4 steps for long-term success with fly control
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by Julia Pentasuglio
1h ago
Syngenta Lisa Eppler Flies can pose serious health risks, capable of spreading diseases like Salmonella and E. coli. Therefore, effective fly control is essential in residential, commercial and agricultural settings to maintain a clean environment and help prevent the spread of diseases. Follow these four steps to help ensure successful fly management: 1. Identification. Knowing the species’ unique characteristics can help you implement effective control measures. 2. Prevention. Sealing cracks, installing screens on windows and doors, and using fly traps are all effective exclusion technique ..read more
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Cetane facilitates EPCI sale to Rollins
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by Heather Gooch
19h ago
IMAGE: CETANE ASSOCIATES Cetane Associates, a New Milford, Conn.-based financial advisory and transaction firm providing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expertise to the home services industries, announces that Orkin Pest Control, a subsidiary of Rollins Inc., has acquired Environmental Pest Control Inc. (EPCI). The transaction was completed in March 2024. Owner Mark Lee founded Grayling, Mich.-based EPCI in 1985. “Cetane did a remarkable job from start to finish,” Lee said in the Cetane news release. “With the transition to Orkin, EPCI’s customers will continue to receive the same great ..read more
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From promise to progress: Tailor Made and 1-Stop Pest Control
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by Julia Pentasuglio
22h ago
When I first came up with the idea for “Start-up Diaries” and presented it to Pest Management Professional’s Marty Whitford in 2006, I had no idea whether my company, Schopen Pest Solutions, would be successful. That was what made the column so cool: Would Pete fail or succeed? Now I see the next generation of start-ups growing their businesses in “Start-up Stories,” and it’s exciting to monitor their progress. I get all the enjoyment of watching their companies thrive, but without the stress or liability. It’s kind of like borrowing the grandkids for the weekend. As we move deeper into 2024 ..read more
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Liphatech collaborates on NYC rodent program
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by Heather Gooch
22h ago
NYCHA technicians recently completed three days of classroom and in-the-field pest management training with Liphatech, including the treatment of active rodent burrows at a NYCHA development with the IGI CO₂ system. PHOTO: LIPHATECH The New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA’s) Pest Management Unit has partnered with Milwaukee, Wis.-based manufacturer Liphatech for rodent control, education, solutions and support. Fifty-five NYCHA technicians are now trained in the use of IGI Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) Powered by Liphatech. IGI CO₂ is a trademarked, alternative solution registered by the U.S. En ..read more
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WCS: REVEAL X Gen 2.0 Cellular Camera
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by Heather Gooch
1d ago
IMAGE: WILDLIFE CONTROL SUPPLIES Now available from Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS), Tactacam’s REVEAL X Gen 2.0 Cellular Camera combines new technology and advanced features, delivering a reliable scouting tool for any technician who needs “eyes on” 24/7. The easy, multi-carrier capable camera set-up allows you to remotely monitor traps or bait stations from any location with instant photo delivery. The small, discreet, cellular camera is engineered to handle extreme weather conditions and provide ultimate performance with the newly developed hybrid mode – combining fast communication and l ..read more
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GreenTech acquires Thermal Remediation
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by Heather Gooch
2d ago
IMAGE: GREENTECH HEAT SOLUTIONS Placentia, Calif.-based GreenTech Heat Solutions has acquired Thermal Remediation, a Burnsville, Minn.-based manufacturer that produces all-inclusive heater/trailer/generator packages to kill bed bugs and stored food pests in grain silos. Dr. Michael Linford, CEO of GreenTech Heat Solutions, said in a news release that with this acquisition, “GreenTech Heat is honored to provide continuing service and technical support for the Thermal Remediation heater and trailer line of products. We also offer equipment upgrades and trailer conversions.” About GreenTech Hea ..read more
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Steps to prevent pests from entering homes or businesses
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by Julia Pentasuglio
2d ago
Envu Matt Remmen PMPs can treat flies and other outdoor invaders with sprays and baits, but to prevent callbacks, it’s important to educate customers about steps they can take to keep pests from entering their homes or businesses. Other tips for effective control include: Eliminate attractive odors. Whether it’s from the grill, the trash or the dog, flies are attracted to smells. Remind customers to be vigilant about keeping the property maintained both inside and outside. Keep the pests outside. Explain to customers that flies are always looking for ways to come inside. While it’s temptin ..read more
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Easing customer concerns
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by Diane Sofranec
2d ago
As bed bug awareness escalates, professionalism, education and compassion help alleviate customer anxiety. Photo: Dusanpetkovic / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images Bed bugs have been a revenue generator for pest management professionals (PMPs) for decades. But when public awareness of Cimex lectularius skyrocketed late last year thanks to highly publicized infestations in Paris, France, the public’s fear of these blood-sucking pests seemed to escalate. News reports and social media posts did little to alleviate anxiety about bringing home bed bugs, regardless of whether they were hea ..read more
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Questions linger from the 2023 tax season
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by Julia Pentasuglio
2d ago
Illustration: Viktor Gl / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images The crew at PCO Bookkeepers has completed another tax preparation season, preparing more than 1,700 income tax returns and other related returns for our client companies and owners. They prepared more than 7,500 1099 forms and more than 200 state tangible returns. All this work has given some insight into income, tax liabilities and attitudes toward taxes. Here are a few common questions raised by clients this year: What is the due date for tax returns that have been put on extension? The due date for S corporations (S-Corp ..read more
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WorkWave talks trends at the 2024 PMP Growth Summit
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by PMP Staff
3d ago
Joe Yacano, group vice president for enterprise accounts at WorkWave, tells about the company and industry trends he has noticed. The post WorkWave talks trends at the 2024 PMP Growth Summit first appeared on Pest Management Professional ..read more
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