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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD MARCH 8, 2010
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DIGITAL EDITION

February Issue is Live
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PCT PODCAST

Rodent Control Advice
from Dan Collins

PCT caught up with Dan Collins, owner of Collins Pest Management, Evansville, Ind. Collins has 13 years of pest management experience and has worked under the tutelage of rodent expert and PCT columnist Dr. Bobby Corrigan. In the following podcast, Collins discusses a variety of issues relating to rodent control, including bait station placement; the use of attractants; and how to catch that last elusive rodent in an account.

LEGISLATIVE DAY

Republican Leader Advises Legislative Day Attendees to ‘Confront Leadership’ RNC Chairman Michael Steele encouraged PCOs to aggressively push their agendas during Capitol Hill visits last week.

Donnie Blake Receives 2010 FMC Legislative Day Award Blake received the award in recognition of his efforts lobbying for the pest control industry on the state and national levels.

Copesan Raises Money for Pi Chi Omega and the NPMA Foundation Copesan raised $11,000 for these organizations, which contribute to the future of the pest management industry.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Terminix Launches Multisensory Exhibit Devoted to Bugs The traveling educational exhibit, named "Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World!," was launched Feb. 13, at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

NPMA Announces Women of Excellence Award NPMA’s Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin, recognizes women who advance the pest management industry.

Inside Tucson Business Profiles Internet Marketing Whiz Caleb Tennenbaum Caleb Tennenbaum, son of Arizona Pest Control Co-Owner Bruce Tennenbaum, has transformed the company's Web presence.

North Fulton Pest Solutions Opens New Corporate Office and Training Center The new 6,600-square-foot facility will house the NFPS corporate operations, as well as the Alpharetta branch.

‘Mak (as in McKale) the Mouse’ Selected as Truly Nolen Blimp’s Name The Truly Nolen blimp now has a name to go with its trademark ears and tail thanks to one local high school student.

Two More Companies Achieve BedBugFREE Status A-Pro Pest Control and Gene’s Pest Control are the most recent bedbugFREE-approved companies.

Florida Pest Control Achieves Green Shield Certification The company achieved Green Shield Certification of its Premium Green Service.


BUSINESS NEWS

Service Sector Growing at Fastest Rate Since 2008 Growth in the U.S. service sector accelerated in February to its fastest pace in more than two years, the Institute for Supply Management reported.

New Research Sheds Light on Social Media Use The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association released research on the habits of social media users.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Univar Relocates Pest Control Supply Office in Sacramento The company's West Sacramento office was relocated just 10 minutes from the old location.

AP&G Introduces Catchmaster Bedbug Detection System The product simulates the conditions that appeal strongly to bed bugs, manufacturer AP&G reports.

J.T. Eaton Announces OneKey Concept The manufacturer announced a program for implementing an industry-wide, universal rodent bait station key.

Bird-B-Gone Designs New Web Site Visitors to the new site will find in-depth information such as installation tips, specifications and CAD details.

Target Raises $1,500 for UCR Urban Entomology Fund Proceeds from Target’s Annual Fumigation School will benefit the University of California Riverside’s Urban Entomology Fund.

Maruyama Names Ben Anderson Western Regional Sales Manager A sales professional with more than 10 years of field experience, Anderson has an extensive background selling and servicing pumps for agriculture purposes

New Product Excludes Pests from Corrugated Metal Buildings Made with patented stainless steel and polyfiber technology, the blocks measure 2 inches by 2 inches by 7.5 inches.


INDUSTRY EVENT

University of Nebraska-Lincoln to Host Goose Management Workshop The goal is to provide practical real-world training to individuals and organizations interested in learning about all aspects of goose damage management.


FUN STUFF

‘The Onion’ Pokes Fun at U.S. Bed Bug Problem The satirical Web site ran a fake story titled 'White House Infested With Bedbugs After Biden Brings In Recliner Off The Curb.'

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