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Bayer Premise Foam Promotion Extended to June 15

Supplier News

The promotion offers instant savings on Premise Foam termiticide. More

Ehrlich to Host 'Pestaurant' at Faneuil Hall

News Coverage

Ehrlich Pest Control announced it will host its second annual Pestaurant in Boston on June 3, at historic Faneuil Hall in Sam Adams Park. More

A Child’s H.O.P.E. Selling Coffee for Haiti Relief

People

The Raleigh Jenkins-led charitable foundation is raising funds to support the construction of a self-sustaining facility in Haiti to teach children how to eventually support themselves. More

NPMA Announces PesTech³

Industry Events

The new conference, scheduled for Jan. 5-7, 2016, in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.), focuses on technology solutions for pest management professionals. More

ESA Announces New ACEs/BCEs for May 2015

National News

The Entomological Society of America announced that seven industry professionals recently earned BCE or ACE credentials. More

Nicotinoid and Fungal Disease Team up to Break Down Termites' Tough Defenses

Termite Control

Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control. More

Exosect Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Supplier News

The UK-based company announced the appointment of Dr. Aoife Dillon as CTO. More

New Updates Announced for ‘PMP Summit to Success’

Industry Events

888PestControl, sponsor of the June 29-30 ‘PMP Summit to Success,’ announced the first day of the event will focus on the use of organic/natural products, including pest management in food production facilities. More

Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Business

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week. More

Catseye an Albany Times Union '2015 Top Workplace'

News Coverage

These awards are presented annually to businesses in New York’s Capital Region that create positive work environments where employees feel “valued and part of something meaningful.” More

Dodd, Hazelwood Honored at 65th Annual Technicians’ School

News Coverage

The 65th Annual Pest Control Technicians’ School drew more than 800 PMPs to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center earlier this year, with industry representatives taking time to honor two of the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA's) most dedicated members — Dee Dodd and Chuck Hazelwood. More

Podcast: Stuart Herman Discusses His Company's EcoCare Program

Supplier News

Herman, president of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brandon Pest Control, talks about his company's service protocols. Herman was one of several PCOs interviewed by PCT for the recent 'State of the Naturals Market' supplement, sponsored by Zoecon Professional Products. More

Fire Ants Among Nature's Top Excavators, Researchers Report

Ants

The fire ant’s digging prowess taps the same concepts behind kids’ building blocks, according to a new study that looks at the micro-mechanics of their ability to move giant particles in tiny spaces. More

AIBI-CS Achieves IFS Accreditation and BRC Five-Star Rating

FQPA

AIB International Certification Services (AIBI-CS) received ANSI accreditation to offer IFS audits and earned BRC’s esteemed five-star rating. More

Marathon Data Systems to Host Pestpac Educational Roadshow

Industry Events

The roadshow will make several U.S. stops, including Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta. More

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Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week.

New Bee Survey Released

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 percent, according to preliminary results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

Terminix Announces Top Mosquito Cities Based on Twitter Complaints

According to research by Terminix, the worst whining about mosquitoes came from Goodland, a small town in the northwest corner of Kansas. Terminix searched through approximately 200 billion tweets posted in 2014 to determine which United States city is most pestered by mosquitoes.

White House Releases Pollinator Action Plan

The Strategy, released last week, and its accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced.

Legislative Day Video Coverage

More than 325 pest control industry professionals traveled to our nation’s capital in March for NPMA Legislative Day 2015, lead-sponsored by FMC Professional Solutions. In the day-plus of activities, PCOs attended sessions on important industry-related issues and heard from prominent national speakers before heading to Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives. In addition to news articles, PCT’s coverage includes video interviews.

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