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USDA-ARS Testing New Mosquito Control Technology

09/28/2017

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are testing innovative ways to reduce mosquito populations around residences. ARS research entomologist Seth Britch and his colleagues in Gainesville, Fla., tested a new technology, developed by ...

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Bayer Appoints Mark Schneid to Head of Environmental Science North America

09/28/2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, announced that Mark Schneid, former chief marketing officer of the Environmental Science North America business unit, has been appoin...

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Poll: Credit Card Customer Fees

09/27/2017

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely reader poll questions. Our current question asks: Do you charge customers an added fee if they pay with a credit card? CLICK HERE to participate.

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Cooper Named ‘Best of Bucks’ for Fifth Year

09/24/2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Cooper Pest Solutions, recently announced as the “Best of Bucks 2017” winner for pest control by the readers of the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. “I am proud of my team that serves the Bucks County ...

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ABC Home & Commercial Services Breaks Ground on Corpus Christi Office

09/24/2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — ABC Home & Commercial Services had a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 8, for its new office building at 1022 McBride Lane, in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to many chamber members, ABC employees, and their famil...

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Nan-Yao Su Named UF Foundation Term Professor

09/23/2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Nan-Yao Su, a globally recognized entomologist who invented the technology behind the termite-baiting system Sentricon, has won a University of Florida Foundation Term Professorship. Su is one of just two faculty membe...

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Portion of Resolv Sales Being Donated to Hurricane Disaster Relief

09/23/2017

In the wake of the horrific damage caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, monetary donations to the Red Cross are needed now more than ever. Liphatech is helping with that by contributing $5 to the American Red Cross for each Resolv product so...

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Truly Nolen’s Key Largo Branch Provides Hurricane Irma Relief

09/23/2017

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Truly Nolen’s Key Largo office re-opened on Sept. 19, and the team went to work helping the local community in its recovery from Hurricane Irma. The office (100105 Overseas Highway), which services the entire Florida Keys,...

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New Book Explores the Purpose of Insects in the World

09/23/2017

The most recent examination of the role insects play in our world is “God & the World of Insects,” written by entomologists and longtime industry professionals Josh Shoemaker and Gary Braness. Shoemaker, is an Associate Certified Entomologi...

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Expect High Pest Pressure in Fall and Winter, NPMA Reports

09/23/2017

FAIRFAX, Va, — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, forecasting what pest pressure will look like across the U.S. this coming fall and winter. After analyzing recent weather patterns – from sub...

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CDC Updates Map Showing Estimated U.S. Range for Pair of Mosquitoes

09/22/2017

CDC has updated the estimated range maps for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United States. The model used county-level records, histor...

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Central Life Sciences Mosquito Awareness Campaign Wins International Recognition

09/21/2017

MORTON GROVE, Ill. — Celtic Chicago, a full-service marketing agency, won awards in two categories of the 2017 Summit Creative Awards, an international competition evaluating creative and communication programs across 13 categories. Celtic ...

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Bug Out Service Acquires Pro Lawn-Plus/All Seasons Pest Control

09/21/2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bug Out Service has acquired Jacksonville-based Pro Lawn-Plus/All Seasons Pest Control. The merger expands Bug Out’s presence in this market and adds over $1 million in annual revenue and 3,600 customers. “Bug Out is pr...

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Detroit Bus Drivers 'Fed Up' with Bed Bugs, Rodents

09/20/2017

In addition to verbal abuse from passengers, drivers say they are they’re forced to dodge roaches, bed bugs and rodents. CBS Detroit reported. The drivers say their working conditions are disgusting — they have no choice but to breathe dies...

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Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens During Infancy Linked to Reduced Asthma Risk

09/20/2017

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19...

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UF Researcher Offers Tips on Controlling Mosquitoes After Hurricane

09/18/2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma left a lot of standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. So, a University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn’t become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito ...

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Q&A with RAT FILM Director Theo Anthony

09/16/2017

The latest filmmaker to bring rats to the big screen is director Theo Anthony, whose RAT FILM hits the big screens on Sept. 15. RAT FILM tells the story of Baltimore’s rodent crisis from a historical, scientific and cultural perspective. ...

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Bingham's Acquires Local Pest Control Companies

09/16/2017

(Pictured: Bob Bingham (right) greets Richard Kerns, previous owner of Sun Pest Control, after the purchase of his company.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bingham's Professional Pest Management is growing again. With the purchase of two local pest...

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J.T. Eaton Celebrates 85th Birthday

09/16/2017

TWINSBURG, Ohio — Be sure to visit NPMA PestWorld booth #808 to partake in J.T. Eaton’s 85th birthday festivities. There will be a wind tunnel money machine where attendees can fight the wind to collect vouchers for free prizes. “We have be...

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N.C. Association Awards 2017 Educational Scholarships

09/16/2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded five Past President’s Scholarships to students pursuing post-high school degrees. “NCPMA congratulates these students on the...

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U.S. Air Force Spraying for Mosquitoes in Post-Harvey Texas

09/16/2017

Officials in Texas are anticipating that receding floodwater from Hurricane Harvey will bring about a new health risk: mosquito-borne illnesses. On Sept. 13, Texas commenced aerial spraying of insecticides with U.S. Air Force C-130 military p...

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STIHL Wins Packaging Excellence Award

09/15/2017

TAMPA, Fla. - The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announce that STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International are the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award. Two award categories were established in 2017: one to re...

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Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey’s Wake

09/15/2017

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...

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Zack Zaki Named Global Specialty Solutions Business Director for FMC Corporation

09/15/2017

PHILADELPHIA – FMC Corporation announced that Zack Zaki has been named business director for FMC Global Specialty Solutions (GSS). Zaki assumes the role from Pramod Thota, who was recently named India country president and Agricultural Soluti...

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OPMA Offers Ace Certification Training

09/15/2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Pest Management Association (OPMA) is excited to announce it will be holding an all-day test preparation course on Dec. 5, 2017 and facilitate testing for the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam certification...

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