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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD JANUARY 18, 2010
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BASF Skill Development Seminars Jeff 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 pest problems. The first of these seminars is scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 19, in Modesto, Calif. Click here to learn more and to register.

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Podcast: Talkin’ Mosquitoes with
Dr. Jerome Goddard

Dr. Jerome Goddard, associate extension professor of medical and veterinary entomology at Mississippi State University, is headlining the two MGK M.I.S.T. Conferences, Feb. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, and Feb. 23 in Tampa, Fla. (click here to learn more about these conferences.) In the following podcast, Goddard discusses a variety of topics related to mosquitoes and the pest control industry, and also previews his upcoming presentation.

 

HEADLINE NEWS

Masterson Presentation a Highlight of Purdue Conference Mike Masterson, whose company, Isotech Pest Management, is the star of the reality TV show “Verminators,” was one of the featured speakers at the 74th annual Purdue Pest Management Conference.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle Endorses Dold for U.S. Congress Bob Dold, president of Rose Pest Solutions, strengthens his bid for the 10th Congressional District in Illinois with this endorsement.

FDA Seizes More Than $1 Million Worth of Food from Nashville Food Processor and Warehouse The agency acted to prevent distribution of food from rodent-infested facility.

Pestmaster Services of the Hudson Valley Raises Funds for Haiti Earthquake Victims The fundraising effort raised $2,320 and several bags of clothes in just four hours.

Orkin Establishes New Branch in Loudon County, Virginia The branch will employ 17 people.

Group Seeks Reversal of Ontario Pesticide Ban Some businesses want to overturn the Ontario government's ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides that came into force last year, arguing it is costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

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REGIONAL NEWS

U.S. Pest Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the Nashville Area The company is under the direction of second generation president Erica Brister.

Craig Thomas Pest Control Announces Acquisition of JBK Pest Control JBK Pest Control was founded by Scott Smith, who will be retiring from the pest management industry.

GreenHow Pest Management Achieves Green Shield Certification The credential is offered by the independent, non-profit IPM Institute of North America, which verifies company performance using a rigorous, on-site evaluation that examines 63 separate aspects of pest control.

PEOPLE

CPA Dan Gordon to Open NPMA's Regional Conferences Gordon has been involved with several pest control companies who have gone from start up to several million dollars in annual sales.

Industry Veteran Patterson Wins PCT Game Giveaway Bill Patterson, technical manager, Worldwide Pest Control, San Antonio, Texas, won the game “Hive,” which was reviewed in PCT.

SUPPLIER NEWS

Avian Plus Deters Pest Birds with Pleasant Scents Avian Plus is a bird hazing system that uses natural scents to deter pest birds from enclosed and semi enclosed areas.

New York, California Register Lambdastar 9.7% CS with EcoCap Technology EcoCap Technology is a new, unique, double-walled, vegetable oil microencapsulation process.

TECHNICAL NEWS

Parasitic Wasps' Genomes Provides New Insights Into Pest Control, Genetics Scientists have sequenced the genomes of three parasitoid wasp species, revealing many features that could be useful to pest control and medicine, and to enhance our understanding of genetics and evolution.

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