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October 8, 2012



Orkin Acquires Portions of Hulett Environmental Services

Orkin Acquires Portions of Hulett Environmental Services - Image

The purchased branches are in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Oviedo (East Orlando), Tampa Bay, Lake County, Melbourne and Kissimmee. more

PPMA Invites Pest Professionals to Involve Schools in PSA Contest

PestWorldForKids.org holds fourth annual Pest PSA Contest for students in grades 4 to 8. more

Dold Endorsed for Second Term by Chicago Tribune - ImageDold Endorsed for Second Term by Chicago Tribune

Rep. Robert Dold (R), of Rose Pest Solutions, picked up an important endorsement in his campaign to retain his seat (Illinois' 10th Congressional District). more

Study: Mosquitoes Change Habits to Avoid Anti-Malaria Nets

After two African villages started using mosquito nets to fight malaria, the local mosquitoes seemed to change their biting habits to avoid the barriers, according to a new French study. more

CDC West Nile Virus Update — October 2012

A total of 3,969 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 163 deaths, have been reported to CDC. more

NPMA Names PWIPM Annual Scholarship Recipients

Recipients are Laura Schroeder, branch manager, Spencer Pest Services, and Charity Lowder, Atlantic call center manager, Orkin. more

Termites Damage Part of Imelda Marcos’ Collection

Termites, storms and neglect have damaged part of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos’ legendary collection of shoes and other possessions. more

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ChemTec Acquires Thomas Pest Control

The acquisition increases the ChemTec presence in Bergen County, N.J. more

Arrow Exterminators Recognizes 2011-2012 Top Sales Professionals

The company's top performing sales staff were recently treated to a weekend trip in the Bahamas. more

Reliable Pest Control Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Next month, the Toronto-based company commemorates 10 years in business. more

Heron Announces Promotion of Whitaker

James Whitaker was promoted to district manager of Heron Pest Control. more

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Win a Copy of ‘Silent Spring’

Enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of Rachel Carson’s 1962 book that launched the environmental movement and forever changed the pest management industry. more

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Syngenta Closes DuPont Deal

Syngenta announced last week that it has closed the acquisition of the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business. more

Vote for Your Favorite Temprid ‘Save the Day’ Story

Pest management professionals who vote for their favorite story online will have a chance to receive a free case of Temprid SC Insecticide. more

MGK Acquires Botanical Insecticide Manufacturer

MGK announces the purchase of assets from California-based Dunhill Chemical Company related to a botanical insecticide. more

Dow AgroSciences Launches Rebrand, Visual Identity

Business adopts the DOW diamond. more

Morach Regulatory Initiates IPM Scholarship Fund

The Morach IPM scholarship will be awarded annually to students engaged in the study and practice of Integrated Pest Management. more

Atrix Adds Patrick Callahan as Consultant

Atrix is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial vacuum cleaners. more


BedBug Boot Camps Hit the Road in 2013

BedBug Central’s Boot Camps head to Pennsylvania, Washington State and Florida in 2013. more

Schendel to Host Free Food Safety Seminar on October 26

Employees of food production, distribution and warehousing facilities invited to join Schendel Services for a day-long food safety seminar. more


Atrix Announces Rebate on Three Vacuum Models

Atrix International announces a manufacturer rebate for three of Atrix’s vacuum models used in the pest control industry. more

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New Entomologist Samuel Ramsey - Image

New Entomologist Samuel Ramsey

Samuel Ramsey, a recent entomology graduate from Cornell University and current entomologist at American Pest, talks about his involvement in pest control. Ramsey was profiled in the September issue of PCT.

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