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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JANUARY 25, 2010
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UPCOMING EVENT

M.I.S.T. Mosquito Misting Conference
M.I.S.T. – an acronym for Misting Insecticides Solutions & Technology – is an intensive one-day seminar, sponsored by MGK, that is devoted exclusively to the misting market. The M.I.S.T. conferences are scheduled for Feb. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, and Feb. 23 in Tampa, Fla. Cost of the one-day seminar is $30 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 800/456-0707, visit www.mistconference.com, or e-mail conference@gie.net.
 

 

SPONSORED PODCAST
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Donnie Blake on New Developments
at OPC Pest Control

Donnie Blake and OPC Pest Control, Louisville, Ky., were the subjects of the PCT January feature "Sticking to the Basics." In the following podcast, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, learn about OPC's construction division; its new headquarters; and bed bugs, which are particularly problematic in the Louisville area.

HEADLINE NEWS

Greg Clendenin Named President of Orkin Southeast Clendenin has 30 years of pest control industry experience, having most recently served as president of Middleton Lawn & Pest Control.

PPMA Announces Appointment of Mike Katz to its Board of Directors Katz brings with him 40 years of experience in the structural pest control industry with three decades spent at Western Exterminator Company, where he now serves as president.

Chicago Tribune Endorses Bob Dold for Congress Dold, president of Rose Pest Solutions, and candidate for the 10th Congressional District in Illinois, picked up an important endorsement – the Chicago Tribune.

NPMA Offers Pest Management Services to Haiti on Industry’s Behalf NPMA has contacted the Center of International Development, coordinators of in-kind donations, pledging the industry’s willingness to provide the inspection and treatment necessary to protect public health in the regions most impacted by the earthquake.

Clark Donates to American Red Cross Haitian Earthquake Fund Clark Pest Control has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross earmarked for the assistance of victims of the Haitian earthquake.

GPCA Gathers Nearly 3,000 Items for Salvation Army Donation The Georgia Pest Control Association’s (GPCA’s) Public Relations Committee, in conjunction with several area regions, gathered almost 3,000 items to donate to the Salvation Army.

USDA Allocates $45 million for Plant Health Initiatives USDA will fund more than 200 projects to strengthen plant heath initiatives, which include more than $6 million for an expanded pest detection system in California and $3.3 million for a survey of pest pathways in the U.S.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Anderson Acquires St. Charles, Mo.-Based Pest Solutions Pest Solutions has served the St. Louis area, providing both residential and commercial services.

IPMA Honors Marion Hall; Announces New Officers and Directors Hall, Circle City Pest Control Co., Indianapolis, was inducted into the Indiana Pest Management Association Hall of Fame

Truly Nolen Recognizes Franchisee Matt Christensen Christensen was recognized for having achieved revenue growth of 46% for the year ending 2009.

R. Dana Pest Management Achieves Green Shield Certification The certification is for "Dana Green" service, the company's green option for offers customers in New York and New Jersey.

RESEARCH NEWS

Bed Bug Resistance to Insecticides is Widespread In a recent study, entomologists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture found the majority of bed bugs in the United States appear to have developed genetic mutations, making them resistant to pyrethroids.

SUPPLIER NEWS

Univar Names Wescott Director PP&S International and Export Business Chris Wescott will direct and manage the growth and expansion of Univar’s business outside the United States.

Nisus Acquires Nationwide Sales and Marketing Rights to Termistop Nisus will handle the sales and marketing and distribution of the Termistop products in the pest control industry.

Australia's BioProspect Signs Licensing Deal Over Pesticide Qcide BioProspect Limited announced a new agreement with Bio-Gene Technology governing the intellectual property (IP) rights for natural pesticide Qcide, which is being developed as a new treatment for household and human pests.

Mosquito Control Product Manufacturer Clarke Announces Restructuring The Roselle, Ill.-based company will be blending its domestic products and services business units for improved customer service and responsiveness.

FUN STUFF

Jeweled Beetle Still Just a Bug at Texas Border Customs officials say a woman arriving from Mexico on Jan. 12, at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, declared the live beetle brooch to inspectors, but the conclusion was that it was still a bug.

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