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What is Spectre 2 SC and What Does It Do

ATP is the basic energy source for biological processes and when the pests cannot produce it anymore, cells and then the organism die.   Post Date -- Wednesday - November 15 - 2017 Post Title -- What is Spectre 2 SC and What Does it Do? What is Spectre 2 SC Spectre 2 SC contains...
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Holiday Decorations Harbor Uninvited Guests

Many pests can be transported indoors by the homeowner on holiday decorations or their boxes.   Post Date -- Wednesday - November 1 - 2017 Post Title -- Holiday Decorations Harbor Uninvited Guests Moving Indoors What types of images does the word “holidays” conjure? Cooler temperatures? Pumpkins and evergreen trees? Changing leaves? Football games? Turkeys?...
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Fuse Fits! For Outdoor Pest Management

A brand new concept in liquid insecticides   Post Date -- Wednesday - September 20 - 2017 Post Title -- Fuse- It Fits! For Outdoor Pest Management It's Not Just For Ants & Termites Fuse® SC is one of the first of the Combination Chemistry® products launched by CSI. Fuse® fits for outdoor pest management...
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Heavy Rains and Floodwater Bring Mosquitoes

Water left behind can support eggs that hatch after the storm   Post Date -- Thursday - September 14 - 2017 Post Title -- Heavy Rains & Floodwater Bring Mosquitoes Standing Water is Very Attractive Throughout the gulf coast states, flood waters are receding and cleanup is beginning, homes are without doors, windows and in...
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Termite Treatments After a Flood

Do I need to retreat my customer’s structures for termites? Did the floodwater wash the treatment away?   Post Date -- Thursday - September 7 - 2017 Post Title -- Termite Treatments After a Flood Did The Treatment Wash Away? In August and September of 2017, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma dropped trillions of gallons...
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Why Are German Cockroaches So Successful

They have been a constant problem in American homes since the turn of the last century.   Post Date -- Tuesday - August 15 - 2017 Post Title -- Why Are German Cockroaches So Successful Blattella germanica Pest management, as we know it, did not come into existence until around the 1940’s – around the...
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The Dose Makes The Poison

Toxicity is the capacity of a substance to injure a living system or the relative degree of being poisonous.   Post Date -- Tuesday - August 1 - 2017 Post Title -- The Dose Makes The Poison OSHA's Definition of Toxic OSHA defines a chemical as toxic if it has an LD50 of more than...
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What You Need To Know About Toxicity Ratings

Look up the SDS on the pesticide you use most often. What is the LD50? How does it compare to aspirin? You might be surprised.   Post Date -- Monday - July 31 - 2017 Post Title -- What You Need To Know About Toxicity Ratings How Much Makes it Lethal? On SDSs or a...
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How to Identify and Control Small Flies

Few pests drive PMPs crazy as small flies; their cryptic habits and stealthy ways make control seem near impossible.   Post Date -- Monday - July 31 - 2017 Post Title -- How to Identify and Control Small Flies Follow Your Nose Small flies include fruit flies, hump-backed or mausoleum flies, drain flies, moth flies,...
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Carpenter Ants Generate the Biggest Callbacks

Carpenter ants affect the pest management industry in a big way; they are the biggest generator of income and callbacks of all the ants.   Post Date -- Thursday - July 20 - 2017 Post Title -- Carpenter Ants Generate the Biggest Callbacks Identification The genus Camponotus is extremely large in size with more than...
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Fuse Foam: Your Go-To Product

With one application, you have the benefits of two highly effective active ingredients: Fipronil and Imidacloprid.   Post Date -- Thursday - June 29 - 2017 Post Title -- FUSE® Foam Your Go-To Product The Magic Behind FUSE® Foam Recently, Control Solutions Inc. launched a revolutionary product into the marketplace: Fuse® Foam. The magic behind...
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The Magic Behind Foam

The concept behind using foam is simple – they can do anything a liquid insecticide can do, only more efficiently.   Post Date -- Thursday - June 29 - 2017 Post Title -- Foam The Scoop on Foam Foams are a relatively new tool in the PMPs fight against difficult to control pests. The concept...
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Back Safety Tips for the Pest Management Professional

Back injuries are the nation’s most common workplace safety issue. In addition to being the most common, they are also one of the most painful and long lasting injuries workers are affected by.   Post Date -- Monday - June 19 - 2017 Post Title -- Back Safety Tips for the Pest Management Professional Causes...
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PMPs Encounter Aggressive Dogs on a Residential Visit

