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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD DECEMBER 6, 2010
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TOP STORY

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Florida's Nader's Pest Raiders
Nader's ranks #79 on PCT's annual Top 100 list. Photo: Left to right: Jeff Singley, David Eason, Darrell Higgins, Randy Nader, Emily Thomas Kendrick, Kevin Coyne, Jake Lauderdale and Kevin Burns. MORE >>


HEADLINE NEWS

BASF Announces Leadership Change
Jan Buberl to lead Pest Control Solutions group in wake of Keith Holmes’ departure.

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

Residex & Turfgrass Combine Forces
Residex and Turfgrass have officially combined both companies into one business effective Nov. 30.

Scharf Appointed First O. Wayne Rollins/Orkin Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology at Purdue
The chair was funded with a $1.5 million gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, established by and named for the late owner and president of pest control leader, Orkin.


REGIONAL NEWS

Yellowjacket Invasion in Hawaii Is Wreaking Havoc with Ecology
Yellowjackets, which kill or scavenge insects and other protein-rich foods to feed their young, can wreak ecological havoc, says ecologist Erin Wilson of UC Davis.

First Documented Brown Recluse in WV Found
Although “a very significant scientific find,” it doesn’t mean brown recluses are infesting the state, says a research assistant at WVU’s entomology department.

NYU Hospital Shuts Floor Down After Patient Claims She Saw a Bed Bug
The woman's claim forced the evacuation of the hospital's infusion center on the 10th floor of the W. 17th St. facility last week.

Rat Complaints Keeping Jacksonville Pest Control Companies Busy
As it gets cooler, Nader's Pest Raiders technician said he expects more rodent problems.

Tough Job Market Leads Some to Start Businesses in Myrtle Beach Area
Joe Davis was laid off about three years ago from a job selling time shares and with bleak job prospects he started his own pest control business.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Parasitec Draws Crowds
Exhibitors and visitors came from across Europe to attend Parasitec, an annual French event, from Nov. 17-19. Frances McKim, editor of Pest magazine, reports.


PEOPLE

Former PMP Editor Launches Spark Media Strategies
Social media outsourcing firm designed to help PMPs navigate Internet.


SUPPLIER NEWS

2011 Product Guide from Rockwell Labs Ltd Now Available
The new product guide includes many new products as well as a number of new and improved labels.

YPIL Group, Ensystex to Market Powder Cockroach Control Product
Privately held start-up company YPIL — Pest Elimination has signed an agreement with Ensystex to market in 13 countries professional use pest control products based on YPIL’s proprietary dry flow magnetic powder technology.

B&G Equipment Offers New Rodent Alert Station
B&G Equipment Co., a 62-year-old U.S. manufacturer of application equipment for the professional pest control market, has developed the “Fast Catch,” a new class of IPM rodent station that features a new rodent alert function and other unique features.

DuPont Altriset Registered by EPA; State Registration Applications Pending
DuPont Altriset is the first soil-applied liquid termiticide launched in almost a decade.

BASF Pest Control Solutions Announces New Online Video Library
Located in the “Reference” section of pestcontrol.basf.us, this new online library will serve as a forum for pest management professionals to learn more about BASF products and services via product demonstration and informational videos.

Man Eats Bug and Likes it
David Markowski, of Homestead Pest Control in Jackson, Tenn., tastes a roasted cricket at the FMC Professional Solutions booth during the recent 2010 PestWorld meeting in Hawaii.

SavATree Acquires DeerTech
This partnership brings together two experts in deer deterrent services, the firms say.


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POPULAR CULTURE

'Dirty Jobs' Delves into Purdue Forensic Education
Imagine picking through a 55-gallon trash can to look for maggots and other insects on a decaying pig that has been there for two months. It’s that dirty job that attracted producers of the television show by the same name to Purdue University.

Juicy Couture Hit with Case of Bed Bugs
Retailer closes Fifth Avenue store following bed bug infestation.

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