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Arrow Exterminators Acquires Florida-Based Firm

11/18/2017

ATLANTA — Arrow Exterminators announced the merger and acquisition of United States Termite Management Corporation d/b/a Alternative Termite Management, a full-service company specializing in residential and commercial termite and pest contro...

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Climate Change to Impact Pest Control in Coming Decades, Rentokil Steritech R...

11/18/2017

Rentokil Steritech has named climate change as a factor that is accelerating the damages caused by pests, which could result in the wider spread of diseases and increased crop destruction. Vector-borne infectious diseases, including malaria...

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Truly Nolen Promotes Nickerson

11/17/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Mike Nickerson to Sales Development Manager, Western Region. His office will be based at the company’s Leadership & Training Center in Tucson (434 S. Williams Avenue...

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Disney Sued by Couple Over Alleged Bed Bug Infestation

11/17/2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A New York couple is suing Disney Vacation Development Inc. after a stay at a Disney resort in Florida, during which the pair said a bed bug infestation ruined their vacation and caused subsequent physical and emotional d...

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NPMA Releases Pride and Professionalism Video

11/16/2017

FAIRFAX Va. – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announces the release of Pride and Professionalism 2017, a professionally produced video created to help companies communicate the value of the pest management industry. “The wor...

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PWIPM-NJ is Hosting a Paint and Sip Event

11/16/2017

SHOREVIEW, Minn - WinField United Pro launches its first-ever ecommerce site this month for pest control operators, offering its own branded products, as well as a full assortment of vended pest control products from major manufacturers. Th...

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Making Mosquitoes Self-Destruct

11/16/2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to...

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Poll: Expected Customer Retention Rate

11/15/2017

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely Reader Poll questions. Our current question asks: What do you expect your company’s customer retention rate to be this year? CLICK HERE to participate

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Moxie Pest Control Collecting Coats for Children and Homeless

11/15/2017

MURRAY, Utah — For the sixth consecutive year, employees of Moxie Pest Control are helping Utah's children and homeless by collecting 1,000 - 1,500 coats from kind-hearted Utahns. The collected coats are then distributed to the homeless com...

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EPA Approves Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Fight Disease

11/15/2017

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing a Lexington, Ky., biotech company to release mosquitoes infected with bacteria called Wolbachia pipientis to help prevent the spread of certain diseases like Zika and yellow fever, according to ...

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Bed Bugs Found at Sixteen Public Locations in Phoenix

11/15/2017

PHOENIX - Hotels, schools, and a Valley coffee shop are some of the Phoenix locations that have had to deal with bed bugs so far this year, ABC 15 reported. While the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services receives hundreds of...

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Target Specialty Products Makes Debut as PestWorld Exhibitor

11/15/2017

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Target Specialty Products had a powerful presence at their debut at National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) PestWorld 2017 Conference and Trade Show. Held in Baltimore, Md. this year, Target Specialty Produc...

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NPMA PestWorld 2017 by the Numbers

11/14/2017

(Pictured: NPMA Past President Chuck Tindol, left, and current NPMA President Bryan Cooksey, after "passing the gavel" at PestWorld) FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reported that 3,700 pest management professi...

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Rentokil Acquires VDA, a $47 Million U.S. Vector Control Company

11/14/2017

Rentokil Initial announced it has acquired Vector Disease Acquisition (VDA), a provider of mosquito control services based in Little Rock, Ark. VDA provides vector control services, including weekly monitoring of mosquito levels, species id...

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Air-Scent Introduces Aroma One Fan Air Care Dispenser

11/14/2017

Air-Scent International is introducing its new Aroma One fan air care dispenser. The diffuser allows for the choice from three fan-cycle settings: Continuous (30-day) operation, Linear (30-day) operation for more even refill performance, and ...

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Isuzu Technicians Place Second in Competition

11/14/2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that its team of American service technicians placed second in the High Technology Diesel division of the 12th Annual Isuzu One Grand Prix World Technician Competition. The competi...

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State Pest Control Relocates to Historic Downtown Sanford Building

11/11/2017

CLINTON, N.C. – State Pest Control has relocated its Sanford branch to a historic building in downtown Sanford, N.C. Located at 131 Charlotte Avenue, the 2,344-square-foot property once served as a bottling facility for Coca-Cola. The reloc...

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Wil-Kil’s McCoy Helping Veterans Transition to Pest Control Jobs

11/11/2017

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — While Shane McCoy is no longer on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, the director of quality and technical training at Sun Prairie, Wis.-based Wil-Kil Pest Control continues to give back to his country by working with vete...

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Truly Nolen Named to Franchise Business Review’s 'Best of the Best List'

11/10/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen was recently named one of FBR’s 2017 List of Top 50 Innovative Franchises. This marks the 19th time the company has been named to a “Best of the Best” list since 2006. Franchise Business Review is the leading nat...

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Bobby Jenkins Named 2017 Austinite of the Year

11/10/2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced that Bobby Jenkins, owner and CEO of ABC Home and Commercial Services, has been named “Austinite of the Year” for 2017. Over the last 30 years, the highly respected small busi...

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Avitrol Relaunches Website

11/09/2017

TULSA, Okla. — Avitrol Corporation is inviting visitors to explore its new website. The site features intuitive search features for finding information on bird control quickly, an improved navigational menu, full mobile compatibility for acce...

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Strong Speaker Lineup Highlights PCT's Rodent Control Virtual Event

11/08/2017

For those interested in learning how to better manage complex rodent infestations in both urban and rural settings, consider attending PCT’s fourth annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference, scheduled for Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (registe...

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Are You Marketing Your Bed Bug Services Properly?

11/07/2017

There’s a continued opportunity — necessity — for offering bed bug services. Anticipate the information on bed bugs your potential customers need and address it in your marketing. Answer their questions, address concerns, and share how you’re...

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ServiceMaster Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

11/07/2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc, a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced unaudited third-quarter 2017 results. The company reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 5 percent dri...

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Univar Product of the Month: PT Phantom II Pressurized Insecticide

11/07/2017

The Univar Product of the Month is PT Phantom II Pressurized Insecticide. From Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2017, PMPs can receive $2 off per 17.5 ounce can of PT Phantom II Pressurized Insecticide from BASF. Features include: Use Phantom Termitic...

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