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  • Sat Jan 21 2017

    New Report: Global Pest Control Market to Grow at 5.42% CAGR to 2017-2021

    PUNE, India — The pest control services market report analyst says emerging markets have become drivers of global growth for pest control service providers. Regions such as Asia and Africa will see growing demand for pest control services as ...

  • Sat Jan 21 2017

    Orkin Establishes Seventeen New International Franchises

    ATLANTA — Rollins Inc., announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orkin, expanded its presence in Mexico, South America, China and Southeast Asia with the addition of seventeen new franchises. The new franchises...

  • Sat Jan 21 2017

    Poll: Customer Inquiries About Pesticide Use

    PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with out timely Reader Poll questions. Our latest poll asks: Have you ever had a customer ask you about the safety of the pesticides you apply?

  • Sat Jan 21 2017

    Mattress Safe Bringing KleenCover Manufacturing to the U.S.

    CUMMING, Ga. — Beginning in February 2017, Mattress Safe will begin manufacturing the KleenCover product line in the USA. The KleenCover Ultimate Mattress Encasement, which was once an import product, will now be sewn in Cumming, Ga, meeting ...

  • Fri Jan 20 2017

    Arrow Environmental Acquires Pair of Florida Companies

    TAMPA, Fla. — Arrow Environmental Services has merged with Lake Wales-based E-Rad Pest Control and Sarasota-based A Plus Pest & Termite Control. The deals expand Arrow’s presence in these markets and add $580,000 in annual revenues. “Arrow ...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    ESA Announces Newly Certified ACEs and BCEs for January

    The Entomological Society of America announced two new certified board certified entomologists (BCEs), 15 new associate certified entomologists (ACEs), and two newly certified ACE International members. New BCEs: • Laura Ellen Hammon, BCE...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Bloomberg Analysis Ranks Most Vermin-Infested U.S. Cities

    Bloomberg analyzed census data recorded by the American Housing Survey to compile a list of most vermin-infested U.S. cities. Bloomberg ranked New Orleans as the most cockroach-infested city with 41 percent of the city’s households reportin...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Cockroach Bait Alone Improves Asthma Outcomes, New Study Shows

    A study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that just by putting cockroach bait in homes, it reduced the amount of pests significantly and children had almost 50 fewer days with asthma symptoms a year. The study followed...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Scents From Shed Skins Affect Behavior

    Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bed bugs retain the “obnoxious sweetness” smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations of the i...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    The Horrors of Hoarding Hoarding

    It’s not just reality TV fodder: Hoarding is real-life drama that takes a heavy toll on people and their homes. According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 2 to 5 percent of the population suffers from hoarding disorder. T...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    ‘Think’ Like a Bed Bug

    Around 512 B.C., Sun Tzu and the brightest military minds agreed: to defeat the enemy, you must know the enemy. Fast-forward to today and researchers and pest managers alike are coming to the realization that there are no “silver bullets” in ...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Bug-and-Breakfast, Anyone? No Thanks!

    The establishment of Airbnb in 2008 changed the way many travelers think about lodging. This peer-to-peer online marketplace began as an alternative for those who were unable to book a hotel room due to saturation at certain times of year. Th...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Bed Bugs as Vectors: What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us

    Are bed bugs vectors? Do they cause more harm than nuisance — and can they spread disease? A significant tie between bed bugs and trench fever was discovered and recently published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Bacterium ...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    What’s Trending in Bed Bugs?

    In a recent consumer attitudes survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association, more than 70 percent of urban residents indicated they have encountered bed bugs in their home, office or a hotel. “The phone is still ringing for ...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    Managing Customer Expectations

    Proper communication sets the tone for appropriate expectations. When Charles Dickens wrote his epic novel Great Expectations, it is a safe assumption that he was not writing about customers with a bed bug infestation in their home, apartme...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    You Found ONE Bed Bug — Now What?

    PMPs need to communicate to customers that a small number of bed bugs in an account does not always mean a large infestation is present. The mere sight of a bed bug traversing across a mattress or climbing on a bed frame can send people int...

  • Thu Jan 19 2017

    How and When to Offer Pro Bono Bed Bug Services

    The definition of pro bono is “work undertaken for the public good without charge” and the pest management industry is certainly generous with its talents. From providing complimentary pest management services to families of deployed milita...

  • Tue Jan 17 2017

    Technician Comes to Aid of Man Who Was Choking

    As reported by WHEC.com, Pavel Fesyuk, a service technician at Town and Country Pest Solutions, Rochester, N.Y., came to the aid of a man who was choking. According to WHEC.com, Fesyuk pulled up behind a car where he noticed a man who was h...

  • Tue Jan 17 2017

    Program for ICUP 2017 Announced

    BIRMINGHAM, UK — The ICUP 2017 Organising Committee has been working very hard behind the scenes to put together the program for the forthcoming International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) to be held in Birmingham, UK, July 9-12, 2017. Hel...

  • Tue Jan 17 2017

    Rusty Patched Bumblebee to be Listed as Endangered

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it has listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. Identifying, protec...