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Bill Cowley, co-owner of Cowley's Pest Control, discusses his company's success offering holiday decorating services. Click here to listen to this podcast.






BASF Smart Solutions Skill Development Seminars The half-day seminars, featuring Jeff Tucker, will cover such topics as bed bugs, rodents and ants with specific recommendations for frequently encountered pest problems. Click here to learn for dates and times of the seminars and to register.

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Redesigned PCTOnline

In October, PCT Online was re-launched with several new features and functions aimed at providing our users with a more interactive online experience. Some of the changes include enhanced news coverage; easier access to multimedia files; new message board functions; and additional personalization tools. Click here to watch a brief tutorial about redesigned PCTOnline.


Massey Services' Acquisition of Middleton is Finalized Sunair Services (parent of Middleton Lawn & Pest Control) announced that its shareholders, voting at a special meeting, approved the merger of Sunair with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Massey Services.

EPA Honors NPMA With National Pesticide Program Partners Award The award was given as a part of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Program’s first-ever Honor Awards Ceremony, which aims to highlight core values and principles of EPA and encourage their widespread practice.

Wil-Kil, Holder's, Copesan Participate in Holiday Toy Drive The 4th Annual Wil-Kil/Holder’s/Copesan Toy Drive was held from Nov. 24 - Dec. 7.

EPA’s OPP Office Director Announces Retirement Debbie Edwards, director for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances at EPA, announced that after nearly 25 years with the agency she will be retiring.

Benny Mathis, ex-Executive Director of TSPCB, Dies Mathis, former executive director of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board, died on Dec. 15, after a short battle with cancer. He was 63.


Rodents Shut Down Cafeteria in Pennsylvania Capitol Health inspectors found evidence of a rodent infestation and dishwashing water that wasn't hot enough.

Toronto Firm Utilizes Bedbug-Detecting Canine A new pest control company based outside of Toronto is offering the services of a certified bed bug-detecting canine.

Entire Wil-Kil Operations Team Are ACEs Wil-Kil Pest Control's entire operations management team has passed the Associate Certified Entomologist exam, a certification offered by the Entomological Society of America.



Dr. Jerome Goddard Named Keynote Speaker for MGK’s M.I.S.T. Conferences Goddard, a highly regarded pest management industry speaker and associate extension professor of medical and veterinary entomology at Mississippi State University, will headline the two MGK M.I.S.T. Conferences, Feb. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, and Feb. 23 in Tampa, Fla.


ADAPCO Acquires Red River Specialties ADAPCO, a distributor of mosquito control products, announced it has acquired Red River Specialties, a herbicide distributor serving the southeastern U.S.

Cook's Protects its 100,000th Structure with the Sentricon System The Decatur, Ala.-based company is one of the first Authorized Operators of the Sentricon System to reach this milestone.

U.S. Patent Office Awards Bora-Care Concrete Patent to Nisus The patent deals with Bora-Care’s ability to prevent termite tubing on concrete.

Servicepro.net Announces Winners of Handheld Giveaway Greg Long of Ace Pest Control, North Webster Ind.; David Boose of PestMasters, Richmond Va.; and Diane Markowski, Homestead Pest Control, Jackson Tenn., were announced as winners.

Residex Relocates Corporate Headquarters The new, smaller headquarters facilities will allow the east coast distributor to better position itself to its central New Jersey customer base and take advantage of greater logistical efficiencies gained by their new software system.


Outlast NBS 30 is a Natural Botanical Insect Repellent The new product can be used on decks, patio areas, carports and other exterior areas.

TIGG Methyl Bromide Recapture System Meets USDA Standards TIGG Corporation announced that the TIGG Methyl Bromide Recapture System meets and in some installations exceeds the specification set by the USDA-APHIS.

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