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PHILADELPHIA – Spring into savings this season with discounts from FMC Professional Solutions. From May 21 to July 15, PMPs can get a $2 per unit discount* on CB-40 insecticide - 17 oz., Talstar insecticide - 16 oz. and Cynoff insecticide dust - 1 lb.
Discounts are taken at the time of purchase, making it a simple and cost-effective way for pest management professionals to manage a wide variety of pests. These FMC insecticides offer the following benefits:
• Water-based CB-40 delivers quick knockdown and kill with no staining or lingering odor. It is labeled for bed bugs, fleas and more than 30 nuisance pests.
• Formulated for fast knockdown and control, Talstar insecticide also provides three months of residual protection. Made with a non-flammable, water-based formulation, Talstar works on a variety of surfaces without leaving a messy, oily residue behind.
• Cynoff insecticide dust penetrates deep into cracks, crevices and voids, delivering long-lasting residual pest control.
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Killgerm has announced a change in the management structure of the group board. Jonathan Peck, who has been Chairman and Group Managing Director of Killgerm Group since its inception, is handing over the day-to-day commercial management of the group to Rupert Broome, who will join the Killgerm Group Board in June and will be responsible for developing the group's commercial activities in the future. Rupert has been at Bell Laboratories since 2003 and is currently the International Director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
WASHINGTON — On April 13, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sent a letter to EPA outlining concerns about how new federal labels will restrict how pest management professionals apply pyrethroids. (Click here to read the letter).
Specifically, NPMA asked for (1) clarification of environmental hazard statements. NPMA asked that EPA clarify whether or not certain label directions were advisory or mandatory; (2) clarification of the label statement: "Do not water to the point of runoff." NPMA asked EPA to confirm that if the applicator does not water to the point of runoff but the customer or another person does water the treated area subsequent to the application, the applicator has not violated the label directions; (3) an amendment to labels allowing products to be used "to treat building surfaces for brown marmorated stink bugs, kudzu bugs, boxelder bugs, spiders, cluster flies, multicolored Asian ladybeetles, clover mites and carpenter bees, provided that the application does not exceed the point of runoff, and the surface being treated is above a permissible treatment site like a lawn, soil, turf or other vegetation, and not above an impervious surface or other use site that may not be treated.”
On May 21, EPA responded to these NPMA concerns in a letter addressed to NPMA Senior Vice President Bob Rosenberg.
Regarding the environmental hazard statements, EPA confirmed that those statements are “best management practices” and "not written to be mandatory, enforceable statements."
In response to NPMA’s questioning the statement about “watering to the point of runoff,” EPA responded that, “If the customer or homeowner, subsequent to the PCO application and watering-in, waters the treated area creating runoff, the applicator would not have violated the label directions.”
In response to NPMA’s request that the Agency allow non-agricultural outdoor use pyrethroid product labels to be amended for certain uses, EPA denied that request, noting that it “believes that the flexibility inherent in the 2009 pyrethroid non-agricultural outdoor labeling initiative covers the scenarios NPMA has raised.”
NPMA has indicated that it is still discussing this issue with the Agency.
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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — The Virginia Pest Management Association, along with other members of the pest industry, will celebrate the start of Phil Cooper’s trek as he bikes across America to raise money and awareness for MS. VPMA is giving Cooper and his fellow riders a big sendoff on Thursday, May 31, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 pm at the Duke of York Motel in Yorktown, Va. The party is open to members of the pest management industry and their family and friends.
The ride kicks off on Friday, June 1st at 8 am and the pest industry has come out in force in Virginia in support of the ride. Guest riders are joining in throughout the state and a number of events are planned during the ten days that Phil travels through Virginia.
Dina Richman, FMC, Gary Marcucci, Residex, Rob DiJoseph and Brian Jones of BedBug Central will join Phil at the start and Marcucci will ride for three days. And as the ride approaches Blacksburg, Va., entomology graduate student Molly Stedfast of Virginia Tech and her friends will join in for three days.
The New Jersey Pest Management Association (NJPMA) has also put on its creative hat and several NJPMA members led by past-President Garry Milsom and President Ralph Citarella will get on their Harleys in support of Cooper. The ride will begin in NJ and leave on the morning of June 7 and they will then spend the night at a Comfort Inn in Blacksburg, Va.
On the morning of June 8th in Blacksburg, NJPMA will give a big send-off to Phil as he starts day eight of the 60-day journey to California. Members of the industry wishing to join the NJPMA effort can contact NJPMA Past President Garry Milsom, Delseapest@aol.com or Executive Director Len Douglen, NJPCAssoc@aol.com.
“I am so overjoyed that my very own NJ association is traveling all the way to Virginia doing the Harley thing which is really cool. In New Jersey, we overcome challenges and since my ride comes nowhere near New Jersey the Harley’s are a really neat twist. I wonder what my fellow riders will think,” Cooper said. “I also cannot express my gratitude to my Virginia friends, the Lupinis, Kordecks, Elmores, Leonards and the VPMA staff led by Andrea Caron, for creating the kickoff party. They have been so excited about the sendoff and it just gets me more juiced up. I hope to see my Virginia friends in full force on May 31.”
The kickoff party planned by the Virginia Pest Management Association has been in planning for weeks with many festivities planned. The hard to miss “Phil Across America RV” will greet everyone as they arrive. The party begins at 5 pm and will be held in the hotel’s courtyard. Party goers will enjoy food and beverages while mingling with the other riders making the trip.
For more information and to follow Phil's journey visit http://www.philacrossamerica.com.