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April 23, 2012



SPC Research: Good Growth for the U.S. Structural Pest Control Market

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The industry generated an estimated $6.524 billion in total service revenue in 2011, a 3.4 increase from the $6.307 billion measured in 2010, according to new research from Gary Curl. more

Raleigh Jenkins Launches Haiti Humanitarian Effort

Called ‘A Child’s H.O.P.E’ its mission is to provide a safe, loving and supportive home for the abandoned children of Haiti. more

April 22-28 is Bed Bug Awareness Week

The Professional Pest Management Alliance and the industry remind public to be on guard against bed bugs this summer. more

PPMA-Funded Survey Reveals a Rise in Ant Infestations

The research, conducted by Dr. Laurel Hansen and staff, has found that ant infestations are on the rise across the country. more

In Memoriam: Anderson Howard

Anderson Howard, founder of Austin, Texas-based Howard Pest Control, died on Friday, April 20. He was 73. more

Video: College Baseball Game Suspended Due to Fire Ants

Fire ants overran one of the electrical units at Young Memorial Field in Birmingham, Ala., causing the UAB-Tulane baseball game to be postponed. more

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Hulett Introduces New Social Media Widget

Hulett’s widget allows bugs.com users to view the latest postings to all of Hulett’s social media venues in one convenient viewer window. more

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Rose Launches Madagascar Giveaway Program

Rose Pest Solutions will be giving away 1,000 Madagascar roaches to schools and children’s groups in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. more

Blasingame Pest Management Open for Business

Industry veteran Billy Blasingame announces the opening of Blasingame Pest Management, in McDonough, Ga. more

Orkin’s Orlando Employees Move to New Location

The new facility offers 9,000 square feet of space to accommodate business. more

NaturZone Wins 2012 Best of Tampa Bay Award

The company was selected for the 2012 Best of Tampa Bay Award in the Pest Control Services category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). more

Thomas Pest Services Becomes a QualityPro Company

Thomas Pest Services has earned the QualityPro designation, the mark of excellence in pest management. more


UNL Entomology Professor Kamble Gets National Award

Shripat Kamble, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomology professor, has been honored with the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Conference on Urban Entomology. more

Cal Stephenson Joins Residex

Residex announced that Calvin Stephenson has joined the organization as the Southeastern Regional Manager. more


Protecta EVO Express Meets Tier 1 Standards

Bell Laboratories announced that its Protecta EVO Express recently passed all requirements necessary for Bell to certify it as a Tier 1 bait station. more

Mars Air Systems Announces Organizational Changes

Mars Air Systems, manufacturer of air curtains, announced the restructuring of its sales and marketing team. more


Cisse Spragins Discusses
InTice Perimeter Bait

Spragins, founder and CEO of Rockwell Labs Ltd, discusses a variety of issues including changes to pyrethroid labels and InTice Perimeter Bait. more

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BedBug Central’s Boot Camp Heads to the Midwest

BedBug Central, in conjunction with the Kansas Pest Control Association, will offer a two-day bed bug boot camp program in Kansas, in July. more

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Tom Walters Discusses Sulfuryl Flouride - Image

Tom Walters Discusses Sulfuryl Flouride

Walters, president of Western Pest Services, Parsippany, N.J., discusses the importance of sulfuryl fluoride and the industry’s position that U.S. EPA should withdraw its misguided proposed order cancelling the food uses for sulfuryl fluoride.

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