Posts Tagged ‘Trends of the Last Decade’

Fleas are making a comeback. This was recently noted in the PCT Magazine article “Trends of the Last Decade”. According to this article, flea treatments have been on the rise over the last several years.

Anyone who has a dog or cat has been advised by their veterinarian to use the various flea and tick treatments to ward off these nasty little buggers. However, it’s believed that the broad use of these repellents has helped these pests to build a resistance to them.

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Over the last decade the termite market has seen good days, and, more recently, not so good days.  According to a recent article in PCT Magazine,Trends of the Past Decade”, the termite industry benefited from improved chemicals and from the housing boom; while the housing bust has contributed to its decline.

The industry was thrilled with the introduction of non-repellent termiticides. They provided excellent results. Since termites cannot detect soil treated with a non-repellent termiticide, they tunnel into a treated zone, come into contact with the active ingredient and contaminate the rest of the colony. Fewer re-treats are also necessary. In the February 2003 issue of PCT Magazine a study was released noting a retreatment rate of only 0.7 percent when professionals used a non-repellent product.

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