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Jeff Tucker to Present BASF
Smart Solutions Skill Development Seminars, Which Begin Jan. 19

Tucker, a highly regarded speaker and Board Certified Entomologist (B.C.E.), is teaming up this year with BASF’s market development specialists from around the country to share interesting and relevant information designed to help pest management professionals solve some of their toughest problems and improve their business. The half day presentations will cover such topics as bed bugs, rodents and ants with specific recommendations for frequently encountered pest problems. The first of these seminars is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Modesto, Calif. Click here for dates and times of all the seminars and to register.


Pest Management Foundation Seeks Research Proposals NPMA's charitable foundation, the Pest Management Foundation, issued a solicitation for grant proposals related to the management of structural pests and pests in urban and suburban environments.

10 Ways for Small Businesses to Survive 2010 Government programs, new approaches to financing and bartering with suppliers can help small businesses succeed this year.

Rats Invade Florida Homes in Search of Warmth Pest control companies in Florida reported a jump in calls from people complaining about rats and other rodents seeking warmth in their homes.

Employers Required to Post 2009 OSHA 300A Injury Summary by Feb. 1 For 2010, employers must also log all incidents of work-related injury and illness within seven days (form 300) and provide detailed injury and illness reports for each entry (form 301).

Orkin Establishes First Branch in Puerto Rico The Atlanta-based company announced the opening of a new branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Industry Veteran Wendell's Perspective on Bed Bug Dogs Bern Wendell, manager, education and training for Arrow Exterminating, Long Island, N.Y., provides a brief bed bug history, as well as his perspective on the use of bed bug dogs.

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Nova Scotia, Canada Considers Pesticide Ban Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau said that the province will seek input from the public over the next two months on forbidding the use and sale of non-essential chemicals for cosmetic purposes.

Pesticide Use Declines in California for Third Straight Year Pesticide use fell in most categories, including structural pest control and landscape maintenance, DPR reports.


Video: U.S. Regulatory Environment 1900-1970s David Fincannon, A-All Pest Termite Exterminators, Dallas, Texas, interviews several members of the pest control community about the U.S. Regulatory Environment from 1900-1970s.


Doug Mills Joins MGK as Southeast Region Sales Representative Mills will handle sales and technical support for MGK’s Professional Pest Control product line in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Temp-Air Releases a Newly Redesigned Thermal Remediation Web Site Temp-Air announced the release of a newly redesigned Web site for its thermal pest management division, Thermal Remediation.

Insects Limited to Hold Indiana 7D Fumigation Training and Exam Insects Limited will be holding an Indiana 7D Fumigation Training Session prior to the Indiana State Chemist Office administering the 7D Exam on Jan. 28.

LG Life Sciences Introduces Fenvaster Plus 8.4% EC LG Life Sciences announces the introduction of Fenvastar Plus 8.4% EC as part of its strategy of introducing green formulations.

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