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Federal School Pest Management Bill Introduced in Congress Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and 14 cosponsors introduced HR 4159 in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

U.S. Services Sector Unexpectedly Shrinks The U.S. services sector, the bulk of the world's largest economy, contracted in November after two months of growth amid a budding recovery from recession, a private survey released last week showed.

Recession is Tempting Landlords to Reduce Pest Control Inspections The New Jersey Pest Management Association warns that apartment dwellers are at risk when pest control services are cut.

Five Companies Lauded for Reducing Pesticide Risk The U.S. EPA presented awards to five members of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) for their sustained excellence in integrated pest management (IPM).

Video: Fumigation of the Historic Jacob Weinberger Courthouse Dave Wadleigh, president of MegaFume, Orange, Calif., submitted video of his company’s fumigation of the historic Jacob Weinberger Courthouse, which is located in San Diego, Calif.


Oversight of California Pest Control Board Changes Hands Legislation passed and signed during the 2009 legislative session transfers the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR).

Rats Give Rhode Island Statehouse Staffers a Scare An Associated Press article titled “Eek! Rats Giving RI Statehouse Staffers a Scare” discusses how staffers are dealing with a rodent problem at Rhode Island’s Statehouse.

Dodson Pest Control Receives 2009 Philanthropy Award Dodson was honored as the ‘Outstanding Philanthropic Company’ of 2009 by the Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Western Exterminator's 'EnviroCare Green' Achieves Green Shield Certification Western becomes the fourth provider in California and 26th in the nation to achieve this third-party credential.

Action Pest Control Becomes bedbugFREE The Evansville, Ind.-based company has become the most recent bedbugFREE member.

M.A.D. Exterminators Wins Local ‘Best of’ Award The Norristown, Pa.-based company was recognized by the Times Herald newspaper as part of the newspaper’s “Best of Montco 2009” program.


Gardex’s Furgiuele Celebrates 20th Anniversary Karen Furgiuele joined Gardex Chemicals in 1989, beginning with a position in sales; she has moved up through the company serving as vice president and assumed the role of president of the company in 1999.

Hydrex’s Chris Morris Wins Trio of Books from PCT Morris wins three books that were cited as recommended resources in the recent Biz IQ newsletter.


Scientists Studying Mysterious Disease Responsible for Bat Deaths A recent story in the Boston Globe reviews the work of Tom Kunz, a Boston University bat expert who is investigating "white-nose syndrome" which is killing bats throughout the Northeast.

Scientists Study Flight Pattern of Rome's Starlings An article from the Global Post reviews how scientists are studying the mathematical precision of the flight pattern of Rome's starlings.


Anstar Products Offers TrapRite Station Instructional Video In the video, Jerry O’Hara provides instructions on how to effectively set up and place the TrapRite Stations .


Enter to Win the New Game 'Hive' 'Hive' is a new insect-themed game that was reviewed in PCT. .

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