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January 16, 2012



Split Decision

In the latest round of fipronil-related litigation, BASF and Cheminova reach a settlement, while the U.S. District Court of North Carolina rules in favor of Makhteshim in high-profile patent infringement case. click to continue reading

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EPA to Review Efficacy Testing of Bed Bug Products

There will be a two-day meeting in March of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel to review methods for efficacy testing of bed bug pesticide products. more

NPMA Reviewing Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs

The NPMA Bed Bug Division is working on version 2.0 of the BMPs. Members are encouraged to review the BMPs and let the association know if they have any suggested edits, revisions or other changes. more

N.Y. Subway Workers Run 'Rate My Rat' Photo Contest

Subway workers angered over what they say is a rat infestation in their workplace are holding a photo contest for the "nastiest" shot of a rodent, with a grand prize of a monthly transit pass. more

Rollins Promotes Greg Baumann

Baumann is being promoted to vice president of training and technical services, effective Feb. 1. more

NPMA's Pest Management Foundation Seeks Research Proposals

The proposals being sought are related to the management of structural pests and pests in urban and suburban environments. more

Critter Fun Now on iTunes

Critter Control announces a Critter game app is now available for downloading. more

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Honeybee Deaths Linked to Seed Insecticide Exposure, Researchers Report

Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. more

Genetic Scientists Create 'Supersoldier' Ants

Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers, ants with huge heads and jaws, at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone. more

Blueprint of Spider Mite May Yield Better Pesticides

An international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest. more


Zeller Named Product Manager of Dow’s Baiting and Monitoring Business

Jill Zeller now leads this business, which includes the Sentricon System, Halo Electronic Termite Detection and Hex-Pro Termite Baiting System. more

Sweep Bedding System Kills Bed Bugs

The bedding system uses an active ingredient that is closely related to the naturally occurring chemical in the chrysanthemum flower. more

Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist on the Global Stage

Dr. Rob Fergus recently gave a lecture to scientists from around the globe on urban bird control at the International Congress for Conservation Biology held in Auckland, New Zealand. more


BedBug Central’s Boot Camp Heads to New England

BedBug Central and the New England Pest Management Association will offer a two-day bed bug boot camp program in Massachusetts. more

Fumigants & Pheromones Conference Set for May in Indianapolis

The conference will be held May 16-18, 2012, at the University Place Conference Center in downtown Indianapolis. It is organized by Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply. more

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PCT/Syngenta Recognize 2011 Crown Leadership Award Winner Bruce Carter

Carter, president of Carter Services, Farmington, N.M., was recognized by PCT and Syngenta for his contributions to the pest control industry.

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Promo for Reality TV Show ‘Pest Detectives’

Michael Goldman, CEO of Purity Pest Control, and one of his bed bug detection dogs, Radar, are the subjects of a potential reality TV show titled “Pest Detectives.”

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