Category Archives: Safety

Cide at the end of pest control products means ‘to kill.’ These articles deal with how you can safely apply chemicals and products to get rid of unwanted pests without hurting your loved ones or pets.

Heat Illness and How to Prevent During This Hot Summer!

What is heat illness?  Basically, it’s what happens to the body when it can no longer cool itself down.  Our bodies normally cool down by sweating and by elevating blood flow to the skin.  When this no longer occurs, heat … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Pest Control Techs Leading The Lists In Deaths?

Did you know there is a top 15 list of the leading causes of death? (2010)- Ugh, morbid I know, but it is enlightening in the sense that what you may think should be at the top of the list … Continue reading

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Boric Acid And Borax Are Killing You-The Safe Way

Google Borax and you’re likely to find this astounding product that does amazing things. Put boric acid in your search bar and you’ll find no less great and positive accolades. Words like safe, no side effects, harmless, healthy and the … Continue reading

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How I Suffered From Synthetic Pyrethroid Skin Parasthesia

In my little company we use a lot of different products but the growing majority seems to be synthetic pyrethroids. Professional pest control is not alone in this. In fact, if you look under any household sink or on the … Continue reading

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The 5 Golden Rules Of Crawling Around An Attic

Part of any pest control techs/sales persons job is to get into attics. Whether inspecting,treating, setting traps, pest proofing or just being a nice guy and brining down some Christmas stuff, it’s what we do. So with as much time … Continue reading

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Is Your B&G An 800 Pound Gorilla?

A few years ago I was part of a large group of bug men being led around a a large campus to give a bid for services. There were the big shot sales men from the mega firms, managers of … Continue reading

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Is Pesticidal Chalk A Good Idea?

I remember seeing a commercial quite some time ago about a great new product that killed bugs using crayons. Of course seeing it in action with the pretty blonde housewife smiling as she draws a protective barrier across her counter … Continue reading

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If Pest Granules Covered The World

Some people will go to almost any lengths to rid themselves of unwanted bugs. Whole gallons of ‘Do It Yourself’ killer liquids are applied to every surface of the home while entire aerosol cans are used to lay to waste … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Myth Of Mothballs

When you think of mothballs do you associate them with pesticides or more of a harmless home remedy that gets rid of just about any unwanted creature you could imagine? I’m thinking most of you feel this pearly white marble … Continue reading

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Don’t Try Pest Control At Home

We’ve all seen the car commercials where the vehicle is speeding over rough terrain or weaving in and out of traffic. I guess we subliminally get a message that tells us, “We could drive that way. We should buy that … Continue reading

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Borax- Beauty and the Beast

Death Valley, there are no sounds of birds that fill the air, no crickets chirp or children playing in the summer sun, the oppressive and relentless heat sees to that. This desolate section of earth reaches temperatures of 136 degrees … Continue reading

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The Beast Of Borax Can Kill You

So what’s the problem with Borax? Follow this link to see The Beauty of Borax. Peruse any DIY web site or forum where people are trading recipes for a myriad of pest control issues and it won’t be long before … Continue reading

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Chemical spills-do you know what to do?

Do you know how to handle a chemical spill? It doesn’t happen very often but if and when it does it can quickly ruin more than just your day. News agencies just love accidents like these and wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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SpongeBob Rules

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea SpongBob square pants, absorbent and porous and yellow is he, SpongeBob square pants. Well I’m told the song goes something like this and I like any other tech who services homes across … Continue reading

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6 things NOT to do with a fogger

Fogging for insects used to be the ‘bomb’ (pun intended) It was the end all cure all and even after a failed treatment the client would just be in utter amazement that an insect would live through such a complete … Continue reading

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