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Web Out Qt @ $12.00.

Botanical 25(b)-exempt product kills and repels spiders, breaks down webs and prevents web formation on surfaces. Kills other crawling insects as well and also serves to control fungus and mildew. Contains essential oils and vinegar. Kills on contact and keeps killing for weeks indoors and out.

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 Takedown Soft Bait. $15.00 mail-in rebate per 4-lb bag. Through March 31, 2017 (more…)

The TrueTech 2000 Pro Sprayer/Foamer is available at Bug Off for $589.00.

While supplies last, when you buy one you’ll receive a box of Nibor-D Packs – FREE  ($32.00 value).

By the way, Scott will be our guest speaker at the Small Fly Management Workshop on March 29.

We’ll be demonstrating the unit and offering tips on some great product combos you can use.

Don’t miss out!

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The TrueTech 2000 Pro Sprayer/Foamer is available at Bug Off for $589.00.

While supplies last, when you buy one you’ll receive a box of Nibor-D Packs – FREE  ($32.00 value).

By the way, Scott will be our guest speaker at the Small Fly Management Workshop on March 29.

We’ll be demonstrating the unit and offering tips on some great product combos you can use. (more…)

expo-groupThe Young Guns Edition of the 2016 New York Pest Expo was held on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel. Featuring some of the most notable rising stars in the pest management industry, the Expo drew more than 500 attendees and around 35 exhibitors for a full day of food, gifts, prizes, exhibits, training, special offers, promos and same-day blowout prices. Afterwards, we enjoyed a post-show open-bar reception.

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The following article, Sunk costs and software was written and provided by our friend Jeremiah Olsen, Pocomos. Please read through it and share your thoughts with us on Facebook.

One of the hardest decisions to make and internalize is that of sunk costs. Sunk cost decisions arise often when speaking about software systems.

What is a sunk cost?

In simple terms, a sunk cost is money or resources you have spent. Therefore, any decision you make currently should not be based on any money or resources you have spent because that money is spent whether you make that decision or not.

When switching software, many will cite the fact that they have already spent money, sometimes a large amount of money, on a software system as a reason to not buy a better system. If the new system saves money over the old system then switching to the new system is the best decision, regardless of how much money you have previously spent. This may seem counter-intuitive at first, but mathematics prove this point. Check out another definition here.

<<<<A sunk cost is gone. Face it, gone like yesterday’s news.>>>>

The money you have spent in the past must be counted as sunk. The best decision moving forward, in software or otherwise, is the best decision available.

Considering this fact, the most important information to discover when considering new software is how much money the new software will save you over your old software. Look at all the facts, what it will save you, what features you will get, and make the best decision possible, forgetting any money you have already spent.

– See more here.

The Pest Management Career Training Course

career Course

This course can be used for:

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York

New York recertification credits

Apprenticeship training for new employees

Category-specific credits for Applicators wishing to add more categories

Category-specific credits for license upgrade

Recertification for Associate Certified Entomologist status

Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. (more…)

Race for the Bait

NYS DEC Credits: 7A – 2.0, 7F – 2.0, 8 – 2.0

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As see in the May edition of Pest Management Professional Magazine’s online publication

More research is done on termites than on any other pest. There’s always something new to learn about this enigmatic creature. That’s why we must always stay on top of the latest information. We can’t afford to be complacent about what we’ve learned, because our knowledge base changes so quickly. Never take termite control for granted.

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Elevate AndyLiphatech’s recent Elevate Rodent Control Effectiveness live event/webinar was a hit with pest management professionals. John Murphy, Liphatech Northeast District Sales Manager, and Ted Bruesch, Liphatech Technical Support Manager, presented to a standing room only crowd at a Gillette Stadium suite in Foxboro, MA while being broadcast live to over an additional 200 people. Attendees learned that using the right bait is important, but a quality, comprehensive inspection is also necessary. Other topics in the webinar included real life experiences, helpful tools to be used in the inspection process, four types of rodent resistance and strategies for rodent control. PMPs were also told to watch for new Liphatech products coming this summer.

Highlights from the day and a recording of the webinar are available at here.

Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, former tight end for the New England Patriots, added a lively start and finish to the presentation. Stories of his football days entertained the crowd, including his instrumental role in winning Super Bowl XXXVI. He announced the day’s prize winners:

  • A Patriots price pack valued at over $200 for the event attendees went to Don Rivard, Rivard’s Resources: IPM
  • A $100 gift card to a webinar attendee was won by Vance Walker, McCauley ServicesAttendees to the Gillette Stadium event were also treated to a stadium tour, hors d’oeuvres and a networking happy hour. Liphatech donated $25 to a charity chosen by each event and webinar attendee. A total of $7,500 was donated as follows:

As was stressed in the presentation, successful rodent control requires someone that isn’t afraid to get dirty to solve problems. PMPs often need to get down on their hands and knees in tight, dirty spaces. Liphatech wants to see your post-rodent control job photos that required you get dirty. Send your photo to pestmanagement@liphatech.com before 6/1/2016. The best photo (which should include a Liphatech product) received by that date will get a Stinger rechargeable flashlight valued at $100.

Charlie Passantino, Liphatech Pest Management Division Director, summed up the event, “Battling rodent problems was addressed in a fun, informative manner today. The message remains – the added steps and sometimes hard, dirty work necessary to attack a rodent problem in the most effective manner is worth your time. Thanks to everyone who attended!”

For more information about Liphatech products and services, visit http://www.liphatech.com or call 888-331-7900.