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The "S" Word and Pesticides: Are they Safe?

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Submitted by Jeff White on Tue, 2015-08-18 09:34

The “S” word in the pest control industry is kind of like the “F” word in the English language.  It’s THE bad word.  Much of the pest control industry trains technicians to avoid using the word “safe” and discourages others from using it as well.  By avoiding it we ARE NOT suggesting that if used properly the products much of the pest control industry uses or those that you can buy over-the-counter aren’t “safe”, the word “safe” is too subjective.  Let me explain…

Foggers are NOT a Good Choice to Treat for Bed Bugs

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Submitted by Jeff White on Wed, 2015-07-29 10:40

You literally don’t need to read any further.  The title says it all.  If you’re standing in a store reading this with a fogger in your hand, consider putting the fogger down and step away from the shelf.  Foggers play little to no part in a bed bug treatment protocol and in many instances may only make matters worse.  Ohio State University conducted a study that found that foggers were ineffective for bed bug control.  In addition to their poor effect on bed bugs, they can spread bed bugs into areas of your house you wouldn’t expect to find them, make their future control harder and more e

You Think or Know You Have Bed Bugs. Now What?

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Submitted by Jeff White on Mon, 2015-07-20 09:50

First things first….take a deep breath.  I, like everyone else, run to the internet when you have something bad going on that you’ve never dealt with before for quick information.  In most instances, it’s a coin flip whether or not what you read provides you comfort or makes you completely freak out.  With bed bugs “freak out” is the more common reaction and I’m here to tell you to take a deep breath, it isn’t as bad as it seems and in most instances you can get rid of them easier than most make it sound.

Bed Bug Treatment Game Plan

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Submitted by Jeff White on Fri, 2015-03-06 09:07

Developing a game plan is the first step in effectively executing a goal or objective. Treating for bed bugs is no different. You need to understand your opponent, how they behave, what their goals are and use those facts to effectively attack your opponent. Yet many times both homeowners and professionals just go out and buy whatever tools we find that are supposed to treat for bed bugs and then attack a home without doing any research on what our opponent is doing.

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