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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Join bed bug researcher Dr. Dini Miller, associate professor at Virginia Tech University, for a FREE interactive Webinar titled "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). Click here to register.

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Mike Merchant Discusses IPM’s Role
in LEED Certification Standards

In a podcast sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, Mike Merchant, a professor and extension urban entomologist, Texas AgriLife Extension, discusses the role of IPM in LEED certification standards. Merchant and Rosemary Hallberg, a communications specialist with the Southern Region IPM Center in Raleigh, N.C., co-authored the October PCT feature “Greener Buildings, which provides a comprehensive overview of this topic. Click here to listen to this podcast.

HEADLINE NEWS

Video: Pi Chi Omega: New Beginnings In a video from David Fincannon, Dr. John Osmun, charter member of Pi Chi Omega, describes the first days of the national professional pest control fraternity and the meaning of its logo.

PestWorld 2009 Breaks Attendance Record, NPMA Reports Last month's show attracted more than 3,600 pest management professionals (PMPs), suppliers and distributors, including 545 international delegates from 58 countries and 156 exhibiting companies.

PPMA Provides Customizable Advertising Kits to Participating Pest Control Companies Targeting residential and commercial customers, PPMA offers ready-to-use collateral for local market use.

Charitable Holiday Bed Bug Program Announced Bed Bug Central coordinates local pest management firms to create a nationwide charitable bed bug program.

New U.S. Home Sales Rise 6.2 Percent Sales of new homes rose more than expected last month to the highest level in more than a year as the housing market shows renewed stability after its historic collapse.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Dodson Pest Control Celebrates 65 Years Members of Dodson's Pathfinder's Club celebrated this milestone in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Anderson Pest Solutions Brings its Insect Zoo to DuPage Children’s Museum’s Art Studio Anderson's Insect Zoo was a hit at the DuPage Children’s Museum’s Art Studio last week.

Superior Pest Elimination Achieves Green Shield Certification The company earned Green Shield Certification for its "Superior Pest Solutions Green Services."

Island Environmental Pest Control Announces Launch of New Web Site The Palm Beach, Fla.-based company's new site includes a detailed pest identification library.  

SUPPLIER NEWS

Company Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire XT-2000 and Xtermite Transfer Technology International announced the signing of a Letter of Intent through its wholly owned subsidiary, Organic Products International, to purchase Xtermite, and XT-2000, pending final negotiations.

ProFume Research Presented at MBAO Conference Representatives from Dow AgroSciences and its commercial partners, Cardinal Professional Products and Fumigation Service & Supply, presented papers during the annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions held earlier this month in San Diego.

New Bio-Acoustic Bird Dispersal Product Introduced UK-based Scarecrow has introduced a bio-acoustic bird dispersal product that is powered by renewable energy.

WCS Now Distributes and Sells Pair of UK Trapping Devices The Collarum and the Tube Trap have been approved by the British Parliament.

TECHNICAL NEWS

Scientists Warming up to African Rodent A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa is proving to be a biological wonder and a new source of scientific inquiry.

INDUSTRY EVENTS  

New Termite Market Conference to be Held in Paris The conference will be held on Feb. 4, 2010 at the Novotel, Bercy in Central Paris, France.

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