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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD OCTOBER 18, 2010
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PCT PODCAST

Q&A with Incoming NPMA President Kevin Kordek
PCT Editor Jodi Dorsch interviewed Kevin Kordek, incoming president of the National Pest Management Association. Kordek officially begins his term as NPMA President at PestWorld, this week in Hawaii. In the following podcast, Kordek discusses a variety of issues related to the pest control industry as well challenges and rewards Kevin has experienced running his business, A-Active Termite & Pest Control, Virginia Beach, Va.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

Chinese Company In Talks To Buy Makhteshim Agan
Koor Industries is in negotiations to sell agrochemicals maker Makhteshim Agan Industries — which includes U.S. subsidiary Control Solutions, Inc. — to China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina).

EPA Announces New Pesticide Storage and Disposal Requirements
EPA has issued a Final Rule that amends the pesticide container and containment regulations to provide an 8-month extension of the labeling compliance date from Dec. 16, 2010 to Aug. 16, 2011.

Bed Bugs Found in Maine Medical Center
One of Central Maine Medical Center's surgical units in Lewiston was closed this month after a patient was found to have bed bugs.

Dold Campaign Launches New TV Ad
Titled “Dold with a D, not an E,” the commercial plays on the campaign’s challenge to educate voters that its candidate is Robert Dold, not Bob Dole, the longtime Kansas Senator and Republican party nominee in the presidential election of 1996.

NYC's Lincoln Center Has Bed Bugs
Bed bugs turned up in New York City's pre-eminent performing arts center in a dressing room of its David H. Koch Theater.

Bed Bugs Turn Into Big Business
A story on MSNBC titled "Bedbug invasion is turning into big business," explores how the bed bug explosion is providing an economic boost to pest control companies.


PCO NEWS

Baccus Exterminators Opens W.E. Blasingame, Jr. Pest Control Training Center
The training center is named in honor of industry legend Bill Blasingame, Sr., who has imparted his knowledge and expertise on many individuals in the pest control industry.

PermaTreat Helps Raise Money for the Rappahannock United Way
PermaTreat Pest Control sponsored the Fredericksburg Dog Fair on Oct. 2, and held a flea market on Oct. 9., to raise money for the Rappahannock United Way.

Bed Bug Prep Company Profiled in NY Daily News
Janet Friedman is a Broadway stage manager turned professional organizer, whose business began after she saw an opportunity when a wealthy client needed to clean her bug-filled apartment on the Upper West Side.


MULTIMEDIA

Sponsored Podcast: Bayer ES’s Eric Lentz on Perimeter Pest Control
Lentz, general insect control marketing manager at Bayer ES, discusses ways to control perimeter pests, a timely topic as these pests become more problematic during the fall.


SUPPLIER NEWS

FMC and Estes Assist with People Helping People Donation
Judy Wanner, technical sales representative for FMC Professional Solutions, presented six cases of Topia insecticide to David Willey, sales representative for Estes Chemical in Dallas, Texas. Willey delivered the donated product to a central distribution point in Dallas for the annual People Helping People event, sponsored by the Greater Dallas Pest Control Association.

Bird Buffer’s Founder Got His Start Working in Special Effects for Hollywood
The company's founder and president is Gary Crawford, whose other “claim to fame” is being the inventor of ET’s glowing finger.

Exosect Named a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company
The Global Cleantech 100 highlights promising private clean technology companies from all around the world.


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REMINDER

PCT Launches Ninth Annual Photo Contest
PCT announces its ninth annual Best Pest Photo Contest – your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. Gather up those photos you’ve taken of unusual-looking creatures in picturesque settings, and send the best of these photos to PCT for a chance to win $500.MORE >>

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