PCT caught up with Jerome Goddard, entomologist at Mississippi State University, to get his perspective on this summer’s West Nile virus outbreak in the following podcast. Goddard explains the cyclical nature of West Nile virus and why outbreaks have been so widespread this summer.
This summer's West Nile virus outbreak is the largest the United States has ever seen, CNN reports.
According to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases so far in 2012 is the highest recorded through August since the disease was first found in the United States in 1999. As of Tuesday, 38 states had reported human cases of the virus, according to CNN.
The CDC has 1,118 total recorded cases, including 42 deaths, the most recent being on Aug. 22 when a WNV death was reported in Arkansas, according to CNN.
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CHICAGO, Ill. - Protect-A-Bed launched its Dream Dorm campaign to introduce its presence on Pinterest and to encourage fans to interact through a "Pin it to Win it" sweepstakes.
These sweepstakes requires college students or their families to follow Protect-A-Bed on Pinterest. Participants are encouraged to pin examples of their dream dorm rooms to become eligible to win a dorm makeover.
"We wanted to have a fun and engaging way to launch Protect-A-Bed's presence on Pinterest, and make college students aware of the benefits of creating a 'Healthy Sleep Zone' in a fun way," said James Bell, CEO. "Our Pinterest followers will have a chance to win Protect-A-Bed bedding protection for healthier sleep and a new look for their dorm."
The first prize winner will receive a Sutdent Bedding Protection Kit from Protect-A-Bed and the grand prize winner will win a Student Bedding Protection Kit plus a $500 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond.
For more information on the contest, visit Protect-A-Bed's Pinterest page.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rockwell Labs announced the launch of its new website.
The new www.RockwellLabs.com features a streamlined navigation structure for easily finding pest control, sanitation and equipment details and information, Rockwell Labs said. New sections include a combined MSDS and label page for easy access to all of Rockwell's product information, a resources section, a blog personally written by company founder and CEO Dr. Cisse Spragins, and a news page to keep up with Rockwell, the company said.
"We're excited to launch this new user-friendly web site," said Dr. Spragins. "Like our entire product line, we've designed it for the busy PMP, so they can quickly and easily obtain the information they need to help improve their business."
Visit the new site at www.RockwellLabs.com.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Colony Pest Management has launched an overhauled website, www.ColonyPestNYC.com.
Joseph Sheehan, president of Colony Pest Management, said it's older, clunkier website was overdue for an update. "The website was eight years old and was not that easy to navigate," Sheehan said. "We also have added a lot of new services and products that we were not showcasing properly on the old website."
Sheehan said the new site is more crisp, has a better layout, and the company has already received compliments.
"In the past I felt a website, for our industry, did not need to be all that special and the bare minimum would be enough," he said. "I realized I was wrong."
Visit the site here.