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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD FEBRUARY 28, 2011
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TOP STORY

Rollins Board of Directors Announces Executive Promotions
In addition to naming new officers and vice presidents, Rollins announced that Bob Wanzer was promoted to chief operating officer for Rollins brands HomeTeam Pest Defense, Orkin PCO Services, Western Pest Defense, The Industrial Fumigant Company and Waltham Services. MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

BASF Pest Control Solutions Names Dan Carrothers Business Manager
Carrothers joins BASF from DATA CORE Marketing where he served as chief operating officer.

Bed Bugs Ground a Pair of British Airways Jumbo Jets
British Airways grounded two jumbo jets after a passenger complained of being badly bitten by bed bugs during two separate long-haul flights.

Utah Pest Control Company and its Employee Plead Not Guilty
A pest control company and its employee — who have been implicated in connection with the deaths of two Utah girls — pleaded not guilty Friday to the federal charges that have been leveled against them.

Rollins Inc. Promotes Rob Crigler
Crigler is now vice president, global digital strategy and integrated marketing.


MULTIMEDIA

PCT Podcast: UGA’s Dan Suiter Provides an Update on the Invasive Kudzu Bug
In the following podcast, Dan Suiter, associate professor of entomology, The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides an update on the spread of the kudzu bug as well as information about the biology and behavior of this pest. MORE >>

Video: Dr. Seuss and Pesticides
A short film by David W. Fincannon describing how Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) used product placement in his advertising cartoons to provide enough income to continue his career as a cartoonist.


REGIONAL

Wisconsin Pest Control Association Announces New Scholarship
The $500 scholarship is for children and spouses of WPCA members.

SHS Announces Commitment to NPMA’s New BMPs for Bed Bugs
The Rhode Island-based company will adhere to Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bed Bugs, which was recently developed by the National Pest Management Association.

New England Entomologist Brings Expertise to War on Bed Bugs
Richard Stevenson Jr., co-president of Maine-based Modern Pest Services, will head to Washington, D.C. next month to meet with his fellow members of the National Pest Management Association’s Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force.

Terminix’s Ann Russell Earns A.C.E. Credentials
Russell, technical specialist, Terminix International, West Palm Beach, Fla., has become an Associate Certified Entomologist (A.C.E.).

Feather Free Zone Launches Franchise Opportunity
Feather Free Zone – a regional provider of bird exclusion, control and deterrence services – announced it is offering franchise opportunities.

PMP Steven Blum Retiring; Selling His Library of Industry Books
Blum has worked for his family’s pest control company, Acme Pest Control, as well as Waltham Services and his current employer, Ehrlich/Rentokil.


SUPPLIER NEWS

UPF&DA Spring Conference Set For April 26-27 in San Antonio
The annual conference brings together nearly 100 product manufacturers and distributors every year to discuss a variety of industry issues.

Atrix Offers ‘Bug Sucker’ Back Pack Vacuum
The vacuum is ideal for the removal of bed bugs, spiders, bees, ants and cockroaches. It also removes eggs to prevent their return.

New Label Additions for Lambdastar 9.7% CS with EcoCap Technology
LG Life Sciences has amended the label for Lambdastar 9.7% CS with Ecocap Technology to specifically include the brown marmorated stink bug and kudzu bug.

BugZip Encasements Protect Luggage and Clothing from Bed Bugs
Using BugZip encasements is a proactive way for people to prevent infestations.

Residex Hosts Second Bed Bug Symposium
The event, held Feb. 15 in Sterling, Va., drew pest management professionals, hotel/motel owners, property managers, school housing officials and others.

Brian Hirsch Named Sales Director of Protect-A-Bed’s New Industrial Division
Hirsch will lead the company’s sales and training team in the industrial division, which encompasses Protect-A-Bed’s prominent pest control channel as well as emerging business opportunities.

Daimer Offers Bed Bug Removal Steamers in 50 Hz
Daimer announces four lines of germ-killing steam cleaners that feature bug killing, extraction and disinfection.


PROMOTIONS

BASF Cockroach Control Product Promotions
Now through March 4, BASF Pest Control Solutions is offering pest management professionals a discount on cockroach control products found in the SmartSolution for Cockroaches. The discount is automatically given when orders are placed through distribution.

J. F. Oakes’ ‘My PMP Points’ Program
When program products are purchased through pest control distributors, Pest Management Professionals will earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards (i.e. Bass Pro Shops, Home Depot, Sears, Olive Garden and Wal-Mart).

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