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University of Florida
Receives $5 Million Gift
From Steinmetz Family

The gift from Chuck and Lynn Steinmetz will create five new permanent endowments, including three professorships, an entrepreneurship fellowship fund, a research fund and additional support for an existing student scholarship fund. MORE >>


Nominations Being Accepted for 2011 Crown Leadership Awards
Deadline for receiving entries is Friday, Feb. 11.

Bell Laboratories Donates Product to Preserve Galapagos Wildlife
Birds, tortoises, iguanas and native plants threatened by invasive rats.

Vikane Celebrates 50th Anniversary
John F. Kennedy was president when Dow AgroSciences introduced Vikane gas fumigant in 1961. Since that time more than 2 million structures in the Gulf states, California and Hawaii have been treated with the product.

Emmitt Bewley Named Vector Manager for Target Specialty Products
Industry veteran leads a team of vector control representatives.

Bed Bug War Continues; Scientists Study Bug Genome for Weaknesses
Researchers complete first genetic study to identify pesticide-resistant genes in this bothersome pest.

International Food Protection Training Institute Unveils New Website
Nation’s emphasis on food safety highlights need for institute.


Knockout Pest Control Announces Expansion
Family-owned business purchases the accounts of two New York companies.

Bed Bug Detection Dog “Bolt” Joins BHB Pest Elimination
Company creates new entity, Accurate Canine Detection, to better serve customers.

Suburban NY Mayor Vetoes Bed Bug Bill
The mayor of Yonkers has vetoed a bed bug-control bill that would have required old mattresses to be wrapped in plastic bags.

Isotech Wins $5 Million Contract for L.A. County Metro Buses
The second-largest transit bus fleet in the nation, Metro operates 2,500 vehicles.

VanWal Pest Elimination Announces Staff Additions and Promotions
North Carolina-based company hires five employees, promotes two.

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Arrow’s Ray Crim Honored With Emeritus Position
Industry veteran named Senior Executive Vice President Emeritus.

Tim Gafford Named President of Texas Pest Control Association
Gafford has been in the pest control industry for 34 years and is a Board Certified Urban and Industrial Entomologist.

Rick Harris Joins Pest Control Insulation Systems
Harris is the firm’s newest field sales representative, handling the northeastern states (New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Connecticut).


BASF Pest Control Solutions Announces SmartSolution for German Cockroaches
Offering provides a range of products to overcome common cockroach treatment challenges.

Cynoff Insecticide Dust Receives California Registration
Residual formulation targets bed bugs and persistent pests where they hide.

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Talkin’ Mosquitoes with Dr. Jerome Goddard

Goddard, associate extension professor of medical and veterinary entomology at Mississippi State University, is headlining the two MGK M.I.S.T. Conferences, Feb. 8 in Houston, and Feb. 22 in Atlanta.

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Sponsored Podcast: Rockwell Labs Ltd

Avoiding Pitfalls of Pest Control in Food Areas


Brazilian Tradition of Eating Ants
The frying and eating of queen ants dates back centuries, but pesticides used by the booming paper industry are now threatening the insects.


“Billy the Exterminator” Speaks to Students
Billy Bretherton, star of the A&E reality series, visits Louisiana elementary school.

Anne Nagro, Editorial Contributor to PCT, Publishes Children’s Book
“Our Super Garden” promotes healthy eating options for children.

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