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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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PCT Online Top 10 Downloads for 2017

12/30/2017

It’s been another busy year for the PCT Online staff reporting on pest control industry news, and providing compelling multimedia. Here's a look at the most downloaded news and audio/video files, as reported by Google Analytics. Top 10 Down...

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Vermin Vengeance: Entomologist Pens Second Murder-Mystery

12/29/2017

University of Wyoming professor Jeffrey A. Lockwood, an entomologist-turned-fiction writer announced the publication of “Murder on the Fly” — the second installment in his “Riley the Exterminator” mystery series. Lockwood’s latest book is a...

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Woman Burns Down Home Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

12/28/2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio -A woman using alcohol in an attempt to kill bed bugs accidentally set her multi-family home on fire, displacing 10 residents, Fox 19 reported. It's the second time in less than a month that a home was damaged by fire in Ci...

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Bug Found Embedded in van Gogh Masterpiece

12/28/2017

(Pictured above: Vincent van Gogh (bottom left) painted “Olive Trees” (upper left) in 1889. (Right) Microscopic image revealing the grasshopper’s remains in the painting. Photo: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) A tiny grasshopper was recently d...

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Kurt Scherzinger Elected President of OPMA

12/27/2017

CINCINNATI — Kurt Scherzinger, vice president of operations for Cincinnati, Ohio-based Scherzinger Pest Control, was elected president of the Ohio Pest Management Association at the Winter Association Meeting on Dec. 17. Scherzinger will se...

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Arrow Exterminators Donates to Folds of Honor Foundation

12/27/2017

ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently concluded the #ArrowCares social media campaign with a donation of $5,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation. The fundraising campaign ran during November in conjunction with national Vet...

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Braman Provides Holiday Decor and Greener Pest Prevention Tips

12/23/2017

AGAWAM, Mass. – For many people, it just isn’t the holiday season until their home has been properly adorned with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and family-favorite items of décor. However, Braman Termite & Pest Elimination reminds eager ho...

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ESA Announces 'Best of 2017' Articles on Entomology Today

12/23/2017

Entomology Today, the news website from the Entomological Society of America, announced it made a total of 210 posts published since January 1. Here's a look at its "Top Viewed Posts" (from those published in 2017) 1. “Insecta” Documentar...

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PCT Announces 2017 Technicians of the Year

12/23/2017

CLEVELAND – PCT is proud to announce the 2017 Technicians of the Year: Gus Walker, Gregory Pest Solutions (residential category); Joey Hoke, American Pest Management (commercial category); and James Miners, Western Pest Services (termite cate...

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Convectex Offers Bed Bug Heat Equipment

12/23/2017

The equipment does not require a generator to power or any special vehicle or trailer to transport. Subscribe Edited by the PCT Staff Convectex offers bed bug heat equipment, including heaters designed to eradicate bed bugs in hotels, a...

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Evidence Suggests Ticks Fed on Dinosaurs

12/23/2017

A new study indicates ticks sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs some 99 million years ago, NPR reported. Modern ticks are infamous for biting humans and other mammals. But ticks are very ancient, and scientists who study their evolution...

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Arrow Exterminators Opens New Service Centers in Georgia and Florida

12/22/2017

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently opened new service centers in Kennesaw, Ga., and St. Augustine, Fla. Arrow has experienced significant growth in the past year and these two new service centers are strategic to Arrow’s obj...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hosts 'Texas Rodent Academy'

12/22/2017

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on controlling rodent infestations. “We were esp...

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Today's Technology Promotes Business Success, Growth

12/22/2017

“Time is money.” — Benjamin Franklin Profit is what remains after you pay all your expenses. Pretty obvious. How do you make your business more profitable? That’s straight forward, too — increase revenue, reduce expenses. If only it was tha...

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E-learning: An Effective, Efficient Way to Boost Professionalism

12/22/2017

Studies have shown that training directly impacts the success and growth of your business. Access to online training and courses, or e-learning, gives everyone the opportunity to quickly and conveniently expand their professional knowledge ba...

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Online Technology Improves Operational Efficiencies

12/22/2017

Online tools are so integrated into our everyday lives, both personally and professionally, we may forget the efficiencies they bring to our lives. The tools are simply expected to work and make our lives easier. We’re all interested in run...

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E-learning Benefits by the Numbers

12/22/2017

E-learning statistics are dramatic and compelling, which is why companies shouldn’t consider using e-learning to train their workforce, they should already be doing it! According to a series of surveys from elearning.company, here are just so...

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Revenue Is One Thing, Profit Is Another

12/22/2017

Everybody wants a healthy influx of business. When you’re generating revenues hand over fist, it feels good — like your business is thriving. But of course there’s another dimension to this financial activity: profit. How much of your company...

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Online Training: CEUs For You

12/22/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of PCT magazine. Since it went live in August of 2015, The PCT Distance Learning Center has been building its base of label training programs. For months, PCT has bee...

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The Uberization of Pest Control

12/22/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of PCT magazine. Jump back 10 years in time and imagine a customer calling their local pest management company at 11:30 a.m. and seeing if a technician could be out by 3...

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A (Virtual) Training Reality

12/22/2017

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of PCT. What if employees could experience a termite swarm in December? Hone their inspection skills in multiple commercial settings without leaving the office? Or learn ...

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‘Raise Your Profits Weekend’ Workshop Announced

12/21/2017

Pest control trainer Pat VanHooser has joined forces with Andrew Greess, Blaine Oelkers and Chuck Trautman for the Raise Your Profits Weekend workshop, March 23-24, at the Embassy Suites DFW Airport South. Greess is the CEO and owner of QSp...

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PeruPlagas Addresses Public Health and IPM Issues

12/20/2017

(Pictured above: Benjamin Gomez, managing director of Econtrol, Mexico City, Mexico, presented a session on the North American Pest Control Market, sharing insights from his own personal experience serving this marketplace, as well as data gl...

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