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April 2, 2012



Reader Poll: Bed Bug Fatigue

Are your clients experiencing “bed bug fatigue” and questioning how long they can keep paying for this service? more

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EPA Clarifies Rodenticide Label Revision

The Agency provided additional clarification relating to the use of first and second-generation anticoagulants and non-anticoagulants applied to rodent burrows. more

NPMA Announces Women of Excellence Award

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced this year's call for nominations for NPMA's Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. more

UCR Studies Birth Control for Mosquitoes

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has received a five-year $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular basis of hormonal regulation of mosquito reproduction. more

In Memoriam: John “Tom” Jennings

John “Tom” Jennings, founder of Container Manufacturing, died Friday at age 85. Jennings was the inventor of tip "N" measure and tip "N" pour measuring and dispensing containers. more

UF to Host BugFest Entomology Open House

The University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is holding an open house on Wednesday. The department will explain how an entomology major can lead to vet school, med school, dental school or graduate school. more

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Arizona Pest Control Launches New and Improved App

The new version includes an entire pest gallery, the company's blog, and a version built specifically for Ipad users. more

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Bug Doctor Interviewed for Local TV News Segment

The company was asked how the unseasonably warm weather was impacting business. more

Rose Pest Solutions’ Nelson Recognized by United Way

Jim Nelson, Kalamazoo district manager, received the 2011 Extraordinary Leadership Award from the Greater Kalamazoo United Way. more


Video: Hiring Practice Tips from Jean Seawright

Seawright, president of HR consulting firm Seawright & Associates, provides some hiring dos and dont's for PCOs. more

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Thermal Remediation Equipment Added to PERC Program

Temp-Air’s Thermal Remediation EBB-40KW LP Trailer bed bug heat treatment equipment package has been chosen to be a part of the Propane Education and Research Council’s (PERC) Exceptional Product Program. more

Bayer CropScience Names Daniels Bait and Termite Product Manager

Ray Daniels will be responsible for marketing of Maxforce and Premise brands, among others. more

Zoecon Introduces Zenprox Aerosol

Zenprox Aerosol is a broad-spectrum contact kill product that combines four active ingredients. more

Envincio Relocates Headquarters to Spartanburg, S.C.

The company has consolidated operations and relocated to Spartanburg, S.C., to further streamline operations. more

Tanksley Joins Target Specialty Products

Wes Tanksley is the new territory manager serving the professional pest management market in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. more

WCS Introduces Dig Defence

Dig Defence is an animal control commercial grade barrier. more


Reminder: Termidor H·E Webcast is Tomorrow

There is still time to sign up for the webcast, which is scheduled for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. (EDT). more

Prep Work is Key Focus of April’s Bed Bug Boot Camp

The BedBug Central event will focus on minimal preparation and least disruption methodology. The camp takes place April 17-20 in Lawrenceville, N.J. more


PCT Spider Field Guides Have Arrived

The first shipment of the PCT Field Guide for the Management of Urban Spiders, 2nd Edition, has arrived at the PCT Bookstore. All pre-ordered copies will ship this week. more

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PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Winner Jeff Johnson

Johnson, vice president of operations, A-Active Termite & Pest Control, Virginia Beach, Va., was recognized as a 2011 Crown Leadership award recipient.

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