Hearts Pest Management suggested websites for further education
Pest Control Industry Articles By Gerry Weitz
- PMP Magazine April 2010: Take Back My Paycheck! - Do you feel valued in your work? Read page 12 “Compartments” about how we let our pest control staff know that they are valued, one message at a time.
- PMP Magazine December 2009: "Um" Is Not A Word - People in industry need good skills in English writing. Why? (See PMP page 14 “Compartments”). Like in and business, contractual services necessitates that there is a clear understanding between the parties to an agreement. By focusing on clear service
- PMP Magazine February 2009: The Safe Haven of Diversification - Why the termite industry is in trouble and what to do about it.
- PMP Magazine January 2009: Shaking Up the Game - How small companies can effectively complete against large companies in the pest control industry.
- PMP Magazine January 2010: Crunch the Numbers - Pest control service companies are struggling, as are most all companies due to the poor macro-economic situation. This PMP article (See page 12 “Compartments”) speaks to the current credit crunch and how pest control companies should react to preserve t
- PMP Magazine March 2009: Coffee Lessons - Gerry Weitz applies lessons learned by Starbucks to employee professional growth and customer service.
- PMP Magazine November 2009: The Greeen Light - This (page 14 “Compartments”) article explores the role that entomologists can play in bridging the gap between the pest control industry and environmentalists.
- PMP Magazine September 2009: A Surpise Marriage - This article (page 14 “Compartments”) explores the linkage between Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the surprising deal made with the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC).
- PMP Web Exclusive August 2009: Why I Hire Pest Control Technicians In The Fall - Contrary to common logic in the industry, I like to hire pest control tecchnicians at the start of the OFF season! Here is why.
- PMP Web Exclusive June 2009: Are We Ready to Lead? - PMP magazine article about the need for the pest control industry to lead in worker benefits.
- PMP Web Exclusive March 2010 – Ethical Treatment of Bees - The Pest Management Professional article describes the evolution of the Hearts Pest Management philosophy on when we do and when we do not treat for bees.
- PMP Web Exclusive May 2009: Killer Bed Bugs for Sale - Distinguishing good pest control sales practices from fear tactics.
- Bug Information Provider - Good private source for bug information.
- Department of Agriculture University of California, Davis Catalog - Your source for agricultural information on the Internet from the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. From ants to zucchini, almonds to zinfandel – find in depth answers!
- Genma Speaks - A women with a wonderful, inspiring message, combined with great personal and business experience, including the pest control industry.
- Michigan State University Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Purdue University Entomology Department - Purdue University Entomology Department, one of the best academic centers for pest related information.
- Spider specific information from University of California, Davis
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln Entomology image library
- Weed Alert - The best website for weed identification and control advise.
- Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems - This website is an information resource for developing sustainable food systems, emphasizing training, research, and application of agroecological science to solving real world problems. We also conduct training courses and intensive workshops including t
- EcoSmart - Our valued and trusted source for organic pest control products.
- Ecowise Certified - Integrated pest management (IPM) certification, sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Governments (ABAG). This organization has certified a small group of leading-edge pest control companies, with the idea to provide recognition to those companies for
- Great links for IPM Image Libraries - from Michigan State University.
- Green Apple Pest Management Solutions - Greate NYC green and organic pest control company.
- IPM Institute - Eco-Friendly certifying institute and researcher of integreated pest management.
- Organic Materials Review Institute - Founded in 1997, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. OMRI is 501c3 n
- BASF - BASF Chemical manufacturer of both Termidor and Phantom, as well as many other pest control products.
- Bayer Crop Sciences - Bayer – Chemical manufacturer for the pest control industry.
- Hearts Consulting Group, LLC (People -N- Pests) - Gerry Weitz’ independent pest control industry consulting site, where you find out-of-the-box guidance to grow your pest control business.
- Mauget Corporation - Our resource for systemic tree injection solutions. This system is great for control of pests on trees in urban areas, where drift of pesticide is a serious deterrent to control. Also, this system provides 100% update of pesticides… and nutrients!
- Pestcon - Pestcon – Chemical manufacturer of fumigants to the pest control industry.
- PMP Magazine - Leading industry magazine, Pest Management Professional.
- Seashore Pest Control - Seashore Pest Control, providing effective, family and wallet friendly termite treatments to Huntington Beach, California for over 35 years. Contact us at 888-660-7378 or 714-842-8003 for instant remedial measures to both home and commercial properties.
- Syngenta - Chemical Manufacturer of Optiguard and many other pest control products.
- Wilco Distributors - Wilco – Manufacturer and distributor of gopher and squirrel baits and equipment.
- Zoecon – Gentrol - Zoecon is a provider of insect growth regulators to the pest control industry.
- Center for Disease Control - The Center for Disease Control is an on-line governmental source of credible medical and research information in prevention of disease.
- Los Angeles Dept of Agriculture - Los Angeles Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures is your county source for local agricultural, landscape and structural pest control information, as well as the regulation of pest control practice.
- Orange County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures - Orange County office for local pest control issues of either a structural or agricultural nature.
- Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner - Riverside County office for structural and agricultural pest issues.
- San Bernardino Agricultural Commissioner - San Bernardino County office for local structural and agricultural pest control issues.
- San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures - The San Diego Dept. of Agriculture oversees local quality control for structural and agricultural pest control services and provides local guidance on pest control.
- Structural Pest Control Board - Licensing Board for Stuctural Pest Control in the state of California.
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