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NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

By Brad Harbison

More than 3,000 industry professionals from 80-plus countries have traveled to Orlando, Fla., for PestWorld ’14. The Opening Ceremony, sponsored by Bayer, featured musical act Rhythm Extreme. More

Convention Q&A: Billy Tesh

By Jodi Dorsch

PCT Editor Jodi Dorsch sat down with the NPMA president to learn more about the association's new initiatives, rapid changes that are occuring and the future of NPMA — including its search for a new EVP. More

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary EG Systems, Inc., doing business as Scotts LawnService, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Action Pest Control, Evansville Ind., which ranked 56th on the 2014 PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $11.6 million. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark Scotts’ first acquisition of a structural pest control business. More

West Nile Virus Update — October 2014

As of October 14, a total of 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes, CDC reports. More

Video: Cascade's 'Reality TV-Like’ Wasp Video

In the video, TV personality “Scott from Cascade” reviews a variety of issues related to the control of wasps. The video utilizes a “moving action” effect. More

 

PCT to Host Application Economics & Equipment Maintenance Virtual Conference

Presented by Dr. William Robinson, technical director, B&G Equipment Co., this half-day event scheduled for Nov. 19 reviews proper equipment maintenance and the efficient application of pesticides — issues that are critical to the long-term economic health of every pest management firm. Cost is $99 and everyone who registers receives a free copy of The Service Technician’s Field Manual Training Set, a $29.95 value. More

PestWorld Attendees Can Learn About Soft Baits at LiphaTech Booth

Attendees at PestWorld can learn about new developments with soft baits at the LiphaTech booth (#2109), where Liphatech Northeast District Sales Manager John Murphy will lead a short, fun presentation. More

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales

William (Bill) Morrow has joined the company's management team as VP of sales. More

Landscaper Killed by Bee Swarm

One person is dead and several others are recovering from bee stings after a huge swarm of about 300,000 bees attacked landscapers working outside a home in Douglas (Ariz.), TucsonNewsNow.com reports. More

AMVAC Introduces Nuvan Directed Spray Aerosol

Featuring the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP) the product can be used to control bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and 21 other structural pests. More

Foster Farms CEO to Step Down

Ron Foster announced on Oct. 9, that he will step down as president and chief executive officer of Foster Farms More

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