2022 Pest Predictions

— By Nancy Troyano — Entomologists provide their 2022 pest prognosis for retail and restaurant managers.   As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the business and operational world has shifted. Labor and supply shortages

Rentokil: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Jason Logan —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in the business? Jason Logan: Rentokil, a leading provider of commercial and residential pest control services, makes its North American headquarter

Getting Rid of Rodents

— By Chad Gore —   Proactive steps to prevent rodent infestations in your facilities this winter.     As retail and restaurant facilities prepare for increased foot traffic over the holiday season, it is imperative for store operators to

Protect People, Not Pests

— By Dr. Nancy Troyano — Storm recovery tips to keep people safe and prevent pest infestations.   As a result of several consecutive storm seasons tracking above-average activity, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has redefined the qualifications for

The Enemy Within

— By Alex Blahnik — What is eating at your profits? (It may be smaller than you think.)   Maybe supply chain disruptions and historic labor shortages are your biggest problems as you emerge from the pandemic, or perhaps, your

Terminix Adds New General Counsel and New CIO to Leadership Team

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of residential and commercial pest control, has hired Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, as well as Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer.

No Time For Flies

— By Pat Hottel — Controlling filth flies inside — and outside — restaurant facilities.   Filth flies, like house flies and bottle flies, reproduce quickly and are associated with pathogen laden environments like manure, garbage and sewage. The bodies

Back to Service

— By Patricia Hottel — Managing pests during the pandemic.   Characterizing the effects of the pandemic on restaurant pests can be difficult due to the varied responses across the industry. Coping with COVID-19 challenges has resulted in varying degrees

Month to Month

— By Dr. Nancy Troyano — The most common pest issues in restaurants by month — and what you need to know to defeat them.   With plenty of food, sugar-rich beverages, moisture and heat, restaurants are essentially the perfect

Controlling Interest

— By Carol L. Carey — How to control social media and news coverage of your establishment through effective, preventative pest control.   Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, local news outlets and even national television cover everything: the good, the bad

No Pests, More Guests

— By Mike Watt —   How to get rid of the frequent diners you do NOT want.   There is no privacy anymore, and no privacy can often turn into terrible publicity for restaurants. For instance, go to YouTube

Modern Warfare

— By Shane McCoy — How technological developments are changing pest management. Pest management is an ancient practice, one that has existed since crops have been cultivated for food. Just because it’s been around since the beginning of time, though,

Realities of Retail Pest Problems

— By Angela Tucker, Ph.D. — It’s not just a restaurant problem: Here are some common pests in retail facilities. With frequent deliveries, changing inventories and new visitors every day, retailers face a unique set of pest control challenges and

Do You See What I See?

— By Carol L. Carey — It’s also what’s OUTSIDE that counts with customers. Your company has prepared by making sure the market research has been done, you have all the latest gadgets, toys, clothing and items everyone would want

Terminix Commercial Launches New Pest Perceptions Report

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Commercial, a division of ServiceMaster, has released its first-ever Pest Perceptions Report, an in-depth study of the pest problems businesses such as hotels, restaurants, retailers and apartments face, as well as their confidence in taking them

Keeping Flies at Bay

To prevent flies and other insects from becoming a problem in your kitchen, there is no substitute for proper cleaning and maintenance.

Mutually Beneficial

What you should expect from your pest management professional…and what they should expect from you.

What’s the Buzz?

Tips to keep mosquitoes off your patio and away from diners.

Rentokil To Rebrand As Rentokil Steritech

Reading, Pa. — Following its acquisition of The Steritech Group, Inc. in October 2015, Rentokil North America is rebranding its North American pest control operations as Rentokil Steritech.

Manage & Minimize

How to reduce pesticide exposure risk in public settings through Integrated Pest Management.