The Northeastern IPM Center has available on it’s Web site a 17-minute video titled “The Tenant's Role in IPM,” which can serve as training resource for pest control companies that work in multifamily housing.
David Fincannon, A-All Pest Termite Exterminators, Dallas, Texas, provided the following excerpt, which is episode 7 of his series "Exterminators...a History of Urban Pest Management in the USA." In this excerpt, Fincannon interviews several industry experts about the history of New Orleans’ Formosan termites.
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The 2010 UF/IFAS Honey Bee College will be held March 12-13, at St. Augustine Florida. State, regional and national speakers are scheduled to attend. Registration is now open.
Once again, the Bee College will offer Africanized bee training for pest control operators and first responders as a separate part of the event.
A link to the registration site with details is available on the UF/IFAS Pest Alert site.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Swat Pest Management, Evansville, Ind., is the most recent company approved for bedbugFREE membership. Swat Pest joins an expanding national network pest management firms committed to the guidelines and practices of Bed Bug Central.
Swat Pest Management has more than 130 years of combined experience in pest management in its service areas, which now include Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.
“With Bed Bug infestations on the rise, we wanted to partner ourselves with an industry leader,” said Ryan Denk, general manager for Swat Pest. “Considering the time and research that Bed Bug Central put into making this proven program, it only made sense to follow the leaders when it comes to protection of our community.”
bedbugFREE is a network of “like-minded companies sharing the philosophies of Bed Bug Central”. All companies undergo a rigorous screening process overseen by research entomologists Rick Cooper and Jeff White. Approved companies are then listed as bedbugFREE on Bed Bug Central’s website and in turn, receive referrals as part of the bedbugFREE network. To date, the approval process and all business leads provided by Bed Bug Central are free of charge.
For more information about bedbugFREE visit www.bedbugcentral.com/bedbugfree/.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Since debuting this past December at McKale Center, the in-game 11-foot-long remote controlled blimp from Truly Nolen Pest Control has created some excitement distributing free tickets to future Arizona Wildcats games, the Fiesta Bowl BCS game and coupons from high in the rafters.
Now through March 1, the company is inviting Tucson-area students (Kindergarten through University level) to enter Truly Nolen’s “Name the Truly Blimp” contest by submitting their suggested names at http://www.namethetrulyblimp.com.
Michelle Senner, director of Marketing and Advertising for Truly Nolen and one of the Wildcats’ biggest fans and ardent supporters, has enjoyed seeing the blimp, which includes large versions of Truly Nolen’s trademark ears, wheels and tail, fly high during halftime of basketball games during the 2009-2010 season.
“Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about our hometown team and my alma mater,” said Senner. “The university wanted to do something with us for a long time, and we finally came up with a way to forge a creative partnership.”
Students who enter the contest can submit up to 10 separate blimp names, and the winner will receive a prize pack and two tickets to the Saturday, March 6 home game vs. the University of Southern California Trojans.
“My hope with this contest is that there will be a buzz among Tucson-area students of all ages and Wildcat fans,” said Senner. “We always like to accentuate the visual when we can, and when your logo includes mouse ears and a tail, you have a little more leeway than most. Kids and university students can be really creative and we want to support them.”