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In Memoriam: Milton Zlotnik


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

Massey Services Promotes Dana Hill to Director of Customer Care


Hill will be responsible for customer service, which handled more than 400,000 inbound opportunity calls last year. More

First ACE-International Certification Awarded by ESA


The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation announced Kenneth Leung as the first recipient of the new international version of the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification. More

Darrell Ennes, Longtime Terminix Employee, Passes Away


Ennes, director of government affairs for Terminix International and active PCOC member, died on Feb. 7. More

Arrow Exterminators Adds New Position of 'Talent Acquisition Specialist'


Rachel Ferebee has joined the company as Talent Acquisition Specialist, where she will be responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting and employer branding company wide. More

Truly Nolen Promotes David Bolton to Branch Manager


Bolton has been with the company since 2012. More

RISE's Hobbs Appears on NPR


The RISE president appeared on the The Diane Rehm Show for a panel discussion about pesticides. More

Marie Horner Joins Arrow Exterminators


The Atlanta-based company has added veteran industry professional Horner to its leadership team. More

UF/IFAS Entomology Names Siegfried New Chair


Blair Siegfried, a professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed to lead the UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology. More

Michael Botha Interviewed about Invasive Pests in Hawaii


Botha, president of Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, was interviewed on a local television station about invasive pests in Hawaii such as the coffee berry borer, feral pigs and Formosan termites. More

Pam R. Rollins Elected to the Rollins, Inc. Board of Directors


She will serve as a new director of the company. More

Massey Services Promotes Jennifer Pharris to HR Director


Pharris will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing programs and technologies to accomplish staffing goals and to further enhance Massey Services’ hiring process. More

McCall Service Extends Service Area into West Georgia


The Jacksonville, Fla.-based has branched out to the Albany, Ga., area. More

Truly Nolen Promotes McManamy to Western Region Manager


Shane McManamy now oversees the company's western districts and branches in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. More

Viking’s Willix Earns A.C.E. Certification


James Willix of Viking Pest Control, Bridgewater, N.J., recently earned Associate Certified Entomologist status from the Entomological Society of America. More

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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.

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

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.

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 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.

Vetter Pens New Book on the Brown Recluse Spider

‘The Brown Recluse Spider,’ a new publication from spider expert Rick Vetter being published by Cornell University Press, educates readers regarding the biology of the spider and medical aspects of its bites, to reduce the incidence of misdiagnoses, and to quell misplaced anxiety.