Ohio PMP Trusts Transport® Mikron™ for Bed Bug Control

Ohio PMP Trusts Transport® Mikron™ for Bed Bug Control

According to Manson Collins of Buckeye Bug Services in Millersport, Ohio there are only two reasons why he has a pest control business: his iPhone and Transport® Mikron™ insecticide. His iPhone lets him run his business from anywhere while Transport Mikron provides simple, dependable bed bug control. Finding these technologies was critical to Collins because his one-man Buckeye Bug is just over a year old and its focus is the industry’s most notorious pest: the bed bug. “I simply would not be in business if it wasn’t for Transport Mikron,” said the ten-year pest control veteran. “That and the iPhone are what make it happen.” Recently, FMC Pest Wire spoke with Collins to find out what other pest management professionals can learn from his singular focus: Target the bugs. As an industry, says Collins, we are overcomplicating bed bug control. “I’ve seen companies rip a house apart or tell a customer they have to pay to heat treat the entire house when they should have started with where bed bugs feed, namely, the bed, the couch and other furniture.” And though Collins concedes that some infestations do warrant such extreme measures, most new bed bug infestations can be controlled with careful inspection, documentation and treating just one or two rooms with insecticides.   Remember the two “R’s:” Residual and (Non) Repellency.     Though bed bugs mainly stay near human hosts, explained Collins, they still move around. That’s why his first step is always Transport Mikron, a product that offers long residual control and is non-repellant. That means the bed bug isn’t triggered to move away from the insecticide,...

Pest In Focus: Photo of a Huge Hornet Nest Removal

This month’s Pest In Focus was taken by a pest management professional at Gemtek Pest Control in Eagle, Idaho. A contrast to the most recent Pest In Focus image of a tiny wasp nest, this week’s photo shows the removal of a huge hornet nest! Hornet nest removal is a job best left to a pest management professional, regardless of the size of the nest, as stinging pests can be very dangerous for an amateur to deal with. This particular nest was found on eaves about 8 feet above the ground with hundreds of hornets buzzing around it! Look at this hornet nest that one of our technicians found on an Eagle home! pic.twitter.com/2oXXKt2aSn — Gemtek Pest Control (@GemtekPest) May 29, 2014 Stay tuned for more pest control industry snapshots—if you have a photo as cool as this hornet nest removal 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: Tips on Preventing Ticks for Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Check out the most popular @FMCpest and @FMCbedbug tweets from the past two weeks, including tips for preventing ticks for Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a photo of the removal of a tiny wasp nest and how using an analytics tool can enhance your pest control social media efforts. 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. “How to get rid of #ticks and prevent Lyme disease” http://t.co/i0bKvRWqn6 #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 20, 2014 Thank you to @RDRPest for the wasp nest removal photo in this month’s #PestInFocus! http://t.co/IHhVFx7cKu — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 9, 2014 Even a seasoned pro can mix up #ant species! That’s why we created this handy ant identification guide: http://t.co/fxbwG0V3W2 — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 14, 2014 Using an analytics tool can really further your #socialmedia goals. Learn more here: http://t.co/5jdyiRbo3D #pestcontrol — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 15, 2014 What We’re Reading: @tcmacrae discovers an arboreal fishing #spider. http://t.co/o20BNCBjWM — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 8, 2014 Blog: These five bugs are often mistaken for #bedbugs! http://t.co/2dUemNXcAu — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 9, 2014 Now that’s a good eye! @ProBestPest spots a #termite tube from the street! http://t.co/DfMKzU5YzB — FMC Pest (@FMCpest) May 12, 2014 “What Do #BedBug Bites Look Like?” http://t.co/5d22Az6qT9 Via @bedbugexpert — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) May 9, 2014 VIDEO: How to properly apply liquid pesticides. http://t.co/hlvix7K7f2 #pestcontrol — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) May 5, 2014 Tips for avoiding #bedbugs during travels: http://t.co/q464DQh2dr #BedBugWeek — FMC Bed Bugs (@FMCbedbug) April 24,...

Pest In Focus: The First Wasp Nest Removal Call of the Season

This month’s Pest In Focus was taken by a pest management professional at RDR Pest Management in Canterbury, United Kingdom. The first wasp nest removal call of the season turned out to be an easy one, as the nest was barely larger than the tech’s thumb! Though this wasp nest removal was for a smaller-sized nest, it’s important that homeowners always call a professional when dealing with dangerous pests like wasps. My first wasp’s nest call out of the season was not much of a challenge but I did have to use the steps to reach it. pic.twitter.com/uuwGAaW5eE — RDR Pest Management (@RDRPest) April 29, 2014 Stay tuned for more pest control industry snapshots—if you have a photo as cool as this wasp nest removal 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...
See What You Missed! Legislative Day 2014 Recap

See What You Missed! Legislative Day 2014 Recap

We at FMC are so proud to be the 27-year title sponsor of NPMA’s Legislative Day, the industry’s most important lobbying and networking event. In 2014, more than 300 pest management professionals took time out of their busy schedules to travel to Washington for the two-day event. Their purpose? To thank their Congressmen and women for important legislative wins in 2013 and educate them on issues affecting the pest management industry. Take a look at what you missed, below. We hope to see you next...