have technical questions about this new service. Here, Billy Tesh, president of Crawlspace Depot, discusses dehumidification tips that will help PMPs entering this market.
The Precision Delivery System (PDS) is an innovative new system developed specifically for the pest management professional. The PDS increases application efficiency and reduces expensive over-applications.
Ants are the No. 1 household and nuisance insects in the United States and one of the top pests for which PMPs would like better control solutions. MGK’s West Coast Technical Field Specialist, Ryan Neff, Ph.D., answers the most common questions and offers expert tips for ant control.
Sanitation is a critical component of success. There’s “people clean,” and then there is “insect clean.” The buildup of fats, oils and grease (FOG) on surfaces and accumulation of organic matter can often be the source of many problems. Bio-sanitation may be the missing link in your success. Here are some tips on how to build bio-sanitation revenue in commercial and residential accounts.
A primary goal for pest management professionals is preventing callbacks from customers. Eric Paysen, Ph.D., technical services manager for Professional Pest Management at Syngenta, explains how Demand® CS insecticide can help provide the reliable, residual control customers expect.
There is a lot of buzz in the pest management industry about polymers, microcaps, and adjuvants. Have you wondered whether these products are worth it and what they do? As pest control products become more precise with lower application rates, feature less toxic ingredients, and have tighter use guidelines, it is becoming essential to maximize the impact of every pesticide application.
The Indian meal moth is the #1 stored product pest worldwide. Its control and prevention are well known but underutilized due to varying economics. Now Trécé has developed a first-ever microencapsulated sprayable mating disruption product, which is soon to be available industry-wide. Here James Miller, ACE, Market Manager, PCO, with Trécé Incorporated, reviews questions regarding the application of CIDETRAK® IMM MEC™ sprayable mating disruptant for IMM and other species.
A good training process should be well thought-out and established before hiring new employees — and should continue supporting them when it’s time for recertification and advancement. Veseris’ Technical Content & Training Specialist, Erin Monteagudo, explains how ProTraining can help pest management companies onboard employees, keep them certified, and even empower them to become Associate Certified Entomologists.