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Cornell Research: Disease-Carrying Fleas Abound on NYC’s Rats

In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, rats in New York City were found to carry a flea species capable of transmitting plague pathogens. More

ServiceMaster Announces Yearly Revenues

The parent company of Terminix reported an 8 percent increase in revenue, as well as growth of net income in the fourth quarter of 2014. More

In Memoriam: Milton Zlotnik

By Brad Harbison

Zlotnik, who in 1948 founded Pestco Professional Services, a leading commercial pest control service provider in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area, died in January at age 92. More

Rose Pest Solutions Donates Madagascar Cockroaches to Schools

Last week, the company delivered roaches to a pair of Detroit schools as part of a project to give away 1,000 Madagascar cockroaches to schools and children’s organizations in Michigan, Ohio and northeast Indiana. More

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

By Brad Harbison

Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed. More


Nisus Adds Ipser as Director of Technical Services

Dr. Reid Ipser will be responsible for handling customer inquiries, training, presentations, content development and field support for sales. More

Newly Certified QualityPro Companies Announced

Pest-Away, Sarnia, Ont.; Family Safe Pest Control, Tulsa, Okla., and Standard Pest Management, Astoria, N.Y., all received NPMA's mare of excellence designation. More

New Look for XLure RTU Trap

The Ready To Use Multi-Species Beetle Floor Trap's body was modified with a tab on the top allowing the trap to be secured into place with a tether system. More

Rollins Acquires Critter Control

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States. More

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y. More

Gerbils, Not Rats, May Have Caused Black Death

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a new study suggests. More

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