Professional Pest Manager Magazine

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT – MARCH 2018

With pest managers now enjoying the busiest time of the year, I’d like to take the opportunity to take a quick time out to outline the important changes to Australian Standard 3660.1 Termite Management Part 1 New Building Work and what this means for our industry.

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

Termite product manufacturer TERM-seal celebrates an impressive milestone this year, with 2018 marking 20 years since the company was first founded.

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DUAL POWERLIGHT INSPECTION TORCH

Designed by industry professionals from the ‘ground up’, the Ensystex Dual Powerlight has been specifically produced for use by professional pest managers. The Dual Powerlight uniquely combines two powerful five-watt Cree LED lamps, offering two different light modes: a bright 300 lumens white light mode for standard pest inspections and a UVA black light mode for targeting specific hygiene and pest situations.

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Mask worn during outbreaks of the plague during the middle ages

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD

A flea infestation may be annoying and the bites may be itchy, but in Australia we don’t really associate fleas with disease. However, it is easy to forget that the bubonic plague or ‘black death’ is spread by fleas, in particular the oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis).

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PAPERWORK

As an industry that is rife with litigation, sometimes the difference between defending a claim or paying a claim comes down to your paperwork and administration – not just your pest management skill and experience.

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CALL IN YOUR DEBTS

As each day passes, more and more technology presents itself with the promise of making our personal and business lives easier and more efficient. But is it always the best option?

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HOW TO CONTROL SPRAY CHARACTERISTICS

There are several different types of sprayers used by professional pest managers: trigger sprayers, which are pressurised by pulling the spray trigger; compression sprayers, which are pressurised by being pumped up; and backpack sprayers, which are either pressurised manually or powered by a petrol or battery-driven motor. These are the types most commonly encountered.

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David Gay

DAVID GAY AWARDED TOP HONOUR

On 26th January, former AEPMA president and leading pest industry figure David Gay was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division. The Australian honour confers the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

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IS SEO DEAD?

Being number one in the organic rankings on the search engine results page (SERP) is the holy grail for companies and SEO providers alike. However, with Google continuing to make alterations to the structure and layout of SERPs, the relative importance of organic rankings, local pack rankings and AdWords is also changing.

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