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Laura Simpson Receives Women of Excellence Award

People

Simpson, president of Dugas Pest Control, Baton Rouge, La., was announced as the 2014 NPMA Women of Excellence Award winner. More

NPMA Recognizes Standout Committee and Committee Chair

News Coverage

Lanny Allgood was recognized as NPMA’s Committee Chair of the Year, while NPMA’s Committee of the Year was the association’s Super Committee. More

Three Industry Leaders Recognized at Univar International Reception

People

Univar Director Latin America Benjamin Gomez recognized three industry leaders at PestWorld’s International Reception, including Norm Cooper, recognized with the Global Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award. More

NPMA Pinnacle Award Presented to Tom Fortson

People

Fortson, longtime president of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., was announced as recipient of the NPMA Pinnacle Award, NPMA’s highest honor. More

Tim Brock Recognized with Young Entrepreneur Award

News Coverage

Brock, owner and president of Brock Lawn and Pest Control, was announced as the winner of the third annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by NPMA and Rentokil. More

Former Navy Seal Encourages PestWorld Attendees to Navigate 'Frontlines' of Leadership

National News

Eric Greitens, today's keynote speaker, discussed missions of a leader in relation to his Navy Seal experiences. More

Slideshow: PestWorld 2014

News Coverage

Photos taken by the PCT staff from the first few days of NPMA PestWorld 2014 More

PPMA Board Approves 2015 Media/PR Plan

Industry Events

PPMA’s budget exceeded $2 million for the first time this year. More

NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

News Coverage

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

News Coverage

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

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

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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.

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.

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

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.

NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

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.

NPMA Pinnacle Award Presented to Tom Fortson

Fortson, longtime president of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., was announced as recipient of the NPMA Pinnacle Award, NPMA’s highest honor.

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