Top Tweets: Video Demo of EndZone, Our New Pest Control Product

Check out the most popular @FMCpest and @FMCbedbug tweets from the past two weeks, including a video demonstration of our new pest control product, EndZone, blogging tips for pest control professionals and how to spot a bed bug lookalike. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for pest control industry news, expert advice and the very latest pest product updates from FMC Professional Solutions. What We’re Reading: #Bedbug control tips for college students from @SmithereenPest. http://t.co/zNqYY89iTa — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 13, 2013 If you’re not blogging for your business, you should be! Check out our #pestcontrol blogging tips: http://t.co/3QBMg5qo7B. — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 18, 2013 .@HulettPest discusses #pestcontrol tips for a restaurant or food service facility: http://t.co/A48qer7Wbx. — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 17, 2013 These #bedbug look-alikes might even trick a seasoned #pestcontrol professional! http://t.co/HgDiYhb5R8 — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) December 20, 2013 A man in Virginia is claiming #bedbugs put him in the hospital. http://t.co/EAvubTm6sE — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) December 17, 2013 Blog: Watch a demonstration of how to apply a liquid pesticide safely. http://t.co/FiFBwra8hv #pestcontrol — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) December 16, 2013 This week on FMC Pest Wire: The aftermath of a German #cockroach infestation. http://t.co/1ZU0kFOSon — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 15, 2013 #Pestcontrol pros in America’s heartland turn to Verifi for their #bedbug detection needs. http://t.co/DHuswomJTE — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 12, 2013 Stay safe this holiday with these decoration safety tips for #pestcontrol professionals! http://t.co/R1p9tMmd44 — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) December 17, 2013 .@ProBestPest is excited for EndZone! Who else is excited to try our new #pestcontrol product? http://t.co/BJIwff7W6Q — FMC Pest...

Winter Household Pest Prevention Tips

As the cold weather starts to get closer, household pests will begin the process of looking for warm places to wait out the winter. If your home offers a convenient place to spend the cold, dark days of winter, then those pests will move right on in. Every homeowner should have a checklist of things that can be done to help prevent pests from moving in and spending the winter. As pest control professionals, it is our job to educate our customers on best practices regarding prevention of household pests. Share these tips with your customers to help them keep their homes pest free this winter. Protect Your FoodHousehold pests are drawn to warmth and food. If you offer a ready source of either, then you can expect to hear scratching noises in the walls all winter long. To eliminate the lure of food, make sure that your garbage can lids are secure every day. Instead of over-stuffing a garbage can and setting the lid on top of the exposed garbage, go out and buy a new can. Inside the house, you need to try to eliminate the scent and availability of staple foods to prevent insects and larger pests from being attracted. Put all of your perishable food in plastic storage containers that can be sealed. The sealed containers will douse the scent and the plastic protection will prevent rodents and bugs from getting into your grains and baking supplies. Seal the HouseIt doesn’t take much space for a pest to find its way into your household. Rodents can get into your home through a hole the size...
New Video:  How to Properly Apply Liquid Pesticides

New Video: How to Properly Apply Liquid Pesticides

Hi, I am Lauren Wilson, technical service representative at FMC. I’m excited to share a new video from FMC with you! It’s about how to safely and properly apply liquid pesticide products. In the video, I will take you step-by-step through preparing for an application of Talstar® Professional insecticide. I’ll demonstrate these guidelines: Removing children, pets and toys from the area Wearing appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Storing pesticides away from children or pets in a locked cabinet Removing food and covering food preparation surfaces for indoor applications Using pesticides in well-ventilated spaces for indoor applications The video continues with an actual demonstration of using Talstar Professional insecticide in both outdoor and indoor applications. I show how to measure and mix the product, as well as: Making an outdoor perimeter treatment Making outdoor spot applications in problem areas Treating cracks and crevices around doorways and windows for indoor applications Wearing a NIOSH-approved respirator when applying in non-ventilated spaces NOTE: Shorter versions of this video are also available on the FMC YouTube channels: A new three minute video demonstrates how to safely and properly apply liquid pesticide products. View here: Liquid Pesticide Application Guidelines. A second new three minute video from FMC demonstrates how to make an ant-control application with Talstar® Professional insecticide — both outdoors and indoors. View here: Talstar Professional Liquid Pesticide Application Demonstration. Everyone at FMC is committed to safety and proper use of our pesticide products. We hope this video will help our customers correctly apply all liquid pesticides. For any questions concerning the use of FMC products, I’m available to answer them at 1-800-321-1362 extension...

Pest In Focus: German Cockroach Control in a Kitchen

This month’s Pest In Focus was taken by B&Y Pest Control of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The photo shows a package of crackers that was being consumed by several German cockroaches. German cockroaches are voracious and hardy pests that thrive in environments where food is readily available, as this picture illustrates.  Post by B & Y Pest Control. Stay tuned for more pest control industry snapshots—if you have a photo as cool as this German cockroach cracker carnage that you’d like to be featured on In Focus, please send it our way. On Twitter? Share your photo with @FMCpest or just add the #PestInFocus hash tag to your tweeted photo! What is In Focus? As a pest management professional, you often come across interesting situations. Infestations that have spread out of control. Pests living in peculiar places. Bugs of unbelievable sizes. Many of you even take pictures to document these encounters, and as pest management enthusiasts, we want to see them and share them with the...

Top Tweets: Tick Control for a Severe Infestation

Check out the most popular @FMCpest and @FMCbedbug tweets from the past two weeks, including the worst tick infestation a pest control professional had ever seen, tips for identifying bed bugs as opposed to look-alike pests and the hottest products of Pest World 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for pest control industry news, expert advice and the very latest pest product updates from FMC Professional Solutions. The worst #tick infestation one PMP had ever seen was eliminated easily with one #pestcontrol product! Find out more: http://t.co/mdBiEAiq6v — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 22, 2013 How many times have your customers confused these #bedbug look-alikes with the real thing? http://t.co/wFq35SFBNK — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 20, 2013 #Pestcontrol education…with #Google maps? It’s real and it’s happening: http://t.co/bNGX5mgLHR. — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 13, 2013 PHOTOS: Ever seen a winged #fireant? http://t.co/xGgowscLNV #pestcontrol — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 21, 2013 A woman in Las Vegas is suing a hotel after claiming she was nearly bitten to death by #bedbugs. http://t.co/ucajHHecqs — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) November 22, 2013 Three new species of #spiders have been discovered in Brazil. http://t.co/TlA1Tzur8z — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 23, 2013 In one year, this Florida #pestcontrol company’s #bedbug calls rose from 11 to 175. Read more: http://t.co/Hwx51xoOU6 — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) November 19, 2013 The hottest products of #PestWorld2013 as chosen by @PMPmagazine. http://t.co/XVNDKNWZG4 #pestcontrol — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 21, 2013 It’s important to only use registered and authorized #pestcontrol chemicals for many reasons. Here are a few of them: http://t.co/IrmVbW9RDP — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) November 25, 2013 Could A Cockroach...