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Rodent Deterrent Believed to Have Sparked Wildfire

The four-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned nearly 1,000 acres, was apparently ignited by the sun reflecting off metal sheeting put up by someone trying to keep rodents out of a vegetable garden, a fire official told ABC 10 San Diego. More

Sullivan's 'Rats' Book to Be Turned into a Documentary Film

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dakota Group and Submarine Entertainment, distributors of the documentaries “Blackfish” and “The Cove,” announced an upcoming feature-length documentary based on Robert Sullivan’s bestseller, “Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants.” More

Stoy Hedges Establishes Consulting Firm

By Jodi Dorsch

After 25 years at Terminix, Hedges said it was time for a change in his career. More

NPMA's Diversity Committee Launches Survey

The results of this survey will be used to develop tools and resources to help you navigate a continually changing environment as you work to attract, involve, and retain diverse talent pools. More

Terminix-Triad Adopts New Approach to Employee Recruitment

The company is using social media to attract potential employees and working with community colleges to raise awareness of pest control as a possible career path for students. More


Patented Portable Heat Injector System Introduced

The new heating system was created with significant input from pest control companies. More

Agri-Turf Announces Rubbelke as Northern California Representative

Shirley Rubbelke, who has 25 years experience in the specialty chemical industry, will call on customers throughout Northern California. More

Police Investigate Death of Jill Su, Wife of Dr. Nan-Yao Su

Davie, Fla. police have ruled the death of 59-year-old Jill Su a homicide, multiple news outlets report. Jill Su is the wife of noted University of Florida Entomology Professor Dr. Nan-Yao Su. More

J.F. Oakes Introduces New Trap for Tobacco Insects

Tobaguard Trap for Tobacco Insects features two pheromones plus a food lure to capture both cigarette beetles and tobacco moths. More

ServiceMaster PT Lifted at Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst George Tong reiterated an Overweight rating, raised estimates and raised his price target on ServiceMaster to $26.00 (from $22.00) citing earnings upside following heightened pest activity, reported. More

2014 New York Pest Expo Announced

Leading industry professionals will be presenting at The Armory in Manhattan, Nov. 13. The event is presented by Bug Off Pest Control Center. More

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