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July 16, 2012



West Indian Subterranean Termites Moving Northward in Florida

The University of Florida has confirmed an infestation of the West Indian subterranean termite in Loxahatchee — the first one in the state outside of a single Miami neighborhood. more

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NPMA and ASPCRO Release Results of State Regulation Survey

The National Pest Management Association and the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials surveyed state pesticide regulatory agencies about how they regulate PMPs. more

Detroit Bus Drivers Battling Bed Bugs

City bus drivers' union reports infestations on city buses, while the Detroit Department of Transportation says the problem is not widespread. more

State Regulations Alter Pest Control in Oregon Schools

Pesticides, other chemicals now required by state to be used as a last resort for pest control. more

Bug Doctor Joins ING Activewear's Campaign to Battle Malaria

Head of Bug Doctor donates mosquito-repellent clothing to needy parties in Africa. more

Pa. Cop Cars Sidelined After Bed Bug Contact

City thoroughly cleans cars to stop possible contamination after an investigation uncovered bed bugs. more

Northwest Exterminators Becomes bedbugFREE

Arizona pest control company joins national network of companies that are bedbugFree members. more

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Podcast: Rick Vetter Discusses
the Brown Widow Spider

Vetter recently co-authored a paper in the Journal of Medical Entomology that detailed a survey on the prevalence of brown widow spiders in urban Southern California. more

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Techniques to Reduce Rodent Control Callbacks Webinar is Tomorrow

Presented by Liphatech’s Ted Bruesch, the webinar will review tactics for eliminating rodent infestations as quickly as possible and preventing their recurrence. more

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PCT Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Conference
and Trade Show is Aug. 8

Designed for anyone exploring the possibility of a sale, currently in the market for acquisitions, or laying the groundwork for succession planning, this one-day virtual event provides expert advice from the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues. more

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Dr. Austin Frishman to Pen Column for Syngenta PMP Solutions

Industry expert will be writing a monthly column on technical issues and industry trends for the company's website. more

ServSuite Pest Control Software Adds Document Designer

Pest control managers can now create customized forms and documents inside ServSuite application. more

AP&G Introduces Catchmaster Slim

The Slim features a multi-catch mechanism that can be used with or without a glue board. more

PestPac Launches New CallAhead Module

New module offers voice notification service integrated with PestPac software. more

AllPro Vector Group Releases Environ RTU

New water-based mosquito adulticide addresses the concern of environmental stewardship by substituting water for oil, company says. more


Deadline to Nominate 2012 Technicians of the Year Extended to July 19

Just announced, the deadline to nominate a PCT Technician of the Year — including a termite control professional — has been extended until July 19. The awards, sponsored by BASF Pest Control Solutions, recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. more

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Reader Poll: Social Media and Candidate Screening

Do you use social media sites (e.g., Facebook or LinkedIn) to screen potential new hires? more

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Podcast: Fred Murray Discusses Terminix’s M&A Philosophy

Murray, senior director of business development and mergers and acquisitions, Terminix International, discusses a variety of topics related to the company's approach to mergers and acquisitions, including Terminix's acquisition of Antimite.

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