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Detroit Bus Drivers 'Fed Up' with Bed Bugs, Rodents

09/20/2017

In addition to verbal abuse from passengers, drivers say they are they’re forced to dodge roaches, bed bugs and rodents. CBS Detroit reported. The drivers say their working conditions are disgusting — they have no choice but to breathe dies...

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Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens During Infancy Linked to Reduced Asthma Risk

09/20/2017

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19...

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UF Researcher Offers Tips on Controlling Mosquitoes After Hurricane

09/18/2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma left a lot of standing water in the yards and homes of Florida residents. So, a University of Florida researcher suggests steps for making sure your home doesn’t become a haven for mosquitoes. Some mosquito ...

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Q&A with RAT FILM Director Theo Anthony

09/16/2017

The latest filmmaker to bring rats to the big screen is director Theo Anthony, whose RAT FILM hits the big screens on Sept. 15. RAT FILM tells the story of Baltimore’s rodent crisis from a historical, scientific and cultural perspective. ...

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Bingham's Acquires Local Pest Control Companies

09/16/2017

(Pictured: Bob Bingham (right) greets Richard Kerns, previous owner of Sun Pest Control, after the purchase of his company.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bingham's Professional Pest Management is growing again. With the purchase of two local pest...

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J.T. Eaton Celebrates 85th Birthday

09/16/2017

TWINSBURG, Ohio — Be sure to visit NPMA PestWorld booth #808 to partake in J.T. Eaton’s 85th birthday festivities. There will be a wind tunnel money machine where attendees can fight the wind to collect vouchers for free prizes. “We have be...

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N.C. Association Awards 2017 Educational Scholarships

09/16/2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded five Past President’s Scholarships to students pursuing post-high school degrees. “NCPMA congratulates these students on the...

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U.S. Air Force Spraying for Mosquitoes in Post-Harvey Texas

09/16/2017

Officials in Texas are anticipating that receding floodwater from Hurricane Harvey will bring about a new health risk: mosquito-borne illnesses. On Sept. 13, Texas commenced aerial spraying of insecticides with U.S. Air Force C-130 military p...

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STIHL Wins Packaging Excellence Award

09/15/2017

TAMPA, Fla. - The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announce that STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International are the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award. Two award categories were established in 2017: one to re...

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Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey’s Wake

09/15/2017

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared on Mike Merchant’s blog, “Insects in the City,” which can be found at http://insectsinthecity.blogspot.com. The blog offers readers news and commentary about the urban pest management industry and...

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Zack Zaki Named Global Specialty Solutions Business Director for FMC Corporation

09/15/2017

PHILADELPHIA – FMC Corporation announced that Zack Zaki has been named business director for FMC Global Specialty Solutions (GSS). Zaki assumes the role from Pramod Thota, who was recently named India country president and Agricultural Soluti...

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OPMA Offers Ace Certification Training

09/15/2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Pest Management Association (OPMA) is excited to announce it will be holding an all-day test preparation course on Dec. 5, 2017 and facilitate testing for the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam certification...

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Texas A&M Offers Tip Sheet for Flood-Displaced Fire Ants

09/14/2017

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service released a fact sheet making consumers aware that fire ants can float on flood waters and possibly moved into new locations, and reminding them to take precaution when moving debris. The sheet noted "Tre...

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Univar Focus of the Month: Tandem Insecticide (2-Quart Bottle)

09/14/2017

The Univar Focus of the Month for September is Tandem Insecticide (2-quart bottle). Features include: Two modes of action provide quick knockdown and control of more than 90 pests Contains proprietary ICAP Technology Can be used indoo...

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Edge Makes Inc. 5000 for Third Straight Year

09/13/2017

(Pictured is Edge Founder & CEO Andrew Richardson.) PROVO, Utah — Inc. magazine ranked Edge | The Service Company on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look a...

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Jenkins Brothers Hit Fundraising Goal for Bike Tour

09/13/2017

Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis Jenkins – owners of ABC Home and Commercial Services throughout Texas —announced they have reached their goal of raising more than $500,000 for the Moss Pieratt Foundation and A Child's Hope. As chronicled by PCT, th...

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U Group Looking to Add New Members

09/12/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Caleb Tennenbaum, marketing director of Arizona Pest Control and one of the founding members of U Group, announced the organization is looking to expand. The goal is to increase group size to 20, Tennenbaum said. (A list of ...

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Mice That Carry Lyme Disease Collaring Ticks Being Tracked with Collars.

09/10/2017

White-footed mice in Howard County, Maryland are being collared as part of a study to improve control of the ticks that spread Lyme disease. The mouse collaring research, never before done in Maryland, is a partnership of the Agricultural Res...

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Infectious Mosquitoes Expaning Range, NY Times Reports

09/09/2017

A mounting number of citations on a popular disease-tracking website suggests that mosquitoes may be moving into new ecological niches with greater frequency, NY Times reported. The website, ProMED mail, has carried more than a dozen such r...

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GPCA Elects Executive Officers; Announces Burnett Scholarship

09/09/2017

(Pictured, from left to right, Garry Adams, Northwest Exterminating, Stuart Sinyard, Adams Exterminators, Roger Lemaster, Cook’s Pest Control and Randy Martin, HomeTec Exterminating.) NORCROSS, GA — The Georgia Pest Control Association (GPC...

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Massey Services Participating in Program to Help Homeless Students

09/09/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Massey Services has partnered with the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) over the last five years for their Cares Collection for Homeless Students to help collect over 289,000 personal hygiene and food item...

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NPMA Announces QualityPro Certifications for August 2017

09/08/2017

FAIRFAX, Va. — NPMA announced its August’s list of new accreditation and service certifications from QualityPro. Checkmate Pest Management of Brooklyn, NY is now QualityPro Accredited 1st Defense Termite & Pest Control, Inc. of Powhatan, ...

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MPMA Fishing Outing Raises $1,800 for Scholarship Funds

09/07/2017

MANISTEE, Mich. — The Michigan Pest Management Association held a charity charter fishing tournament on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Five boats with approximately 25 pest management professionals went out on Lake Michigan early Saturday morni...

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Upcoming Webinar: Mitigating Risk Amid Tightening Regulations

09/07/2017

What: Join experts Frank Wong, Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant for Bayer, and Joe Barile, Technical Services Coordinator at Bayer, as they discuss the current regulatory environment and how PCOs and the industry at large can work within,...

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The Benefits of Eating Insects

09/07/2017

Western Exterminator, part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies, has published an infographic that looks at the health and environmental benefits of entomophagy (eating insects). Western has previously coordinated several global...

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