Michael Goldman, CEO of Purity Pest Control, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and one of his bed bug detection dogs, Radar, are the subjects of a potential reality TV show titled “Pest Detectives.” Check out the below promo piece. Goldman is hopeful that the show will get picked up by a cable television station.
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences recently named Jill Zeller to the position of product manager for its U.S. Pest Management Baiting and Monitoring business, including the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System, Halo Electronic Termite Detection and Hex-Pro Termite Baiting System.
In her new role, Zeller will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches, marketing research and communication plans. She joined Dow AgroSciences in September 2011, working on the Northern Crops business. Previously, she served as a sales representative for an agricultural seed company.
A graduate of Purdue University, Zeller holds degrees in agricultural communication and agricultural economics.
“I am really looking forward to working with our Authorized Operators and helping them grow their businesses,” Zeller says. “The business for the Sentricon System has a great history, and I’m thrilled to be part of its bright future. I’m hoping to help continue the momentum and success of ALWAYS ACTIVE technology.”
Zeller replaces Lindsay Farley, who was recently named Workforce Planning Specialist, supporting North American hiring efforts for Dow AgroSciences.
NEW YORK — Subway workers angered over what they say is a rat infestation in their workplace are holding a photo contest for the "nastiest" shot of a rodent, with a grand prize of a monthly transit pass.
Commuters, who frequently see rats on subway platforms and tracks, are urged to upload photos to www.ratfreesubways.com, created by the Transport Workers Union Local 100, the city's largest transit union.
Visitors to the "Rate my Rat" section of the site can vote on the most repulsive vermin.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The 10th Fumigants & Pheremones Conference will be held May 16-18, 2012 at the University Place Conference Center in downtown Indianapolis. It is organized by Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply.
This pest conference will review new and practical pest management applications. Click here to download the informational brochure about this conference.
Conference speakers consist of international experts including keynote speaker Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate from Purdue University. Speakers will explain and demonstrate how to protect stored products like food, grain, wood, tobacco, structures, and fiber under varied conditions and regulations.
Conference chairman David Mueller stated: “Throughout the past 20 years, this conference has followed the guiding principal of ‘Sharing Through Education.’ It promises to be different from any educational conference you have ever attended.” The previous conference in Valencia drew attendees from 44 countries.
The month of May is a special time in Indianapolis with the running of the Indianapolis 500 and all the festivities surrounding the race. A special conference dinner will be held inside the Speedway at the Indianapolis 500 Museum.
Plan to attend the 10th Fumigants & Pheromones International Conference and Workshop in Indianapolis. Contact Barbara Bass at 317/896-9300 to register.
NEW YORK — Sweep, developed by Innovative Textile Solutions, is a complete bedding system that kills bed bugs and helps prevent infestations.
The EPA-registered technology kills bed bugs that remain in contact with Sweep for 24 hours and is designed to contact them where they live. Unlike encasements that lock bed bugs on the mattress, Sweep is proactive and designed to kill. The mattress pad, mattress bed band and box spring encasement technology have been independently laboratory tested and are a safe, effective and odorless, according to the manufacturer. The system is 99% chemical free, using an active ingredient that is closely related to the naturally occurring chemical in the chrysanthemum flower, making the product a good option for sensitive accounts.
The Sweep system was developed over a 5-year period by a group of textile experts, entomologists and Ds. “It is, in fact, a spinoff of the chemistry currently used by the U.S. Military to protect soldiers in the field from insect born disease,” said Jeffrey Erdheim, a 35-year textile veteran and I.T.S. partner. In conjunction with the bedding system, Innovative Textile Solutions has developed and registered a full travel and storage system using the same technology. It includes luggage liners, garment bags, laptop case, under-bed storage and laundry bags. Travelers can use this system as a preventive measure to ensure they are not bringing bed bugs back with them.