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Rose Pest Solutions Donates Madagascar Cockroaches to Schools

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Last week, the company delivered roaches to a pair of Detroit schools as part of a project to give away 1,000 Madagascar cockroaches to schools and children’s organizations in Michigan, Ohio and northeast Indiana. More

Massey Services Acquires South Carolina Firm

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The company announced the purchase of Wolf Pest Control of South Carolina, located in Greenville, Charleston and Columbia. More

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

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Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed. More

Newly Certified QualityPro Companies Announced

News Coverage

Pest-Away, Sarnia, Ont.; Family Safe Pest Control, Tulsa, Okla., and Standard Pest Management, Astoria, N.Y., all received NPMA's mare of excellence designation. More

New Look for XLure RTU Trap

Supplier News

The Ready To Use Multi-Species Beetle Floor Trap's body was modified with a tab on the top allowing the trap to be secured into place with a tether system. More

Truly Nolen Announces Ohio Expansion

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The company has added independently owned and operated franchises in Columbus and Mansfield, Ohio. More

Vetter Pens New Book on the Brown Recluse Spider

Spiders

‘The Brown Recluse Spider,’ a new publication from spider expert Rick Vetter being published by Cornell University Press, educates readers regarding the biology of the spider and medical aspects of its bites, to reduce the incidence of misdiagnoses, and to quell misplaced anxiety. More

Rollins Acquires Critter Control

News Coverage

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States. More

Gerbils, Not Rats, May Have Caused Black Death

Rodents & Mice

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a new study suggests. More

UPFDA Announces Annual Spring Conference

Industry Events

The event, being held April 21-23 at the Marriott at McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, Ariz., will bring together representatives from across North America for sessions devoted to regulatory and legislative affairs, meeting management, and how manufacturers and distributors can work together for the benefit of both parties. More

Braman Celebrates 125 Years

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The New England company also announced it was recognized with an Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2014. More

NHL’s Erat to Receive Free Lifetime Services from Terminix for Scoring on Tuukka Rask

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A recently discovered species of wasp is being named after Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, which prompted Terminix to offer free lifetime services to the first player to score on Rask. That honor, and those services, goes to Martin Erat of the Arizona Coyotes, who scored on Rask on Saturday. More

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

News Coverage

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y. More

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Found in California

Mosquitoes

Tuesday's find was the first since October and brings the total number of the Aedes aegypti mosquito found in the region to nine, according to the DEH. More

Fleetmatics Enhances Its Field Service Management Solution

Supplier News

The company reports that its latest release dramatically accelerates time to cash for SMB operators by embedding a payment link directly into the emailed invoice that is generated. More

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Rollins Acquires Critter Control

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States.

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed.

Ecolab Releases 2014 Q4 Results

The company said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 17%. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker said the company’s U.S. pest business “has been steadily improving” due to a number of investments in that business starting two years ago.

Gerbils, Not Rats, May Have Caused Black Death

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a new study suggests.

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y.

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