Top Tweets: Pest Control Professionals Debunk Industry Myths

Check out the most popular @FMCpest and @FMCbedbug tweets from the past two weeks, including a blog in which pest control professionals debunk industry myths, why customers and pest management professionals should be friends and a bed bug anatomy infographic. 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. #Pestcontrol professionals debunk stereotypes about the industry in this in-depth article: http://t.co/WILlE0fYEo. #PestPeopleRock — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 16, 2014 Awesome blog on “why you should be friends with your exterminator” from @NortheasternExt! http://t.co/JOHFD1p8WG #pestcontrol — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 28, 2014 Why are so many people afraid of #spiders when almost all species are harmless? http://t.co/IOQb5JBzDl — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 15, 2014 Blog: #Pestcontrol professionals tackle a severe #bedbug infestation. http://t.co/ddFEo3BSUx #PestInFocus — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) January 17, 2014 Brush up on your knowledge of #bedbug anatomy with our handy infographic. http://t.co/WdQQq6FduT #pestcontrol — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) January 29, 2014 Check out @Unitechpest’s image of a bedroom #bedbug infestation in our latest #PestInFocus: http://t.co/Q3i9R5NjjT. — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 17, 2014 The health risks of #cockroaches: http://t.co/N6ImYX3n9L Via @HulettPest #pestcontrol — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 29, 2014 These winter pests will likely be found in some of your customers’ homes! http://t.co/dYltT27531 Via @AmericanPest — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 29, 2014 PHOTOS: These dew-covered #insects look more like aliens than pests! http://t.co/iZRHzwhFzC — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) January 23, 2014 According to a survey, #bedbugs are still the most unwanted pests in America. http://t.co/ADYBfk092D #pestcontrol — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) January 14,...
Rose Pest Solutions Solves “Devastating” Cockroach Infestation at Restaurant

Rose Pest Solutions Solves “Devastating” Cockroach Infestation at Restaurant

Rich Smith has seen a lot in his decade as director of service at Rose Pest Solutions in suburban Chicago. But one account, a restaurant, was a surprise. “It was one of those ‘oh my God’ moments in pest control,” he said of the venue’s massive German cockroach infestation. “You say to yourself, ‘what am I going to do’?” The problem, he explained, was that the previous pest control operator had used mostly repellant materials. “This drove the roaches up into walls and deep into equipment,” he said. “If those treatments had continued, it could have driven the roaches into customer view, which would have been devastating to the restaurant.” Those treatments also did nothing to slow roach populations, which rebounded immediately after every service. Smith and the Rose team turned to Transport® Mikron™ liquid insecticide from FMC Professional Solutions. The insecticide is based on a combination of actives—acetamiprid and bifenthrin—that delivers significant control within 24 hours after treatment as well as residual protection of up to 90 days or longer. And most importantly, the product is non-repellant, so roaches cannot detect it and move away. For most of the food handling areas, Smith and his team used Transport Mikron as a liquid spray in a B&G® sprayer but for deep harborage areas like inside the dishwasher, they employed an Actisol® machine. “Again, you are controlling the roaches but not repelling them into other areas,” said Smith.For areas where an Actisol might not be practical, Smith uses CB-80™ insecticide, a flushing and contact aerosol, also from FMC. “We use CB-80 in voids, cracks, crevices and where pipes extend from...

Pest In Focus: Early Bed Bug Detection is Essential

This month’s Pest In Focus was taken by a pest control professional at Unitech Pest Control of Covina, California. The image, depicting a severe bed bug infestation in a bedroom, reinforces the necessity of early bed bug detection to prevent the problem from worsening. Bed bug detection can be tricky so it’s recommended that potential infestations are investigated by a pest control professional as soon as they are suspected. Remember to check your mattress for #bedbugs pic.twitter.com/HtZ4aVC5eh — Unitech Pest Control (@Unitechpest) January 3, 2014 Stay tuned for more pest control industry snapshots—if you have a photo as cool as this bed bug infestation 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 hashtag 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...
Watch the EndZone™ Insecticide Sticker In Action

Watch the EndZone™ Insecticide Sticker In Action

We are excited to introduce our latest innovation in pest control, the EndZone™ insecticide sticker, proven to start to control filth files in less than one minute after contact! It is powered by a patented formulation of acetamiprid and an insect food source on a four-and-one-quarter inch square sticker. EndZone can be used to control houseflies, blow flies, little house flies, bottle flies, phorid flies, flesh flies, fungus gnats and vinegar (fruit) flies. Want to see the new EndZone Insecticide Sticker control a single fly in less than 60 seconds? How about 1,000 flies? Click below for a two-minute video that shows the new sticker in action. EndZone discreetly delivers targeted filth fly control where it’s needed most. Here’s how: It is coated in a sugar bait matrix to attract filth flies Formulated with 4.4% acetamiprid, the same powerful active ingredient found in Transport® Mikron™ insecticide Proven to deliver knockdown of adult filth flies in just one minute Remains effective for up to seven months indoors and up to four months outdoors when protected from rain, moisture, dirt, dust and filth Features a bittering agent to prevent accidental ingestion No fumes or odors are released upon activation. TIP: For best results when using EndZone, use one sticker per 1,000 cubic feet; use additional stickers for heavy infestations. EndZone is designed for pest management professionals to use in a variety of service programs. It can be applied in various residential and commercial settings, including windows, under counters, behind equipment, in or around trashcans, near floor drains, trash areas, kitchens, food storage areas and on other surfaces where flies congregate. For...