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Michael Goldman Discusses His Company's Use of Bed Bug Inspection Dogs

PCT's Brad Harbison interviews Michael Goldman, president of Ontario, Canada-based Purity Pest Control and Common Scents Solutions, about his company's use of bed bug inspection dogs.

HEADLINE NEWS

Department of Defense Presents Award to Dodson Pest Control Dodson Pest Control recently received the Pro Patria Award from the Department of Defense. The award is the highest state level honor given to a civilian employer by the department.

Termites' Gut Reactions Show How to Improve Renewable Fuel, UF Researchers Say Researchers are beginning to harness the insects' ability to churn wood into fuel.

ServiceMaster Announces Support for National Science Education Initiatives ServiceMaster announced an agreement with the National Science Teachers Association to sponsor its Science Matters Web site and several of its teacher awards.

House Passes Health Care Reform Bill With the passage of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, proponents of health care reform took an important step forward, but turning the bill into law remains uncertain.

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Book by Residex's Chris Donaghy Honors Roland Rhodes, American War Veterans Donaghy wrote a book titled "Core Convictions: A Service Legacy" which chronicles the life of Roland Rhodes, an 82-year-old industry icon and treasurer of UPF&DA.

Professor-Student Duo Plots New Methods of Exterminating the Bed Bug Rutgers University Professor Changlu Wang and student research Vincenzo Averello were profiled on the university's Web site recently.

 

REGIONAL NEWS

Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators Earns GreenPro Designation The Streator, Ill.-based company announced its new designation from the National Pest Management Association as GreenPro.

Team Too's Heat Blast Method Receives Unique CDPR Licensing Team Too Termite & Pest Control became the first and only licensed pest control company in the state of California to be awarded a license by The California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) for a non-chemical method of controlling termites.

Pair of Companies Become bedbugFREE Craig Thomas Pest Control, of Hyde Park, N.Y., and Hersh Exterminating Service, of Hermitage, Pa., are the most recent bedbugFREE members.

 

INDUSTRY EVENTS

'Meeting of the Minds III' Draws Nationally Renowned Speakers to Chicago The Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance's (GCPMA) Meeting of the Minds III conference drew more than 270 pest management professionals to its meeting October 22, in Tinley Park, Ill.

Visitors Flood to PestTech 2009 in Birmingham, UK The UK pest control industry was out in force at PestTech 2009, held at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham, UK, on Nov. 4.

 

SUPPLIER NEWS

Michael Weisburger Launches Planet PCO Planet PCO provides custom-tailored insurance programs and insurance products for pest management professionals.

Univar Announces iPod Touch Winners Univar USA announced the winners from the iPod touch drawing held during the exhibit hours of the 2009 PestWorld convention in Las Vegas.

Bell Laboratories Adds Biomarker to Non-Toxic DETEX Bait Bell Laboratories introduces non-toxic DETEX BLOX now with Biomarker, a non-toxic substance that aids monitoring by making rodent droppings glow under black light.

Fumigation Service & Supply holding Continuing Education Training Fumigation Service & Supply has organized a "Back to the Basics" Fumigation Seminar in December.

B&G Equipment Company Announces Appointment Angel Cotton & Associates to the company's handle West Coast representation.

Fresh Cab is a New Botanical Rodent Repellent for the Pest Control Industry Botanical rodent repellent Fresh Cab from Earth-Kind is an EPA-registered repellent designed to be an effective alternative to traditional rodent baits and traps.

B&G Chemicals & Equipment Launches Promotions Web Site The new promotions site is located at www.pestpromo.com.

 

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