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Haddad Receives NEPMA Bartlett W. Eldredge Award

12/20/2017

Sheila Haddad, vice president of sales – East, Bell Laboratories, was honored as the recipient of the New England Pest Management Association’s (NEPMA) highest award for distinguished service, the Bartlett W. Eldredge Award (BART Award). Hadd...

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Univar Environmental Sciences Announces Director of Western Region

12/20/2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Univar Environmental Sciences, a business unit of Univar USA Inc., announced that Nathan “Nate” Tamialis has been promoted to the position of director of the Western Region. For the past eight years, Tamialis has excelled as...

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Fumigants & Pheromones Conference Set for June in Indianapolis

12/19/2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The 13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference, organized by Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply, will be held June 12-14, in Indianapolis. The theme of this year’s event is 25 Years of Sharing Through Education. This...

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EPA Releases Neonicotinoid Assessments for Public Comment

12/19/2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for these neonicotinoid insecticides — clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran — and a preliminary ecologica...

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Apartment Complex Loses $3.5 Million Bed Bug Lawsuit, LA Times Reports

12/19/2017

Sixteen former and current residents of a large apartment complex have won a $3.5-million verdict over an infestation of bed bugs in their units, their lawyer told the Los Angeles Times.Park La Brea Apartments, a sprawling complex with more t...

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Massey Services Sponsors American Heart Association's 'Knit-In'

12/17/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Each year, 40,000 babies in the United States are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). That’s over 100 per day and more than four per hour. To raise awareness for these little survivors, dozens of knitters joined the Ame...

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ServiceMaster Appoints New Chief Transformation Officer

12/16/2017

]MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ServiceMaster has named Pratip Dastidar as senior vice president and chief transformation officer. Reporting directly to ServiceMaster Chief Executive Officer Nik Varty, Dastidar will lead company-wide initiatives to eleva...

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New in the PCT Store: Wildlife Management Books from Stephen Vantassel

12/16/2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Now available in the PCT store are a pair of books from renowned wildlife pest management expert Stephen M. Vantassel — Being Kind to Animal Pests, revised edition and The Wildlife Removal Handbook, 3rd edition. Being Kind...

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Wil-Kil and Holder's Operations Managers Earn Additional Certifications

12/16/2017

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Wiconssin based Wil-Kil Pest Control and Holder’s Pest Solutions, a regional pest management company serving the Houston-Galveston, Texas area, today announced 11 of their operations managers received the FDA-approved Prev...

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World's Largest Rodent Eradication Project Enters New Phase

12/16/2017

(Photo: SGHT Phase 3 operations, Team Rat filling baiting bucket. Photo credit Tony Martin) This Antarctic summer, three dogs, 15 people and three vessels will take part in the fourth phase of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project –...

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Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Gil

12/16/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen recently announced the promotion of Yadnier Gil to manager of the company’s South Miami (Fla.) service office at 19705 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay. Gil joined the company in 2016. Following completion of the ...

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Environmental Pest Service Acquires Allied Professional Services

12/16/2017

TAMPA, Fla. — Environmental Pest Service announced it has acquired Allied Professional Services. The deal expands EPS’s presence in east and central North Carolina and adds more than $6 million in annual revenues. “We’re thrilled to add add...

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Bayer Appoints Perry Head of Marketing for Environmental Science North America

12/16/2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, announced that Burgess Perry has been named Head of Marketing for Environmental Science North America. In this role, Perry is respons...

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Bait Rotation: Are You All In?

12/16/2017

Cockroaches have never been accused of being overly selective eaters. Let’s face it; the places they breed and eat are never going to receive the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. These filthy and disease-spreading creatures, however, can...

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Baiting Success with Dusts and Granules

12/16/2017

When it comes to baiting for cockroaches it all comes down to location. If you don’t get the bait or dust in the right location – near the source of the infestation – chances are you might not achieve control and you will likely receive a cal...

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Cockroaches: Born Survivors!

12/16/2017

While very few cockroach species are considered pest species, those that are can cause considerable damage. According to Robert Snetsinger, author of The Ratcatcher’s Child, it was not until about 1840 that the human population of the United ...

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A Strategic Plan of Action for Servicing Commercial Accounts

12/16/2017

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, in cooperation with Copesan Services, the PCT Media Group published the PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management featuring editorial contributions from some of the industry’s leading technical directors. In th...

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The Importance of German Cockroach Baiting

12/16/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of PCT magazine. We seldom hear of German cockroach infestations as much as we did in the past. Bed bugs have pretty much stolen the pest management headlines! However,...

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German Cockroach Management: It’s No Picnic

12/16/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of PCT magazine. When it comes to German cockroaches in public housing, managing heavy infestations to get them under control is no picnic. Housing authority contracts t...

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Sprague's Haas Makes '40 Under Forty' List

12/14/2017

TACOMA, Wash. — While Sprague Pest Solutions’ primary business is pest management, it is also very much in the people business. So much so that Leila Haas, Sprague’s director of human resources, was recently honored by Business Examiner in ...

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Bait Alone Improves Asthma Outcomes

12/14/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the July 2017 issue of PCT magazine. For children living in the inner city, being exposed to cockroaches regularly can trigger their asthma and reduce their quality of life. But a study in ...

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Dayton’s Recognized with ‘Best of Knoxville’ Award

12/14/2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dayton’s Pest Control, Knoxville, Tenn., was named a “Best of Knoxville” award winner as selected by readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Dayton’s was voted #1 in the Pest Control category for the fourth year in a row. ...

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Terminix Announces Executive Change

12/13/2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terminix,announced Chief Operating Officer Marty Wick has left the company to pursue other career opportunities. “I want to express my thanks to Marty for his contributions to Terminix and ServiceMaster over the past eight ...

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Ty Hawkins Wins All-Expense Paid Trip to BedBug University

12/13/2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Ty Hawkins of Mantis Pest Solutions in Lees Summit, Mo., has always been told that prep is essential to bed bug treatments. As the BedBug Central scholarship winner, he’ll have a chance this winter, to learn a bed bug tr...

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Reader Poll: Finding Qualified Workers

12/12/2017

PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with our timely reader polls. Our current poll asks: How difficult is it for you to find the right qualified workers for your business? CLICK HERE to participate.

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