Posts Tagged ‘IPM’

The Pest Management Career Training 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.

 

For new students, this course consists of classroom lectures and 2 exams.  (more…)

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certificationjThe Complete PMP Course: 14-Hour course presented in 2 sessions. Prepare for the 7A, 7F and category 8 exams.  Recertification credits for 7A, 7F and 8. Eligibility course for license upgrade. This is also a great preparatory course for the ACE exam.

 

DATES:    Session #1:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015              

Session #2:  Thursday, March 26, 2015 (more…)

We want to thank Dr. Stuart Mitchell, BCE for presenting our last Special Event at our training facility, The Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Preparatory Course and for preparing this article that was recently posted in the Certified Entomologist blog

On one the hottest days of the summer; at one of the top training facilities in the northeastern U.S., thirty seasoned and “combat-hardened” pest management professionals ((PMPs) assembled for a challenging, yet fulfilling, day of intense review training.

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This past November PCT published Meet Me Halfway, by Richard Berman. We thought it was a wealth of information for anyone looking for advice to improve customer relationships. In doing so not only does customer service improve but so does retention, word of mouth referrals, and cost.

The most successful pest control professionals are able to get customers actively involved in correcting pest issues. Here are some ideas to help get your point across.

RICHARD BERMAN | November 30, 2012

Editor’s note: The following article is based on a presentation made by Richard Berman at the January 2012 NPMA Eastern Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Challenge the pest control professional faces when practicing IPM is getting client buy-in and cooperation. While there may be slightly different definitions of IPM from different groups and organizations, the one common thread to all is that IPM, pest prevention and remediation is based on physical exclusion, habitat and equipment modification; good housekeeping; and employee practices. In many cases the professional can make minor repairs like plugging and sealing holes and adding door sweeps. These efforts can be additional revenue opportunities as add-on services, or simply be part of the current service provided.

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Recently, the National Pest Management Association conducted a survey revealing ant infestations are on the rise.

According to this study, 100% of the pest control professionals interviewed treated  ant infestations in 2011. The most common types of ants found were carpenter ants, odorous house ants and pavement ants.

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“Green living” is something many American families are trying to adopt in their daily lives. Over the last decade this has become very apparent with regards to pest control. As noted in a recent PCT magazine article, “Trends of the Last Decade”, “more consumers are looking for kinder, gentler pest control solutions”.

Today’s consumers are joining the “green movement” wanting more products and services that are considered less harmful to the environment. Look at the increase in hybrid cars, “green” cleaning products and eco-friendly advertisements of all sorts. The pest control industry is no different. PCOs are adding terms like “eco-friendly” to their marketing pieces and even logos in response to this trend.

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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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You asked, we listened and are delivering!

Bug Off Pest Control Center is proud to provide a variety of training and informational seminars to the pest control industry throughout the year. This year is no exception. We kicked off 2011 with a great business leadership workshop “Building Wealth in the Pest Control business” presented by Dan Gordon, PCO Bookkeepers.  We had a great turnout and lots of great feedback. In fact, if you were there, tell us what you thought of the session here in our comments section.

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Jay Bruesch was the second speaker of the morning at the New York Pest Expo 2010. His presentation on the PMP’s Role in Protecting Food Safety was outstanding! Think about the business you have today. Are you, the pest control operator, prepared to service the food industry and improve its safety? Restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and more, all need pest management solutions. If you aren’t familiar with their regulations and standards, you are missing out on a huge opportunity.

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The first speaker of the morning at the New York Pest Expo 2010 was Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, entomologist and a Senior Extension Associate for the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University discussing IPM: Past, Present and Future. She offered some wonderful insight into this pest management approach. Many consumers and industry experts hold different opinions and, in some cases, misconceptions regarding the program.

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