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Copesan Wins Videography Award

06/18/2000

BROOKFIELD, WISC.—In conjunction with GAI Videos, Copesan recently received the National Videographers Association's Award of Excellence for its original video drama. Titled "A Matter of Life and Death," the winning piece is part of...

Entomologists Discuss Thiamethoxam

06/17/2000

GREENSBORO, N.C.--Many of the nation's top turfgrass and ornamental entomologists gathered last month in Hilton Head, S.C. to discuss industry issues and learn more about thiamethoxam. This new broad-spectrum insecticide is for control of gru...

Possible WNV Discovered in NY Test Chicken

06/16/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to a Reuters News Service article, New York City health officials announced that West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne virus that killed seven people in the New York area last summer, had been preliminarily detected...

WNV Confirmed in 3 NYC Crows

06/16/2000

ALBANY, N.Y.--CNN News reports that three crows found dead in the New York City area have been confirmed infected with the West Nile Virus (WNV). Two of the crows were found dead May 22 along the Hudson River in Rockland County. They have...

Senate Passes Pesticide Ban

06/16/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that the United States Senate has agreed to attach an amendment to the FY 2001 Department of Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 4576) banning preventative applications of...

Eradico Becomes First U.S. Weed Man PMP Franchisee

06/15/2000

SOUTHFIELD, MICH.-Eradico Services, Inc., which provides pest management, lawn care and holiday decorating services, has signed up to be the first pest management firm to become a Weed Man subfranchisor in the United States. Chuck Russell,...

Web Site Provides Consumers With Local Service Ratings

06/15/2000

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--SimplyDone.com, a fully transactional services Web site that enables consumers to find, select, schedule and pay for quality local service providers, has announced a partnership with ValueStar, a leading rating organizati...

NPMA Surveys National Pest Problems

06/14/2000

DUNN LORING, VA.—All across the country, a PR Newswire release reports, spring has sprung into summer and pests of all kinds are infiltrating homes, gardens, outdoor barbecues and picnics -- and generally making a nuisance of themselves. A ...

RISE Unveils WNV Web Site

06/14/2000

WASHINGTON,D.C.-- In preparation for a possible second summertime outbreak of the deadly West Nile Virus (WNV), a Web site featuring important information about the mosquito-born virus has been launched. Developed by RISE (Responsible Indust...

Mild Winter Means Busy Summer for Kansas PMPs

06/13/2000

KANSAS CITY, KANS.—Pest management companies in the Kansas City area have told the Kansas City Star newspaper that they are running weeks behind normal for service calls to homes overrun by ants and silverfish. Experts are blaming the buggy i...

Argentine Ant Populations are Inbred, Study Finds

06/13/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--According to a recent Reuters News Service article, the Argentine ant, which usually limits its population by waging war, has made itself into a major pest in the United States by using an unusual strategy -- inbreeding. ...

Canada Follows U.S. Move to Ban Chlorpyrifos

06/13/2000

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--According to a Reuters News Service article, the Canadian government will move to ban sales of Dursban. This comes on the heels of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) announcement of the phaseout of Du...

Boxer and Reid to Attach Pesticide Ban Amendment

06/13/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will attempt to attach an amendment to H.R. 4576, the FY 2001 Department of Defense Appropriations B...

United Industries Transitions to non-Dursban Products

06/12/2000

ST. LOUIS, MO.—According to a BusinessWire report, United Industries Corp., makers of the SpectracidePro line as well as many consumer insecticides, has announced that it is prepared to meet retailer and consumer demand for non-Dursban produc...

Connecticut Makes Epinephrine Available for EMTs

06/12/2000

FAIRFAX, VA.--According to a PR Newswire release, Connecticut has joined 10 other states in a national effort aimed at making epinephrine, a life-saving medication for individuals suffering from severe allergic reactions, available from all ...

Legislation Proposed to Control Fire Ants

06/11/2000

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Legislature is trying to pass a bill to help control and eradicate red imported fire ants in the state. The fire ant legislation would appropriate $10 million annually from the general fund for each fiscal...

House Passes Bill to Reduce Cockroach Allergen

06/10/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed the Children's Health Act of 2000, a bill that would provide funding to reduce cockroach allergen in urban areas. The bill, proposed by Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R-...

Pop-up Termite Indicator May Help Save Money

06/09/2000

BATON ROUGE, LA.—When Dr. Gregg Henderson was approached by the pest management industry to invent a Formosan termite indicator, so began many long, sleepless nights. "It was one of those things that you just can't stop thinking about...

CDC Issues Report on Bug Bombs

06/09/2000

ATLANTA, GA.--The Associated Press reports that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, automatic pesticide dispensers used in restaurants and other public places have sickened 97 people between 1986 and 1999. Most o...

Newborns May be Most Sensitive to Cockroach-Asthma Link

06/08/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.-A Reuters News Service article reports that children who are at risk for asthma because of a family history of allergies may be more likely to develop the respiratory disorder if they are exposed to cockroaches in early infancy...

EPA Announces Chlorpyrifos Phaseout for Residential Use

06/08/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The following is courtesy of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA): Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some pesticide manufacturers will announce that they have entered into an agreement t...

Pest Management Industry Aims to Mend Reputation

06/07/2000

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—Angered at the alarming number of improper termite pretreatments, Florida pest management professionals (PMPs) are searching for more effective ways to catch and punish those ruining the reputation of the industry. The r...

BioSensory Introduces Mosquito Protection

06/07/2000

WILLIMANTIC, CONN.--Infected mosquitoes carrying the dreaded West Nile Virus (WNV) may be back again this summer. But now there is new technology available to help draw the battle lines over mosquito control a little more in the public's favo...

Pesticide Ban May Endanger Historical Buildings

06/06/2000

SONOMA, CALIF.— Sonoma Plaza, a local tourist hotspot, and other historical buildings are at risk if local politicians have their way, according to Harvey Logan, executive vice president of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC). ...

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