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  • Wed Aug 24 2016

    A Rogues Gallery of Vector-Borne Diseases

    Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other insect in the world. Although mosquito-borne illnesses are kept largely in check in North America thanks to the professional pest management industry and local, state and federal mosquito-c...

  • Wed Aug 24 2016

    2016: The Year of the Mosquito

    Mosquitoes breed in standing water; eliminating these areas first increases your program’s effectiveness. This 1981 photograph is a close-up of a collection of mosquito larvae floating in an aqueous solution inside the lid of a shipping conta...

  • Wed Aug 24 2016

    Spraying vs. IPM

    Editor’s Note: The following was adapted from Techletter, a biweekly publication from Pinto & Associates, Mechanicsville, Md. To subscribe, visit www.techletter.com or call 301/884-3020 IPM is the best way to control any pest over the long ...

  • Wed Aug 24 2016

    Understanding Chikungunya

    Editor’s Note: The following article appeared on Mike Merchant’s blog, “Insects in the City,” which can be found at http://insectsinthecity.blogspot.com. The blog offers readers news and commentary about the urban pest management industry and...

  • Wed Aug 24 2016

    Bothersome Bloodsuckers

    Mosquitoes are a maddeningly common and widespread pest, which can bother people from all walks of life. They cause irritation, allergic reactions, and can transmit many dangerous diseases. When people have issues with this pest, they would l...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    NJPMA Derby Results: Clinton Roach Beats Trump Roach

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. — And the winner is...cockroach Clinton. That was the big news from Thursday's New Jersey Pest Management Association“Cockroach Derby,”as cockroach Clinton crossed the finish line ahead of cockroach Trump. [CLICK HERE to watc...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    Stuart Mitchell Earns Certified Forensic Consultant Designation

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Stuart Mitchell of Des Moines, Iowa, has earned the prestigious Certified Forensic Consultant, CFC designation from the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). The CFC program recognizes a forensic consu...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    Massey Services Named to OBJ's 'Best Places to Work' List

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Massey Services, is proud to announce that the company has been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) as one of Central Florida’s “Best Places to Work.” This marks the third con...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    Florida to Contract with Pest Control Companies to Assist with Mosquito Work

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that two additional individuals have the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County. Both of these cases are local transmissions through mosquito bites and brings the total number ...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    ICUP 2017 Call for Abstracts Deadline is September 15

    The organizers of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP), to be held in Birmingham, UK, are inviting all those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management to offer an abstract detailing their work to th...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    Bill Derwin Resigns as Terminix President

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bill Derwin, who has served as president of Terminix the last three years, resigned on Aug. 15, a spokesperson from parent company ServiceMaster confirmed to PCT. Derwin came to Terminix in November 2013 following an 11-yea...

  • Sat Aug 20 2016

    A PMP’s Guide to Training New Employees

    For 16 years, Roscoe Lisenbe, owner of Budget Pest Control, Temple, Texas, has only had to worry about one person in his business: himself. Lisenbe has been a one-man show when it comes to service calls and everything related to pest contro...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Newly Certified ACEs, BCEs for August 2016

    The Entomological Society of America (ESA) announced newly credentialed Associate Certified Entomologists (ACEs) and Board Certified Entomologists (BCEs). New BCEs: • Carrie Elizabeth De Jesus, BCE-Intern, (Delta Vector Control District),...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    PestMasters Explains Link Between Pokemon Go and Pest Control

    PestMasters Termite & Pest Control recently wrote a blog post about how Pokemon Go is related to pest control. The company noted "It turns out that the creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri, loved catching bugs as a child and aspired to be an...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Inspect-All Makes Inc.'s 5000 List

    NEW YORK — Inc. magazine ranked Inspect-All Services No. 2023 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Inspect-All Services also landed on this exclusive list in 2015. As ...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Terminix Triad Donates to Greensboro Science Center’s 'Creepy Crawlie' Exhibit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Terminix of the Triad has partnered with the Greensboro Science Center with a donation to help fund their new project, WunderWord: Denizens of the Dark — an experience that aims to entertain and educate visitors on the most...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Murder, Mystery—and the (Fictional) World of Pest Control

    Editor’s note: University of Wyoming professor Jeffrey A. Lockwood, an entomologist-turned-writer, has penned “Poisoned Justice,” a murder mystery featuring a pest management professional as the main character. The following article from Lock...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Terminix Acquires Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Terminix announced an important expansion on the Hawaiian Islands with the acquisition of the assets of Pearl City-based Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions. Founded in 1997, Sandwich Isle is one of the largest privately-held pest...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    GPS Insight Ranked on Inc. 5000 for Seventh Consecutive Year

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight number 3,668 with three-year sales growth of 85% on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Very few GPS fleet tracking software c...

  • Fri Aug 19 2016

    Azuga Adds Erdman to Executive Team

    Azuga, a leading provider of connected vehicle technology, announced that seasoned fleet telematics veteran Thomas Erdman has joined as president of Azuga’s fleet division. With more than 30 years of experience in the wireless and fleet telem...