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Laura Simpson Receives Women of Excellence Award


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

Three Industry Leaders Recognized at Univar International Reception


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


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

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. More

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales


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

Northwest Exterminating Expands Service Offering; Makes Key Hire


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

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. More

Colburn Receives NECE Training


Jeffrey Colburn, a pest control industry veteran with 18 years experience, recently received a month-long, intensive, hands-on and classroom training at the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence. More

Podcast: PCO Scott McGrath Discusses His 'Biggest Mistake'


McGrath, president and owner of McGrath Pest Control, Houston, Texas, talks about his company's venture into home repair services. McGrath wrote about those experiences in the September PCT "My Biggest Mistake" column. More

Truly Nolen Promotes Mullins to Branch Manager


Whitney Mullins was promoted to branch manager of the company’s Chandler, Ariz., service center More

Rick Silvia Joins U.S. Pest as VP of Sales and Operations


Silvia, who has 20 years of sales operations experience, head up sales and operations for Henderson, Tenn.-based U.S. Pest. More

Tony Massey Appointed HFUW Chair for 2014-15


Massey, president and COO of Massey Services, has been appointed Chair of the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) 2014-2015 fundraising campaign. More

Terminix Places Top Talent Behind International Division


Larry Pruitt and Jason Bailey have been appointed to new roles designed to drive its strategy to increase its international footprint. More

Agri-Turf Distributing Names Lon Records CEO


Records is a familiar face in the industry with a career that dates back to the early 1970s. More

Stoy Hedges Establishes Consulting Firm


After 25 years at Terminix, Hedges said it was time for a change in his career. 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.

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.

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.

Slideshow: PestWorld 2014

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

Convention Q&A: Billy Tesh

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.