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  • Sat Jul 18 2015

    Fourth Annual M&A Virtual Conference Announced

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —PCT is pleased to be hosting its Fourth Annual Mergers and & Acquisitions Virtual Conference on Aug. 19. Designed for anyone exploring the possibility of a sale, currently in the market for acquisitions, or laying the groun...

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  • Sat Jul 18 2015

    Researchers Study How Mosquitoes Sniff Out Their Victims

    New research suggests mosquitoes track down something to bite using a sequence of three cues: smell, then sight, and finally heat, BBC reports. Biologists recorded the movement of hungry mosquitoes inside a wind tunnel. The insects were i...

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  • Sat Jul 18 2015

    CDC: Lyme Disease on the Move in 17 States

    The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday. U.S. cases remain concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest. But now more areas in those regi...

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  • Fri Jul 17 2015

    Bees Swarm Russian Passenger Flight

    Thousands of bees staged an extraordinary attack on a passenger plane at a Moscow airport, dailymail.co.uk reported. They swarmed an Airbus-319 as it was about to start taxiing ahead of taking off from Vnukovo Airport bound for St Petersbur...

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  • Fri Jul 17 2015

    Photo Review: NPMA Academy 2015

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  • Thu Jul 16 2015

    Male Black Widow Spiders Destroy Females’ Webs to Deter Rivals

    Male black widow spiders destroy large sections of the female’s web during courtship and wrap it up in their own silk. New research published in Animal Behaviour shows that this home-wrecking behavior deters rival males, by making the female’...

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  • Wed Jul 15 2015

    UK Research: Bed Bugs 'Bite' the Wallet of Hotel Owners

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — While finding a bed bug at home can be unnerving, discovering one in a hotel room can be nightmarish for guests and hotel managers alike. Now, new research from the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and En...

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  • Wed Jul 15 2015

    Ant Experts Critique 'Ant-Man'

    Movie critics aren’t the only ones paying special attention to “Ant-Man,” the soon-to-be released insect-inspired superhero movie. Ant experts are weighing in as well. Slate.com reached out to three scientists — Rachelle Adams (Ohio State U...

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  • Wed Jul 15 2015

    Podcast: Bed Bug Dispersion in Hotel Rooms

    Judy Black, vice president of technical services, The Steritech Group, contributed the June PCT bed bug article “Fab Five,” which discussed new Steritech research aimed at better understanding bed bug dispersion in hotel rooms. Black further ...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Douglas Products Acquires Vikane and ProFume Fumigants Business

    LIBERTY, MO ?Douglas Products has acquired the Vikane and ProFume gas fumigant business from Dow AgroSciences. The purchase includes all related business assets, including the manufacturing plant in Pittsburg, Calif. “Customers will continu...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Entomologist Studies Mosquitoes from Underground Lab

    Dr. James Logan, an entomologist, studies mosquitoes from around the world in an effort to make them less dangerous, NPR reports. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine keeps them in a cavern beneath the streets of London. The b...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Ives Elected New NPMA President

    TROY, Mich. – Russ Ives, president of Rose Pest Solutions, headquartered in Troy, was recently elected president of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), headquartered in Fairfax, Va. Ives will be the third generation in his fami...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Massey's Grono-Nowry Recognized by OBJ

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, Jean Grono-Nowry has been honored by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) as one of Central Florida’s outstanding C...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Bird-X Introduces Single-Speaker GooseBuster PRO

    Bird-X, Inc.introduces its newest product, which has been developed with over 30 years’ research and field tests. The new single-speaker GooseBuster PRO humanely scares geese away from areas up to an acre and a half, building on the success o...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Fumigation Companies Compete in 12th Annual Banner Contest

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) announced the winners of the 12th annual Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest, sponsored by Vikane gas fumigant. The contest recognizes California fumigators for promoting fumigation thr...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    NaturZone Wins University of Tampa Sustainable Business Award

    TAMPA, Fla. — NaturZone Pest Control was a recent recipient of a University of Tampa Sustainable Business Award. The awards recognize bay area companies leading the commitment to social, economic and environmental responsibility. The Sustai...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    NPMA Announces Newly Certified QualityPro Companies

    FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association announced companies that recently earned QualityPro designations. The following companies are now QualityPro Certified: Gemtek Pest Control of Boise, ID Arrow Exterminators, Inc. o...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    Poll: Why Don't You Offer Lawn Services?

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    NCPMA Launches Video Series

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) launched a new video series designed to educate North Carolinians about pest management issues and association programs. The first video is about the association’s Wood-De...

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  • Tue Jul 14 2015

    PCOs Meet With U.S. Rep Collins

    LULA, Ga. — Following an invitation extended during the National Pest Management Association’s Legislative Day on Capitol Hill in March, Congressman Doug Collins met with pest management professionals whose businesses serve the 9th district. ...

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