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June 18, 2012

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HEADLINE NEWS

Terminix Releases List of
Most-Infested Bed Bug Cities

Philadelphia took the top spot from New York City, which held the title for two years. more

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Hospitalized Oregon Man Likely Suffering From Plague

A man hospitalized in Bend, Ore., is likely suffering from the plague, marking the fifth case in Oregon since 1995, the Oregonian reported. more

Arrow Acquires Al Hoffer’s Melbourne (Fla.) Business

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of the Melbourne, Fla. business of Al Hoffer’s Termite, Pest and Lawn. more

Action Pest Control Expands into Lexington

To support the expansion, Action has hired Danville resident and native, Mike Vest. more

Pi Chi Omega Awards Four Scholarships

Pi Chi Omega awarded four $2,000 scholarships to deserving urban entomology students for the 2012-2013 academic year. more

UF/IFAS Releases Tick-Borne Surveillance Report

Several Florida counties reported tick diseases in humans for the reporting period of April 19 to June 12. more

 
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PODCAST

Kevin Burns Discusses Arrow Exterminators' M&A Philosophy

Burns, chief development officer, Arrow Exterminators, discusses a variety of topics related to the company's approach to mergers and acquisitions. more

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EVENTS

Upcoming Webinar: Closing Crawlspaces

Scheduled for June 27 at 2 p.m. (EST), the webinar will review how closing crawlspaces can help PCOs generate new revenue and add new customers. The webinar is being presented by Crawlspace Depot and hosted by Billy Tesh. more

University of Kentucky Announces 42nd Annual Program

The UK Short Course, set for Oct. 1-3, features a strong speaker lineup and cutting-edge topics. more

 
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SUPPLIER NEWS

Bayer Announces Temprid 'Save The Day' Contest

Submissions are being accepted for top pest control success stories for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip, plus free product or a comprehensive marketing plan. more

Univar Announces PestWeb Live Chat

PestWeb Live Chat adds a new dimension of information accessibility for PMPs who have questions about pest control products, insects, weeds, or Univar’s services. more

Billy Craft Joins Select Insurance Agency

Craft will manage the company’s new Southeast Division, based in Windermere, Fla. more

 
RESEARCH NEWS

Biocontrol Agent Tested to Battle Invasive Kudzu Bug

USDA entomologists are evaluating a top natural enemy of the bug, the parasitic wasp Paratelenomus saccharalis. more

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VIDEO

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Gecko and Cockroach Disappearing Trick

A robot that copies how cockroaches and geckos can disappear under ledges in the blink of an eye could lead to search-and-rescue droids with animal-like maneuverability, researchers say.

 
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