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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD NOVEMBER 1, 2010
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VIDEO

Brian Houtchens Discusses Team Too's Green Initiatives
PCT's Brad Harbison interviews Brian Houtchens, vice president and COO, Team Too Termite & Pest Control, Corona, Calif., about the company's green initiatives. Team Too was the subject of a feature article in October PCT.MORE >>

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HEADLINE NEWS

Rollins Profit Grows to $25.5 Million
Rollins Inc. announced that it generated a 12.2 percent rise in profitability in the third quarter, reaching company records for quarterly net income and revenue.

Bed Bugs Threaten NYC’s $30 Billion Tourism Industry
Some travelers who had arranged trips to New York say they are creeped out about staying in hotels and visiting attractions. As a result, the city is concerned about its $30 billion tourism industry.

NPMA Launches New Pest Guide App
The Pest Guide app provides users access to a comprehensive electronic pest database that allows PMPs to search over 200 detailed descriptions of pests.

Forensic Entomology Dubbed Scariest Job of 2010
Because it's such a macabre profession, forensic entomology this Halloween season has been dubbed the scariest job of 2010 by Careercast.com.

Bed Bugs Reported in Chicago Office Buildings
Employees at JP Morgan Chase found bed bugs in a few cubicles two weeks ago, and the Chicago Public Schools treated all 20 floors of its headquarters at 125 S. Clark Street after an employee there reported finding bites.


REGIONAL NEWS

Widow Project Unveiled at Innovative Pest Management
The stainless steel sculpture, a project that took artist Dave Simpson three months to complete, is now a permanenet fixture in front of Innovative Pest Management’s office in Denver, N.C.MORE >>

Guardian Pest Solutions Opens New Service Center
The new Milwaukee service center was opened to better serve the existing and future client base in the Central/Southern Wisconsin region.

Pied Piper Pest Control Becomes bedbugFREE
Alaskan company gains membership to bedbugFREE approved roster.

Truly Nolen Announces San Marcos Branch Manager Promotion
Stan Parris will monitor and evaluate administrative staff and technicians, and handle the day-to-day operations of the branch.


MULTIMEDIA

Sponsored Podcast: Terry Clark Discusses NPMA’s Haiti Relief Efforts
Terry Clark, vice president of Clark Pest Control, Lodi, Calif., was part of NPMA’s 12-person delegation that traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. In the following podcast, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, Clark discusses the group’s relief efforts.MORE >>


PEOPLE

E.O. Wilson Enlists Harrison Ford in Quest to Restore Biodiversity
The actor, who has actively served on the board of directors at Conservation International for nearly 20 years, recently answered Wilson’s call to fund $10,000 awards each year to writers who produce seminal works about science for the public.


SUPPLIER NEWS

Rohan Joins Bell Laboratories as Marketing Coordinator
Samantha Rohan joined Bell Laboratories’ marketing department in October 2010, as marketing coordinator where she provides marketing and sales support for Bell’s rodent control products in the U.S. and international markets.

Fumigation Service & Supply Promotes Todd Wilhelm
Todd Wilhelm has been promoted to fumigation manager of the Indianapolis office.

Mattress Firm, Protect-A-Bed Team Up To Fight Pancreatic Cancer
A portion of November mattress protector sales goes to cancer research.


PROMOTIONS

BASF Termidor Hang 10 promotion
Through Nov. 19, 2010 BASF is offering pest management professionals (PMPs) a 10 percent discount on Termidor termiticide/insecticide(Termidor 2.5 gallon, Termidor 78 oz and Termidor 80WG).


EVENTS

Residex to Host Bed Bug Seminar on Dec. 13
The seminar takes place at the Marriott Hotel (915 Route 73) in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Western New York Bed Bug Summit Set for Nov. 16
Sponsored by Buffalo Exterminating, the seminar will take place on Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport.

CEPA to Hold 2010 Europest Meeting in Brussels
On Nov. 30, the Confederation of European Pest Control Associations (CEPA) will be holding a one-day Europest management meeting at the Hotel Bloom in Brussels.

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