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June 11, 2012
PCT to Host Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Conference & Trade Show
The event, set for Aug. 8, is an opportunity to hear from
leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family
business issues, all from the comfort of your home or office.
Bed Bugs and Alcohol Don’t Mix, says UNL Researcher
New research from the University of Nebraska suggests bed bugs don’t have much taste for boozy blood and lay fewer eggs when their feedings contain alcohol.
Hantavirus Claims Two Lives in Utah
Two Utahns died last month from hantavirus, the first confirmed cases of the year and first fatalities from the virus since 2009, say health officials, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Fipronil Litigation Update
On May 10, PCT Online ran an update to the ongoing legal dispute over fipronil titled “Fipronil Litigation ‘Heats Up’ Along with the Termite Season.” Since that time there have been several new developments, including recent court filings.
NPMA Announces Young Entrepreneur Award
This award recognizes young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition.
Orkin Acquires Big Deal Exterminating
Orkin recently expanded its employee base in Puerto Rico with the acquisition of Big Deal Exterminating.
NJPMA Bikers Meet Phil Across America Cyclists
NJPMA leadership rode their motorcycles to Virginia in support of Phil Cooper’s MS fundraiser.
VPMA Holds ACE Prep Course and Exam
Seven PMPs earned their ACE designation at the conclusion of this event.
Exterminators Participate in ‘Stop Dengue’ Campaign
Sri Lanka-based The Exterminators participated in a ‘Stop Dengue’ campaign on April 29, in the Battaramulla region of the Kaduwela Municipal Council Area.
Introducing Dr. Eleanor 'Jo' Cook
At its undergraduate ceremony in May, Columbia International University honored Mrs. Eleanor “Jo” Cook, co-owner of Cook’s Pest Control, with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
NPMA's Jim Fredericks Earns Ph.D.
Fredericks, director of technical services for the National Pest Management Association, earned his doctoral degree in entomology and wildlife ecology.
Kim Kelley-Tunis Promoted to Technical Services Director at Rollins
Rollins Inc., announced that it is promoting Kim Kelley-Tunis to technical services director.
Verifi Bed Bug Detector Now Available
The new bed bug detection product from FMC is now available to pest management professionals (PMPs).
Kritter Caps Exclude Pests from Homes
Kritter Caps can be used in both the tops and bottoms of all outside corner posts of siding of homes.
Bell Labs Names Panetta European Business Manager
Agostino Panetta now manages sales of Bell’s rodent control products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Transport Mikron Approved for Food Handling Establishments
The supplemental label allows use of the product in food-handling areas in all but three states. FMC also announced the introduction of Pest Wire blog.
Pest Management and Food Safety Seminar Registration Now Open
Two-day workshop offers recertification credits and features keynote speaker Dr. Austin Frishman and other government and industry experts.
Fumigation on Catalina Island
MegaFume completed a fumigation in Avalon, on Catalina Island (Calif.), that included 39 tarps and 8,000 clips.
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