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5 Bed Bug Inspection Tips

11/07/2017

Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted with permission from Techletter, a biweekly training letter for professional pest control technicians from Pinto & Associates. The only way that you can declare that there is an active infestation o...

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Proactive Policy Pays Off

11/07/2017

Editor’s Note: Plunkett’s Pest Control used to respond to a bed bug sighting by inspecting the reporting unit and all surrounding units. But that process could allow unreported bed bug units to build in severity until the infestation had spre...

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Treating On or Near Mattresses? What You Should Know

11/07/2017

Integrated pest management (IPM) practices are important to effectively treat bed bug infestations. Mattresses can be a particular challenge, as this is a prime harborage site and only a handful of insecticides are labeled for use on mattress...

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The Low-Prep Alternative

11/07/2017

Customers are typically asked to do extensive preparations prior to bed bug inspection and treatment. It’s a labor-intensive process some customers may physically not be able to do, not have the room to do, or simply ignore. Extensive prepara...

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Bed Bugs in Commercial Settings Present Unique Challenges

11/07/2017

The rise of bed bug in commercial settings largely goes hand-in-hand with their rise in residential settings. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and can easily spread from residential to commercial settings, where treatment has unique challenges. Wha...

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Pi Chi Omega Honors Frishman’s Contributions with a Named Scholarship

11/07/2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Pi Chi Omega (PCO), the national fraternity for pest control professionals, awards $9,000 in scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in urban and industrial pest management. Currently, two of ...

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Liphatech Announces Soft Bait Challenge Winners

11/07/2017

MILWAUKEE, wis. — Liphatech invited U.S. pest management professionals (PMPs) to Take the Soft Bait Challenge. PMPs saw what happened when FirstStrike, Resolv or TakeDown went head-to-head against conventional bait. Liphatech awarded prizes...

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Supermarket Closed Due to Roaches, Rodents

11/07/2017

A San Jose, Guam supermarket received a notice of closure on Wednesday after an inspection conducted by the Department of Public Health revealed signs of a rodent and cockroach infestation, KUAM reported. The inspection was conducted in res...

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New Program Addresses Rats in Baltimore's Public Housing

11/07/2017

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the Healthy Elimination of All Pests Longterm (HEAL), a program aimed at ridding Baltimore’s thousands of public housing units of rats. (Baltimore’s rodent problems are the focus of the newly released ...

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Rollins Inc. Reports 2017 Q3 and Nine Months Financials

11/02/2017

ATLANTA - Rollins, Inc., reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017. The company recorded third quarter revenues of $450.4 million, an increase of 6.2% over the prior year's third quarter...

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FMC Completes Transformative Transactions with DuPont

11/02/2017

PHILADELPHIA — FMC Corporation announced it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31, 2017, and have now satisfied all necessary conditions a...

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Harvey L. Massey Recognized by Association of Fundraising Professionals

11/02/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Massey Services Chairman & CEO, Harvey L. Massey was recognized with the H. Clifford Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award is the organization’s highest honor and is prese...

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NPMA Announces Two New Membership Programs and Strategic Partnership Programs

11/02/2017

BALTIMORE — In response to requests from its membership, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) launched two new programs at PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore, Md., last week – a comprehensive online Resource Center and a Health Insurance ...

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Stanford Researchers Working on Worldwide Mosquito Tracking Project

11/02/2017

Editor's note: The following article was distributed from Stanford University and was written by Taylor Kubota from the Stanford News Service. A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cellphone could contribute to a global-scale mosquit...

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Mosquito Joe Adds Schager as COO

11/02/2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Mosquito Joe announced it has hired Lou Schager as its new chief operating officer, with responsibilities to help streamline Mosquito Joe’s processes, further maximize efficiency and quality of services, and expand growth...

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Bird Barrier Relaunches Website

11/02/2017

CARSON, Calif. — Bird Barrier America has unveiled a new and improved website, www.birdbarrier.com, bringing expanded resources and user-friendly efficiency to its customers using the latest online technology. Since 1993, Bird Barrier has bee...

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B'More Plays Host to PestWorld 2017

10/31/2017

BALTIMORE — More than 3,000 industry professionals from 80-plus countries made their way Baltimore last week for NPMA PestWorld 2017, the National Pest Management Association’s 84th annual convention and exposition. To kick off this year’s ...

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Savannah Tops Terminix's List of Top Roof Rat-Infested Cities

10/31/2017

MEMPHIS — Terminix released its ranking of the most roof rat-infested cities in the U.S. Savannah, Ga.m residents have the pride of ranking #1 on the list. The top 15 cities for roof rats in 2017 are: 1. Savannah, Ga. 2. Memphis, Tenn. ...

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USS Cole Captain Encourages Leaders to Develop Critical Thinking Skills for C...

10/31/2017

BALTIMORE — "Being able to survive a crisis does not happen in the moment that it occurs; it happens by all of the training you do ahead of time. Going through that training and thinking through the unthinkable is what will allow you to survi...

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Aprilaire’s New Capacity Dehumidifier is for Small Spaces

10/31/2017

Aprilaire introduces a solution for PMPs battling crawlspace humidity challenges in tight spaces such as crawlspaces. The new Model 1820 Crawlspace Dehumidifier helps protect against structural damage to the home from mold, pests and rot caus...

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In2Care Mosquito Trap Launched in the U.S. at PestWorld

10/31/2017

Univar and In2Care announced the launch of the In2Care Mosquito Trap in the U.S. market. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is a green control tool for Zika disease-carrying mosquitoes. Thanks to a successful collaboration with In2Care’s exclusive U...

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SenesTech Signs Distribution Agreement with Univar for ContraPest

10/31/2017

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — SenesTech, a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced a national distribution agreement with Univar for ContraPest. In addition to distribution, Univar ...

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Commercial Considerations

10/31/2017

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have gone from relative obscurity to becoming a leading pest in America and a number of other countries. In a curious mimicry of their individual behavior, the U.S. population of bed bugs once fed upon their human...

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Bayer Announces Digital Pest Management Services Platform

10/29/2017

PCT Online will be providing live coverage from PestWorld, including news stories, photos, videos and more. About 3,000 industry professionals from throughout the U.S. and abroad are expected to gather in Baltimore this week for PestWorld 201...

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PCT, Syngenta Recognize 2017 Crown Leadership Winners

10/27/2017

(Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Nan-Yao Su; Jackie Angulo, accepting on behalf of her father, Juan Angulo Jr.; Wayne Golden; John Myers; and Stuart Aust. This group is the newest PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership class.) BALTIMORE — On W...

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