Friday, October 19, 2018

ISS Banks Deal With British Financial Firm

ISS Banks Deal With British Financial FirmISS has secured a facilities management contract with United Kingdom-based financial services provider TSB Bank plc. The five-year deal calls for ISS to provide cleaning and maintenance services... Read more

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Weekly Product Showcase October 19, 2018

Weekly Product Showcase October 19, 2018Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. A Fresh FootprintThe Oxygen-Pro Programmable Air Freshness System from Fragrance Delivery Technologies Ltd.... Read more

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Truly Nolen promotes Yuma manager

PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN PEST CONTROL

PHOTO: TRULY NOLEN PEST CONTROL

Tucson, Ariz.-based Truly Nolen Pest Control has promoted Skip Avery to manager of its Yuma, Ariz., service office. Avery began working for Truly Nolen in 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was a district manager for Sodexo Southern California Laundries and worked for 26 years in the industrial laundry business. In addition, he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.

“I look forward to growing our business in Yuma,” says Avery. “One thing I really like about working for Truly Nolen is all of the knowledge available from our corporate office and support staff when any of us have questions in regards to the work we do.”

“Skip’s management experience and knowledge of our industry made him the perfect person for our Yuma service office,” says Desi Rodriguez, district manager for Tucson and Southern Arizona. “I look forward to working with him and seeing how he grows our business.”

Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the United States. It has more than 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in a number of territories, including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/19/truly-nolen-promotes-yuma-manager/
Sacramento CA

Cockroach control advice from the pros

PHOTO: iStock.com/cobalt

PHOTO: iStock.com/cobalt

The professionals who contribute to Pest Management Professional have plenty of cockroach control expertise. We asked them: What is one step that will put PMPs on the path to cockroach control?

Stuart Aust: “First, find where the cockroaches are harboring/nesting. Second, determine how they are they gaining access to your client’s home or business. Only then will you be on your way to cockroach control.”

Dr. Jim Fredericks: “Bait. Use lots and lots of small placements in areas of activity.

Dr. Austin Frishman: “With German cockroaches, monitor suspected areas and jump on it as soon as a single cockroach is detected.”

Paul Hardy: “Most important after identification of the infestation is to get the customer involved with the initial inspection. This is the best time to make a good impression and start the PMP partnership.”

Ray Johnson: “To attain cockroach control, you must go on an exploration. Your search must be detailed. Your journey must include each crack and crevice, and leave no stone unturned. Like a detective, your investigation must include asking questions about where cockroaches are being seen. Your flashlight must be used and must be bright.”

Dr. Doug Mampe: “Determine the original source, and then eliminate it.”

Frank Meek: “Know thine enemy. Understanding the animal will allow you to properly predict its actions, and offer control and infestation prevention.”

Eric Scherzinger: “Use monitors and flushing agents to know where cockroaches are harboring and to help determine the most effective areas for bait placements.”

Mark Sheperdigian: “When you’re great at inspection and monitoring, cockroach control becomes much easier.”



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/19/cockroach-control-advice-from-the-pros/
Sacramento CA

Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions

Latimer 411

Here, the author, David Latimer, trains three police K9s. PHOTO: David Latimer

Last week we talked a lot about the dog and how they treat new things or “distractions,” especially those things that cause anxiety. This week, I want to focus more on the handler end of the leash and what we can do to help our dog.

Dogs react as they do based on sensory input and past experience. A part of the dog’s sensory input and experience comes from us, so how we react to a distraction and to the dog’s behavior, is vital. For example, if a dog was hurt or even just scared by some loud noise while investigating a certain stuffed toy, it is likely to view similar toys with suspicion in the future. The next time the dog encounters a similar item the evaluation process and the dog’s level of interest will be more intense and may require more patience from the handler. If the handler reacts negatively toward the dog, the dog’s wariness and anxiety will intensify when the object is encountered again. If the experience with the toy was pleasant, the dog will also likely want to spend more time sniffing and investigating, trying to replicate the pleasant event. Consider giving your dog a few extra moments to satisfy his curiosity or determine that he is safe from some new thing in his world.

I’ve noticed over the years that what I call “extreme” handlers, those who are over bearing and tend to quickly resort to physical punishment to solve a problem, tend to have dogs that are more highly reactive and easily distracted. I’ve also found that handlers that are overly timid, unassertive and whose commands aren’t immediately complied with tend to also have dogs that are highly reactive. There is a proper, achievable balance between the two extremes. It is possible for a handler to be assertive and in charge without being over bearing or abusive. It is also possible for a handler to be understanding and encouraging without being overly permissive and weak.

When an overly reactive dog encounters a potential or known threat, it is likely to react in one of two ways; it may become suddenly aggressive or conversely, it may shut down, tucking its tail and slinking around trying to hide. Some reactive dogs are treated as human children rather than dogs, which is very confusing and in my opinion, detrimental to the dog’s state of being. If rather than taking charge and providing encouragement and leadership and exuding confidence, the human treats the dog like a disobedient, spoiled child the dog won’t know how to react. Anthropomorphization does a terrible dis-service to dogs and represents, in my opinion, a form of emotional abuse.

So how do we help our dogs.? First of all, by realizing that dogs that are well trained (including basic obedience) are typically well adjusted and tend to have self-confidence and a strong, trusting relationship with their handler, they know what to expect and their world is balanced. Well trained and handled dogs will acclimate more quickly to the presence of something new because they have confidence in themselves and in the handler. This strong, mutually trusting relationship is an indispensable component of a top performing working team’s relationship. The handler must earn such a relationship with the dog; the trainer cannot do it for you, but you’ll find that it is well worth the effort.

Next week, we’ll discuss identifying what the basis is for the distraction or determining what the “trigger” for the dog’s reaction is.



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/19/dont-go-to-extremes-when-helping-your-detector-dog-with-distractions/
Sacramento CA

Thursday, October 18, 2018

J.T. Eaton: Pro Line Pole

PHOTO: J.T. EATON

PHOTO: J.T. EATON

The new, 20-foot Pro Line Aluminum Extension Pole (No. 1720AL5) can collapse into five sections and measure 62 inches. Packed six to a case, the screw top to this lightweight, durable pole fits any size duster head, the company says.

JTEaton.com



from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/19/j-t-eaton-pro-line-pole/
Sacramento CA

ISSA Show 2018 Mobile App Now Available

ISSA Show 2018 Mobile App Now AvailableThe ISSA Show North America 2018 Mobile App Sponsored by R3 Reliable Redistribution Resource is now available for download at www.issa.com/app. The free app provides convenient access to... Read more

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