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CURRENT ISSUE ONLINE EXTRAS PCT PODCASTS MESSAGE BOARD FEBRUARY 8, 2010
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PCT magazine is in the process of identifying the largest 100 pest management firms in the U.S., based on 2009 revenues. Please take a moment to provide us with some information about your company by filling out the online form. The deadline to submit this information is Friday, February 19. We look forward to your reply so that your company receives the recognition it deserves as a member of PCT's Top 100!

 

HEADLINE NEWS

Bob Dold Wins Primary Race Dold, president of Rose Pest Solutions, got 39 percent of votes in a five-way primary, with state Rep. Elizabeth Coulson of Glenview finishing second with 31 percent.

Activists Notify EPA of Their Intent to File Massive Lawsuit The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a notice of intent to sue EPA for failing to consider the effects of almost 400 pesticides on more than 800 endangered species.

Rollins Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results The company recorded fourth quarter revenues of $259.6 million, an increase of 4.6% over the prior year's fourth quarter revenue of $248.1 million.

FDA Seizes Food From Infested Warehouse The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it seized 1,500 cases of food stored under what it calls unsanitary conditions at a warehouse in Ellsworth, Wis.

Schendel Launches Bed Bug Heat Treatment Division Schendel’s new division will employ technicians armed with the latest technology for heat treatment units.

John McCauley Accepts Job with USDA's Farm Service Agency The Obama Administration in October announced that John McCauley, a popular figure in the pest management industry, will serve as Kentucky State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA.

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Video: A All Animal Control's Newest TV Commercial A All Animal Control, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, submitted its recent TV spot to PCT.

BUSINESS NEWS

Service Sector grows in January, ISM Reports The Institute for Supply Management said its service sector index rose to 50.5 last month from a revised 49.8 in December.

January Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent The jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent.

Consumer Confidence on the Mend?
If Americans feel their job is at risk or are currently unemployed, it doesn’t matter how essential the service, they may delay treatment or attempt to solve the pest problem themselves if they’re feeling pessimistic about the future.

SUPPLIER NEWS

Syngenta Introduces Optigard Fire Ant Bait The product features a dual mode-of-action formula with both a stomach insecticide and an insect growth regulator.

Liphatech Launches 'FirstStrike Success Story Challenge' Company seeks contributions from users about their hands-on experience with FirstStrike.

Bluestone Offers Pair of LED Flashlights The 921 and 873 LED Pro Light models both feature aluminum, water-resistant housing and an anti-slip grip design.

Maruyama Co-Sponsors Dealer Incentive Trip to Costa Rica The company recently co-sponsored a dealer incentive trip to the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera.

Santa Monica Adopts OvoControl Santa Monica Public Works recently reported their use of OvoControl P to help control pigeons at the City Pier.

TECHNICAL NEWS

Eight-Foot-High Termite Mound Found in Australia Rising more than 2.5 meters (8.2 feet), the colony was found in the backyard shed of a Gordonvale cane farmer who called for help only when he wanted to build over the shed.

Parasites as Weapons Against Fire Ants Researcher David Oi is using species of spore-producing insect pathogens to bring about declines in red imported fire ant populations.

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