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Pest management professionals, property managers, facility managers and others throughout the country will join bed bug researcher Dr. Dini Miller, associate professor at Virginia Tech University, for a free interactive Webinar entitled “A Whole-Structure Approach to Bed Bug Treatments.” Hosted by the PCT Media Group and sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, the event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).The Webinar is a unique opportunity for participants to learn from Miller, one of the industry's foremost bed bug authorities. Click here to register.

HEADLINE NEWS

Joey Harris Named COO of Cook’s Pest Control In addition to his current duties overseeing corporate sales, technical, training, video production and customer care, Harris now has oversight of district office operations, including sales, service and profit.

J. Edwards Services Acquires North Fulton Pest Solutions; Names Baker Operations Manager Joseph Edwards, CEO of J. Edwards Services, announced his company has acquired North Fulton Pest Solutions, Alpharetta, Ga.

U.S. Senate Panel Passes Food Safety Reform Bill A Senate committee passed legislation on Wednesday that would increase government oversight of the U.S. food supply, which has been battered by a series of high-profile recalls.

Company Turns to Christmas Decorating During Slow Season An article on APP.com examines how Cowley's Termite & Pest Services has turned to Christmas decorating during the slower winter months.

Industry Mourns John F. Sessions, Founder, Bug Out Service Sessions founded Bug Out in 1963 as a division of Arlington Fuel Oil Company and was a past PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Award winner.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Truly Nolen of America Promotes Jenschke, Brown Steve Jenschke is now branch manager of the company’s Sun City, Ariz., branch, and Richard Brown is now branch manager of the company’s Pompano Beach, Fla., office.

Colony Pest Management Achieves Green Shield Certification The Brooklyn-based company achieved this designation for its ‘Green Clover IPM Program.’

Black Pest Prevention Names Arrant Charlotte Service Center Manager Leonard Arrant has been involved in the pest control industry since 1982.

Knockout Pest Control Purchases A & S Pest Control A & S has been servicing Westchester County for more than 40 years and was run by Anthony Barresi, a second generation PCO.

 

INDUSTRY OUTREACH

Companies Partner to Support Wounded American War Veterans Chris Donaghy of Residex and Bruce Donoho of Bird-B-Gone have partnered to donate a handcrank competitive cycle to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

Bayer Teams Up with the GDPCA to Treat Homes in Need Greater Dallas Pest Control Association members treated 100 homes in need with Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait.

Protecting a Veteran’s Home from Invaders Staff from Viking Termite & Pest Control were on site at the home built for Marine Corporal Visnu Gonzalez. Viking teamed with Dow AgroSciences to donate to Homes for Our Troops.

 

SUPPLIER NEWS

Jan Buberl to lead BASF Specialty Products Division Buberl has been with BASF for 13 years, most recently in the Crop Protection business as country manager for Spain and Portugal.

Liphatech Announces Rodent Rally Course Winners Winners showed skills, learned about rodent control products at the Liphatech Rodent Rally Course, held at PestWorld 2009.

2010 Pheromone Solutions Catalog Available From J.F.Oakes The 2010 Pheromone Solutions Catalog contains the company's full line of pheromones, monitors and traps for store product pests.

Syngenta Unveils EcoBalance Web Module The module is to assist PMPs with customer education.

Eisenberg Promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales at Protect-A-Bed Alan Eisenberg will execute sales and marketing initiatives that increase Protect-A-Bed brand awareness and achieve sales and profit goals.

Syngenta Announces Three Winners in PestWorld Booth Drawing Scott McNeely, founder and president of McNeely Pest Control in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Phillip Cooper, president of Cooper Pest Solutions in Lawrenceville, N.J.; and Jeff Annis, president and CEO of Advanced Services, in Augusta, Ga., were the lucky winners.

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Maxforce 25th Anniversary Celebration Bayer recognized the 25th anniversary of Maxforce with a cake-cutting ceremony at PestWorld 2009.

INDUSTRY EVENTS

Texas A&M Announces 64th Pest Management Conference and Workshop The annual conference will take place Jan. 13-15, at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas.

Pest-Ventures Set for April 20-21 in the UK The two-day courses will cover rodenticide resistance, burrow management, bed bugs, birds and best practices.

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