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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD APRIL 11, 2011
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Recently Added Videos on PCT Online
PCT Online has added several new videos including: Dr. Susan Jones (pictured) discussing bed bugs; an update on the Clean Water Act permit issue with Mike Katz; a regulatory update from NPMA’s Gene Harrington; and the presentation of the PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Award to Phil Cooper.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

EPA Awards Five Grants to Combat Bed Bugs
The U.S, Environmental Protection Agency is awarding grants totaling $550,000 to five organizations to implement new approaches in managing bed bug problems.

U.S. Senate Passes Tax-Reporting Repeal
The Senate voted last week to repeal a tax-reporting requirement contained in last year's health-care law that was widely criticized for being too burdensome, the first significant change to the law and one of the few bipartisan acts of Congress so far this year.

New Copesan Partners in Canada Announced
Copesan Services announced its regional providers servicing Copesan’s national clients in Canada. Copesan recently announced that it was ending its business relationship with Abell Pest Control and is in the process of transitioning Abell’s Copesan accounts to these Partners.

The Pest Management Pledge: Support for Japan
The president of the Japanese Pest Control Association has asked NPMA and its members for assistance following the recent earthquake and tsunami that wreaked so much devastation on the Tohoku region.

NPMA Announces Dates for PestWorld 2011
PestWorld 2011 will be held Oct. 19-22, at Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, La.

Veteran Distributor Tom Evans, 74, Dies
Tom Evans, former CEO of Southern Mill Creek Products of Ohio (SMCP), passed away on April 8. He was 74.

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COMPANY NEWS

Arizona Pest Control Launches a Pest ID App
The free app, AZPEST.COM PEST ID PRO, helps consumers identify pests in their home or business during the busy bug season. It’s now available in the iTunes store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

ServiceMaster Puts First Hybrid Trucks into Service in California
The Memphis-based company put the fleet of 10 TruGreen hybrid vehicles into service in California on March 17.

Orkin Specialists Receive Training on Emerging Illnesses
Emerging tick-borne and mosquito-borne illnesses were the focus of company-wide training session led by Orkin's Ron Harrison and Dr. Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, a behavioral scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Michigan-Based Action Termite & Pest Control Celebrates 25 Years
The full-service pest management provider, under the direction of Jim Rutherford, specializes in residential pest management and canine inspections for termites, carpenter ants and bed bugs.

Pestmaster Services of Kingston, N.Y. Joins the bedbugFREE Network
The company joins the network of pest management firms committed to the guidelines and practices of BedBug Central.

Critter Control Recognizes Longtime Employee Anniversaries at Annual Meeting
Among those recognized were 25-year employees Mike Dwyer, Vanetta ‘Happi’ Truan and Danielle Flowers.

Modern Pest Services Announces Promotion and New Hire at Woburn (Mass.) Office
Robert D. Hudson was promoted from general manager to business development manager. Robert J. Riley replaced Hudson as general manager.

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Dr. Cisse Spragins, president and CEO of Rockwell Labs, discusses Rockwell's new insect paste for ants and roaches.


SUPPLIER NEWS

J.T. Eaton Announces Japan Relief Effort
The company’s Stanley Z. Baker Foundation will send one free case of Liquid Ant Bait Stations to any pest management professional in exchange for a donation to the Red Cross.

FirstStrike Soft Bait Now Available in Canada
Liphatech announced the availability of FirstStrike soft bait to pest management professionals throughout Canada.

Hudson Introduces Back Reliever Extended Reach Sprayer
The new sprayer features a 25-inch Poly Telescopic Wand for extended reach.


IN MEMORIAM

GPCA Mourns Loss of Longtime Members Watkins and Isdell
The Georgia Pest Control Association mourn the passing of longtime members Jack Watkins and Allen Isdell.

Noted Entomologist Thomas Eisner Passes Away
isner, a groundbreaking authority on insects whose research revealed the complex chemistry that they use to repel predators, attract mates and protect their young, died earlier this month.

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