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'NPMA Gives Award' Presented to Spencer Pest Services


The award was created to provide association members with a way to recognize their contributions to their communities. More

Rollins Reports Q2 and Six Months 2014 Financial Results


The company recorded second quarter revenues of $369.4 million, an increase of 5.3% compared to $350.8 million in the prior year's second quarter. More

ESA Announces Newly Certified ACEs — July 2014


The Entomological Society of America (ESA) announced 16 new Associated Certified Entomologists. More

Fewer Deer May Mean Less Lyme Disease, Study Says


In a newly released 13-year study, researchers in Connecticut found that reduced deer populations can indeed lead to a reduction in Lyme disease cases. The results of their study are published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. More

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Alchemy Pest Control


Alchemy is based in Raleigh, N.C., and serves the greater Raleigh-Durham area and surrounding communities. More

EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents


The new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. More

RFP: Presolicitation Notice for Pest Control Service Contract


The Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System is pre-soliciting a contractor that will develop and implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan for the VAMC Connecticut West Haven and the Newington Campuses. More

Active Pest Control Announces Acquisition


The McDonough, Ga.-based company acquired 24 By 7 Pest Control, based in Norcross, Ga. More

ACE-International Program Becomes a Reality


The Certification Corporation Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) approved the launch of an International Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE-I) program. This global version of ESA’s popular U.S.-based ACE certification and credentialing program will support pest management professionals (PMPs) from all nations. More

Recognize Your Company’s Top Termite Technician


There is still time to nominate your company’s top termite technician for the PCT Technician of the Year Awards. All category nominations (Residential, Commercial and Termite) are due by July 18. The awards are sponsored by BASF. More

Varment Guard Transitioning Technical Director/Entomologist Position


Mark Goodman, a doctoral candidate in the department of entomology at the University of Kentucky, will be taking over for the retiring Dr. Gerry Wegner. More

Woman Breeds 100,000 Cockroaches in Her house


The South China Morning Post is reporting that Yuan Meixia in China shares her home with 100,000 cockroaches, which she considers her children. More

Senske Partners with the Blue Cross of Idaho


Senske is helping the Blue Cross of Idaho maintain The Giving Garden. More

Podcast: Dan Gordon and John Corrigan Provide Exit-Planning Advice


Gordon, president of PCO Bookkeepers, and Corrigan, attorney with the law firm Corrigan and Baker, provide advice on how PCOs can successfully transition out of their business. The duo will be presenting as part of PCT's Aug. 27 Mergers & Acquisition Virtual Event. More

Steinmetz, Swayne Launch New ‘Once-A-Year’ Pest Company


Chuck Steinmetz and Jim Swayne have launched Safer Home Services, a new once-a-year pest control & termite protection company based in Clearwater, Fla. More

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Cook’s Open House Showcases State-of-the-Art Training Facilities

Residential and commercial training centers provide hands-on educational opportunities in a “real-world” setting for technicians and sales personnel.

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Alchemy Pest Control

Alchemy is based in Raleigh, N.C., and serves the greater Raleigh-Durham area and surrounding communities.

Canada's Bed Bug Problem Worsening, Experts Say

Bed bugs are multiplying in record numbers in cities and smaller communities across Canada, CTN News reports.

'Super Ants' Discovered in London

An invasion of super ants that are attracted to electricity is feared to be spreading across the south of the country after a large nest was discovered in a house in London, reports.

Bed Bugs Turn Up in Senate Office Building

The pests were found on the sixth floor of the Dirksen building last week, causing officials to take emergency measures such as closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape, the Daily Caller reports.