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Selecting One-man Earth Drills

Safety, ergonomics and engine power should all be considered.
Mike Hale
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No longer “just a hole digger,” designs and features have advanced and improved over the years.


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Weather The Storm This Summer

How to keep pests from seeking shelter in your facility.
Patrick Copps
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Summer showers can cause an increase in humidity and standing water on your property, and create an ideal environment for pests such as mosquitoes and rodents to thrive.


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July 2013 Feature 4

Trim The Hedges

Keep pests out of sight with these landscaping tips.
Dr. Zia Siddiqi
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In order to avoid creating an attractive harborage for pests looking for food, water and shelter, it is important to consider factors such as vegetation type and position when planting around buildings.


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Go Tough On Ice; Easy On Plants

Rob Peterson
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Summer is here, but it's never too late (or too early) to discuss highly effective ice melt products that are also friendlier to plants.
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Fill Your Parking Lot With Cars, Not Pests

Far before any chemical treatments are necessary, you can proactively prevent pests from filling your facilities by setting up external barriers.
Patrick Copps
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While cluttered and unclean parking areas around your property can be a deterrent to tenants and customers, they can also encourage pests like rodents, flies and cockroaches.


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April 2013 Maintenance Matters

Growing An Industry To New Heights

Technological advancements in the tools and equipment for cleaning commercial exterior windows are allowing professionals to see soaring profits.
Kevin Mullins
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Using special water-fed poles from the ground eliminates the need for ladders and other equipment used to reach high windows, allowing one to clean windows in a fraction of the time it would normally take.


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July 2012 Maintenance Matters

The Maintenance Crisis

Stigmas must be dissolved if the shortage of skilled workers is to be overcome.
Ashley Halligan
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By diluting the negative stigmas surrounding the service industry, more people will feel energized about embracing the hands-on, technical roles that are at the core of American ingenuity.


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March 2013 Maintenance Matters

Safeguarding Against A Roof Catastrophe

Tips to minimize structural damage to your facility’s roofs that can occur from snow and ice buildup.
Liz Miller
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After any weather event, the roofing surface and components should be inspected for any signs of damage.


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Pests Must Be Spotted Before They’ve Already Squatted

Be on the lookout for warm weather pests and beat them this spring by refreshing your pest management program.
Greg Baumann
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As the harsh bite of winter yields to warm breezes and pleasant temperatures, it’s time for a thorough spring cleaning of your pest management program.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Eliminating Bedbugs The Right Way

Heading advisories against using pesticides to treat bedbug problems.
Greg Baumann
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In November 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) issued a health advisory about the dangers of misusing pesticides to treat bedbug infestations.


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