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  • Fri Sep 4 2015

    [Annual Rodent Control Issue] On the Trail of Troublesome Rodents

    At 5:30 a.m., on a Sunday, Harlem’s 125th street is asleep and strangely quiet. A man dressed in dirty jeans and work boots steps off the train and makes his way to a dark street corner. Leather gloves, forceps, a flashlight, flea comb, and m...

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  • Fri Sep 4 2015

    Target Specialty Products Opens New Distribution Center

    COPPELL, Texas — Target Specialty Products is announcing the opening of a new distribution center in Coppell, Texas, servicing the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. “We are thrilled to be operating out of this new state-of-the-art facility, which at 14,...

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  • Fri Sep 4 2015

    Heron Announces Acquisition of Critter & Pest Defense

    APOPKA, Fla. — Heron Lawn & Pest Control announced the acquisition of Critter & Pest Defense, a pest and wildlife management company servicing the Orlando area. Established in 2007, Critter & Pest Defense has been led by owners Carl and Ste...

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  • Fri Sep 4 2015

    ESA Issues Statement on Tick-Borne Diseases

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently released a statement supporting the creation and implementation of a national strategy using Integrated Tick Management to better control tick populations and reduce the rap...

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  • Thu Sep 3 2015

    New Packaging for Talon Ultrablok Rodenticide

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – To meet the rodent control needs of Pest Management Professionals (PMPs), Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) now offers the formulation of Talon Ultrablok rodenticide in a 16-pound case containing two 8-pound pails...

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  • Thu Sep 3 2015

    Federal Judge Blocks Final CWA Implementation

    A federal judge in North Dakota, Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota, blocked implementation of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers' final Clean Water Rule August 27, which was slated to take effect Aug...

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  • Thu Sep 3 2015

    Wasp's Venom Could Help Fight Cancer

    According to a study published in the Biophysical Journal this week, Polybia paulista's venom contains a toxin, named MP1, that selectively destroys tumor cells without harming normal ones. The study was conducted by researchers from Sao Paul...

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  • Wed Sep 2 2015

    Go-Forth Rents Private Theater for 'Ant-Man' Screening

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When local residents Chase and Leah Hazelwood found out that a movie named “Ant-Man” (starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas) about an insect-tinspired superhero was coming out, they immediately called Four Seasons Theatre ...

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  • Wed Sep 2 2015

    Rentokil to Acquire Steritech

    READING, Pa.— Rentokil today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Steritech Group, based in Charlotte, N.C., for $425 million in cash subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition will make Rentokil the numb...

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  • Tue Sep 1 2015

    Gene Higginbotham, Owner of American Pest Control, Dies

    Gene Higginbotham, owner of American Pest Control in Athens, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015. He was 75. Arrangements are being handled by: Bernstein Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606, 706/543-7373. Visitation ...

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  • Tue Sep 1 2015

    Jim Wiborg, Former Univar Board Chairman, Passes Away

    SEATTLE, Wash. — Jim Wiborg, former longtime chairman of the board for Univar Corporation, died on Aug. 1, at age 90. Wiborg, a native of the Seattle, Wash., area, founded several companies in the Pacific Northwest including Western Plastic...

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  • Tue Sep 1 2015

    Allergy Technologies Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

    Allergy Technologies, manufacturer of ActiveGuard mattress liners, was the subject of a feature in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Bedliner may help prevent guests from bedbug pests.” The article reviews the history of the ActiveGuar...

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  • Tue Sep 1 2015

    Hakonechloa macra

    There just aren't any good ornamental grasses for shady gardens, right? Wrong. Hakonechloa macra is a great one. In fact, you could argue that almost no plant lights up a shady, wooded area as well as some of the variegated, yellow-leaved f...

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  • Sat Aug 29 2015

    Podcast: Rethinking Rodent Bait Station Placement

    Brian Beidle, technical services manager, Collins Pest Management, Evansville, Ind., discusses the benefits of using a rodent bait placement strategy in food plant perimeters that is based on rodent activity data. Beidle explored this topic...

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  • Sat Aug 29 2015

    New Research Provides Insights into How Ants Communicate.

    A research group has identified chemosensory proteins (CSPs) that play important roles in communications between worker ants. CSPs may represent a starting point for elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the sophisticated system...

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  • Sat Aug 29 2015

    Rentokil Acquires Anderson Pest Solutions

    READING, Pa. — Rentokil North America announces the continued expansion of its pest control business with the acquisition of Chicago-based Anderson Pest Solutions, a $21 million company. Anderson, family-owned since 1913, serves residential...

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  • Fri Aug 28 2015

    WorkWave Hackathon to Address Needs of Impaired and Disabled

    NEPTUNE, N.J. — WorkWave will host its third annual “WorkWave Hackathon” event on Sept. 12, 2015, at Monmouth University’s Howard Hall in West Long Branch, N.J. The Hackathon, co-sponsored by the Monmouth University School of Science, will ...

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  • Fri Aug 28 2015

    Central Life Sciences Announces Redesigned Website

    SCHAUMBUG, Ill. – Central Life Sciences announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.CentralLifeSciences.com. The new mobile-optimized website was developed to connect customers to the varied and extensive insect control solutions offe...

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  • Fri Aug 28 2015

    PCT Announces Business-Builder Virtual Event

    CLEVELAND — PCT announced that industry veterans Randy Moser and Mark Zajac will present “A Systematic Approach to Selling Pest Control Services” on Oct. 14. Description: Sales are the lifeblood of every pest control business. Are you getti...

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  • Fri Aug 28 2015

    Single Bed Bug at 911 Center Costs Pittsburgh County $12,000

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