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  • Sun Aug 1 2010

    Bed Bugs

    Bed bugs continue to be a growing industry for professional pest management, and industry experts remind us that insecticides are unlikely to resolve the infestation by themselves. The use of other non-chemical tools is necessary, including the use of bed bug monitors and traps. Univar now carries a growing arsenal of these tools, and you can find this growing list in the Product Catalog on EZ-Order. Just select the Insect Traps and Bait Stations category and then Bed Bug Traps & Monitors for detailed information and images. Remember too that Univar carries a wide selection of mattress and ...

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  • Sun Aug 1 2010

    Solutions for Fly Control

    It’s hot, muggy and absolutely wonderful….if you are a fly. There are several species of flies that love this weather, including house flies and larger flies, such as blow and deer flies. You have several options when dealing with house flies, depending on the level of control needed and location. However, no matter what program you set up, sanitation is a key factor to successful control. House flies are attracted to and breed in exposed food, garbage and other decaying materials. Eliminate the source by removing the food or by cleaning the garbage can and making sure the lid fits. As you ...

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  • Thu Jul 1 2010

    100% Effective on Bed Bugs?

    Recent research on bed bugs done at the University of Kentucky came up with some interesting new information on this resurgent pest that, by now, all PMPs must be experiencing. One ominous comment in particular caught my eye, and this was “no insecticide or no non-chemical practice ALONE is 100 percent effective in eliminating bed bugs.” Those with a great deal of experience with bed bug infestations already know this to be true. The common bed bug must be attacked with a varied arsenal of weapons if we are going to be successful. Univar understands this very well too, and we are taking the...

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  • Thu Jul 1 2010

    Univar Spotlight On Safety

    Univar USA strives to be the one supplier for all your pest management needs. Our slogan “One Source, Countless Resources” is demonstrated once again by our wide selection of safety products, all listed and pictured in detail in our “Safety Products” Catalog, available in your local Pro Center office or online at www.univarpps.com . We can outfit you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, and every point in between, from head protection to eyewear to respiratory protection to coveralls and gloves and down to shoe covers and boots. We provide equipment for preventing spills, a...

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  • Tue Jun 1 2010

    New Online Course - "Termite ID and Fumigation"

    The Master Technician online training on PestWeb continues to grow, with new courses added on a regular basis. Our newest course is #403 Termite ID and Fumigation, bringing our total number of training opportunities to 53 online courses in a wide variety of topics. This new course in the “Fumigation - 400 Series” has been submitted to the states currently approving our courses for Continuing Education credits, and will be added to each state as the approvals are granted.

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  • Tue Jun 1 2010

    June is National Safety Month, so, we should take the time to review the importance of the personal protective products that we all use every day to make our jobs easier, cleaner and safer.

    Respirators are important tools of our trade, so it is important to understand their proper use. OSHA regulates respirator use in the workplace, and requires the use of NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health) tested and approved respirators. Respirators come in two basic types: air purifying, which use a filtering element— usually a cartridge and filter combination— and air supplying, which pump in clean breathable air from a source a safe distance from the user. Air purifying respirators are the most commonly used in our business. These respirators utilize prefilter...

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  • Sat May 1 2010

    Visit Our New MasterLine.com Website

    I am happy to announce the launch of our redesigned MasterLine website (www.MasterLine.com). It is still the same great website you have come to know and trust, but now it’s easier to navigate, browse products and get information (MSDS, labels, brochures) than ever before. If you haven’t visited the site in a while, check it out, it may surprise you. Whether you are looking for equipment like our popular MAG-1 Gunjet kits, wanting an efficient multi-use barrier product (I MaxxPro & I MaxxPro 2F) or seeking one of our many Kontrol products to service Public Health markets, it is all ther...

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  • Sat May 1 2010

    “Accurate Pest I.D.”

    Your success in managing a pest problem begins with properly identifying that pest and learning about its likely habits. Failing to make this accurate ID could lead to some serious problems for you. Can you distinguish between a powder post beetle and a flour beetle? Can you tell the difference between a German cockroach and a Field cockroach? Can you accurately identify the Common Bedbug, keeping in mind that Swallow bugs and Bat bugs also routinely occur in structures? One of the best resources for you in this effort is the Pest ID program on PestWeb, with hundreds of structural, turf, an...

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  • Thu Apr 1 2010

    Properly Dispose of Fluorescent Lamps

    With the latest movie adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland,” we are reminded to mention the importance of having a fluorescent lamp pollution prevention program. The expression “Mad as a Hatter” comes from the twitching and dementia once common among hatters who used to dip felt into mercuric nitrate to soften it. Did you know, ALL fluorescent lamps (aka, tubes, bulbs) contain mercury (Hg)? Mercury, regardless of quantity, is a toxic metal that in certain forms can accumulate in living tissue and cause adverse health effects, and must be dealt with in a specific way. Also, did ...

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  • Mon Mar 1 2010

    Univar Services for Turf & Ornamental Customers

    As we move into spring, we know that many pest control companies have diversified their offerings to include turf & landscape areas. So, I want to take this chance to remind you that Univar also supplies and services the turf and ornamental market as well. Univar has many of the pesticides you may need for use in the turf and landscape areas. Our line of turf and ornamental products include general use herbicides, like Roundup Pro®, for broadleaf and grassy weed control. If you want pre-emergent weed control, our available products include Quali-Pro’s Prodiamine 65 WDG. And if you need ...

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