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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD APRIL 26, 2010
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TOP STORY

A Down Year for the U.S. Structural Pest Control Market, Curl’s Research Shows
The U.S. structural pest control industry generated an estimated $6.3 billion in total service revenue in 2009, down 4.1 percent from 2008, according to new research from Gary Curl. Curl's consulting firm, Specialty Products Consultants (SPC), has published the 10th edition of A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry. MORE >>

HEADLINE NEWS

Distributors Target Specialty Products and B&G Announce Joint Venture Plan Under the new plan, Tom Wright, president of B&G Chemicals & Equipment Company since 1991, will continue directing B&G operations as regional manager, and the company will continue under the B&G name.

Pestmaster, Allergy Technologies Donate Products, Services to Bed Bug-Infested Homeless Shelter The companies teamed up to treat The Washington Manor/The Queens Galley, a shelter and soup kitchen for homeless adults in Kingston, N.Y.

New Mexico Confirms Another Case of Plague in Pets The New Mexico Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory confirmed plague last week in a dog that lived near San Jon in Quay County.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Peninsular Unveils New 3-D Billboard Inspired by the quirky Chick-fil-A three-dimensional billboards, Peninsular's billboard is creating buzz and helping the company with its rebranding efforts.

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions Becomes BedBug Free Sandwich Isle, based in Pearl City, Hawaii, becomes the first company in Hawaii to be approved for BedBug Free membership.

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PEOPLE

NYC PCO Calabrese Publishes 'The Bad Bug Book' Inspired by his six-year-old daughter, Paul Calabrese, owner of Abolish Pest Control Services, differentiates the many household pests through pictures and rhymes.

Idaho PCO Coulson Wins PCT Book Giveaway Phil Coulson, a 19-year industry veteran who owns and operates Custom Care Pest Services, Boise, Idaho, wins a trio of books from PCT.

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SPONSORED WEBINAR

Bayer’s Joe Barile to Present Webinar on Ants and Other Pests The seminar is scheduled for April 30, at 2 p.m. Barile will present research data, trends and tips relating to the management of ants and other pests.


TECHNICAL

Project Fruit Fly: What Accounts for Insect Taste? A Johns Hopkins team has identified a protein in sensory cells on the “tongues” of fruit flies that allows them to detect a noxious chemical and, ultimately, influences their decision about what to eat and what to avoid.


SUPPLIER NEWS

BASF Launches ‘Termite House Party’ Exhibit at Audubon Insectarium The new exhibit allows attendees to watch as thousands of hungry, wood-eating termites consume a miniature house.

Residex Continues to Support Achilles Freedom Team in 2010 The company actively raises donations and awareness for the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans in 2010.

Isuzu and Utilimaster Introduce New Commercial Vehicle The vehicle combines the functionality and design flexibility of a custom-built work truck with the styling and ergonomics of a cargo van.


POPULAR CULTURE

Marvel Confirms 'Ant-Man' Movie The movie's plot revolves around a scientist who develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.

Texas is Home to The Cockroach Hall of Fame The New York Daily News recently profiled Michael Bohdan, curator of the museum, which features costumed deceased roaches, among other oddities.

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