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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD AUGUST 23, 2010
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TOP STORY

NPMA’s Henriksen Makes Another Today Show Appearance
On Friday, NPMA’s Missy Henriksen made an in-studio appearance on NBC’s Today Show for a bed bug segment that ran in response to reports that bed bugs were showing up in non-residential locations such as movie theaters, schools and libraries. Henriksen provided viewers with tips on how to inspect a bed, including the importance of checking areas such as seams and dust ruffles. Specific to the issue of picking up bed bugs in movie theaters, Henriksen recommended that viewers not bring belongings such as purses, shopping bags, satchels, etc., into the theater and place them on adjacent empty seats.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

Bed Bugs Found in Basement of Empire State Building
Officials say pest management professionals had to clean out an employee changing room in the tower's basement after bed bugs were found there last week.

U.S. Marshals Seize Food from Rodent-Infested Georgia Warehouse
FDA acts to prevent distribution of food held under unsanitary conditions.

New Website Available on Pesticide Stewardship
A new website for pesticide stewardship provides one-stop shopping for anyone who needs to use a pesticide — and wants to know how to use it properly.

One in 10 New Yorkers has Battled Bed Bugs, Survey Shows
A new Daily News-Marist poll suggests that The City That Never Sleeps is probably too busy itching: One in 10 New Yorkers has now battled bed bugs in their home.

Orkin Hosts Conference for Middle Eastern Franchise Owners
Orkin recently hosted a conference for its Middle Eastern franchise owners. At the seminar Abdel Naser Rahhal was recognized as the company's International Franchisee of the Year.

New Chief Executive for British Pest Control Association Announced
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) this week welcomed its new chief executive, Simon Forrester.

Ohio Reps to Meet with EPA Over Bed Bug Crisis
Although EPA rejected Ohio's propoxur plea in June, the agency met last week with state and municipal leaders to try to formulate an abatement strategy.

BedBug Central’s North American Bed Bug Summit Sells Out
Event organizers have opened a waiting list for parties interested in attending due to cancellations by current registrants. The event takes place Sept. 21-22, in Chicago.

Banks Ease Small Business Lending Standards
Banks have eased lending standards for small businesses for the first time in nearly four years, the Federal Reserve said Monday.


REGIONAL NEWS

Innovative Pest Management to Unveil Widow Spider Sculpture
Dave Simpson, an artist and Denver,N.C., businessman, is working on a sculpture for Innovative Pest Management that will be unveiled in two months.

A 44-Story Hawaii Condo Faces Fumigation
Residents of the Keola La'i condominium on Queen Street will spend a week away from home next month as the 2-year-old high-rise undergoes treatment for termites.

Rodents Knock Out Phone Service in Iowa
A squirrel or group of squirrels is being blamed for knocking out phone and Internet service at an Iowa high school.


MULTIMEDIA

Sponsored Podcast: Action Pest Control’s Scott Robbins on Customer Communication
In a podcast sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, Action Pest Control Technical Director Scott Robbins discusses the importance of customer communication. Robbins authored the May 2010 feature "Communication with No Regrets."MORE >>


TECHNICAL

Controlling Insects in Stored Grain Bins
New data shows that during the summer, suction aeration cooled stored wheat’s upper portion, or “surface zone,” more quickly than pressure aeration, and that the difference correlated to fewer insect pests.

Ants Turned into 'Zombies' by 'Mind-Control' Fungus
A new study shows that the parasite Ophiocordyceps unilateralis infects ants and then manipulates their behavior.


SUPPLIER NEWS

NTE Electronics Introduces New Recordable Wireless Inspection Camera
The new WIC-100 ECG Wireless Recordable Inspection Camera assists in finding, diagnosing, and solving pest problems.

Study Examines How Quickly Transport GHP Controls Carpenter Ants
A Washington study reveals ants carrying Transport GHP back to the nest can control the colony in 24 hours.


ONLINE EXTRAS

Rodent Control Client Leave-Behinds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its website (www.cdc.gov) with helpful rodent management guidelines that can assist with the pest management professional-client partnership. August is PCT’s annual rodent control issue.

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