The future of the fight against bed bug issues

Are bed bug issues becoming more prevalent? Can a tool like an electric duster help? Across the country, bed bug issues are increasing in frequency and intensity. Fortunately, the Exacticide electric duster is an outstanding solution for your clients.

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October 15, 2016


Events ›

PestWorld 2016 has arrived!

44041966 - exhibition fair blurredHave you heard? PestWorld 2016 is right around the corner! Will you be joining us in Seattle, Washington from October 18 – 21? If so, be sure to stop by and visit us at Booth #1001.

This year, your friends at Technicide will have been proudly attending one of our industry’s most important trade shows for 30 years. The fact is, our products stand the test of time and we are proud to be entering our third decade exhibiting at this vital show.

We’re also proud to announce that we will be having a drawing at our booth for an Exacticide Applicator Kit. Stop by and put your name in! We’ll also be offering daily special offers on all of our products. You won’t want to miss these.

Every year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) brings thousands of pest management professionals together from all across the planet. For three days we get to discover new opportunities and products, share information and discover new technologies, all arrayed across a massive 100,000 square-foot exhibit hall. This is where valuable networking gets done and critical partnerships are made.

Are you an owner or manager of a pest management company? Perhaps you are a technician, sales rep, manufacturer or distributor. However you touch our industry, if you aren’t at PestWorld 2016 meeting colleagues, researchers, educators, students and vendors, you’re missing out.

For more information, or to download the NPMA Events Mobile app, click or tap here. Not yet registered? Follow this link for online registration. Don’t forget to join your friends at Technicide, Booth #1001 and we’ll see you there!

 Instill Confidence, Reap the reward!

Your customers want to be confident that when they turn their pest concerns over to you that you are going to use the best elimination and prevention technology available today. In short they want the confidence that you are going to eliminates their pest concerns, and not put them a risk.

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The rise of the ants

By the mid-2000s ant work had supplanted cockroach work in many parts of the country. Then, the ant segment began to surpass termite work as the largest area of opportunity in pest control. While much of the ant onslaught can be attributed to warmer-than-average weather patterns, invasive species are creating a huge problem.

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What kind of insecticidal dust is applied by an electric duster?

Research and experience both show the best way to deal with insect infestations in the home is by applying insecticidal dust with an electric duster. Dusting with an electric duster is the optimal control option for dealing with a range of common household pests, including bed...

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Technicide: Bed bug solutions for today

The Exacticide battery-powered duster is about to get a real workout as the best of the bed bug solutions available. The innovative device is a handheld battery-powered duster. Its modular applicator attachments apply pesticide dust where bed bugs live. It is the battery-powered duster...

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August 11, 2016


Bug Facts ›

Some ant species exhibit traits of shared-dominance

Summer is in full swing, which means one thing: ants. It’s likely you’ve been getting calls to deal with these pesky insects. Fortunately, researchers have come a little closer to understanding their behavior, and determining how these creatures behave and communicate.

queen ant

Researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences published a new study examining how the ant “pecking order” shakes out. Did you know that ants exhibit dueling behavior within their colonies, but that it isn’t always a single individual who wins out?

What the researchers were trying to determine was whether or not there is a way for ants to express aggression without it resulting in a winner and a loser. Through the use of a computer model, they were able to make an interesting determination regarding the social structure of the Indian jumping ants.

In these ants, when the colony’s queen dies, the female workers begin a series of ritual fights to determine who the next queen will be. While fierce, the duels rarely result in actual physical injury to the ant. By the time the ritual concludes, a group of around 10 workers will establish their dominance over the rest and essentially become a ruling council of queens over the rest of the colony. The researchers referred to these groups at “gamergates.”

Not all ant colonies operate in such a fashion. Though more research must be done, the majority of ant societies rely on a top down pecking order where a single individual holds sway over all others.

Will we find other, more fascinating methods of ant communication as we continue to study individual species? Only time, and more research, will tell.