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Ehrlich to Host 'Pestaurant' at Faneuil Hall

5/22/2015

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

Catseye an Albany Times Union '2015 Top Workplace'

5/21/2015

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

5/21/2015

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

White House Releases Pollinator Action Plan

5/19/2015

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. More

Bill Clark Pest Control Awarded Torch Award

5/15/2015

The awards promote and celebrate public recognition for-profit and non-profit businesses that are positive examples who maintain a solid commitment to conduct their business in an ethical fashion. More

Truly Nolen Employees Participate in Lupus Walk

5/14/2015

About 140 employees came out to walk, run or support the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now. Edward Henry, a district sales trainer with Truly Nolen, first became involved with the Lupus Foundation last year, after learning that his wife was diagnosed with the disease. More

Dow to Sell Sulfuryl Fluoride to Douglas Products

5/8/2015

The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Dow AgroSciences post-harvest and structural fumigant business, sulfuryl fluoride, to Douglas Products. This transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. More

Family Safe Pest Control Becomes QualityPro Certified

5/8/2015

The Tulsa, Okla.-based company recently earned the NPMA credential. More

PCS Adds Pearcy as IT/Social Media Specialist

5/8/2015

Joe Pearcy joins the Florida-based company as technical support and social media manager. More

Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility opens at Texas A&M

5/7/2015

The department of entomology at Texas A&M University celebrated the grand opening of the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility in College Station, on May 4. More

Batzner Pest Management Announces Name Change

5/6/2015

As part of a multifaceted rebranding effort, the company is changing its name to Batzner Pest Control. More

Pestmaster Services Adds Two New Franchises

5/5/2015

The new franchises are located in the Washington, D.C./Maryland market and Tampa, Fla., market. More

Heron Rebranded as Heron Home & Outdoor

5/4/2015

Heron Lawn & Pest Control rebranded itself as Heron Home & Outdoor to reflect the company’s diverse service offerings. More

Arrow Environmental Services Acquires 4Ever Green

5/4/2015

The deal will help expand Arrow’s lawn and ornamental services in the Tampa Bay area and adds over $150,000 in annual revenues. More

Alterra Expands into Five New States

5/4/2015

The company has expanded to Nevada, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. 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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