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Slideshow: PestWorld 2014

10/22/2014

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

NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

10/21/2014

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

10/21/2014

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

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

10/20/2014

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

Alpha Ecological Hosts ‘Hunting with Heroes’ Event

10/14/2014

Earlier this month, Alpha Ecological was a sponsor of the fourth annual “Hunting with Heroes” event, a three-day outing in which 30 veterans were treated to a hunting and fishing trip. More

PCT Launches 13th Annual Photo Contest

10/10/2014

Send PCT your best pest photo for a chance to win $500. More

Orkin Releases New Findings Regarding Pests in Apartments

10/10/2014

A new survey of apartment residents reveals two key findings about the most common and most feared pests inside apartments: flies are the most common pest cited in apartments and bed bugs are the most feared. More

Knockout Supports Liberty Village Housing for Veterans

10/8/2014

Knockout Pest Control, Long Island, N.Y., is providing free pest control services for one year to Liberty Village, a development for homeless veterans and their families. More

Green Pest Solutions Becomes QualityPro Certified

10/8/2014

The West Chester, Pa.-based company has been designated by NPMA as a QualityPro company. More

McCloud Services Recognized with Century Award

10/8/2014

The company has been named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Century Award presented by Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. More

Ballard's Receives 2014 Best of Kingwood Award

10/8/2014

Ballard's Professional Pest has been selected for the 2014 Best of Kingwood Award in the Pest Control category by the Kingwood Award Program. More

Inspect-All Services Reaches 30-Year Milestone

10/6/2014

The Conyers, Ga.-based company was founded in 1984 by Marty Lunsford. His sons, Brian and Brandon Lunsford purchased the company in 2006. More

Kansas Department of Ag Allowing Electronic Statements of Service

10/6/2014

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey signed an order allowing pest control companies to issue electronic statements of service in lieu of paper copies. More

RISE Urges Governors to Withdraw Support of 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule

10/6/2014

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) sent out a grassroots alert last week, urging the grassroots network to contact their governors and urge support for withdrawal of the proposed “waters of the U.S” rule. More

CleanBrands to Debut Zip-N-Click at PestWorld ‘14

10/6/2014

Zip-N-Click protects against beg bugs by ensuring the zipper closure — the most vulnerable point in all encasements — is sealed and locked. 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.

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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