Jay Turner of Laguna Pest Control shares his approach to dealing with bees’ nests, including some helpful tips from fellow pest manager (and bee lover) Cassie Ryan. I will be the first to confess that when I started in the industry, I didn’t blink an eye at eliminating a bee swarm by dusting, collecting the cash and being on my way. That was many years ago now, and as time has progressed, the more I find myself questioning my […]
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There is a great deal of current community debate over rodent management. The APVMA is undertaking a detailed review of the use of second generation anti-coagulant rodenticides which will result in future use restrictions. The AEPMA, with this market environment in mind, produced the AEPMA Code of Best Practice for Rodent Management for professional pest managers to follow. This Code recommends a hierarchical approach to rodent management with the lowest risk options considered first. i.e. Exclusion, Removal of food and […]
Is it a good idea to spend money on marketing when your business is closed for the holidays? For those utilising online advertising, it’s not uncommon for pest control businesses to pause advertising at this time of year either because they are “fully booked out” or because they are closing for the Christmas period. But is this the right thing to do? Having a fully booked schedule weeks in advance is clearly a good thing. For many, being fully […]
The Californian Senate recently passed a bill to ban the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). What did the bill actually say and what does it mean for rodenticide use in California? How will this development impact Australia?
Google dominates the online advertising market with approximately a 35% share. Facebook have a market share nearer the 20% figure but dominates the advertising on social media. Should you try Facebook advertising as part of your marketing mix? When it comes to online advertising, Google and Facebook are the two main players, but they’re very different beasts. Google search ads are usually the first option for pest control companies considering online advertising, as they target potential customers actively searching […]
They lurk in dark corners of your home and run with uncanny speed, and for many people they’re the stuff of nightmares – would you be able to ID a house centipede?
What’s happening with local pack results in 2020? Which get more clicks – local pack, Google ad or organic search? What should small businesses be doing? Here’s a quick summary…
Grain growers, suppliers and pest managers always want to know – “Are we going to have a mouse plague this year?” Here’s a quick overview of mice plagues in Australia, and the prediction for 2020.
The larval stages of these insects lurk underground, hollow venomous jaws ready to kill anything that falls within range. But their adults are delicate flying insects that look nothing like their young. Would you be able to identify an Antlion?
Pest professionals should always follow the official Federal and respective State Government advice regarding COVID-19. The following article provides pest managers with the latest information, points to consider and links to gain further information.