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Online Coverage From NPMA PestWorld 09 Be sure to visit PCT Online during PestWorld 2009, in Las Vegas. PCT's coverage of the industry's largest trade show will include news stories, photo reviews, multimedia and more.

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Raleigh Jenkins Talks About His Goals as NPMA President

PCT recently caught up with Raleigh Jenkins, president of ABC Pest, Pool & Lawn Services, Houston, Texas. In the following podcast learn about Jenkins's goals as NPMA president, his company's successes with add-on services and find out more about the 2,300-mile bike ride (from Austin, Texas to Calgary, Alberta, Canada) he and brothers Bobby and Dennis took this summer. The complete interview with Jenkins is in the PCT Convention Extra.

HEADLINE NEWS

PCT, Syngenta Announce 21st Crown Leadership Award Recipients For the 21st consecutive year, PCT and Syngenta Professional Products will recognize Crown Leadership Award winners at NPMA PestWorld.

Isotech's Masterson Enjoying Season Two of 'Verminators' Important changes to the show include showing pest problems more from the customer's perspective, and providing viewers with more entomological and medical descriptions.

Food Safety Bill Has Strong Support The legislation would require the FDA to step up inspections of food facilities and to issue new rules to improve the quality of imported food and to combat contaminants in fresh produce.

Orkin Establishes International Franchise in Cyprus This latest franchise expands Orkin's international presence into the Mediterranean region. Orkin now has a total of twelve international franchises worldwide.

Obama Seeks Bigger Cut for Small Business Obama unveiled plans to refocus spending of the government's $700 billion financial bailout away from Wall Street's big financial institutions and toward small businesses on Main Street.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Pair of Companies Achieve Green Shield Certification IPM Institute of North America announced that Nozzle Nolen's "Nozzle Nolen Certified Green Solutions?" service and Environmentally Sound recently earned Green Shield Certification.

Gold Seal Pest Control Becomes bedbugFREE The Indianapolis-based firm is the latest to commit to the guidelines and practices of Bed Bug Central.

 

SUPPLIER NEWS

Nisus Corporation Promotes Lee Barrett Barrett has been named to the position of director of New Business Development and International Sales for Nisus Corporation.

Etex's Phil Holt Announces Retirement Holt served the company in numerous roles, including his most recent position as head of research, development and maintenance in Etex's Austin, Texas facility.

TECHNICAL NEWS

Is Plague Poised for a Comeback? The tiny killer has a long history and may have a bright future, some experts believe.

Scientists Discover Largest Orb-Weaving Spider Researchers from the United States and Slovenia have discovered a new, giant Nephila species (golden orb weaver spider) from Africa and Madagascar.

 

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