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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JANUARY 3, 2011
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TOP STORY

New Video Featuring Steve Arnold of Peachtree Pest Control Highlights Human Impact of Lawsuit Abuse
Story from U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform spotlights family business fighting same lawsuit for third time. MORE >>


HEADLINE NEWS

The Year in News: Top 10 of 2010
The top 10 headlines that piqued your interest on PCTonline.com in 2010.

Industry Mourns the Loss of Mike Bertino
Michael Anthony Bertino, a well-known figure throughout the pest management industry, died Dec. 18, 2010, at Crystal Bluff Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Morehead City, N.C. He was 72.

Al Moore — Massey Service Manager, 2007 Tech-of-the-Year — Passes Away
Al Moore, a PCT Service Technician-of-the-Year in 2007, has died. He was 59.

Logan Martin, Son of Louisiana PMP Ed Martin, Passes Away
Logan Joseph Martin, son of Metairie, La., PMP Ed Martin, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Christmas Eve morning. He was 44.

USDA Releases 2010 Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report
Study summarizes research by federal agencies, state departments of agriculture, universities and private organizations.

UC Davis Malaria Researcher Wins Coveted Scholarship
Entomology doctoral candidate Ashley Horton, who performs research on how mosquitoes transmit malaria, is the winner of the 2010 Arthur J. and Dorothy D. Palm Agricultural Scholarship.

Resort Town Considers Supplying Residents With Disposal Bags to Prevent Spread of Bed Bugs
The threat of bed bug-infested furniture is prompting Ocean City’s Public Works Department to consider supplying residents with disposal bags to prevent the spread of this increasingly ubiquitous pest.

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PEOPLE

ESA Announces New Executive Director
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has announced the selection of C. David Gammel, CAE, as its new Executive Director.

Inventor of Widely Used Insect Control Agents Receives 2010 Kenneth A. Spencer Award
Dr. Clive Henrick honored for his development of methoprene and other unique insect growth regulators.

University of Nevada, Reno Professor Wins National Entomology Award
Gary Blomquist, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, has won the Entomological Society of America’s prestigious Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.

B Communications Expands Practice to Pest Management Industry
Industry veteran Jeff Fenner to lead pest management practice.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Marathon Data Systems Introduces Premium Customer Portal for PestPac
Marathon Data Systems, LLC, announces the immediate availability of the Premium Customer Portal for its PestPac office management system.

California’s Newest Research Laboratory Paves Way for Commercialization of New Mosquito Control Technologies
Riverside-based OlFactor Laboratories Inc. plans to begin experiments on thousands of mosquitoes later this month as the company tests the effectiveness of environmentally friendly odors in controlling mosquitoes that spread diseases.

Diamondback Introduces New Truck Cover
Developed for full access to the truck bed from each side, the DiamondBack 180 offers a butterfly design with two full-length panels opening on each side, allowing full access to the bed of the truck.

Atrix Introduces IPM Vacuum
The Omega Green Supreme IPM vacuum, from Atrix International, is a valuable new tool in the fight against bed bugs.


EVENTS

Museum of the City of New York Hosts Bed Bug Meeting
Bed bugs, it seems, are everywhere in the Big Apple. But what’s hype and what’s reality? How big a problem are bed bugs, really? And what is the city doing to stop them?

MGK M.I.S.T. Conference Offers Social Media, Mosquito Market Growth Strategies
Houston and Atlanta to host one-day seminars in February.

BASF 2011 Skill Development Series One Month Away
The first seminar will be held Jan. 19 in Columbia, S.C.

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