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PMPs Eligible for Internet Service Giveaway


NEW YORK, N.Y.—, a new Internet search engine that allows consumers to locate, evaluate and schedule service calls with local service businesses with just one click, is giving away $5 million worth of high-visibility listing...

Terminix Web Site Offers Homeowners E-Commerce


MEMPHIS, TENN.—Terminix International has unveiled a new program for customers to "e-xterminate, e-radicate and render household pests e-xtinct" for less through its Terminix e-commerce. As an added incentive, when homeowners purcha...

Gateway Web Site Up and Running


ELYRIA, OHIO—Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. has unveiled its Web site at Included on the site are its Bug Barrier products, wind curtains, vinyl partitions, PVC strip doors, dock seals and residential screens.

Pesticide Linked to Testosterone Decrease


NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to a Reuters News Service article, methoxychlor may interfere with levels of the male hormone testosterone, affecting male fertility. This is the finding of researchers with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...

American Cyanamid Offers Customer Rebates


PARSIPPANY, N.J.—American Cyanamid will continue its Green Connection rebate program through September 29, 2000, for pest management professionals (PMPs) who purchase Siege Pro or Amdro Pro fire ant bait. PMPs can now receive a $1 per pound r...

BASF May Buy American Cyanamid


LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany-According to an Associated Press article, German chemical giant BASF plans to buy the Cyanamid herbicide division of drug company American Home Products Corp. for $3.8 billion. The purchase announced today would doub...

Whitmire Micro-Gen 2000 Institute of Technology Unveiled


ST. LOUIS, MO.– Whitmire Micro-Gen has announced that its next Institute of Technology will be held at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Mass., August 27-30, 2000. This year’s program will feature Bob Case, president of Orlando, Fla.-ba...

EPA Registers VectoBac WDG


LIBERTYVILLE, ILL.—Valent Biosciences Corp. (formerly known as Abbott Laboratories Agricultural Products Business) has announced that its VectoBac Water Dispersible Granule (WDG), a new formulation of its VectoBac brand mosquito biological la...

Warmer Winter Spawns Larger Populations This Spring


NEW YORK, N.Y.—Ah, spring! Aaaaggghhhh, the bugs are back! "Actually," says entomologist Michael Deutsch of New York's Assured Environments, "they never really went away." The news gets worse--or better, from the per...

Aegis Settles Into New Headquarters


DOVER, DEL.—The new address for Aegis Research USA Inc. is 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 104, Dover, Del. 19904. The company's phone numbers have remained the same.

Califorina Fire Ant Bill


SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—California State Assembly Bill AB 2111 was introduced last month by Assembnlyman Bill Campbell (R-71st) regarding red imported fire ants. An existing law provides, in general terms, for the control and eradication of pests ...

Rat Urine Kills Ireland Golfer


DUBLIN, IRELAND—According to a release posted on Ireland's Pest Prevention Services Web site, doctors and veternarians are calling for greater public awareness of a deadly disease carried by rats after the tragic death of a golfer in Dublin. ...

Toronto PMPs See Business Boom


TORONTO, ONTARIO—According to a March 15 article in Toronto's National Post newspaper, local pest management firms are seeing booming business since the government ordered a restaurant inspection blitz in Toronto several weeks ago. For exa...

Heat Treatment: Not Just Hot Air


CAMARILLO, CALIF.—According to a recent LA Times newspaper article, Precision Works is using heat treatment as a termite management method with success. The self-described "environmental remediation" company covers the side of a ...

Orkin Announces Management Enhancements


ATLANTA, GA.—Orkin Pest Control recently announced several new developments in its managerial team to bolster its operations throughout the United States. Glen Rollins, formerly northern division vice president, has been promoted to executive...

Zoecon Offers Altosid Information Online


BENSENVILLE, ILL.—Complete information about the new Altosid Single Brood Granule (SBG) is now available at, along with facts about other mosquito control materials from Zoecon Professional Products and much more. The Web s...

Cockroach Allergens Exist Even After Cleaning


SAN DIEGO, CALIF— Reuter's News Service reports that a study has found that homes treated properly by a pest management professional (PMP) and with a thorough cleaning with household bleach, the protein that causes allergic reactions, called ...

Weisburger Opens Southeast Office


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-David Sirles will run B. & D.A. Weisburger's new field office in the Southeast, according to Michael Weisburger, company president. Sirles, a 10-year veteran with the White Plains-based insurance broker, will service com...

Quigley Opens Training Firm


Patrick Quigley, who has been in the pest control industry for 20 years, has begun his own business, Sales Training by Design, based in Sicklerville, N.J. His main goal is to design pest control sales training programs that suit its clients' ...

IPCA Announces Officers


The Indiana Pest Control Association (IPCA) has installed its 2000-2001 officers. They include John Walton, director, Kevin Puetz, president, Steve Durnil, immediate past president, Paul Everts, vice president, Greg Campbell, director, Leon W...

CDC Warns WNV May be Threat Again This Summer


ATLANTA, GA.—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that traces of West Nile encephalitis virus have been found in mosquitoes that have overwintered in the New York and Tri-State (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvani...

PMP Receives Bug from Aventis ES


CINCINNATI, OHIO—Jerry Zapf, owner of Sure Thing Pest Control in Cincinnati, is the grand prize winner in Aventis Environmental Science's Win-A-Bug Sweepstakes, taking home a year's lease on a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle. The sweepstakes was la...

Siege Promotion Extended Through April


PARSIPPANY, N.J.—American Cyanamid's Siege gel insecticide "Free-For-All" promotion has been extended beyond its original end date of December 31, 1999, but the window of opportunity is closing soon. Company officials have announce...

Fly Trap Now Accepts Universal Voltage


STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.—All Insect-O-Cutor Guardian glue board units now incorporate "e;intelligent"e; electrical components that sense, regulate and accept input voltage from 108 to 305 volts. From the United States and Canada to Europe,...

Senate Passes Prior Notification in Schools


WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 9, the United States Senate looked at S. 1134, the Affordable Education Act of 2000, a bill which deals with a variety of education issues. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered a floor amendment that would requir...

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