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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD MAY 17, 2010
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PODCAST

Steven Graff Discusses Pest Management in Food Facilities
PCT caught up with Steven Graff, quality assurance Manager, Abell Pest Control, Toronto, Canada. Graff authored "Closed for Business" — a recent PCT magazine “Tech Talk” column. In the following podcast, Graff discusses pest management in food service and food processing facilities.
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HEADLINE NEWS

Industry Professional Donoho Traveling to Africa to Build Children’s Orphanage Another example of the industry’s generosity is on display this week as Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone, travels to West Africa with representatives of Children of the Nation to lay the groundwork for construction of an orphanage in Liberia.

Terry Clark Blogs about Haiti Relief Trip Clark shared his experiences and photos from the two-day mission on the Clark Pest Control blog.

EHS Donates Vehicle to Local Animal Control Officer John Stellberger, president of Environmental Health Services, donated a service van to the Town of Goshen, Mass., to be used for animal control needs.

Harvey Massey Recognized by Florida Citrus Sports Massey was presented with the The Howard Palmer Award, an annual award presented to a member who has maintained a long and active relationship with Florida Citrus Sports.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Virginia Reports Increase in Lyme Disease The spike in cases is believed to be due to a growing deer population.

Braemar Pest Management Joins BedBug Free Network The addition of Braemar Pest has transformed BedBug Free into an international network of pest management firms committed to the guidelines and practices of Bed Bug Central.

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TECHNICAL

Spiders Devour Ants Front-End First A spider that only eats ants is choosy about which body parts of its prey it devours based on their nutritional value, according to new research from the journal Animal Behaviour.

UF Workshop to Address Threat of Insect-Based Terrorism A workshop at the University of Florida May 20-22 will look at the possibility of an unusual but potentially massive form of insect-based terrorism that could be launched in Florida.

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EVENTS

NPMA Introduces New Webinar Series The weekly program will provide NPMA members with expert advice and information on the industry and management issues that they encounter.

Action Pest Control Announces 2010 Food and Grain Industry Pest Management Seminar The company's 12th annual Food and Grain Industry Pest Management Seminar takes place on July 23, at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center in Evansville, Ind.

New Dates Announced for CEPA Europest Meeting The meeting has been rescheduled for June 14-15 in Budapest, Hungary.


TRAINING

Techletter Celebrates 25 Years of Pest Control Technician Training Pinto & Associates, publisher of Techletter for pest control technicians, recently announced a major milestone — 25 years of continuous publication


SUPPLIER NEWS

Bird-B-Gone Expands Manufacturing Plant The new facility will allow Bird-B-Gone to expand production capabilities ensuring that products are in stock and ready to ship same day.

Univar Names James Osuch Central District Manager – PP&S Osuch was recently a PP&S District Sales Manager for the Western District.

Team Termidor, Mike Merchant Ride for MS Texas A&M’s Merchant and "Team Termidor," a group assembled by BASF’s Mike Toce — were among the participants in the recent Sam's Club MS 150 bicycle ride to raise money for research efforts to fight multiple sclerosis.

DeMask Marketing Introduces the ‘Bed Bug Marketing Kit’ The kit consists of three press releases designed to target consumers in local markets.

Innolytics Receives $100,000 Grant from Gates Foundation The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Dr. Alexander MacDonald.


POPULAR CULTURE

 

Mississippi State University to Hold a ‘Bug Camp’ for Kids Mississippi State University’s Basic Insect and Plant Ecology camp will provide fun and learning for all ages June 13–17.

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