The risk of a dog bite is real, but what can we do to protect ourselves as well as the animals?   Post Date -- Monday - June 12 - 2017 Post Title -- PMPs Encounter Aggressive Dogs on Residential Visit Dog Bites Unfortunately, aggressive animals, especially dogs, can be a part of a PMPs...
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Springtails: The Jumping Bug

Springtails: The Jumping Bug "White fleas that don’t bite? Tiny jumping bugs? What are those tiny insects around my house?"   White Tiny Jumping Bugs These are most likely springtails, or tiny insects in the order Collembola. Generally, springtails are less than ¼” or 6 mm long and can range in color from white, brown,...
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Mosquito Control Opportunities Part 2

Mosquito Control Opportunities Part 2 For many Pest Management Professionals mosquito control presents a variety of opportunities to increase revenue and drive profits to your bottom line. In years past vector control was considered more of an add-on service, but today many PMP’s have created a steady source of revenue with reoccurring mosquito services. Let’s...
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Bed Bugs: Practicing Flexible Control

Bed Bugs: Practicing Flexible Control Flexible Bed Bug Control Bed Bugs Prevail When an entomologist is asked about Order Hemiptera, or the true bugs, what normally comes to mind are plant feeding insects such as cicadas, stink bugs, or aphids. What generally does not come to mind are blood feeding insects, but this group has...
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Mosquito Control Opportunities Part 1

Mosquito Control Opportunities Part 1 For many Pest Management Professionals mosquito control presents a variety of opportunities to increase revenue and drive profits to your bottom line. In years past vector control was considered more of an add-on service, but today many PMP’s have created a steady source of revenue with reoccurring mosquito services. Let’s...
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Pesticide Resistant Populations

Pesticide Resistant Populations Choose Different Groups If you think you might be dealing with a pesticide resistant population, applying higher concentrations of the same pesticide generally won’t give better control. Once a pest population is resistant, the mode of action, or how the pesticide controls the pest, is no longer effective or is considerably less...
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Should PMPs Be Worried About Tetanus

Should PMPs be worried about Tetanus To most of us, tetanus is a shot we get every 10 years, but why do we get the vaccine? Why is it recommended for PMPs? Lock Jaw Luckily, tetanus is not spread like a cold or flu, by personal contact, but must be introduced into your body, usually...
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Customer Outdoor Checklist for Memorial Day Weekend

Customer Outdoor Checklist for Memorial Day Weekend - Memorial Day Weekend is here! Remind your customers of these helpful outdoor tips to strive for a fun-filled mosquito-free weekend.  Instruct customers to wear loose fitting long sleeves and long trousers. Yes, even in the summer! Clothing covering the skin gives one more layer of protection. Plus,...
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Formosan Subterranean Termite

Bug of the Month: Formosan Subterranean Termite As we approach the end of May/early June, we get passed Mother’s Day and we all start looking forward to the beginning of summer, and many PMPs settle into the hectic pace of summer. But lurking underground and in some cases in trees and walls is a ticking...
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Love Bug

Love Bug This time of the year in Texas and other Gulf coast states, entomologists get inundated with questions about a curious little “R” rated insect known as love bugs. The Birds & the Bees These insects get a lot of attention because they tend to be attached to each other at the rear end,...
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Termite Time with Marie Knox

It's Termite Time with Marie Knox Use Simple Tools Using simple termite identification tools will prove helpful and make your job much easier. Make sure you have a good magnifying hand lens (or microscope), a light source and an easy to use identification key. There are a number of keys available from a variety of...
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5 Things You May Not Know About Mosquito Bites

5 Things You (And Your Customers) May Not Know About Mosquito Bites The Mosquito is the ultimate predator. It attacks from above, it is near silent when it attacks, and it can stalk, chase and ambush its prey. Mosquitoes have special adaptations that have been developed over generations to help them find their prey. Only the female feeds on blood....
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6 Things You May Not Know About Mosquitoes

6 Things Your Customers May Not Know About Mosquitoes It's important to educate your customers on what they can do to protect themselves from mosquitoes during peak mosquito season.  Instruct customers to wear loose fitting long sleeves and long trousers. Yes, even in the summer! Clothing covering the skin gives one more layer of protection....
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