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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
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BED BUG SUMMIT

North American Bed Bug Summit Takes the
Windy City by Storm

Last week’s North American Bed Bug Summit drew unprecedented attention for the pest control industry as local and national media outlets converged on Chicago for the two-day event organized by BedBug Central. A speaker lineup of leading urban entomologists, including Dr. Dini Miller (pictured), highlighted the seminar.MORE >>

Bed Bug Summit Attendees Learn Essentials of Building a Bed Bug Program
Cooper Pest Solutions Research Entomologist Jeff White discussed essential elements of a comprehensive program during last week's North American Bed Bug Summit.

Video: North American Bed Bug Summit Press Conference
Bed Bug Central's Phil Cooper and Jeff White discussed the conference and also answered some general questions related to bed bugs, including the challenges involved in this line of work and whether or not the bed bug problem will one day go away.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Residex and Turfgrass Inc. to Join Forces
Residex, a structural pest supply distributor based in Roselle, N.J., and Turfgrass Inc., a distributor of turf and ornamental products and services based in Novi, Mich., announced plans to merge. The distributors reported that they have reached an agreement in principle and plan to conclude the merger by Dec. 1, 2010. The combined company will operate under both the “Turfgrass” and “Residex” names using all the same facilities, personnel and operations of each company.

NPMA Announces Bed Bug Pandemic Response Plan
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced its Bed Bug Pandemic Response Plan that will lead the industry's actions toward addressing the growing global bed bug crisis.

Abbott Recalls Certain Similac Brand Powder Infant Formulas
Abbott issued a voluntary recall of certain Similac powdered infant formula after identifying a common warehouse beetle (both larvae and adults) in the finished product at its Sturgis, Mich. plant.


REGIONAL NEWS

Stink Bugs Emerge as Problematic Pest in Mid-Atlantic States
Although they don't bite, they are a nuisance because they can creep into almost any room and smell slightly skunk-like when crushed.

Detroit Area Pest Control Firms Report Increase in Rats
According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, rats are an increasing concern in metro Detroit, where several pest control firms say they have seen a significant rise in rat calls.


MULTIMEDIA

Sponsored Podcast: Issues and Risks Related to Bed Bug Work
In a podcast sponsored by The Brownyard Group, John Cullota, program manager of the Brownyard Group’s PCOPro program, reviews issues and risks related to bed bug work. Click here to listen.


SUPPLIER NEWS

AP&G Introduces BDS System (Bedbug Detection System)
The product utilizes a patented adhesive dot matrix technology and physical design to capture specimens.

BASF Introduces Alpine Ant and Alpine Roach Gel Baits
Pest management professionals looking for low-toxicity alternatives to solve ant and roach problems can turn to BASF Pest Control Solutions’ new Prescription Treatment brand Alpine Ant and Alpine Cockroach Gel Baits.


EVENTS

Termite Academy to be Held in New Orleans Nov. 2-4
The 3rd annual City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association Termite Academy will be held Nov. 2-4, at the USDA-ARS Building.

Experts on Bed Bug and Stink Bugs to Speak at Thursday's NJPMA Fall Conference
Rick Cooper of Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawrenceville, N.J., will discuss the challenge of bed bug control and Dr. George Hamilton, chairman of the Rutgers University Department of Entomology will discuss the outbreak of stink bugs throughout the Northeast.


PCT STORE

Bed Bug Guide Handout – Newly Revised and On Sale!
The PCT-published 'Your Guide to Bed Bugs' handout has been updated and is now available in the PCT Bookstore. The popular guides are available in packs of 100 for $80. Click here for more information.

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