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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD MARCH 21, 2011
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TOP STORY

NPMA Applauds Rep. Schmidt for Introducing Bed Bug Management, Prevention and Research Act
Introduced by Representative Jean Schmidt (R-OH, pictured speaking at Legislative Day), the measure was in response to the dramatic resurgence of bed bugs in the United States in recent years and aims to find ways to help Americans cope with this pest. MORE >>

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LEGISLATIVE DAY

Legislative Day Attendees Advocate a Pair of Important Industry Issues
Pest management professionals from around the country descended on our nation’s capitol last week to lobby their congressional representatives to consider the pest control industry’s position on a pair of important bills: H.R. 72, “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011”; and H.R. 967, the newly introduced “Bed Bug Management, Prevention, and Research Act of 2011.”

Video: Gorecki Receives 2011
FMC Legislative Day Award

In a career that spans 23 years, Orkin’s Chris Gorecki has been one the pest control industry’s most active members when it comes to regulatory issues – not only at Orkin, but for NPMA, where he currently chairs NPMA’s Government Affairs Committee. For these and other contributions Gorecki, Orkin’s vice president of quality assurance, government and environmental affairs and termite claims, was presented with the annual FMC Legislative Day Award. MORE >>

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves H.R. 872
H.R. 872 will exempt lawful pesticide applications from the requirement to obtain an NPDES permit.

PCT Technicians of the Year Recognized at Legislative Day
PCT recognized Mariano Acosta (residential), Jim Bailey (commercial) and Todd Walker (termite) for their outstanding service.

Copesan Raises Over $13,000 for Pest Management Scholarships and Research
The money raised will be equally divided between the Pi Chi Omega Scholarship Fund and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Foundation.


MULTIMEDIA

Barry Murray Video Blog #1: Yellow Pages Advertising
Murray provides his insights into “Yellow Pages Advertising in the Age of the Internet.”
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INDUSTRY NEWS

Orkin Establishes First Franchise in China
Rollins Inc. announced that the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Orkin, has established a new international franchise in Shanghai, China. This franchise is Orkin’s first in China.

Massey Services Announces Series of Promotions and Personnel Changes
Among the changes is the retirement of Bud Brewer, longtime vice chairman of Massey Communications.

EPA to Host Conference on Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases
Titled "Promoting Community Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to prevent Tick-Borne Diseases," the conference takes place March 30-31, in Arlington, Va.

NPMA Announces National Canine Conference Providing Solutions for Scent Detection Professionals
The event is designed to provide guidance to pest management professionals who own or are interested in using canines to detect insects.

UF’s Scheffrahn, Su and Kern to Lead Termite Course
The week-long class covers termite general biology and control and will be held at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

Bed Bugs and Beyond Expands its Nationwide Provider Network
The company announced its expanded partnership with various select service providers including professionals that specialize in fumigation, moving and bed bug preparation, K-9 scent detection and treatment of bed bug infestations.

Sarasota-Based Arrow Environmental Services Takes Aim at Competitors
CEO George Pickhardt is on a buying binge.

Debug Pest Control Enlists to be bedbugFREE
Southern New England company gains membership to bedbugFREE-approved roster.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Dow AgroSciences Announces More Sustainable Packaging
Dow AgroSciences is now using shipping boxes made of a minimum of 65 percent post-consumer recycled content for its pest management and crop protection products manufactured in North America.

Liphatech Hires Michael Bennett as Sales Rep
for New England and Canada

Bennett is a former territory manager for Stainmaster Carpet, Grand Rapids, Mich.

PestWest Adds Dr. Stuart Mitchell
Mitchell will offer increased technical support and training for PestWest.

New Pest Control Marketing Site Launched
A new website contains marketing ideas, examples, articles and solutions for pest companies looking to grow the business.

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