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Truly Nolen Promotes Benitez to Manager, Green Valley (Ariz.) Service Office

01/13/2018

Jerry Benitez joined the company in October 2016 and was most recently a manager-in-training. Subscribe Edited by Brad Harbison TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Jerry Benitez to manager of the...

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Photo Review: 2018 Purdue Pest Management Conference

01/13/2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — PCT just returned from the annual Purdue Pest Management Conference at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The conference featured sessions on cutting-edge pest management topics from leading pest control indust...

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Selontra Rodent Bait Webinar is Wednesday

01/13/2018

Learn about the BASF's Selontra rodent bait in a free webinar scheduled for Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. (EST). CLICK HERE to register. Description: With its impressive labor savings and fast colony kill, Selontra rodent bait delivers real efficien...

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Pi Chi Omega Raising Funds for VanRyckeghem Scholarship

01/12/2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — At Pi Chi Omega’s membership dinner on Tuesday, the fraternity announced it is raising funds to establish a perpetual scholarship in the name of Alain VanRyckeghem, the longtime technical director of Insects Limited. ...

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Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation Invests in Performing Arts Center

01/12/2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Philanthropists and community leaders Harvey and Carol Massey announced today a $3 million gift toward the construction of the second phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The gift is the couple’s third don...

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TORCO Announces Acquisition of Columbus, Ohio Company

01/12/2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — TORCO announced it has acquired Wright's Termite and Pest Control of Columbus, Ohio. Wright's was a general termite and pest control firm that had more than three decades of experience. It was founded by Ed Wright, who work...

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Safer Home Services Opens New Service Center

01/12/2018

Safer Home Services has achieved another milestone by opening their newest service center in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., to service the Manatee County area. President & CEO Jim Swayne says Safer’s re-introduction of the Once-A-Year Pest Protectio...

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Orkin Releases New Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

01/12/2018

(Pictured: Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and are typically reddish brown. Their small size and ability to hide make them difficult to see during the day, so it’s important to look for the black, ink-like stains they can l...

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Role of PMPs as Public Health Protectors Discussed at Purdue Conference

01/09/2018

(Pictured: Bobby Corrigan speaking at the 2018 Purdue Pest Management Conference) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The annual Purdue Pest Management Conference has always sought to provide attendees with progressive ideas they can use to help move th...

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Piper, Famed Wildlife Control K9, Dies

01/08/2018

Piper, a wildlife control K9 who garnered press coverage for his work keeping runways at the Cherry Capital Airport pest-free, died. The canine, who was profiled in September 2017 PCT, died after a year-long battle with cancer, the Cherry Cap...

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Ants Are Top Market Concern, Arrow Exterminators Reports

01/06/2018

Ants are Americans' No. 1 pest concern for 2018, according to a survey from Arrow Exterminators conducted by Radius Global Market Research November 2017 among 2,011 U.S. adults, and spiders, mosquitoes and roaches are also among the most unwa...

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EcoSafe Labs Offers Odor Eliminators

01/06/2018

DALLAS - EcoSafe Labs is a Dallas, Texas-based manufacturer of all-natural pest control and odor control products. All of the firm’s pest control products are FIFRA 25(b) exempt. EcoSafe Labs says its best-selling product is Ultra ZR1 Odor ...

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Attic Tent is a Folding Attic Stair Insulation Cover

01/06/2018

The product stops air infiltration between the home and attic, during both hot and cold seasons. Subscribe Edited by the PCT Staff The Attic Tent is a folding attic stair insulation cover. It stops air infiltration between the home and ...

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Food Protection Alliance Has Been Dissolved

01/05/2018

In December, the Food Protection Alliance (FPA) sent letters to members and customers stating that FPA had been dissolved on Dec. 1, 2017, multiple sources have confirmed to PCT. The dissolution was a result of Ecolab having acquired three ...

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Modern Pest Services Acquires PestRx

01/05/2018

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, announced the acquisition of PestRx of Northford, Conn. PestRx was founded in 2004 and is a provider of residential and commercial pest control services in Connecticut. Anthon...

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Ehrlich Donates to Maryland Food Bank

01/05/2018

(Pictured: Check presentation with Dean Younkin, District Manager of Ehrlich; Amy Chase, Corporate Relations for the Maryland Food Bank; and Jerry McClain, Operations Manager for Ehrlich.) Ehrlich Pest Control has donated $5,000 to the Mary...

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Genetic Changes Help Mosquitoes Survive Pesticide Attacks, UCR Reports

01/04/2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — For decades, chemical pesticides have been the most important way of controlling insects like the Anopheles mosquito species that spreads malaria to humans. Unfortunately, the bugs have fought back, evolving genetic shield...

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McCall Service Acquires Three Family-Owned Florida Businesses

01/04/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — McCall Service is starting off the New Year with the merging of three Florida companies! As of January 2018, Eco-Logic Pest Solutions of Jacksonville, Conley Exterminating of Dunnellon and JD Smith of Inverness have joine...

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Poll: Impact of President Trump's Tax Plan

01/04/2018

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely reader poll questions. Our current question asks: How much do think President Trump’s tax plan will help your business?

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Univar's ProTraining Online Catalog Expanded Via PCT Partnership

01/03/2018

BALTIMORE — In October, Univar Environmental Sciences (Univar ES) and Pest Control Technology (PCT) announced a partnership that makes PCT’s Label Training available across Univar’s online ProTraining platform. ProTraining is a part of Pest...

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Zoecon Recognizes McCallister as 'Salesperson of the Year'

01/03/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Central Life Sciences named Zane McCallister the 2017 "Salesperson of the Year" for the Zoëcon Professional Products division for his exceptional work with the professional mosquito control group. In May 2016, McCallister...

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Dates, Speakers Set for Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference

01/03/2018

The 26th Annual Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will take place at the Cornhusker-Marriott Hotel (333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508) on February 13-14, 2018. This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebras...

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Scientists Using Genetic Technology to Control Pests

01/03/2018

LONDON - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control pests, Reuters reported. Researchers in Scotland said they had developed two different...

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Univar Product of the Month: Alpine Cockroach Gel Bait Rotation 1 & 2 Reservoirs

01/03/2018

LONDON - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control pests, Reuters reported. Researchers in Scotland said they had developed two different...

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New Survey Provides Insights into Small Business Optimism

01/01/2018

According to survey results from Thumbtack.com, in November 65.25% of small businesses expressed confidence in their businesses and the economy at-large. This is 1.07% higher than last month, but down 1.8% year-over-year. A few more thing...

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