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April 9, 2012

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HEADLINE NEWS

UC Davis’s Shelomi’s Answer to Online Bug Question Wins an Award

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Entomologist Matan Shelomi of the University of California, Davis, answered an online bug question to tie for a first-place Shorty Award, the social media-equivalent of an Oscar. more

Food Protection Alliance Continues to Grow

FPA announced the the additions of Fischer Environmental Services and BioSinsa. more

HomePro Pest Control's Blog Receives Award

HomePro Pest Control was recently named to FrugalDad.com's Top Pest Control Blogs. more

Critter Control Awards Top Franchisee

Critter Control franchisee Mark Hutchison of Reno, Nev., took home the Critter Control Franchisee of the Year award. more

Senske Acquires Las Vegas Company

Senske Pest Control has acquired Las Vegas, Nev.-based Guardian Pest Defense. more

NaturZone Recognized with AsktheSeal.com Seal of Approval

Ask the Seal.com is a third party advocacy resource that helps consumers distinguish reputable companies. more

 
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PEOPLE

Steritech Promotes Judy Black

Black has been promoted to vice president, technical services, for the company’s Pest Prevention business. more

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PRODUCTS

Liphatech’s BlueMax Bait Available in Canada

Liphatech announced the availability of its reformulated BlueMax bait to pest management professionals throughout Canada. more

Coxreels Introduces New Catalog

Fully colored and well detailed, the new catalog includes new models and the addition of specialty product lines. more

NexTraq Fleet Tracking Introduced to the Pest Control Industry

With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, managers can generate reports such as the Start/Stop Report and Begin/End Day Report to help reduce operational costs and increase productivity. more

 
SUPPLIER NEWS

Nisus Recognized in Local Newspaper

An article in the Knoxville News-Sentinel notes that Nisus Corp. has received a commitment from Norfolk Southern, one of the largest railroads in the country, to use copper naphthenate, a wood preservative used in pressure treated railroad ties, telephone poles and bridge timbers. more

FireAnts101.com Offers Tools for Schools

The FMC site includes several tools, including a free 10-minute risk assessment. more

 
POPULAR CULTURE

Video: Jewelry Comes Alive

Maquech brooches, which consist of live beetles with colorful, sparkly gems glued to their backs, are reportedly "all the rage" in Mexico. more

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VIDEO

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Wayne Grush Discusses Invasive Insects

Grush, owner of Green Gator Pest Control, Houston, Texas, reviews several newly introduced species and provides tips on what PMPs can do to prepare for these pests.

 
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March 19, 2012

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EPA Revises Its 2008 Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision for Professional Use Products

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EPA released a revision to its 2008 Risk Mitigation Decision for Ten Rodenticides, relating to the “50 foot restriction” on professional use products. more

HUD Publishes Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in Public Housing

The notice provides guidance on the rights and responsibilities of HUD, Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and tenants with regard to bed bug infestations. more

Warm Winter Could Impact Pest Invasions

Tony DeJesus from New England Pest Control told WPRI that his company has been taking calls about fleas and ticks throughout the winter and experts say ticks and termites could become a big problem this year. more

IU Research Examine Benefits of Honey Bee Diversity

Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria, Indiana University biologist discovers. more

 
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PCO NEWS

Cook’s Celebrates Success in 2011

Cook’s Pest Control recently recognized its 2011 President’s Club honorees with a cruise to The Bahamas. more

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Western Pest Services Celebrates 85 Years

The company was founded by J. Edwin Sameth. more

Viking Announces 2011 Office of the Year Winner

Viking Termite & Pest Control announced that its Saddle Brook, N.J. office, under the leadership of branch manager Tony Yochum, was named the 2011 Viking Office of the Year. more

 
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VIDEO

PCT/Syngenta Leadership Winner Dr. Charles Wright

PCT and Syngenta recognized North Carolina State University Professor Dr. Charles Wright as a 2011 Crown Leadership Award Winner. more

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SUPPLIER NEWS

Liphatech Announces Significant Packaging Changes for Key Rodenticides

FirstStrike, Generation, and Maki are now available in easy-to-manage quantities for pest management professionals. more

Termimesh Makes Contribution to 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Project

Termimesh, the Austin-based supplier of the Termimesh System, was asked to install Termistop pipe flanges and blockouts in the home of volunteer firefighter Missy Zdroj who lost her Smithville, Texas, home to wildfires last fall. more

Contrac with Lumitrack Contest Winners Announced

Eight winners in Bell Laboratories’ Contrac with Lumitrack contest walked away with prizes in early March. more

 
EVENTS

Skill Development Seminars Wrap Up This Week on East Coast

Jeff Tucker has teamed up with BASF's sales specialists to deliver the half-day Skill Development Seminars, which wrap up this week with stops in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. more

BedBug Central’s Boot Camp Heads to Pennsylvania

BedBug Central and the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association will offer a two-day bed bug boot camp program in Chester County, Pa., April 4-5. more

 
PROMOTIONS

CSI Offers Spring Savings Promotions

Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) recently announced it is offering spring rebates on eight products in its portfolio. more

Protect-A-Bed and Mattress Firm Announce Facebook Sweepstakes

Protect-A-Bed and Mattress Firm have teamed up to celebrate 'Napping Day' with a Facebook giveaway. more

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MULTIMEDIA

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PCT Technician of the Year Awards Presentation

PCT recognizes Technicians of the Year Gail Wiles, John Dawson and Rick Gaudreault at NPMA Legislative Day 2012.

 
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