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NC State: Warmer Temps Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations


Research from North Carolina State University shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check. More

Ehrlich Selected to Protect National Landmarks


The company has been selected by the National Park Service to install and maintain effective termite control systems for 14 national historic sites in the Delaware Valley, including Independence Hall. More

NCSU Study: Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds


North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. More

Target Specialty Products Hosts Annual Fumigation School


As part of the annual school, held earlier this month in California, attendees took a field trip to see an actual fumigation process. This year’s fumigation beneficiary was the Greater Richmond Interfaith Project, which had been battling bed bugs the past few years. The fumigation itself was donated by Your Fumigation office, Elk Grove, Calif. More

Rose Pest Solutions Launches Madagascar Cockroach Giveaway Program


In an effort to stress the importance of science in the classroom while promoting the field of entomology, the Troy, Mich.-based company will give away more than 1,000 Madagascar hissing cockroaches to schools and children’s organizations in Michigan, Ohio and northeast Indiana. More

PPMA Announces Rodent Awareness Week


The Professional Pest Management Alliance has designated the week of November 16-22, 2014, as Rodent Awareness Week. More

Alterra Raises $31,327 to Help Fight Malaria


The company participated in the Nothing But Nets campaign. More

Bug Doctor Named 'Best in Bergen'


The company was recognized as the top pest management provider in Bergen County, N.J., at the BergenFest 2014 Expo & Food Festival. More

Rollins Releases Q3 Earnings Results


The company recorded third quarter revenues of $384.9 million, an increase of 6.3% compared to $362.2 million in the prior year's third quarter. More

Dold to Return to Congress


Robert Dold (R-IL) will return to Congress to represent the 10th District of Illinois, after winning his rematch with Rep. Brad Schneider (D) yesterday. Dold’s family owns and operates Rose Pest Solutions, Chicago, Ill. More

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Household Termite and Pest Control


Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of Household Termite and Pest Control, a company specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Foley, Ala. More

Class Action Suit Filed Against city of Des Moines Over Bed Bug Infestation


More than fifty tenants at the Royal View Manor apartment complex, a 200-unit facility for low income families have joined a class action lawsuit trying to force the city to clean it up and pay for damages, WHOTV reports. More

PCO Profile: Falcon Takes Flight


Under second-generation PCO Louis Witherington, Falcon Lawn & Pest has flourished in the competitive Central Florida market. More

Allgood Pest Solutions Announces Expansion


The company announeced acquisitions in the Georgia cities of Augusta, Statesboro and Waycross. More

UPFDA Recognizes Contributions of Tommy Reeves at Board Meeting


Reeves recently completed a two-year term as UPFDA president where he was instrumental in establishing the future direction of the association. More

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Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease.

Allergy Technologies Offers Free Liner Trial Program to PMPs

The program enables pest management professionals (PMPs) to evaluate ActiveGuard Mattress Liners in real world applications.

PCO Caldwell in Country Gospel Music Video

Ronnie Caldwell, president of Innovative Pest Management, Denver, N.C., is one of the stars of the new Bruce Hedrick video 'A Better Man.'

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Detected in Mexico

The country has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in the southwest of the country, the state government of Chiapas said on Saturday.

Temp-Air Announces Thermal Remediation Bed Bug National Conference

The company’s 1st Bi-Annual Thermal Remediation Bed Bug National Conference will be held March 8-10, 2015 in Grapevine, Texas.