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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JUNE 28, 2010
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HEADLINE NEWS

Terminix’s John Chapman Passes Away
Chapman, director of technical services at Memphis, Tenn.-based Terminix, passed away on June 21. He was 60. MORE >>

Cooper Pest Solutions Honored as a Top Small Company for Which to Work
Inc. Magazine honored Cooper Pest Solutions as one of the nation’s Top 40 Companies to Work for by providing employees with a company culture like no other.

EPA Delays Enforcement of Renovation Rule Certification Requirements
EPA's decision comes after the U.S. Senate last month approved legislation delaying enforcement of the RRP Rule until Oct. 1, 2010.

Roland Higgins Appointed Director General of CEPA
Higgins has vast association experience, including holding various positions with the European Modern Restaurant Association. He replaced Rob Fryatt, who held this position for the last four years.

Georgia Association Awards Scholarships
Seven recipients will receive $1,000 each from the Georgia Pest Control Association scholarship fund. The students are children of GPCA members representing pest control companies throughout Georgia.

R. Dana Pest Control Introduces DANA K-9 Scent Detection
DANA K-9 Scent Detection, a new division of R. Dana Pest Control in West Haverstraw, N.Y., has “unleashed” its bed bug-sniffing canines Walter and Lucy.

REGIONAL NEWS

Ad Campaign For Apex Pest Control Wins National Advertising Award
Apex was founded in 1985 and serves more than 25 counties in Florida.

Unlicensed PCO Charged with Using Banned Pesticides to Treat Bed Bugs
A Massachusetts man has been charged with using agricultural pesticides malathion and carbaryl to treat bed bugs in Quincy, Somerville, Malden, and Everett, Mass., and is also charged with running a pesticide application business without certification.

California Man Killed By Bee Attack Identified
Authorities have identified a man killed by hundreds of bee stings in Encinitas, which is north of San Diego.

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FMC Extends Talstar Promotion
The company's point-of-sale promotions for Talstar PL granular, Talstar EZ granular and Talstar Professional insecticides has been extended until Nov. 30, 2010.

One Month Left for DuPont NASCAR Promotion
Pest management professionals have an opportunity to watch NASCAR in DuPont VIP style and meet Jeff Gordon.

SUPPLIER NEWS

Bayer CropScience Supports Pest Control Efforts in Haiti After January Earthquake
Fact-finding mission surveys the pest conditions in hospitals and tent cities together with NPMA.

Rockwell Labs Ltd Introduces InTice Border Patrol System
Product intended for setting up a proactive perimeter defense to keep crawling pests at bay and keep bait fresher, longer.

Unifix USA Offers Battery-Powered Injection System
The Patriot 2XP Green Injector features an 85-minute run time and three-hour charge time.

First Person Account from BASF’s Tom Nishimura: Pest Control Industry Responds to Haiti
BASF Market Development Specialist Tom Nishimura, a member of the pest management industry delegation organized by NPMA that traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, shares a first-hand account of the destruction he witnessed and the delegation’s relief efforts.

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PEOPLE NEWS

Mueller, Mueller, and Vincent Transition and Expansion
John B. Mueller, formerly of Fumigation Service & Supply, recently announced his co-ownership and transition to Food Protection Services (FPS). Mueller brings 23 years of food safety pest management and fumigation experience to Food Protection Services.

Rose Pest Solutions Employee Fosters Honeybees in Back Yard
Barb Craig works by day as a marketing manager at Rose Pest Solutions, but at home, she’s a honeybee foster mom.


TECHNICAL NEWS

EPA Now Offers Toll-free Spanish Language Hotline for Pesticide Questions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a new feature for Spanish-speaking citizens: a toll-free hotline where callers can get questions answered about pesticides.

Genome Sequence May Lead to Better Methods to Target Lice
A Purdue University researcher hopes a better understanding of the neurological system of the body louse through the mapping of its genome will lead to better control or elimination of the human parasite.

7th International IPM Symposium To Be Held in March 2012
Symposium sessions will address Integrated Pest Management across disciplines — internationally — in the marketplace, urban settings, greenhouses and more.

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