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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 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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  • Sat Jun 1 2013

    A Glove on the Hand is Worth More Than You’d Guess

    With the introduction of new age glove fibers to replace yesteryear’s leather and cotton work gloves, hand protection and personal protection equipment (PPE) is on an uptrend in winning the war against hand injuries. Gloves can’t do it all, but the proper glove can do a great deal to ensure that workers end the day with their hands and fingers intact. For the U.S. population in general, the hand is the leading body part injured at work and treated in hospital emergency rooms, with hand injuries sending an estimated 1,080,000 workers to the hospital annually, according to the Centers for Dis...

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  • Thu Apr 5 2012

    A New Business-Building Tool

    At Univar, we’re always looking for products, services, and other resources that bring more value to your business. As competition for your termite services increases, you need tools that give you the flexibility to do more. The recent announcement of the federal registration of Termidor® HE High-Efficiency Termiticide Copackwith Termidor HE Technology from BASF Pest Control Solutions means a new business-building tool has arrived. Termidor HE Copack expands upon the proven Termidor®SC formulation with the addition of BASF’s proprietary material that temporarily boosts the transport of the ...

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  • Fri Mar 15 2013

    A PestWeb® Highlight

    You can convert much of the information on PestWeb to other languages – Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese – by selecting the “Translate” tab and the language you prefer. This makes many of PestWeb’s resources more useful for non-English speaking employees. PestWeb now offers many generic “Inspection Reports” that you and your technicians can use in your IPM program for important accounts. You can’t fight the enemy if you don’t know where it is and what the contributing conditions are for that pest. Download these report forms now in the “Business Tools” section of PestWeb.Have a ...

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  • Mon Apr 15 2013

    A PestWeb® Highlight

    Through PestWeb you can see exactly which of our approved Master Technician online training courses are needed for your state’s licensing requirements. Select the “State CEU Info” tab and then your state to view the entire list of approved courses; then select the course to take from this list. PestWeb’s suite of “Premier Services” is filled with resources reserved for our active customers. Your Password and User ID provide access to many valuable resources, such as Product Documents, Bed Bug Information, Master Technician online training, and many others.Whether you are looking to buy...

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  • Wed May 15 2013

    A PestWeb® Highlight

    PestWeb has a help resource that offers dozens of answers for commonly asked questions about the website and resource. If you are having concerns with any area of PestWeb check the “Help” tab to find the responses that may help you. You can quickly keep your personal information current and accurate by selecting the “My Account” feature in Premier Services. Here you can update address and phone number changes and even change your Premier Services password if you feel it is necessary. Find this link at the bottom of the home page on PestWeb under “My Account.”Product labels and safety d...

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  • Thu Jul 5 2012

    A Primer on Pheromones

    For the pest management professional, pheromone traps are effective tools for monitoring stored-product pests, especially moths such as the Indian meal moth and webbing clothes moths. Pheromones, chemical messengers used by insects to communicate, function much like hormones do in the human body. Pheromone traps are most often used in warehouses, retail stores, homes, and places where wool is stored. All pheromones are different, and the pest manager needs to understand their potential. Pest management requires monitoring and recording pest population data. Pheromones from insects such as t...

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  • Tue Jul 5 2011

    An Introduction to Altriset™

    It’s obvious that your customers don’t want termites in their homes. That’s why they call you. But these days,they’re also more environmentally aware and want to be part of the solution.There are easy ways for them to discourage termites, such as eliminating standing water in gutters or other areas. They should also remove free standing wood from the base of the home, and avoid planting trees or shrubs too close,and clip away any vegetation touching the foundation or walls of the house.Most important, home owners should have an inspection for early detection. If they express concern about e...

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  • Mon Sep 1 2008

    Are All Generics Created Equal?

    These days, there are more generic products out there than ever before. In fact, generics seem to be everywhere. With so many options out there, which brand will you choose? Ask yourself the following questions: Do I know and trust this brand? Where is it made? Who makes it? Will it work? If I don’t like it or I encounter a problem, who will I turn to? These are all very important questions. That’s why, in many situations, people stay loyal to the brand leaders, and there is nothing wrong with that, but it’s a good idea to consider alternatives before making a decision. ...

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