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Orkin QA Manager to Teach Course

03/26/2000

ATLANTA, GA.—The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Educational Foundation has announced that Dr. William Lawrence, Jr., quality assurance manager for Orkin Pest Control, is authorized to teach its ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certific...

Studies Report on Pesticides and Perceived Risk

03/25/2000

BROOKFIELD, WIS.—According to a recent Copesan IPM Update newsletter, a study by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has concluded that 77 percent of people polled believe that eating pesticide-treated foods increases cancer ris...

Wesiburger Announces Southeast Manager

03/24/2000

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—David Sirles is managing B.&D.A. Weisburger’s new Southeast field office. A 10-year veteran with the insurance broker, Sirles will service company clients in Alabama, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia ...

National Home Repair Web Site Is Unveiled

03/24/2000

DEL MAR, CALIF.—JoeFixit.com is a Web site that allows homeowners the ability to schedule an appointment online from a broad mix of home improvement and repair services, including pest management. The site was launched in the San Diego, Calif...

EnRoute Announces New Owners

03/23/2000

WEYMOUTH, MASS.—Stephen Certa, president of Wemouth-based Watch All, Inc., and Art Cogswell, president of Art Cogswell’s Urban Pest Control LLC, New Haven, Conn., recently announced that they have jointly purchased EnRoute Services of Roslind...

PMPs Eligible for Internet Service Giveaway

03/23/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Click4Services.com, 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

03/22/2000

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

03/22/2000

ELYRIA, OHIO—Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. has unveiled its Web site at www.bugbarrier.com. 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

03/21/2000

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

03/21/2000

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

03/21/2000

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

03/20/2000

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

03/20/2000

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

03/19/2000

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

03/18/2000

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

03/17/2000

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

03/17/2000

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

03/16/2000

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

03/16/2000

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

03/15/2000

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

03/15/2000

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

Cockroach Allergens Exist Even After Cleaning

03/14/2000

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

03/14/2000

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

03/13/2000

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

03/13/2000

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...

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