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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD AUGUST 30, 2010
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PODCAST

PCT Podcast: Bobby Corrigan Discusses Biomonitoring for Rodents
Corrigan, president of RMC Pest Management Consulting, Richmond, Ind., authored the August PCT feature Biomonitoring for Rodents, which examined how non-toxic rodent monitoring bait blocks can help bolster IPM programs, reduce callbacks and provide another dimension of service. Corrigan provides additional insights on this topic and also discusses some of his recent rodent work in New York City in the following podcast.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Video: PPMA Bed Bug Reel
The Professional Pest Management Alliance has been on a media blitz as a result of the nationwide escalation of bed bug infestations. PPMA created a video reel highlighting some of the industry’s recent bed bug media coverage.

Company Agrees to Fines in Utah Pesticide Deaths
A pest control company and seven employees have agreed to pay $46,800 in fines to settle administrative charges brought by the Utah Division of Plant Industry in connection with the February poisoning deaths of two Utah girls.

Orkin Acquires North Carolina Pest Control Company
Orkin recently expanded its employee base and service area with the acquisition of Buck’s Pest Control in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., outside of Raleigh.

Bug Doctor Featured on Telemundo 47 Spanish News
Bug Doctor service professionals were featured last week on air with Telemundo 47 Spanish News (which is a Division of NBC Universal) for a segment regarding the recent outbreak of bed bugs.

Human Cases of West Nile Virus and EEE Reported in Massachusetts
A 46-year-old Boston woman has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, while a 43-year-old Plymouth County man is hospitalized with eastern equine encephalitis.

ProBest Pest Management to Celebrate 30 Years in Business
Originally founded by Donna and Jerry Probst and purchased in 2005 by Keith V. Birkemeyer, the company is focused on termite and pest management solutions and is QualityPro certified with QualityPro schools, QualityPro Food Protection and Green Pro.


BED BUGS

New Report Ranks Top U.S. Cities for Bed Bug Infestations
A new report compiled from Terminix data shows 15 cities stand above the rest as the most bed bug-infested metropolitan areas in the United States.

PCO Lonnie Alonso Appears on ‘CBS Evening News’ Bed Bug Segment
Alonso discussed the need for short-term solutions, including Ohio's efforts to get a Section 18 Exemption for indoor uses of propoxur.

Orkin's Bed Bug Treatments in Commercial Properties on the Rise
New analysis of Orkin's commercial bed bug treatments over the past 10 years reveals that bed bugs, initially confined to the hospitality industry, have steadily increased their presence in multifamily and, more recently, commercial real estate properties.

Newly Published: 'What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing'
The National Center for Health Housing has published What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling Best Practices with Research and the Realities of Implementation, a 37-page report designed for health professionals, housing professionals, and pest management professionals planning for or responding to a bed bug infestation in multifamily housing.


MULTIMEDIA

Sponsored Podcast: Learn about the Rockwell Labs-LG Life Sciences Partnership
LG Life Sciences and Rockwell Labs Ltd. recently announced a marketing and distribution arrangement. Effective immediately LG Life Sciences is collaborating with Rockwell Labs to help promote LG branded products Lambdastar 9.7% CS and Fenvastar Plus. Learn more about his partnership in a podcast with Rockwell Labs' Cisse Spragins.MORE >>


TECHNICAL

UF Research Finds Termite Enzymes Could be Boon to Cellulosic Ethanol
University of Florida researchers have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin, a tough plant material that is major problem during the production of cellulosic ethanol.


PRODUCTS

TEMP-AIR Introduces New Bed Bug Heater
The new EBB-460V is a lighter, narrower and more efficient thermal remediation electric bed bug heater.

Pro-Pest Pantry Moth & Beetle Traps Now Bilingual
The Pro-Pest Pantry Moth & Beetle Traps are printed in English and Spanish.

Blackburn Offers Customized Rigid Markers and Flags
Blackburn Mfg. offers both rigid markers and flags with custom or industry messages to mark outdoor application areas.


SUPPLIER NEWS

FMC Names New Northeast Sales Rep
Steven Mora will handle pest management sales in the Northeastern U.S.

OvoControl P for Pigeons Now a ‘General-Use’ Pesticide in California
OvoControl P has been reclassified as an "unrestricted" or "general-use" pesticide by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CADPR).

Basement Technologies Signs Exclusive Licensed Dealer Agreement With Terminix Services
Terminix Services (Illinois) has signed an exclusive Licensed Dealer agreement to join the company's National Basement Waterproofing Network.

UPI Names Mark Merlo National Ag Strategic Business Manager
Merlo will collaborate with marketing, field development, sales and regulatory teams to assist in delivering UPI’s overall sales strategy, and the development of products and solutions based on customer needs.


POPULAR CULTURE

Enormous Extinct Snake is Star of New IU Geology Exhibit
Earth's largest snake on record is now on display as part of a special exhibit at Indiana University Bloomington's Geology Building.

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