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Smart Strategies for Marketing Mosquito Control Services

07/27/2017

The best place to find customers to purchase mosquito control service is right in your own backyard — your current residential customer base. Customers already know and trust you to provide other pest control services, so you should be a natu...

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Univar Relaunches PestWeb with New Features and Design

07/27/2017

AUSTIN, Texas — After nearly one year of research and development, Univar Environmental Sciences (Univar ES) has launched an updated version of PestWeb. Completely redesigned and reworked from the ground up, the new PestWeb site offers impr...

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Safe Driving Begins with Safe Drivers

07/27/2017

It is sobering fact that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for American workers. Unfortunately, it is likely any business with employee drivers—like pest control operators—will experience an employee auto accident at some poi...

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ServiceMaster Announces CEO Change

07/27/2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ServiceMaster announced Nikhil Varty as its new CEO. He replaces Rob Gillete, who had been in that role since June 2013. In a press release, Mark Tomkins, chairman of the ServiceMaster Board of Directors, commented, “We are...

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Rollins to Acquire Northwest Exterminating

07/26/2017

ATLANTA and MARIETTA, Ga. — Rollins, Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Northwest Exterminating to acquire its pest control business. This will be a cash purchase, and the transaction is expected to close in early Augu...

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SenesTech Signs Two Year Agreement for ContraPest With Wildhorse Ranch Rescue

07/26/2017

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., & GILBERT, Ariz., - SenesTech, a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced today its collaboration with the Wildhorse Ranch Rescue (WRR) in Gilbert, Ari...

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Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Steele

07/26/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. –Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of William Steele to Manager of the company’s Tampa (Fla.) service office at 4842 N. Florida Avenue. Steele joined the company in May 2016. Following completion of the...

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Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights Upcoming M&A Virtual Event

07/25/2017

Are you exploring the possibility of a sale, currently in the market for acquisitions or laying the groundwork for succession planning? If so, the fifth annual PCT Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Conference is for you. The Aug. 23 event prov...

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Killingsworth Promotes Andrew Rogers to COO

07/25/2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mike Rogers, owner of Killingsworth Environmental of the Carolinas, has announced the promotion of Andrew Rogers to chief operating officer (COO), effective July 24. Andrew joined Killingsworth in 2007 as a pest technician a...

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Ardent Pest Control Helps Texas Areas Affected by Tornado

07/25/2017

Twenty-six employees spread out to help as many Texas families as possible who lost property in a recent tornado. DALLAS, Tx. — On , April 27th, seven tornadoes moved through east Texas, devastating an area of more than 500 square miles. Te...

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Jeff White’s Original BlackOut Gets a ‘Facelift’ at SenSci

07/25/2017

When it comes to bed bug products, pest professionals want more than just a product, they want a highly-effective tool for their arsenal that is backed by proven science. In 2011 BedBug Central’s Director of Innovation and Technical Content...

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Emerging Industry Leaders Gather in Arizona for NPMA Academy 2017

07/25/2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – NPMA and emerging leaders within the pest control industry gathered last week at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, in Scottsdale, Ariz., for NPMA Academy 2017, an event lead-sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. During the course...

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Webinar: The Latest Solutions and Tactics for Controlling Tough Cockroaches

07/25/2017

Cockroach control is compounded by issues like bait aversion, potential resistance problems, bacteria transmission and the triggering of allergies. In this webinar, Dr. Nicky Gallagher, field technical manager for Professional Pest Management...

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Recently Discovered Spider Named After Spider from Harry Potter

07/21/2017

A recently-discovered wolf spider species has been named after a spider from the bestselling Harry Potter franchise, Aragog. CNN reports that University of Tehran researchers found the species while searching for butterflies in Iran. After ...

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Wil-Kil Pest Control Adds New Regional Manager to Chippewa Falls Location

07/21/2017

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. – Wil-Kil Pest Control announced the appointment of Jason Freels as regional manager of the Chippewa Falls location. Freels, previously IPM sales and service manager at Wil-Kil, will oversee all operations and business de...

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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease ...

07/20/2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, because of a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certificati...

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Entomology Society of America Welcomes New ACEs and BCEs

07/20/2017

The Entomology Society of America recently welcomed new ACEs and BCEs who earned their certifications since mid-june. Three people received ACE certifications: Lorenzo Jackson Llamas (Western Exterminators), Anaheim, Ca.; Kenneth O. Howard ...

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Miller Named "Healthy Homes Hero"

07/20/2017

Dini Miller, urban pest management specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, was named the first "Healthy Homes Hero" by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Augusta Free Press reports. The award stems from HUD's effort...

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PCOC Announces 14th Annual Banner Contest Winners

07/19/2017

LIBERTY, MO — Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) announced the winners of the 14th annual Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest, sponsored by Douglas Products and Vikane gas fumigant. The contest recognizes the promotion of structural fu...

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Orkin Establishes Six New International Franchises

07/19/2017

ATLANTA — Rollins, Inc., announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has expanded its presence in Central America, South America and Southeast Asia by adding six new franchises. The franchises are located in N...

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Poll: PMPs and Tobacco Use

07/19/2017

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely reader poll questions. Our current question asks: What's your company's position on tobacco use? CLICK HERE to participate.

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U.S. Well Represented at Global ICUP Event

07/18/2017

Editor’s note: The 9th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) was held July 9-12 in Birmingham, U.K. Frances McKim, editor of Pest magazine covered this year’s event and provided PCT the following recap. BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — There is ...

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Chairman Tommy Fortson to Retire from PPMA Board of Directors

07/18/2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer education and marketing arm of the National Pest Management Association, today announced that Tommy Fortson of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., wil...

Syngenta introduces next-generation cockroach control with Advion Evolution a...

07/17/2017

• Advion Evolution offers a highly attractive cockroach bait matrix • Optigard Cockroach provides additional cockroach control tool with unique active ingredient and bait matrix Adding to its high-performing portfolio of solutions for cockro...

Try outdoor baiting for improved tramp ant control

07/17/2017

By ElRay Roper, Senior Technical Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest ManagementYear after year, ants remain at the top of the list of the most common insects that Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) are called upon to manage. Many of ...

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