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A great explanation of IPM, what is IPM?

“An ecological approach to pest management that effectively manages pests in a way that minimizes adverse effects on people and the environment. IPM (integrated pest management) emphasizes an understanding of pest biology and behavior, and employs a number of different strategies designed to reduce the things pests need to survive and reproduce, including food, water, living space, and a way into the building.”

Purdue University’s IPM Technical Resource Center


Amazing facts about eating bugs….


It takes over 2,000 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef but only 1 gallon of water to produce one pound of many insects.

That is one amzing fact and I think we should start to consider this as a factor in the global market. Pretty soon the number of people will far outweigh what we can possibly grow to feed them all. “We eat bugs, You should too.

20_German Cockroaches on Crackers

Photo by PPMA

Fire, fire and more fire…


I have mentioned numerous times that fire isn’t always your friend especially when it comes to pest control. “Why kill it with fire is a terrible, terrible idea” by Gwen Pearson.


Fire and the things related are often compromised by one’s ability to think things out. People often don’t think before they do something and that is where the trouble begins. Bed Bugs for example are extremely difficult to get rid of and often requires a Pest Management Professional. They are trained to do what they do and that in itself could be the reason to hire a professional.


Reputation versus Character

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I’m often reminded that it takes an extreme effort to run a business, you have taxes, government things, employee’s, location and the other stuff. All these things matter but how quickly it could all fall apart if you are not careful in minding the store.

Here are a few of my tips for staying ahead of the game.

Stay current with the BBB, they track and keep things in check.

I have alerts set with Google to check my trade name and personal name.

Stay current with review sites, answer the reviews and thank people for spending their time to review your business.

Try to get your customers to give reviews, I would rather have an opinion from a friend or neighbor than just wing it.

If possible try to have a business which you enjoy, many people start a business as a hobby and then one day it becomes something you will continue to enjoy.


I love this quote…

Everything will be alright in the end, and if not – its not the end.

I’m telling you I absolutely love my job! Yes there are trials and tribulations as in any business but to me everyday is different from the one before. No boredom at all and everyday I get to meet new and exciting people.

Now I will admit my writing abilities are not the greatest, but the one thing I’m actually really great at is bugs. So for no other reason than that you should choose ProBest Pest Management to be your bug expert.

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