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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD MAY 10, 2010
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JUST ANNOUNCED

PCT Launches 2010 Technician of the Year Awards
PCT announces the launch of its annual Technician of the Year Awards program, sponsored by BASF. The annual awards recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. Winners are profiled in PCT magazine and will be recognized at a special ceremony held during an industry event in 2011. Nominations are now being accepted at PCTOnline. MORE >>

HEADLINE NEWS

New Mexico Confirms First 2010 Hantavirus Case The state's health department announced last week that a 44-year-old woman from McKinley County has been hospitalized in critical condition after contracting the virus.

Viking Acquires All Seasons Pest Management Services The acquisition gives Viking complete coverage of the state now, with 10 branches offering complete service to both the residential and commercial customers.

Obama Sends Congress Small Business Lending Bill The Obama administration has sent Congress a proposal to create a $30 billion support porgram to unfreeze credit for the nation's small businesses.

Demand For Pest Control in Chile Up 70% Following Earthquake The most unwanted houseguests are rats, cockroaches and spiders.

PPMA Offers Crisis Communications Guide The detailed guide helps PPMA investors to develop customized plans for their companies.

Consumer Spending Up Sharply, But Incomes Lag A slight rise in incomes added to concerns that the recovery could weaken unless income growth increases more rapidly.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Formosan Termites Emerging in New Orleans According to NOLA.com, during the past week Formosan subterranean termites have begun their annual emergence as alates.

About 200,000 Bees Removed from Florida Property Jeff McChesney of Truly Nolen ridded the property of the bees, which had taken up residence in an old trailer on the property.

Critter Control Fifth in Sailfish Pro Series The team competed in the 2009-2010 Sailfish Pro Series Post-Season Playoff on May 2, in Miami Beach.

NYC’s Rat Indexing Initiative Achieves Green Shield Certification The Rat Indexing Initiative uses advanced Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles paired with hand-held computers and sophisticated mapping technology to tackle the city's rat population.

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PEOPLE

Rollins Announces Executive Promotions The Rollins Board of Directors has elevated Harry J. Cynkus to senior vice president and named Tom Luczynski its new corporate secretary.

Massey’s Corino Selected to Join Christian Service Center Board Keith Corino will provide financial guidance, special event planning and overall non-profit leadership for the organization.

New York City PCO Hawkins Wins PCT Book Giveaway Steve Hawkins, owner of 5 Star Environments, New York, N.Y., won three copies of the consumer-geared book 'Bed Bug Beware.'

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TECHNICAL

Fire Ant Population in Smokies Expected to Increase Due to Construction The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is expecting an increase in fire ants this year as the park makes a concerted effort to upgrade its roads and parking areas.

NJPMA Reminds Homeowners it’s ‘Tick Time’ in the Garden State The New Jersey Pest Management Association is educating homeowners about the link between ticks and Lyme Disease, and reminding them of this spring/summer threat.

New Bed Bug Coalition Aims to Educate The Centre Region Bed Bug Coalition is educating the Centre Region community about preventing the spread of bed bugs.


PRODUCTS

Bayer Introduces Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait The new bait controls many ant species, including Argentine ants, Pharaoh ants, ghost ants, black garden ants, odorous house ants and crazy ants.

DeTour for Rodents Receives FIFRA Exemption The product is a contact irritant that, when contacted by the rodent, causes an intense, negative physiological reaction.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Residex Recognizes May as Memorial Month The New Jersey-based distributor has begun a movement to recognize and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with month-long remembrances.

ThermaPure Featured on ABC ‘Nightline’ Bed Bug Segment A bed bug segment on the April 20th episode reviewed the use of ThermaPureHeat.

Symbiot Announces Purchasing Program with Pest Control Supplies Under the new partnership Symbiot members receive a special national account price on an array of products.

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