In the following podcast, Brent Boles, president of Schendel Services discusses his company’s experiences since it became a part of Terminix in August 2012. Terminix was a sponsor of the recent PCT Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Conference.
On Dec. 5-6, NPMA will present the Global Bed Bug Summit at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo.
Featuring an educational program that offers both advanced technical training and business management programs, this event is designed to provide you with the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customer.
View the complete program.
• Integrating Bed Bug Ecology into Control Methods: Lessons from Field and Laboratory Studies
• What You Need to Know About Fumigation and Bed Bugs: A Real World Approach
• Bed Bugs in Asia: Perspectives from the Middle East and Southeast Asia
• Understanding Residual Efficacy of Insecticides on Bed Bugs: What Does Formulation and Substrate Have to Do With It?
• For Entomologists Only: Bed Bug Reproductive Output, Feeding Behavior, Cellular Immunity and Metabolism
• What's That Smell? Canine Attraction to Bed Bug and Related Scents
• The Next Generation: Research Into Potential Biopesticides for Bed Bugs
• Evaluation of Detection Devices and Insecticide Vapor Effects on Bed Bug Eggs
• How Bed Bug Age and Feeding State Influences Active Movement of the Tropical Bed Bug
• Bed Bug Monitoring Traps and Carbon Dioxide Activation: Practical Considerations
• The State of the Global Bed Bug Industry
• Turning Bed Bug Work Into A Source of Ongoing Recurring Revenue: Challenges and Solutions
• Prepared for the Worst: What to Expect If Your Customer is Sued
• Fire Safety Concerns for Bed Bug Heat Treatments
• Bed Bug Business Models - Making Bed Bugs Work For You
• Maximizing the PR Benefits of Effective Bed Bug Outreach Programs
• Overcoming Challenges in the Field- Case Studies From The Front Lines
• Are Bed Bugs Worth The Trouble? Profitability Metrics for Bed Bugs Work
• Tips for Developing an Effective Bed Bug Marketing Plan
• Developing Effective Bed Bug Related Social Media Campaigns
• Getting the Bugs Out: Overcoming Operational Challenges In Bed Bug Services
• Bed Bug Regulatory Activity: Federal and State Efforts
• Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bed Bug Lawsuits, But Were Afraid to Ask
The Global Bed Bug Summit will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorad. For hotel reservations, please call 888/627-8405 by November 6, 2013 to receive the group rate of $139 per night. After November 6, rooms and the group rate are subject to availability.
Biodegradable, soy-based wiring insulation in some cars can be appealing to rodents, Newsnet5.com reports.
Mechanic Marc Dueubber said many automakers have moved to biodegradable, soy-based wiring insulation in the past 10 years. It won't last forever in landfills, like older plastic wiring.
It's great for the environment, but even better for hungry mice and squirrels.
They are drawn to it, therefore they are chewing and eating it," Duebber said. "And we are finding nests created in the upper plenums (fresh air intakes). "
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The Ohio Pest Management Association is sponsoring a training school on Sept. 19, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
September 19 , 2013 - OPMA Training School
Ohio Department of Agricultural
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Registration Form (PDF)
Speakers and topics include:
Fumigation update - Marty Morgan, Dow AgroSciences
Termites - Cam Renn, Univar
Rodent Control - Rich Williams, Bell Labs
Ohio Pesticide Law Update - Jim Belt, ODA
Bird Control - Ryan Wilkie, Bird Barrier
Filth Flies and Disease - Gary Williamson, PestWest
CASTLETON, NY – Catseye Pest Control, a family-owned business serving residential and commercial institutions,announced its inclusion in Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. With revenue growth of 51 percent
from 2009 to 2012, the Castleton-based company makes its first appearance on the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies at #4490.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition by Inc. 500I5000 for the first time,” said John Gagne, owner of Catseye Pest Control. “Our company strives to provide excellent pest management service to our customers, which we hope will continue driving revenue growth to ensure we remain on this list for many years to come.”