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Lawyer Sues Government over Formosan Termites

07/05/2000

NEW ORLEANS, LA.–According to an article by the Associated Press, a local lawyer is suing the federal government for damage to his home caused by Formosan termites. Harry Hoskins III contends that the U.S. government allowed wood containin...

Watchdog Group Oversees Cockroach Cameo

07/04/2000

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--According to a Reuters News Service article, Lara Deakin has had some strange assignments in her career, but few could compare to the time she was called upon to protect a cockroach. The roach was featured in a scene ...

USDA Amends Imported Fire Ant Regulations

07/03/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the imported fire ant regulations by adding to the list of quarantined areas. The USDA is designating all or parts of the following counties as quarantined a...

USDA TO HOST MEETINGS ON PINE SHOOT BEETLE PROGRAM

07/02/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Department of Agriculture will host three public meetings to discuss issues related to the administration of USDA's pine shoot beetle program. "These meetings give the public an opportunity to comment on the...

Japanese Bug Enthusiasts on the Rise

07/01/2000

TOKYO, JAPAN—According to a recent Reuters News Service story, beetle wrestling is an obscure but growing sport in a country where the stag beetle is scaling new heights of popularity. Beetle wrestling is just one of the delights of Japan...

Mosquito Precautions for Holiday Weekend

06/30/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.-- Leading North American experts have advised Americans to be vigilant against biting insects and the health risks they may pose in advance of Independence Day long weekend outdoor festivities. The remarks were made recently at...

Happy National Mosquito Control Awareness Week!

06/30/2000

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—The week of June 25 - July 1, 2000 has been declared the fourth annual "National Mosquito Control Awareness Week" by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). During "Mosquito Week," the AMCA...

Great Lakes Announces Cost Reduction Initiatives

06/29/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-- Great Lakes Chemical Corp. has announced a series of cost reduction steps that will further streamline operations, strengthen the company's competitive position and continue to provide a strong platform for future growth....

Woman Dies from Ant Attack

06/28/2000

SARASOTA, FLA.—The Associated Press reports that Mary Morales Gay, an 87-year-old nursing home patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease, died recently after she was bitten 1,625 times by ants as she lay in her bed. State officials identi...

Timothy Driscoll Announces Retirement

06/28/2000

FAIRFIELD, CONN.--Timothy Driscoll, who served as president/chief executive officer (CEO)for companies such as AgrEvo Environmental Health, Fairfield American Corp. and Roussel Uclaf Environmental Health, has announced his retirement. Driscol...

EPA Gives Environmental Award for Sentricon

06/27/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--For the second consecutive year, Dow AgroSciences LLC has received one of the United States government's top environmental honors, the 2000 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. This year, the United States Environ...

FMC Announces Personnel Changes

06/27/2000

PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Neil DeStefano has been named director of marketing of the Specialty Products Business unit of FMC Corp. He previously served as global business manager of FMC's Agricultural Products Group. In addition, Brad Filson and R...

Bayer Unveils Redesigned PMP Site

06/26/2000

KANSAS CITY, MO.—At Bayer's www.nobugs.com, the place is crawling with lots of bugs—well, with lots of bug information, anyway. The redesigned site offers itself as an industry resource for pest management professionals (PMPs). Features in...

Mosquito May Help Eliminate Malaria

06/26/2000

LONDON, ENGLAND--According to a Reuters News Service article, scientists have created the world's first genetically modified malaria mosquito that could one day help to rid the world of the disease that kills an estimated 2.7 million people e...

Grasshoppers Eat Their Way Across Texas

06/25/2000

DALLAS, TEXAS—The Dallas Morning News reports that grasshoppers are literally chewing vegetation to the ground in rural North Texas, making their way to the suburbs. Rebecca Parker, a Denton County agricultural extension agent, said in the...

Centex Acquires Ideal Pest Control

06/24/2000

DALLAS, TEXAS--Centex HomeTeam Services, a subsidiary of Centex Corp., has acquired Ideal Pest Control, Inc. of Richardson, Texas. The acquisition adds 5,100 customers and 73 employees to Centex HomeTeam Services' Dallas/Fort Worth pest contr...

LiphaTech Achieves ISO 9001 Registration

06/23/2000

MILWAUKEE, WIS.-LiphaTech is the first rodenticide in the United States to have achieved ISO 9001 registration, which assesses everything from research and development to the manufacturing process. The company recently received the designatio...

Flies Take Over N.Y. Town

06/23/2000

NAPLES, N.Y.—Reuters News Service reports that this upstate town is teeming with thousands of houseflies that hatched after damp weather combined with hundreds of tons of chicken manure spread on an 18-acre farm as fertilizer. The article not...

Scorpion Sting Diverts Flight

06/22/2000

CLEVELAND, OHIO—The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Detroit, Mich., to Allentown, Pa., was bitten by a scorpion yesterday, causing the flight to be diverted to Cleveland Hopkins Internationa...

NovaGuard Has New Numbers

06/22/2000

REDMOND, WASH.—NovaGuard Technologies, Inc., whose family of borate products include Shell-Guard liquid concentrate, Guardian ready-to-use paste and Armor-Guard disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) powder, has announced new toll-free teleph...

Is Head Lice the Real Millennium Bug?

06/21/2000

SWAMPSCOTT, MASS.--Noted epidemiologists Dr. Kosta Mumcuoglu of the Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University--Hadassah Medical School in Israel; Dr. John Maunder, Director of the Medical Entomology Centre at Cambridge, a part of the Nati...

PETA Peeved at Rodent Eaters

06/20/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Animal rights activists have made room in their busy schedule to protest the eating of rats on the CBS television show "Survivor," the Associated Press reports. Eight demonstrators from People for the Ethical Treat...

Rentokil Sells off Two Businesses

06/20/2000

LONDON, ENGLAND—According to a Reuters News Service article, British support services group Rentokil Initial Plc has agreed to sell two of its businesses for 118 million pounds ($177.5 million U.S.). ``These sales represent a further step...

Mice Go Gourmet in France

06/19/2000

PARIS, FRANCE—According to a recent Reuters News Service article, hordes of mice are leaving their underground strongholds in search of fine food in one of the most well-heeled areas of the world gourmet capital. Chased from their usual ha...

Scientists Study How Roaches Sense Danger

06/19/2000

PRINCETON, N.J.- A recent Reuters News Service article reports that scientists at the NEC Research Institute have discovered that cockroaches can sense danger by changes in air movements around them. Tiny hairs on their back appendages act as...

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