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June 25, 2012



Reader Poll: Weather
Impact on Q1 Financials

How did the unseasonably warm winter/spring weather impact business in Q1? more

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Harvey Massey Recognized by Ernst & Young

Massey received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award in the Services category in Florida. more

PPMA Launches ‘Show Us Your Scream’ Contest

The contest encourages consumers to shriek, scream and shout on photo or video and post the reaction to the PPMA Facebook page. more

UF Researchers Study How Diet Affects Lab-Raised Mosquitoes

Scientists with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found that different types of blood influence the quantity of eggs a female mosquito produces and the likelihood those eggs hatch. more

Woodring to Join Phil Across America in Missouri

Michael Woodring, general manager at Bug Zero, Springfield, Mo., will be joining Phil Across America on their 70-mile journey from Ash Grove, Mo., to Pittsburg, Kan. more

NPMA Announces Results of 2012-2013 Board Election

Laura Simpson, Dugas Pest Control of Baton Rouge, La., will serve as president. more

Arrow Exterminators Summer Internship Program in Full Swing

The interns will work across numerous business departments to learn about the pest control industry. more

In Memoriam: Jerry Meers

Meers, founder of Meers Pest Solutions and an active Texas Pest Control Association member, died on June 16. He was 68. more

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Podcast: Todd Oifer on Liberty Pest Management's Franchising Activities

Oifer, owner of Liberty Pest Management Services, Davenport, Fla., talks about his company and the franchising opportunities it offers. more

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Video: Crickets Invade Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has seen an increase in cricket activity due to extreme weather conditions, and local TV station KXAN recently included a segment in which it interviewed several people, including Jay Lee Hill of ABC Home and Commercial Services. more

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Univar Adds New Master Technician Online Training Course

The newest course is #210 Pesticides – Protecting the Environment. more

Repeller 360° Uses Wind Power to Prevent Birds from Landing

The new product is a physical bird deterrent that rotates in the wind to deter large birds from landing in unwanted areas such as boats, docks, signs, rooftops, A.C. units and more. more


Upcoming Webinar: Closing Crawlspaces

Scheduled for this Wednesday and 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

Speakers Announced for 2012 North American Bed Bug Summit

The speakers and sessions for the 2012 North American Bed Bug Summit, set for Sept. 6-7 in Las Vegas, have been announced. more


Liphatech Resolv No Wax Soft Bait Rebate Program

PMPs can receive a gift card rebate by purchasing and trying new the bromadiolone soft bait. more

Allergy Technologies Announces ‘ActiveGuard Challenge’

Allergy Technologies has launched a new promotion – ‘Take the ActiveGuard Challenge’ – in which pest management professionals will be entered for a chance to win an iPad for each ActiveGuard Mattress Liners purchase in July and August. more

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Releasing a Caged Skunk

Stephen Vantassel shows how to release a caged skunk without (hopefully) being sprayed. Vantassel works for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management http://icwdm.org.

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