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PPMA Board Approves 2015 Media/PR Plan

10/22/2014

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

PCT to Host Application Economics & Equipment Maintenance Virtual Conference

10/20/2014

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

NJGIC Announces Upcoming Pollinator Summit

10/8/2014

Scheduled for Nov. 11, in East Windsor, N.J., the summit will bring together industry stakeholders to review the latest information on pollinator protection. More

Temp-Air Announces Bed Bug Conference

9/18/2014

The conference is scheduled to be held March 8-10, 2015, in Dallas, and features a diverse speaker lineup of bed bug experts. More

2014 New York Pest Expo Announced

9/8/2014

Leading industry professionals will be presenting at The Armory in Manhattan, Nov. 13. The event is presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. More

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

8/26/2014

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues. More

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Top news

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.

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.

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