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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD MARCH 28, 2011
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VIDEO

Legislative Day Video Recap
A video recap of NPMA Legislative Day, including interviews with Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) and other Legislative Day speakers and attendees.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

EPA Warns Online Shoppers About Illegal, Harmful Pesticide Sales
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has warned more than 2,800 customers across the United States about risks associated with a banned pesticide in an ant control product they purchased online through fastpestcontrol.com.

Destructive Khapra Beetle Pest Intercepted at Atlanta Airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted the destructive pest in the luggage of two international passengers arriving from India.

Researchers Collect 'Signals Intelligence' on Insect Pests
Using commercially available parts, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and colleagues have developed a new automated system for detecting insects based on the peculiar sounds the insects make while moving.

Italy’s Pest Control Association (ANID) Holds Annual Conference
On March 16-17, key players from the Italian pest control industry gathered in the northern seaside town of Riccione to participate in Disinfestando, sponsored by the Italian pest control association, Associazione Nazionale della Imprese di Disinfestestazione (ANID).

Black Pest Prevention Opens Service Center in Mooresville, N.C.
The new office is the company's fourth service center in North Carolina.

Enviroguard Pest Solutions Earns Small Business Award
The Georgia company was named “Small Business of the Year” by the Catoosa County (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce.

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MULTIMEDIA

Dr. Paula Shrewsbury on the Spread of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
University of Maryland Entomologist Dr. Paula Shrewsbury provides an update on the brown marmorated stink bug, an increasingly problematic pest in many parts of the country. MORE >>

Video: Viking Pest Control’s Bed Bug-Detecting Dog Helga Make Local TV Appearance
Helga, along with Viking’s Eve Pappas and Helga’s handler, Frank, were guests on a recent Talk Philly “Spring Spruce-Up” segment.


PEOPLE

Joey Harris Appointed to Alabama Agriculture and Industries Board
Harris, COO of Cook's Pest Control, will contribute to the board by helping make important decisions that affect the citizens of Alabama.

Illinois Entomology Professor May Berenbaum Wins Prestigious Award
Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Skyline Promotes Spillane to Director of Sales
Mickey Spillane is one of the founding members of Skyline.


SUPPLIER NEWS

PCS Introduces New Bed Bug Heat Treatment System
The system is comprised of a heater capable of an output of up to 62,800 BTU, three industrial fans, all the necessary cords, and a thermo coupler capable of six separate temperature readings.

The Mosquito Eliminator is a Commercial/Industrial Multi-Function Trap
The unit uses proprietary black light technology combined with special attractants to attract mosquitoes and other flying insects.


EVENTS

Hotel Deadline for UPF&DA Spring Conference is Friday
The annual spring meeting is set for April 26-27, in San Antonio, Texas.

Speaker Lineup Announced for BedBug University: North American Summit 2011
With 24 speakers, this year’s summit, scheduled for September, will represent one of the largest gatherings of bed bug expertise and leadership under one roof.

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