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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JULY 6, 2010
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TOP STORY

Greg Baumann Resigns from NPMA; Joins Rollins’ Technical ServicesTeam
Baumann, who has worked at NPMA for 18 years, will be based at Rollins’ corporate office in Atlanta. His new position is within the technical services group, which also includes Paul Hardy, Frank Meek and Ron Harrison.
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HEADLINE NEWS

Rollins Announces European Expansion and Orkin Acquisitions and Promotions
Recent news includes expansion into Turkey and the promotion of Steve Leavitt to assistant to the president of Orkin USA.

Arrow Exterminators Announces Executive Promotions
Emily Thomas Kendrick has been promoted to chief executive officer and president and Jeff Singley will move into the role of chief operating officer.

Action Pest Control Acquires Blessinger’s Exterm-It-All
Blessinger’s Exterm-It-All was founded in 1989 by Terry and Pam Blessinger and provides services to customers in Jasper, Ind., and all of Dubois, Spencer and Pike Counties.

Key Overseas Pest Issues Discussed at Europest 2010
Europest was organized by the European Pest Management Industry Association (CEPA) and the Hungarian Pest Control Association (MaKOSZ). It was held last month in Budapest, Hungary.

FSIS, FDA, and CDC Measure Progress on Food Safety
These groups have scheduled two joint public meetings to hear stakeholder presentations on measuring progress on food safety.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Abercrombie shuts New York Store Due to Bed Bugs
The store, in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, was closed last Wednesday, the company reported.

Maggots Force Plane Back to Gate in Atlanta
Maggots falling from an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat forced a US Airways flight to return to the gate so the bin could be cleaned.

Trapped Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in San Diego County
A harvest mouse trapped in an open space near Fairbanks Ranch tested positive for hantavirus, county health officials said last week.

Raccoon Blamed for 5-hour Downtown Memphis Outage
A raccoon described as acrobatic and mean-spirited knocked out power to a section of downtown Memphis that included two hospitals and a newspaper for more than five hours.

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TECHNICAL

Ant Colonies Share Disease Resistance, New Research Shows
A Northeastern University biology professor and her team of student researchers have discovered that the social feeding habits of carpenter ants reduce disease transmission and widespread infection within the colony, in much the same way that a mother’s milk helps her child boost his immune system against foreign organisms.


INDUSTRY EVENTS

NPMA and PLANET to Co-Host 2nd Annual Lawn Care Summit, December 1-3 in Atlanta
The event is a national forum on current trends and future developments in lawn care. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

UNL Offers ‘Shooting in Sensitive Environments’ Workshop
Hosted by the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the workshop's goal is to provide intensive training in accurate shooting to improve the safety and effectiveness of shooting in non-traditional shooting locations.

Barry Stangel Hosts ‘Train the Trainer’ Seminar
Stangel, president of The Pest Management Training & Consulting Center, hosted a special workshop presented by Ron Gardner and Dan Wexted of Cornell University’s education staff.


PROMOTIONS

Win a Trip to the Daytona 500 by entering the BASF Roguard Video Contest
Pest management professionals have a chance to win a trip to the Daytona 500 by entering the Roguard Rodent Management System (RMS) video contest sponsored by BASF.

FMC Offers Transport Summer Promotion
From now through Sept. 30, pest management professionals can enjoy discounted pricing on Transport insecticide products from FMC Professional Solutions.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Bayer Offers Maxforce Refillable Buffet Bait Stations
The new bait stations further extend the attractiveness of Maxforce Quantum bait by protecting it from the elements and eliminating bait absorption into porous surfaces.

Dolan, Maston Named Business Managers for Target Specialty Products
Target Specialty Products has named Candy Dolan as the business manager for its fumigation market, and Bobby Maston as business manager for the company’s pest control market.

DuPont Professional Product to Reveal Latest Sustainable Product Packaging
DuPont announced its plans to convert all of its 4-syringe packaging of the DuPont Advion cockroach and ant gel to 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic that is 100 percent recyclable.

Unifix USA Offers Battery-Powered Injection System
The Patriot 2XP Green Injector features an 85-minute run time and three-hour charge time.

InTice Gelanimo Ant Bait Now Registered in California and New York
The 0.4 ounce ready-to-use station, 35-gram syringe and 4-ounce cup of InTice Gelanimo are now registered for use in California.

TAP Team Announces Sales Staff Additions
The company has added new sales reps in key markets to support business development programs. New sales reps include Stewart Evers, Tom Nay and Ray Meyers.

BioProspect Announces Trial Updates for Termilone
Australian natural products provider BioProspect Limited announced the latest trial results for Termilone, a natural termite solution.

WCS Offers the New Tele-Trap Notifier
The device uses cellular technology for notifying a user that a trap has been tripped, and it can be installed on virtually any trap.

Natular Mosquito Larvicide Receives 2010 U.S. EPA Award
Natular larvicide uses the active ingredient spinosad to control mosquito larvae in aquatic habitats.


RESOURCES

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