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Video: Barack Obama Upstaged by Scurrying Rodent
In recognition of President's Day, PCT takes a look back at humorous, pest-related incident from a May 2010 press conference at the White House Rose Garden. As President Obama was discussing his economic policy a rodent scurried in front of the podium.MORE >>

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Paul Hardy Celebrates 50 Years at Orkin
Orkin recognized the contributions of Paul Hardy, who celebrated 50 years with the company, with a reception in his honor last week.

FDA Would Receive a Total of $4.4 billion in Obama Budget
Much of the increase, about $100 million, would be used to implement the far-reaching food safety law Congress approved last year that requires the FDA to increase inspections of food facilities, among other things.

PWIPM Accepting Nominations for Annual Scholarship
The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) announced its Annual Scholarship for one female interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry.

Call for Program Proposals for the 7th International IPM Symposium
"Solutions for Global Pest Challenges" is the theme of the 7th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 27–29, 2012, at the Memphis (Tenn.) Cook Convention Center.

Animal Planet’s ‘Infested!’ TV Series Seeks Infestation Horror Stories
The show’s producers would like to hear from anyone whose life has been seriously affected by an infestation.

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Video: 2010 PCT/Syngenta 2010 Leadership Winner John Klotz
Klotz, pictured with wife Jenny, was recognized by PCT and Syngenta for his contributions to UC-Riverside's Entomology program, and the pest control industry.MORE >>


Bugged By Unfilled Positions
Griffin Pest Solutions is thriving, but hiring challenges are hindering the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company’s expansion plans, The Kalamazoo Gazette reports.

Cook’s Pest Control Appoints Director of Sales
Cook’s Pest Control has appointed Jerry Baker to the newly created position of corporate director of sales.

Hometown Pest Control’s Rico Earns ACE Credentials
Rico, general manager of Hometown Pest Control, Boca Raton, Fla., recently became an Associate Certified Entomologist.

Termites Close Historic Mass. Church
Termite damage in the foundation beams combined with some masonry deterioration in the Holy Name of Jesus Church has caused it to close temporarily.

Orkin Names Jim Warneke Division Technical Services Manager
Warneke, who formerly led Walt Disney World's Pest Management Program, has been added as technical services manager for Orkin's Southeast division.

Environmental Chemical Company Celebrates 30th Anniversary
The regional distributor was started in February, 1981 by then-president Steven Weiss. Barry Eldridge, joined the company later that year as a sales and technical representative.


NPMA Announces Traveling Bed Bug Workshop Series
NPMA has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Apartment Association, the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, and the U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program to deliver a series of workshops across the country to educate property and facility managers on how they can effectively respond to the threat of bed bugs.

BASF Pest Control Solutions’ 2011 Skill Development Seminar Heads East Coast
The SDS will be held March 1 in Linthicum, Md.; March 2 in Piscataway, N.J.; and March 3 in East Elmhurst, N.Y.

Program Schedule Released for 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit
Officially titled “BedBug University: North American Summit 2011,” the summit has been expanded to three days and will take place Sept. 25-27. It has been relocated to the newly renovated Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago.

Food Protection Services to Host Recertification Symposium
In March and April, Food Protection Services will be holding a recertification symposium throughout the Midwest. The symposium will update the fumigation and pest management industry on recent changes.


Termidor DRY Starter Kit Now Available
The Termidor DRY Starter Kit includes one applicator, two vials of Termidor DRY and a convenient, branded carrying case.

Exosect Appoints New Chairman and Financial Director
David Richardson is the new financial director, while Peter Keen is the new chairman.


Two New Maxforce Promotions
Now through April 29th, PMPs will receive one free 8-ounce container of Maxforce Complete with the purchase of every 4-pound bottle. In addition, PMPs will receive instant savings of $25 per case, or $1.25 per reservoir, on purchases of Maxforce FC Select Roach Gel. PMPs should ask their local Bayer distributor for these specials at the point of purchase. .

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