The Busy Season Checklist
4 Ways to Keep Your Business Ahead
As temperatures heat up, so does pest activity — and your business. It can be difficult to keep track of everything you need during the rush, so we put together this quick checklist of warm weather essentials. Follow these four steps to make sure you’re making the most of pest control’s busiest season.Read Article
Product of the Month
MAXFORCE FLY SPOT BAIT
- Provides an unobtrusive way to control house flies both indoors and outdoors, including non-food areas of commercial food handling establishments and animal facilities
- Powerful attractants combine with the active ingredient imidacloprid to provide immediate results with a long residual
- Long residual – up to 6 weeks indoors, up to 30 days outdoors
A safe workplace, regardless of the business you’re in, is a critical component to success. It’s no secret that the most important asset to any pest control operation is its people, and keeping those important assets safe is something that should be taken very seriously.
With the application season quickly approaching, Univar will take this opportunity to remind you that safety needs to be a top priority.
We are launching a New ProTraining Online Class all about PPE. We hope you have an hour to check it out yourself. And for those training managers out there, why not try assigning the class to your employees who haven’t already taken advantage of their 1 free class? ProTraining is here to reduce that time burden a manager faces to train employees, supporting your efforts with high quality training.
Leading by Example
It’s common for Rod Diehl’s customers to be surprised when he — the namesake of Rod Diehl Pest Control — personally shows up at their homes.Read Article
Mr. Pest Control
Our company recently received a request for a quote for a small reptile zoo. What kinds of pesticides should we be using at this kind of establishment?
We are currently servicing a commercial kitchen and the German cockroaches there seem to be getting worse. Our approach so far has been to use a non-repellent spray along with cockroach bait that includes an IGR. We have had success with this in the past but it isn’t working in this account. The customer is having the kitchen cleaned often, but they have on occasion used repellent products when there is an outbreak, sometimes after it gets cleaned. We’ve also noticed some roaches coming from the tiled ceiling and will be going out there with a ladder to look above the tiles. Is it common for them to be up high like that? The common theme here seems to be to inspect thoroughly and directly treat pockets of roaches. Can you please explain how to do a good, thorough inspection and find these pockets? Also, would buying a ULV machine make sense for treating German roaches?