Posts Tagged ‘insecticides’

We had another great presentation from Dr. Bill Robinson, B&G Equipment at the 2012 New York Pest Expo. This year he shared with us his expertise in the use, and often, misuse of insecticides.

According to Dr. Robinson, monitoring the use of insecticides is one of the most important parts of professional pest control today. Tracking product use and monitoring its application can help to save an operation a lot of money and effort.

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This years New York Pest Expo is going to be the best yet! Our line up of speakers is outstanding as is our collection of exhibitors. Here’s a sneak peek at two more of our esteemed speakers. Keep checking back for more introductions and details on our exhibitors. 

Once again we will be hearing from Dr. Bill Robinson, B&G Equipment. Dr. Robinson will be presenting Tracking Insecticide Use: Avoiding waste, the under-application and over-application of pesticides through the proper use, maintenance and calibration of modern equipment. Employing tracking technology when using sprayers, foggers, dusters and bait guns.

Dr. Bill Robinson is the Technical Director of B&G Equipment Company. He has served as a Professor and Director of the Urban Pest Control Research Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Robinson is the author of over 200 papers in scientific and trade journals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His most recent book Service Technician’s Field Manual, was published in 2011.

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According to a recent report in PCT Magazine, ant activity is on the rise. “PCOs were reporting a marked rise in ant work, with ants replacing cockroaches as the most economically important pest in many parts of the country. Research commissioned by PCT also indicated the ant segment tied or surpassed termite work as the largest growth segment for much of the decade. Early on, the ant increase was blamed on warmer weather patterns throughout the U.S. as well as an increase in homeowner watering systems.”

This report indicated not only warmer weather patterns being the cause but also an increase in worldwide trading. More shipments arriving in our ports are introducing a variety of new ant species to the US. Dr. Roger Gold, professor and endowed chair in urban and structural entomology at Texas A&M University is quoted in this article saying “The boom in ant work has been characterized by a number of invasive and problematic ant species having been introduced from other parts of the world. It just seems like in the last few years with a lot of trade going on internationally that we have a lot more introductions than I remember in my whole career.”

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Bug Off Pest Control Center has completed expansion of its headquarters in New York City. The warehouse space has more than doubled with greater access for shipping and receiving and now includes an equipment-repair center. The showroom and customer service area have been remodeled and reconfigured offering visitors more space and greater visibility of exhibited items. Clients can avail themselves of literature in the resource center and can watch training videos in the multimedia zone. The office suite has been reorganized and modernized with upgrades in the phone system and computer programs. In fact, the entire facility has been wired for Wi-Fi and is a hot spot for visitors.

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We know you’ve been chomping at the bit. That’s why Bug Off Pest Control Center is hosting The Termite Training Course. We’ll help you stop those termites from chomping everything else!

We hope you can join us April 28th and 29th for this event and to earn your credits. There will be 2 sessions available. Please see our web site for credit details.

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