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Bed Bug Handbook:

The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control

New second edition...

The second edition of the Bed Bug Handbook includes chapters covering bed bug biology and habits, how bed bugs spread, impacts on people, business liabilities, bed bug detection, and detailed discussions and practical guidance on all of your control options for bed bug control. There are also checklists for preventing and controlling bed bugs in apartments, hotels, furniture rental warehouses, and other sites, and an entire chapter covering best practices in bed bug control. If you would like to see more detail on what is included in the new Bed Bug Handbook, click Table of Contents for a PDF file.

  • Hardcover book of 375 pages with 290 colorful, high-resolution photos and numerous tables.
  • Practical how-to advice on the challenges professionals face when dealing with bed bugs.
  • The most comprehensive guidance that can be found anywhere on bed bug inspections, monitors, nonchemical tools, and insecticide application.
  • Includes business considerations such as legal issues, lawsuits, insurance, health and safety, contracts and service agreements, professionalism and ethics.
  • Summaries of research findings, good or bad, to help professionals choose the best control tactics, tools, protocols, and practices.
  • Clear and readable.
  • Extensive references. 
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    The Business of Termite Control Termite book cover

    How to Profit in Today's Changing Market

    Two of the pest control industry’s leading experts, Larry Pinto and Dr. Doug Mampe, offer a comprehensive overview of how to successfully run a termite control business—in good times and bad. There are plenty of publications on the biology of termites and the technical aspects of control. This is the first that looks at the business side of termite control, and it is essential reading for anyone looking to profit in today’s changing termite control market...More

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    Staffing and Compensation. The business operations needed in termite work are selling, servicing, and office assistance to set up appointments and handle billing and receivables. In a small company, the owner may do the selling and servicing. As the company grows, a technician will do the servicing while the owner still sells. The owner and/or the technician may do renewal inspections. Eventually, a dedicated sales force will sell while technicians will service and do reinspections...More

    Termite Business Strategies in Tough Times. Termite control businesses face challenges in a troubled economy. In this article are some suggestions for generating business when times are tough. Of course, these strategies also work well when the good times are rolling, too... More

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    Pest Control Technician Safety Manual, 2nd Edition

    The safety hazards faced by pest control technicians are extremely varied. Whether those hazards are pesticides or power tools, confined spaces or diseases, technicians need information and training to protect themselves from injury or illness on the job.

    This book is both a reference book and a safety training tool. Written in plain English, it has easy-to-follow instructions. There are over fifty separate sections, listed in alphabetical order, each covering a safety issue relevant to pest control technicians. Each section includes illustrations and a list of key points...More

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    • Safety Manual Excerpt...Hantavirus. Hantavirus is a rare but often fatal disease caused by a virus most commonly carried by the deer mouse and, in some areas, other species of mice such as the white-footed mouse. While rare, hantavirus is of special concern because of its high fatality rate. Excerpt
    • Safety Manual Excerpt...Confined Spaces and Pest Control Technicians. Imagine yourself stuck in a sewer manhole as the water level rises. Or sinking in stored bulk grain and unable to breathe as the grain closes over your head. Or trapped in an elevator pit as the elevator slowly crushes you. Such thoughts could give you nightmares! Excerpt

     

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