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Do you remember my #1 pest tool, how about #2?

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My all time most useful tool is the compact Bellows Hand Duster, I still believe I could solve most issues with this handy tool. The next best tool in my opinion could be the Insider (see below).

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Not everyone within the Pest Industry has any idea of these but I keep them on hand for those hard to reach jobs or places where I like to dust from time to time.

Remember it’s not just killing the bugs, who have to use tools which work the best for the customer.

Should you discontinue service if you don’t see bugs?

Should you discontinue service if you don’t see bugs?

 

The one thing I can assure you, is that bugs can hide extremely well. They can hide in the smallest of cracks, under rocks, or just about any nook or cranny. Just because you don’t see them, they are there. The more harborage areas, that’s where they hang out during the heat of the day or the cold of night equals the possibility of hiding bugs.

So lets say you have crickets, well scorpions just love crickets so by continuing to eradicate the crickets means that the scorpions won’t have any food. The less food = less other predators. Less hiding areas = less predators.

So by continuing with a pest management plan = less bugs in general and the probability that you will continue to have less predators in place as well. The other issue in the southwest is the lack of real cold, enough to freeze or kill the bugs. This year as in the past year we haven’t had a real cold to kill off the bugs and that is going to mean bugs… and lots of them.

So I would keep the pest control going, less bugs = less bugs in your homes.

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Modified Mosquitoes – WOW science advances!

Modified Mosquitoes – WOW science advances!

 

Florida asks FDA approval to eliminate Dengue Fever with genetically modified mosquitoes. I’m constantly amazed at the speed of technology and the advances made my humans in regards to our betterment as a species.

Mosquito’s have killed more humans than anything else and probably have killed more animals and pets as well. So I think it is extremely important to wage the battle against this little pest. “The trial planned by mosquito officials and the British company Oxitec would release non biting males that have been genetically modified to pass along a birth defect which will kill the offspring.”

lifecyclemosquitopeabodyyaleedu    Thanks to peabody.yale.edu for the use of their photo

How about those stores that sell exotic pets?

 How about those stores that sell exotic pets?

 

Have you ever considered those weird pets that they sell at those pet stores around the US. Even weirder are the food for some of those pets, like Lobster Roaches, Dubia Roaches or Madagascar Roaches.  The other day I was teaching at the Chandler Environmental Center and some one asked me that question – What if one of those things get loose? Well that’s exactly how pests like that get into areas where they have never been before. It is obvious in areas like Florida, where Boa Constrictors and Iguanas are now a normal occurrence seen by many on a daily basis.

Come by our little store and Post Office to see “Godzilla” our Leopard Gecko and other little friends

Lightbulb ideas, the kind of thing that changes your business!

Lightbulb ideas, the kind of thing that changes your business!

 

Look I’m not the brightest bulb in the store but every once in awhile I think I have some good ideas. You all know about the ProBest Post Office and hopefully you have been by to see our collection of live bug/reptiles for the children to visit while the parents are in the Post Office. So it should come as no big shock that I’m always thinking about new ways of increasing business either by networking or by coming up with those weird ideas.

So stop by and visit, use our little U.S. Post Office (quick, less lines and friendly service) always, or maybe you have a bug problem and need that critter identified (Dr. Bug) might be in and he can talk to you about that little pests (husbands or wives excluded).

Or maybe you have an idea that may spark some interest – you never know. Give it a try at ProBest Pest Management 425 W. Guadalupe Road #110, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

Currently on display – Scorpions, Tarantulas, Giant Vietnam Centipede, Leopard Gecko, Gopher and Brown Banded Black King Snakes, Madagascar Roaches, Lobster Roaches, Dubai Roaches and Millipedes (gift from Stephanie).

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools a good thing?

Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools a good thing?

Texas mandates IPM for their schoolsSchool Integrated Pest Management

The days of spraying every home is gone it’s all about less = more, what do I mean? Pesticides have been changing for a long time.  They have become better in mode of action against the bugs. IPM Institute We now have baits and specific control products for specific insect pests. Isn’t it better to localize treatment rather than spray areas where no bug have ever been seen. Some people may be allergic to insect skins or fecal material while another may be allergic to a certain type of pesticide. Caution should be the power word in dealing with anyone that may be sensitive to a certain chemical pesticide.   A recent home seal here at ProBest talks about The days of power spraying every house is coming to a close…

My theory is less pesticide in the home is better!

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