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During the 2012 New York Pest Expo, Alan Huot presented Adding Wildlife Control to Your Existing Business.  He pointed out that it seems to be a natural progression to any PCO’s operation. Many PCOs receive calls from existing accounts requesting their assistance not knowing whom else to call. Most calls are due to problems with raccoons, squirrels and moles. Other less common calls are due to snakes, bats, and possums.  If you’re not credentialed and well-versed in wildlife control, you’re losing out on an opportunity to diversify your business and help make it grow.

In a recent PCT online article, Humane Urban Wildlife Management: What Does it Really Mean? Sam Bryks highlights two companies in Canada that are providing Wildlife Control and doing it right. Please read the attached article to learn what it is that they are doing and to learn the Humane Urban Wildlife Management Core Standards.

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Please pardon this interruption. We know how exciting it is to read about the outstanding speakers who will be at the 2012 New York Pest Expo and all the industry updates. However, our attendees have been asking to hear a little about this years exhibitors.

They come from far and wide and combined, all our exhibitors offer a vast array of products that help make Pest Control Operators successful, efficient and profitable.

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The following article was posted last week in the New York Times real estate section. We wanted to share it with you because it helps to shed light on our profession and how effective a well trained and educated pest control operator is. We think you’ll appreciate this article and may use it as a reference for your clients who think a home remedy will do the job.

The Pest Parade, and How to Stop It

By SAMANTHA STOREY

Published: May 17, 2012

IT has happened to everyone. You are standing in the kitchen and you see something out of the corner of an eye. Was it a mouse scurrying across the floor, or worse, a cockroach dashing along the counter?

Do you start feeling itchy every time an advertisement for a bedbug removal service comes on television?

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According to this article in PCT Magazine, The Pest Control Industry saw a 3.4% growth in 2011 over the previous year. It would appear the reason for the growth overall could be attributed to bed bug treatments. Would you agree? Where do you see growth coming from this year? What about add-on services like wildlife control or bird control?

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Recently, PCT magazine featured an article by our friend June Van Klaveren, “Turning Green to Gold”. It discussed add-on services and how they can help pest control operators keep their technicians busy throughout the year and bring more to the bottom line. Some add-on services mentioned are handyman services, holiday lighting, snow removal, lawn care, wildlife prevention and more. Specifically, PCT Magazine showcases TAP Insulation.

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Are you interested in learning more about Fumigation Services? Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists and Bug Off Pest Control Center will be hosting an evening of fumigation information!

Join us as we share an exciting business opportunity available only to PC Owner/Operators who are seriously looking to integrate cost-effective Vikane Fumigation services.

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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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Bug Off Pest Control Center’s next Professional Workshop will be: The Comprehensive Rodent Forum on June 30.

This is one you don’t want to miss. There is so much in the news today about rodent infestations throughout New York City and the new EPA ruling taking effect in early June. Come to our forum and learn more. We will discuss:

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