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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JULY 26, 2010
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ONLINE POLL

In conjunction with PCT’s July cover story, “Red Carpet Round Up,” PCT wants to know your favorite “insect/pest” movie.

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PCT PODCAST

Herb Field’s Observations About Flea Resurgence
Field, chief operating officer and entomologist, Lloyd Pest Control, talks about flea control, including his observations about the recent influx of flea control service requests Lloyd Pest Control has experienced.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

NPMA Releases Comprehensive Bed Bug Study
The new survey, conducted by NPMA and the University of Kentucky, shows that 95 percent of U.S. survey respondents indicated that their company has encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year.

Florida County Steps up Spraying in Wake of Encephalitis Death
The woman who died earlier this month from Eastern equine encephalitis is the first human case of the mosquito-borne disease in Hillsborough County since 1964 and the first death in the U.S. since 2008.

Phil Cooper Becomes the Face of the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2010-2011 Season
Cooper, president of Cooper Pest Solutions, to appear on season tickets and the team's yearbook.

California Child Care Centers Not Reporting Pesticide Use
A new survey finds that a majority of California child care centers have pest problems and many are turning to pesticides without notifying parents.

Food Safety Bill Delayed in Congress
At issue is whether or not to add language that would ban a controversial chemical, bisphenol A or BPA, from food packaging.

Thousands of Spiders Pour from Ship's Cargo
Authorities in the U.S. territory of Guam have turned away a ship after thousands of spiders overflowed from its cargo.

PWIPM Scholarship Deadline Extended to July 31
The PWIPM Scholarship is for one female interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry. The scholarship can be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry.


REGIONAL NEWS

Craig Thomas Pest Control Sponsors Fundraiser to Benefit Diabetes Research
In July, Culumus Media Station WPDH and Craig Thomas Pest Control hosted the 27th Annual Roof-A-Thon to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Blake Edwards to Join North Fulton Pest Solutions
R. Blake Edwards, formerly with FTI Consulting (FTI), has accepted the position of director of business development with North Fulton Pest Solutions (NFPS).

Mug-A-Bug Adds Pair of Associate Certified Entomologists
Charles Osborne and Jorge Ortiz recently earned ACE certification.

State Pest Control Announces Addition of New Personnel
Chad Whitaker has been added as a full-time termite manager and Brett Lewis as a part-time technician.


MULTIMEDIA

Video: Bed Bugs on the Rise
The Discovery Channel’s Jorge Ribas recently interviewed Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Department of Entomology about the rise of bed bugs. Raupp explained that bed bugs have re-emerged due to increased global travel as well as the pest control industry’s movement away from residual pesticides.

BedBug TV Airs Milestone 50th Episode
BedBug TV began as a periodic side-project for Jeff White in 2008, but the website and video blog have become an international resource for the public and pest management professionals seeking tips, information and advice on bed bugs.


TECHNICAL

Fly Control Essential for Beef, Dairy Herd Health
Whether in the pasture or the barn, fly control is an essential part of keeping healthy dairy and beef cattle herds, said Purdue University entomologist Ralph Williams.


INDUSTRY EVENTS

University of Kentucky Announces 40th Annual Program
The 40th Annual University of Kentucky Pest Control Short Course will be held Nov. 15-17, in Lexington, Ky.

Dates Set For 23rd Annual University of Florida School of Fumigation
The University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center will be hosting the 23rd Annual University of Florida School of Fumigation Nov. 15-19, 2010. The exam takes place on Nov. 20.

Integrated Bat Management to be Held in Houston Area on August 4
Texas AgriLife Extension and Bat Conservation International will present a seminar on integrated bat management on Aug. 4, in the Houston area.


SUPPLIER NEWS

FMC Introduces Product Label Notification Service
A new service from FMC Professional Solutions provides product users with rapid notification of label changes and updates.

Brownyard Group Adds Animal Mortality Coverage to PCOpro Program
Coverage is offered to pest control operators for canines that are specifically trained to detect insects or vermin.

Insects Limited Announces Upcoming Fumigation Training
Insects Limited will be holding a series of continuing education fumigation training courses in August 2010.

Woodstream Introduces 1082 Easy Set Havahart Live Trap
The 1082 is 5 inches wide by 5 inches high by 18 inches long with heavy-duty, high-tensile half-inch wire mesh.


FUN STUFF

Pigeon Droppings Halt Kings of Leon Concert
Heavy storms and scorching temperatures have failed to deter rock bands from performing at an outdoor stadium in St. Louis, but a bombardment of pigeon droppings proved too much for the Kings of Leon.

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