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October 1, 2012



Rentokil Acquires Western Exterminator

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After months of speculation, Rentokil Initial announced it has acquired the assets of Western Exterminator Company. As part of the deal, Rentokil also acquires Target Specialty Products, the Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based distributor owned by Western. PCT caught up with John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America, and Mike Katz, president of Western Exterminator, to learn more about this major deal. more

Orkin Acquires Tri-County Pest Control South

Company acquires the Florida-based firm. more

Volunteers Needed to Support Boys & Girls Club of Boston

NPMA is calling for extra help needed for a volunteer effort in Boston before PestWorld 2012. more

Terminix, Topeka Negotiating to Keep Incentive in Place

Steps are being taken to enable Terminix, which bought Topeka-based Schendel Services, to receive cash incentives the Joint Economic Development Organization had offered Schendel totaling as much as $108,000, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. more

Orkin Replaces Ford Ranger

Company has chosen the Toyota Tacoma to replace fleet of Rangers. more

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NPMA Names Justin McCauley Young Entrepreneur Award Recipient

McCauley, COO, McCauley Services, was named the inaugural award winner. more

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Terminix Adds Captain Stan Cope as Manager of Technical Services

Cope, an entomologist with more than 23 years of military experience in 18 countries, most recently served as director of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board in Washington, D.C. more

Judy Black Receives NPMA's Women of Excellence Award

Steritech's Black was recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and contributions, NPMA said. more

Copesan Announces New Board Member

Andrew Klein, president of Assured Environments, appointed to Copesan board. more

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Bart Baker of J.T. Eaton Announces Retirement

Baker was senior vice president of the family business; his retirement is effective Oct. 1. more

Target Specialty Products to Distribute Cirkil

Terramera signs Target as its first distributor. more


Florida School of Fumigation Scheduled

The 25th annual School of Structural Fumigation, hosted by the University of Florida, is scheduled for Nov. 12-16. more


More About West Nile Virus from Dr. Jorge Parada

PCT checked in with Dr. Parada, NPMA's medical spokesperson, for a Q&A in which he discusses WNV symptoms; how WNV differs from other mosquito-borne diseases; and common misperceptions. more


Tech Handbook Pre-Pub Offer Ends Today

Don't miss your chance to purchase the PCT Technician's Handbook for just $14.95 ($12.95 for 10 or more copies). more

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PWG Instructional Videos

The Pyrethroid Working Group has created a series of instructional videos to help PMPs comply with California’s new surface water regulations for applying pyrethroid pesticides. The videos are available for viewing on the Pyrethroid Working Group’s YouTube channel.

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