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What's New this August @Residex?
Here at Residex it’s business as usual. We will continue to update you on our purchase by Rentokil. While we expect things to remain the same throughout the remainder of 2016 we look forward to joining the Rentokil family and bringing our customers even more value. We greatly appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us during this time of transition.
Get Started with a Bed Bug Prevention Program Today
Pest Management professionals must make it clear to their accounts that while you cannot prevent bed bugs from being brought into an account you can take pro-active measures to prevent a bed bug introduction from turning into a full-blown infestation. One product that should be considered as a centerpiece of a prevention program is the use of an active liner like ActiveGuard®. Installation of ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners on the mattress, box spring, or both kills bed bugs. Newest research shows that after short exposure to ActiveGuard® of only 10 minutes, bed bugs regardless of their level of resistance, begin to show significant reductions in feeding (biting) and a dramatic inability to lay eggs. The real world consequence is that ActiveGuard® can significantly reduce population growth thereby halting progression of an incident to an infestation. ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners resemble a hard-working residual and will continue to kill bed bugs introduced or re-emerge for two years.
The liner goes on quickly like a fitted sheet, keeping your manpower costs down. They provide you with two year continuous ability to actively kill bed bugs at the two main sites where bed bugs seek harborage; mattresses and box springs. No other product has registered label claims for control and prevention of infestations before they establish. Furthermore the product’s SDS has no signal words or cautionary statements on it.
We are seeing pest professionals across the country having success by incorporating ActiveGuard® as part of their standard treatment protocol; placing the liner on every bed in the account. As part of a preventive program, PMPs are establishing ActiveGuard®-based programs with an annual fee component, and then guaranteeing that if the account suffers a bed bug infestation treatment will be offered at no additional cost.
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Business Spotlight - Pest Cemetery
Jerry Schappert owns and operates a medium-sized pest management company called The Bug Doctor located in Ocala, FL. When his son took to the Internet to grow his Flight Instruction business, Jerry was inspired to join along and began a blog geared towards pest control. In his blog he talked about his experience in the pest management business focusing not only on his successes but his failures as well. His posts grew and varied from on-the-job how-to videos to the common issues that pest professionals are faced with on a daily basis.
Launched in 2008, Jerry’s followers have grown. With 25 years of pest management experience under his belt, Jerry has amassed quite a following of pest professionals on his blog and closed Facebook page that currently has almost 2,500 members nationwide. His target audience isn’t the Top 100 pest control firms as one might assume, rather it’s the technician looking to expand his knowledge of pest control and the small to medium-sized pest control owner. And Jerry is not the only contributor. While he monitors comments and frequently contributes, he was pleasantly surprised to see that some really big names in pest control were joining in on the conversation. In fact, as some of the top names in pest control began to offer advice to support their fellow pest professionals Jerry knew he was onto something big.
You will find Pestcemetery.com followers are a bit of a cult. They offer motivational posts, feedback on products new to the market, assistance with pest identification, a dose of daily humor and more.
For some solid real world advice be sure to visit Jerry’s blog at Pestcemetery.com and request to join his Facebook group, if you’re a social media user.
Don't Miss these August Specials
Mark Your Calendar - August Events
August 18, 2016
Rutgers University - Hickman Hall
89 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Click here to Register
New York Customer Appreciation Barbecue - FREE
134 Charlotte Ave.
Credits: 7A=1.5, 7C=.25, 7F=1, 8=1, 10=1.5
Contact: The Hicksville Team
Maryland Baltimore Customer Appreciation Golf Outing
8am Shotgun Start
Pine Ridge Golf Course
Contact: Ken Kosiorek
Virginia 2016 VPMA State Technical Meeting
September 21 & 22, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond VA 23235 Click here to Register
Ohio Residex Bed Bug Seminar Featuring Bed Bug Central
September 13, 2016
8am - 11am
1130 Industrial Parkway
Brunswick, OH 44212
RSVP: Rachel LaPorta
Residex Bed Bug Seminar Featuring Bed Bug Central
September 13, 2016
2pm - 5pm
Urbancrest Industrial Dr
Urbancrest, OH 43123
RSVP: Rachel LaPorta