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Verdict Rendered for Methyl Bromide Death Case

08/16/2000

BATON ROUGE, LA.— Amtek of La. Inc., and its president Robert Case, both of Baton Rouge, and Sims Brothers Construction Inc. and its site superintendent, Mark Jerkins, both of Pensacola, Fla., were convicted on July 31, in the U.S. District C...

NPMA and Aventis Introduce PesTech2001.com

08/16/2000

DUNN LORING, VA.—The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is bringing PesTech2001.com, a groundbreaking conference, to the industry. Sponsored by Aventis Environmental Science, the three-day gathering will be held in San Francisco, Cal...

NPMA Offers Overflow Rooms for October Convention

08/15/2000

DUNN LORING, VA.—The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that due to an overwhelming response to this year's national convention taking place in October in Las Vegas, Nev., the headquarters hotel, the Venetian, is booked. Howe...

Aventis Introduces PMP Web Site

08/14/2000

MONTVALE, N.J.--The Professional Products Group of Aventis Environmental Science has unveiled www.aventispmp.com, a site that serves as a company and industry information source for pest management professionals (PMPs). "We designed t...

Presto-X Receives Golden Spike Award

08/13/2000

OMAHA, NEB.-This summer, Presto-X-Co. was honored with the prestigious Central Council/Economic Development Council Golden Spike Award from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Accepting the award were Gerald Keown, general manager and War...

California DPR to Register Structural Pest Control Devices

08/12/2000

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.- The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will require manufacturers and sellers of devices designed to combat wood-destroying structural pests to show the products are safe and effective for use in the sta...

Whitmire Micro-Gen Makes Announcement Regarding Chlorpyrifos

08/11/2000

ST. LOUIS, MO.—In June, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with registrants to phase out and eliminate certain uses of the organophophate pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA completed its review of chlo...

Bombay Looks for Rat Catchers

08/10/2000

BOMBAY, INDIA--The Associated Press reports that there are few takers for the job of night rat catcher in Bombay, so the city is offering 11 cents for each rodent killed. The bounty - five times the normal payment - is part of an effort to...

Pack Rats Carrying Arenavirus May Have Caused Three Deaths in California

08/09/2000

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—A rare virus blamed for the death of one California woman and linked to the death of two others is the first time arenavirus has been identified in humans in North America, the California Department of Health Services said ...

J.T. Eaton Will Unveil New Ant Bait Station at NPMA Show

08/09/2000

TWINSBURG, OHIO--J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc., reports that it will unveil a tamper-resistant bait station specifically designed to help reduce the hardest-to-control ant populations. The new product will be on display at the National Pest Manageme...

Horse Case of WNV Confirmed in New York

08/09/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials are advising animal owners to take steps to protect their animals from West Nile virus (WNV). "In late August, following confirmation at one of our laborator...

Reorganization of Valent Companies Announced

08/08/2000

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF.--The future of Valent U.S.A. Corp. and Valent BioSciences Corp. (VBC) has been determined. The parent company for both organizations, Sumitomo Chemical Co. (SCC), has decided that VBC sales and local marketing functions, ...

PermaTreat Buys Tappa-Bug Pest Control

08/07/2000

FREDRICKSBURG, VA.—PermaTreat Pest Control Co., Inc. has purchased Tappa-Bug Pest Control Co. Inc, Tappahannock, Va. Former owners Ted Anneren and his wife, Mary Ruth, will be retiring and moving to Florida. With the addition of Tappa-Bug,...

Cooper Pest Control Rides for MS

08/07/2000

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.—Each year, Cooper Pest Control's Phil Cooper rides his bike 150 miles, from Cherry Hill, N.J., to Ocean City, N.J., in support of finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. On September 23, he will ride in his seventh conse...

First Human WNV Case of the Year Confirmed in New York

08/06/2000

ALBANY, N.Y.--The New York Times reports that a 78-year-old Staten Island man has the unlucky distinction of having the nation's first known case of West Nile encephalitis this year. Meanwhile, birds found dead from the disease from the Atlan...

NPMA Convention Schedule Available

08/05/2000

DUNN LORING, VA.--A schedule for the programs available during the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) annual convention, set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., in October, has been announced. The schedule can be found and downl...

General Pest Control Founder Passes Away

08/04/2000

CLEVELAND, OHIO—John Gedeon Sr., founder of the General Pest Control Co., died of congestive heart failure July 31. He was 83. Gedeon, whose son, John Jr., is current president of General, was in this industry for more than 50 years. His f...

WNV Induces Paranoia in Northeast

08/03/2000

BOSTON, MASS.—The Associated Press reports that some people in the Northeastern United States, gripped by fear of the potentially fatal West Nile virus (WNV), are asking health officials to test everything from a dead bat in a toilet to bird...

Funding Begun for WNV Vaccine

08/02/2000

BETHESDA, MD.--The Associated Press reports that the National Institutes of Health has awarded a Massachusetts biotechnology firm $3 million to try to create a vaccine for the potentially fatal West Nile virus (WNV). This announcement com...

Hearing for Termite Program Set for Today

08/02/2000

NEW ORLEANS, LA.—The Louisiana Pest Control Association (LPCA) reported in its newsletter that a hearing for continued funding for the Formosan Termite Tree Treating program is scheduled for 9 a.m. today (Aug. 2). A total of 29,000 trees a...

Massey Services Opens New Facility

08/01/2000

ORLANDO, FLA.—Harvey Massey, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Massey Services, Inc., has announced the opening of a new 15,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art, multi-use service center at 3210 Clay Avenue in Orlando. The facili...

NRC Releases Pesticide Report

07/31/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to a Reuters Health News Service article, the National Research Council (NRC) has stated in a report that chemical pesticides for United States agricultural use will be needed for at least another decade and should no...

Great Lakes Announces Second Quarter Increases

07/30/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--Great Lakes Chemical Corp. has announced second quarter earnings from operations of $41 million, or $.76 per share. Net non-recurring items decreased total reported earnings per share to $.75 compared to $.73 per share in ...

Dow Chemical Fires 50 over E-mail Pornography Distribution

07/29/2000

DETROIT, MICH.-The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. fired 50 employees and disciplined 200 others after its investigation found that workers had e-mailed pornography and violent images from company computers. ``We have to pro...

PPMA Lays Groundwork for Campaign

07/28/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) has begun making strides toward getting the message of industry professionalism out to the public. Fueled by a May 18th appearance of Greg Baumann, the National Pest Management...

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