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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. more

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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. more

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. more

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. more

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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. more

Orkin Acquires Big Deal Exterminating

Orkin recently expanded its employee base in Puerto Rico with the acquisition of Big Deal Exterminating. more

NJPMA Bikers Meet Phil Across America Cyclists

NJPMA leadership rode their motorcycles to Virginia in support of Phil Cooper’s MS fundraiser. more

VPMA Holds ACE Prep Course and Exam

Seven PMPs earned their ACE designation at the conclusion of this event. more

International News

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. more

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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. more

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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. more

Kim Kelley-Tunis Promoted to Technical Services Director at Rollins

Rollins Inc., announced that it is promoting Kim Kelley-Tunis to technical services director. more

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Verifi Bed Bug Detector Now Available

The new bed bug detection product from FMC is now available to pest management professionals (PMPs). more

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. more

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). more

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. more


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. more

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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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