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December 10, 2012

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VIDEO

Michele Vance Discusses Yellow Pages Strategies

Vance, vice president of commercial sales at Terminix, discusses trends with Yellow Pages advertising and reviews some of her experiences with Yellow Pages advertising while working for Schendel Pest Services. more

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HEADLINE NEWS

Sprague Pest Solutions Acquires Golden Services

The acquisition broadens Tacoma-based Sprague’s footprint in Colorado. more

Bed Bugs Using Library Books to Hitch a Ride

Bed bugs and their eggs can hide in the spines of hardcover books, according to an article in The New York Times. more

USDA Awards $33 Million for Pest Management Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $33 million to support research and extension activities addressing pest management issues that have human health, environmental and economic consequences across the nation. more

Bed Bugs, Ants Top List of Healthcare Facility Pest Control Concerns

Survey results released by Orkin and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) reveal that bed bugs are still finding their way into healthcare facilities. more

 
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RESEARCH NEWS

Dressing U.S. Troops to Safeguard Against Insect Attacks

Outfitting soldiers with clothing that effectively repels or kills insects is one of the strategies U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to help protect U.S. military personnel deployed overseas against disease-transmitting mosquitoes and sand flies. more

Birds May Use Cigarette Butts to Repel Pests

A team of ecologists discovered that urban birds may be inserting cigarette butts into the lining of their nests in order to repel arthropods. more

 
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SUPPLIER NEWS

WallSensor Detects Termites, Rodents and Sends Alerts

The product is a small, battery-powered, wireless sensor that detects termites and other in-wall threats, and sends out alerts via email and smartphone push notifications. more

Univar Buys Oilfield-Chemical Supplier

Univar is acquiring Magnablend to expand in the North American oil and gas business. more

 
EVENTS

ESA Holds Educational Program as
Part of Annual Meeting

A full-day educational program, titled, “Under the Lens: The Science of Urban Pest Management,” was held in Knoxville, Tenn., concurrently with the ESA’s 60th Annual Meeting, also held in Knoxville. more

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Bed Bug Boot Camp Heads to Pennsylvania

BedBug Central and the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association are offering the intensive two-day program Jan. 10-11, in King of Prussia, Pa. more

 
POPULAR CULTURE

Facebook Focus: A Fun Hypothetical from The Onion

The satirical website poked fun at pest control exclusion efforts in the posting 'Raccoon Leaders Call for Loosening of Garbage-Can Lids.' more

 
Online Poll

What are your thoughts about offering holiday lighting as a service?

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MULTIMEDIA

PCT, Syngenta Recognize Crown Leadership Winner Tony Massey - Image

PCT, Syngenta Recognize Crown Leadership Winner Tony Massey

Massey, president and COO of Massey Services, was recognized during a special ceremony at NPMA PestWorld in Boston.

 
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