Posts Tagged ‘PMP’s’

Since launching in 2003, The New York Pest Expo has become one of the most significant events in pest management. The Expo continues to thrive because it is always fresh and energized — a true celebration among friends! As the events of 2020 will not allow us to meet in person this year, Bug Off Pest Control Center has created an online Expo page which will run for the month of November with the theme “We Are Essential.” You’ll find:

An Exhibitor Showcase with instructional videos by major manufacturers;
All-Star Testimonials with messages from notable figures;
Live, in-person Upcoming Training programs; and Blowouts! Major promos, discounts and offers available at Bug Off’s Online Store and Showroom.

Bug Off is already making plans for the next Expo. Until then, be safe, stay strong and “See You Live in 2021!”


Get the year’s best prices before they’re gone

The 2020 New York Pest Expo Blowout deals are available for the month of November ONLY, and exclusively to registered Bug Off members — while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. (But you can sign up to Bug Off’s email list for flash notifications on deals.)




Dean SpeakingFirst, we really need to thank Dean for coming all the way down from Canada to participate in the New York Pest Expo this year. He is always a great technical resource with fresh material to share.  His message: Stored product pests (SPPs) are on the rise; adding this service to your residential and commercial accounts can lead to a significant new source of growth for your company.

With the growth in global commerce, reduction of pesticide use, and an increase in organic approaches, SPPs have rebounded and are posing a significant challenge to Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). The food supply has been affected and people are increasingly concerned when they find evidence of these critters in their pantry.  Imagine finding SPP larvae in your Twix bar. Dean did! Even with his pest management background he was still grossed out. If love handles weren’t enough of an incentive to stop eating junk food, the larvae certainly did it.


PCO’s, did you know you are protecting the public health?  We encourage you to read the following article from PCT Magazine, written by Jerome Goddard. It explores the origins of pest control and public health.

Perhaps more than pest management professionals realize, the practice of pest control and public health are intricately related. For example, PMPs perform “practical public health entomology” every day, providing society a valuable health function by preventing and controlling arthropod and vertebrate pests that carry diseases.

Despite what you hear from the anti-pesticide segments of society and activist groups, pest control efforts are recognized as important (even indispensable in tropical countries) by governments worldwide and the World Health Organization. There is a pesticide-friendly position statement on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website about the importance of mosquito spraying as part of an overall program. The CDC realizes the importance of pesticides in mosquito control and supports their use as part of an overall mosquito control program ( To get some perspective, I think it’s important occasionally to revisit where we are today and how we got here. The following article explores the origins of pest control and public health.
A long history. Long before anyone understood the “germ theory” or causes of medical conditions, it was recognized that insects might produce diseases. The ancient Babylonians worshipped a god of pestilence, which was represented as a two-winged fly, so they must have somehow related flies with disease. About 2500 B.C., a Sumerian doctor inscribed on a clay tablet a prescription for sulfur in the treatment of itch, a substance we now know kills itch and chigger mites.


Accidents happen. After reading this article in PCT Magazine we wanted to share it with our readers. You never know what your day is going to hold but you can be prepared. Do you have a safety training program in place for your technicians? Please read this article and let us know what you are doing to help prevent on-the-job injuries.

Route Risks That Can Kill

Tips for preventing on-the-job injuries.

Donna DeFranco | January 31, 2012 |

Editor’s note: In August 2011 PCT conducted a survey of some of its readers focusing on their company’s safety training and programs. The results of that survey appear throughout this article.


The following is a great article from PCT Magazine.  Some of our readers are starting their pest control business while others are wanting to grow their business to be the best it can be. After reading this article, written by Edward D. Hess, we wanted to share it here on our blog to inspire everyone.