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Video: Stacy O'Reilly Recognized as a 2010 PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Winner
In October, PCT and Syngenta recognized the Crown Leadership Award Class of 2010. In the following video PCT's Dan Moreland recognizes Stacy O'Reilly, president of Plunkett's Pest Control, Fridley, Minn. MORE >>

David Fincannon Film: PMPs Saving the Heroes
The new video includes interviews with pest management professionals whose work in WWII helped control bed bugs, ants, lice and other issues impacting the troops.

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Ohio Home Burns Down During Bed Bug Treatment
Fire officials in Cincinnati say a two-family home was destroyed when a heater being used to kill bed bugs set a carpet on fire.

Donly Resigns as TruGreen President; Terminix’s Brackett is Temporary Replacement
Stephen Donly, president of TruGreen LawnCare, has resigned from the company. Tom Brackett, president and COO of Terminix, will head up the lawn care business until a replacement is found.

New Study Examines Cockroaches-Childhood Asthma Link
Columbia University researchers found that homes in neighborhoods where asthma is common have more cockroach, mouse and cat allergens than other neighborhoods.

Ohio Legislators Make Push for the Use of Propoxur for Bed Bugs
State Rep. Dale Mallory and U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt held a press conference last week on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall asking the EPA to approve the use of propoxur for bed bugs.

HomeTeam Acquires Advanced Pest Control
Advanced Pest Control is located in San Antonio, Texas.

UF/IFAS to Dedicate Charles Steinmetz Hall on May 25
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences officials will rename the campus’ entomology and nematology building for alumnus and pest management businessman Charles Steinmetz in a May 25 ceremony.

Enter Your Nominations for the Women of Excellence Award
The award, presented by Orkin, recognizes women who advance the pest management industry. Deadline is May 31.


Critter Control Team Wins World
Fishing Championships

The team captured the 12th annual IGFA Offshore World Championship billfish tournament crown. The event was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. MORE >>

Rockwell Labs Ltd Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise
The company, which is led by CEO Cisse Spragins, has been certified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.

Truly Nolen Promotes Darlene Cohen and Craig Hansen
Cohen is now vice president of human resources, while Hansen is now manager of the company’s Sierra Vista, Ariz. branch.


Bell Labs Receives Environmental Award for Work on Galapagos Islands
Bell Laboratories was honored recently with the 2011 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment award from the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group for developing a specialized bait used to eradicate invasive rats on the Galapagos Islands.

Bug Off Pest Control Center Completes Expansion
The New York City-based distributor's warehouse space has more than doubled with greater access for shipping and receiving, and now includes an equipment-repair center.

Bird-X Introduces Bed Bug Alert
The Bed Bug Alert is a clear, rigid plastic monitoring device that slips under the mattress or into other tight spaces where bed bugs are suspected.

Avtron LoadBank Offers Bedbug Chaser Heater
The heater uses a compact forced convection heat transfer process that creates 360-degree coverage.


NyGuard and Onslaught Promotions
MGK announced the promotion of NyGuard IGR 110ml bottles and Onslaught Microencapsulated Insecticide Gallon bottles running from now until the end of June at participating distributors. The promotion provides $5 instant savings on NyGuard 110 ml and $20 instant savings on Onslaught gallons.

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