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Easier Access to Multimedia Files a Highlight of Redesigned PCTOnline

One of the major improvements made to recently redesigned PCTOnline is easier access to multimedia files. Simply visit PCTOnline’s homepage and click on any of the three multimedia tabs (Videos, Sponsored or Podcasts) to access the many multimedia files, which include videos, podcasts, Webinars and more. In addition, users have an opportunity to submit their favorite audio and video files, as well as YouTubes, from their MyPCT page.

HEADLINE NEWS

Ohio Seeks Emergency Pesticide Exemption to Fight Bed Bugs The Ohio Department of Agriculture is seeking an emergency exemption that would allow the use of the insecticide propoxur.

Market Research Study to Assess the Impact of the Great Recession on the Structural Pest Control Industry Specialty Products Consultants, LLC (SPC) has undertaken its tenth syndicated study of the professional pest control market in the United States.

Rollins Recognized for Having Atlanta's 'Best Commuter Program' The company has eliminated 400,000 vehicle miles of travel by encouraging employees to take advantage of commute alternatives.

Ken Myers, TPCA Executive Director, Passes Away Myers, executive director of the Texas Pest Control Association, died last week.

Rentokil Initial 3Q Pretax Profit More Than Doubles Rentokil Initial said it will focus on a growth strategy after reporting that third-quarter pretax profit more than doubled, boosted by progress in its turnaround business and the stronger euro.

Scientists Examining Northward Expansion of Rasberry Ants The ant has quickly spread as far north as Louisiana and Mississippi within the last year, researchers from Sam Houston State University report.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Advanced Pest Management Acquires Eastern Termite and Pest Control Advanced Pest Management, based out of Elkton, Md., has acquired Eastern Termite and Pest Control of Stevensville, Md.

Team Too Sponsors Toni McCray of McCray Motorsports McCray Motorsports announced that Team Too Termite & Pest Control signed on as the primary sponsor for Toni Marie McCray and the No. 90 Chevrolet for the Las Vegas Open Comp Super Late Model event, held on Nov. 7.

 

INDUSTRY EVENTS

UF Structural Fumigation School Runs Through this Week The school begins today and runs through Saturday at the University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

Insect Scientists to Converge in Indianapolis The 57th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) is scheduled for Dec. 13-16, in Indianapolis.

 

SUPPLIER NEWS

American Pest Management Featured on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Well-known Maryland pest control company teams with Dow AgroSciences to donate the Sentricon System.

Bedbug.com Debuts at PestWorld 2009 The Bedbug.com staff was on hand to answer inquiries about the proper use of encasements as part of an overall bed bug treatment solution.

FMC Names Bowley Product Manager, Pest Management Market Bowley, a native of England, has spent his entire career working in the pest management industry.

Photos: 'Most Endangered Studs Contest Winner' Home Treated Janet and Eddie Gallaway of Anahuac, Texas, recently had their home treated free-of-charge with Termidor termiticide/insecticide.

Lucky Seven Earns $15,000 from Protect-A-Bed The seventh time was the charm for HonorGuard Pest Management’s Craig Brooks.

Roll Introduces the Mosquito 86 Backpack The system has been specially designed for pest control applicators.

Rockwell Labs Ltd Celebrates 10 Years at PestWorld; Introduces SeptiTreat The company's first PestWorld appearance was in 1999. Rockwell also introduced SeptiTreat, a biological septic system treatment.

Leaf Defier Receives Green Buildings Review Product Seal Monzi, a manufacturer of gutter protection systems, has received the Green Buildings Reviewed Product Seal from Green-Buildings.com for its Leaf Defier and Leaf Defier XL products.

Exacto Expanding to Meet Product Demands Exacto Inc. will significantly increase its capacity to develop, manufacture and distribute adjuvant products that enhance chemicals used for pest control through a move to larger quarters custom-designed for lean manufacturing and quality control.

 

FUN STUFF

Man Stuffs Mouth With 16 Cockroaches in Record Bid The Lansing State Journal reported Sean Murphy on Friday stuffed 16 Madagascar hissing cockroaches into his mouth. He was trying to set a new Guinness World Records mark and said the old record was 11.

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