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Mallis Handbook Seminar to be a
One-of-a-Kind Event

There is still time to register for the Mallis Handbook Technical Forum, a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with many of the pest control industry’s leading technical experts — including Jeff Tucker, Dr. Michael Potter, Frank Meek, Stoy Hedges and Dr. Bobby Corrigan. The seminar is set for Dec. 5-7 at the Renaissance SeaWorld at Orlando. Additionally, PCT is offering a special one-day registration price of $99 for the Mallis Technical Forum for anyone who might like to come in for one day (e.g., Florida residents) to attend the conference. MORE >>

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Bert Dodson Comes Up Short in Virginia Senate Campaign
Dodson, owner of Dodson Pest Control, lost his bid for a Virginia State Senate seat (22nd district) to Republican Tom Garrett.MORE >>

NPMA Adopts Changes to Bed Bug BMPs
The NPMA Board of Directors adopted several changes to NPMA's Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs (BMPs) proposed by the Bed Bug Division during its recent meeting at PestWorld in New Orleans.

Orkin Acquires Central Kansas Pest Control Company
Orkin recently expanded its service area in central Kansas with the acquisition of Pawnee Pest Control in Larned, Kan.

A-Active Named to Inside Business's 'Roaring 20s' List
The award honors businesses in Hampton Roads, Va., that exhibit revenue and employee growth as well as make significant contributions to the local economy.

BedBug Central Chosen to House EPA Master Bed Bug Resource List
EPA's master resource list highlights bed bug basics, prevention, treatment, travel, and general bed bug facts.

Steritech Honored for IPM Program at Maryland Hospital
The Integrated Pest Management in Health Care Facilities Project has honored The Steritech Group for its outstanding achievement in implementing “green pest management” at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Dispelling Myths About the
Brown Recluse Spider

Dan Collins, president of Collins Pest Management, Evansville, Ind., provides his observations and dispels some myths about the brown recluse spider.MORE >>


Practical Pest Controllers Flock to UK’s PestTech 2011
PestTech 2011, held on Nov. 2 in Birmingham, UK, featured exhibits and workshops as well as practical outdoor events featuring wild mammal control.

India Plays Host to Annual F.A.O.P.M.A. Meeting
The Federation of Asian and Oceanic Pest Management Associations held its annual convention in Goa, India, Sept. 22-24.


TomTom Launches Fleet Management Smartphone App
TomTom's fleet management system is now available on iOS and Android platforms.


In Memoriam: Jim Mieszala
Mieszala was owner of Hitman Pest Control and president of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association. He died last week at age 59.

Chris Donaghy Appears on NPR Program
Donaghy, CEO of Residex, was interviewed for a Veteran’s Day segment in which he discussed “Core Convictions,” the book he authored that told the story of Roland Rhodes, president of Rhodes Chemical Company and a World War II veteran.

St. Aubin to be Inducted into KPCA Hall of Fame
The Kansas Pest Control Association will induct Forrest St. Aubin into the Kansas Pest Control Industry Hall of Fame on Dec. 1, at the 2011 Winter Conference in Kansas City.

Jones Promoted to Senior VP of Arrow Exterminators’ East and West Georgia Regions
The East and West Georgia Regions include service areas from Athens, Ga., to Jacksonville, Fla., and Macon, Ga., to Fort Walton Beach, Fla.


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Purchase select BASF GPC products between now and Dec. 9 and receive instant rebates.

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