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October 29, 2012



UF Study Reveals Bed Bug Feeding Patterns

Researchers at the University of Florida examined the feeding patterns of bed bugs — and the impact they can have on humans' blood after several months. Their research was published in the journal Medical and Veterinary Entomology. more

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NPMA, ASPCRO Collecting Rodenticide Data From PMPs

The Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are collaborating on a survey to collect data about PMP uses of rodenticides. more

Pestmaster Services Moving HQ to Reno

Pestmaster Services is moving its headquarters from Bishop, Calif., to Reno, Nev. more

Rollins Announces Third Quarter Financial Results

The Atlanta-based company posted net income growth of nearly 10 percent in the third quarter. more

Arrow Exterminators Launches ‘Stark Exterminators’ Brand

Continued company growth and entrées into new markets led to the development of the new brand. more

BedBug Central Announces Holiday Program

BedBug Central and bedbugFree members will join forces to donate bed bug treatment services and products to those in need. more

More California Rodents Test Positive for Plague

Two more chipmunks have tested positive for plague in the Tahoe area, adding to the one found back in the first week of October, the California Department of Public Health reports. more

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Hot Peppers Tested as a Rodent Deterrent

Researchers in Montana are testing hot peppers to see if they will deter deer mice from eating grass seeds. more


Cook’s Appoints Gates VP of Technical Services

Stephen Gates is a 14-year veteran of Cook’s Pest Control and holds an entomology degree from Auburn University. more

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Crane’s Ozorio Earns BCE Credentials

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) announced Peter Ozorio of Crane Pest Control, San Francisco, as its newest board certified entomologist (BCE). more


Syngenta PPM Expands North American Team

This action, which builds on the recent acquisition of DuPont’s Professional Products insecticide business, is designed to strengthen representation and customer service for the Syngenta PPM business across the U.S. more

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Brownyard Featured on EyeOnInsurance.tv

In the new video, PMPs and their insurance agents can learn about the current risks and insurance solutions in the pest management industry. more

ServicePro.Net Partners to Create Mobile Printing Solution

The company has partnered with Brother International Corporation and Datalogic to create a complete mobility solution for pest control businesses. more


BASF Announces Termidor Foam

New addition expands Termidor and ant portfolio with convenient foam application. more

Rockwell Labs Launches New Baits

The company has added two new granular baits — InVict Xpress and InVict Blitz Mega Colony Bait. more

Terramera Launches CIRKIL

The company introduced CIRKIL CX Insecticide and Ovicide Concentrate and CIRKIL RTU Ready-to-Use Insecticide and Ovicide. more

FieldAware Introduces Navigator Interface

The new service management interface eliminates the need to switch back and forth between job functions, the company reports. more


More Recent Refugees

This month’s cover story, "Unwelcome Tourists," explores the rise of invasive species and what PMPs can do to help slow the spread of these exotic pests. Learn more about new invasive species and well established foreign invaders. more

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Online Only: Selling Deep

Bobby Jenkins discusses how ABC Home & Commercial Services sells the wide range of services it offers. more


Mallis/Tech Handbook Special

Receive a FREE copy of the PCT Technician’s Handbook with the purchase of a Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. more

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Video: The First Urban Entomology Degree

A short video from David Fincannon documenting stories from entomologists about pest control industry icons J.J. Davis, Bill Buettner and John Osmun during the late 1940s. Among the subjects discussed was the first entomology degree. Fincannon released the video as a tribute to Osmun, who passed away on Oct. 13.

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