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PCT to Host Application Economics & Equipment Maintenance Virtual Conference

Industry Events

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

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

News Coverage

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

Mosquitoes

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

PestWorld Attendees Can Learn About Soft Baits at LiphaTech Booth

Supplier News

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

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

Advertising & Marketing

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

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

People

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall. More

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

Rodents & Mice

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses. More

Extreme Spider Infestation Forces Missouri Family to Relocate

Spiders

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls. More

Bayer Announces 'Tales of Transformation' Winner

Supplier News

Rick Steinau, president of Ace Exterminating, Cincinnati, Ohio, was announced as the winner. More

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales

People

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

Northwest Exterminating Expands Service Offering; Makes Key Hire

People

Brandon Ansley is leading the company’s newly launched heating and cooling division. More

Alpha Ecological Hosts ‘Hunting with Heroes’ Event

News Coverage

Earlier this month, Alpha Ecological was a sponsor of the fourth annual “Hunting with Heroes” event, a three-day outing in which 30 veterans were treated to a hunting and fishing trip. More

Chris Gorecki Named Head of Rollins Technical Services Department

People

In addition to overseeing Technical Services, Gorecki will continue to lead Government Relations and Environmental Stewardship, Quality Assurance (Operational and Precision Protection), Termite Damage Claims, Safety (to include GPS) and Field Administrative Support Group. More

UC Survey Asks PMPs What Are Their Biggest Bed Bug Concerns

Bed bugs

University of California urban entomologists have launched an electronic survey to gather information from PMPs about what they are doing to manage bed bugs, and to determine what kind of bed bug research is needed. More

Landscaper Killed by Bee Swarm

Stinging Insects

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

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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.

Extreme Spider Infestation Forces Missouri Family to Relocate

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales

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

Chris Gorecki Named Head of Rollins Technical Services Department

In addition to overseeing Technical Services, Gorecki will continue to lead Government Relations and Environmental Stewardship, Quality Assurance (Operational and Precision Protection), Termite Damage Claims, Safety (to include GPS) and Field Administrative Support Group.

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