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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD FEBRUARY 14, 2011
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TOP STORY

Call for More Education Highlights Second National Bed Bug Summit
More than 250 people attended the two-day event, which attracted government, regulatory, research, consumers, and industry representatives for what was billed as the first step toward establishing a framework for a national policy to combat this wide-spread pest problem. MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

NPMA Issues Alert in Response to USA Today Article
The alert was in response to the recent USA Today article titled “Exposure to Pesticides in Womb Linked to Learning Disabilities.”

Nominate Your Company to Become a Nisus Green Pest Management All-Star
Nisus will feature pest control companies that share its commitment to Green Pest Management principles in a national ad campaign to be launched this spring.

Pinto & Associates Publishes The Business of Termite Control: How to Profit in Today's Changing Market
Two of the pest control industry's leading experts, Larry Pinto and Dr. Doug Mampe, offer a comprehensive overview of how to successfully run a termite control business — in good times and bad.

Orkin Named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 for Ninth Straight Year
Training magazine recognized Atlanta-based Orkin as a Top 125 company at its annual awards banquet on Feb. 7. David Lamb, chief learning officer and Craig Goodwin, senior director, Rollins University, were on hand to accept the award.

UF Housing First to Receive Green Shield Certification
The University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education is the first university program to receive the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Institute of North America, Inc., Green Shield Certification.

New PCT Store Item: Battling Bed Bugs in Apartments Handout
The eight-page educational handout is designed to educate apartment owners and managers about the challenges of controlling bed bugs in apartments.

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MULTIMEDIA

2010 PCT Best Pest Photo Contest Finalists
Check out the winning photo and finalist photos from PCT's annual contest. MORE >>

Video: PCT/Syngenta 2010 Leadership Winner Chuck Russell
PCT Publisher Dan Moreland recognizes Chuck Russell, president and CEO of Eradico Services, Novi, Mich.

Fast Beetle Stars in Super Bowl Commercial
A beetle with racing stripes was the star of one of this year’s best Super Bowl commercials.


REGIONAL NEWS

Viking Announces Bed Bug Detection Team
The company now employs two full-time bed bug detection dogs, Hagar and Helga.

Eco-Pest Launches Bed Bug Service for Hotels and Motels
Called the 24/7 Bed Bug Service, it provides bed bug treatments at any hour of the day or night for hotels and motels in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Skyline Pest Solutions Acquires CRC Services Termite & Pest Control
CRC Services was a privately-held family business founded by Connie R. Couch. The company served metro Atlanta and North Georgia for over 30 years


PEOPLE

Western’s Bowman Earns BCE Credential
Hope Bowman, technical specialist for the New Jersey-based company, is now a board certified entomologist.

Stuart Mitchell Earns Diplomate Status with American College of Forensic Examiners
The ACFEI is the world’s largest association or forensic science professionals, and part of its mission is to recognize the experience and education of professionals dedicated to forensic sciences.

Three from Dixon Exterminating Company Earn ACE Credentials
Benny Bufford, Marty Bozeman, and Charles Dixon — all from Dixon Exterminating Co., Thomasville, Ga. — recently became Associate Certified Entomologists.


SUPPLIER NEWS

BASF Pest Control Solutions Announces New Positions for Koenig and Arias
Dale Koenig was named key account manager for BASF PCS Animal Health business, while Peter Arias was announced as sales specialist covering south, north, central and west Texas for BASF Pest Control Solutions.

Bird-B-Gone Publishes New Catalog for 2011
The new catalog features more than 100 products to prevent birds from landing or nesting in commercial, industrial and residential settings.


EVENTS

M.I.S.T. Conference Heads to Atlanta Next Week
M.I.S.T. – an acronym for Misting Insecticides Solutions & Technology – is an intensive one-day seminar focusing on business-building strategies for the mosquito market, one of the fastest-growing segments of the pest management industry. The final seminar is set for Feb. 22, in Atlanta, Ga.

Bug Off Pest Control Center to Present Seminar on Building Wealth for Life
Dan Gordon will lead the workshop, which will be held Feb. 24, at Saint Rose School Auditorium in Manhattan.

McCloud’s Food Industry Seminar: Pest Invasion 2011 Set for March 14-15
Pest Invasion 2011 is the company's educational seminar for food industry, pest management, and environmental health professionals.

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