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Modern Pest Services Acquires PestRx

01/05/2018

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, announced the acquisition of PestRx of Northford, Conn. PestRx was founded in 2004 and is a provider of residential and commercial pest control services in Connecticut. Anthon...

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Ehrlich Donates to Maryland Food Bank

01/05/2018

(Pictured: Check presentation with Dean Younkin, District Manager of Ehrlich; Amy Chase, Corporate Relations for the Maryland Food Bank; and Jerry McClain, Operations Manager for Ehrlich.) Ehrlich Pest Control has donated $5,000 to the Mary...

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Genetic Changes Help Mosquitoes Survive Pesticide Attacks, UCR Reports

01/04/2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — For decades, chemical pesticides have been the most important way of controlling insects like the Anopheles mosquito species that spreads malaria to humans. Unfortunately, the bugs have fought back, evolving genetic shield...

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McCall Service Acquires Three Family-Owned Florida Businesses

01/04/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — McCall Service is starting off the New Year with the merging of three Florida companies! As of January 2018, Eco-Logic Pest Solutions of Jacksonville, Conley Exterminating of Dunnellon and JD Smith of Inverness have joine...

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Poll: Impact of President Trump's Tax Plan

01/04/2018

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely reader poll questions. Our current question asks: How much do think President Trump’s tax plan will help your business?

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Univar's ProTraining Online Catalog Expanded Via PCT Partnership

01/03/2018

BALTIMORE — In October, Univar Environmental Sciences (Univar ES) and Pest Control Technology (PCT) announced a partnership that makes PCT’s Label Training available across Univar’s online ProTraining platform. ProTraining is a part of Pest...

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Zoecon Recognizes McCallister as 'Salesperson of the Year'

01/03/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Central Life Sciences named Zane McCallister the 2017 "Salesperson of the Year" for the Zoëcon Professional Products division for his exceptional work with the professional mosquito control group. In May 2016, McCallister...

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Dates, Speakers Set for Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference

01/03/2018

The 26th Annual Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will take place at the Cornhusker-Marriott Hotel (333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508) on February 13-14, 2018. This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebras...

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Scientists Using Genetic Technology to Control Pests

01/03/2018

LONDON - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control pests, Reuters reported. Researchers in Scotland said they had developed two different...

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Univar Product of the Month: Alpine Cockroach Gel Bait Rotation 1 & 2 Reservoirs

01/03/2018

LONDON - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as “gene drive” to control pests, Reuters reported. Researchers in Scotland said they had developed two different...

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New Survey Provides Insights into Small Business Optimism

01/01/2018

According to survey results from Thumbtack.com, in November 65.25% of small businesses expressed confidence in their businesses and the economy at-large. This is 1.07% higher than last month, but down 1.8% year-over-year. A few more thing...

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PCT Online Top 10 Downloads for 2017

12/30/2017

It’s been another busy year for the PCT Online staff reporting on pest control industry news, and providing compelling multimedia. Here's a look at the most downloaded news and audio/video files, as reported by Google Analytics. Top 10 Down...

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Vermin Vengeance: Entomologist Pens Second Murder-Mystery

12/29/2017

University of Wyoming professor Jeffrey A. Lockwood, an entomologist-turned-fiction writer announced the publication of “Murder on the Fly” — the second installment in his “Riley the Exterminator” mystery series. Lockwood’s latest book is a...

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Woman Burns Down Home Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

12/28/2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio -A woman using alcohol in an attempt to kill bed bugs accidentally set her multi-family home on fire, displacing 10 residents, Fox 19 reported. It's the second time in less than a month that a home was damaged by fire in Ci...

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Bug Found Embedded in van Gogh Masterpiece

12/28/2017

(Pictured above: Vincent van Gogh (bottom left) painted “Olive Trees” (upper left) in 1889. (Right) Microscopic image revealing the grasshopper’s remains in the painting. Photo: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) A tiny grasshopper was recently d...

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Kurt Scherzinger Elected President of OPMA

12/27/2017

CINCINNATI — Kurt Scherzinger, vice president of operations for Cincinnati, Ohio-based Scherzinger Pest Control, was elected president of the Ohio Pest Management Association at the Winter Association Meeting on Dec. 17. Scherzinger will se...

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Arrow Exterminators Donates to Folds of Honor Foundation

12/27/2017

ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently concluded the #ArrowCares social media campaign with a donation of $5,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation. The fundraising campaign ran during November in conjunction with national Vet...

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Braman Provides Holiday Decor and Greener Pest Prevention Tips

12/23/2017

AGAWAM, Mass. – For many people, it just isn’t the holiday season until their home has been properly adorned with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and family-favorite items of décor. However, Braman Termite & Pest Elimination reminds eager ho...

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ESA Announces 'Best of 2017' Articles on Entomology Today

12/23/2017

Entomology Today, the news website from the Entomological Society of America, announced it made a total of 210 posts published since January 1. Here's a look at its "Top Viewed Posts" (from those published in 2017) 1. “Insecta” Documentar...

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PCT Announces 2017 Technicians of the Year

12/23/2017

CLEVELAND – PCT is proud to announce the 2017 Technicians of the Year: Gus Walker, Gregory Pest Solutions (residential category); Joey Hoke, American Pest Management (commercial category); and James Miners, Western Pest Services (termite cate...

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Convectex Offers Bed Bug Heat Equipment

12/23/2017

The equipment does not require a generator to power or any special vehicle or trailer to transport. Subscribe Edited by the PCT Staff Convectex offers bed bug heat equipment, including heaters designed to eradicate bed bugs in hotels, a...

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Evidence Suggests Ticks Fed on Dinosaurs

12/23/2017

A new study indicates ticks sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs some 99 million years ago, NPR reported. Modern ticks are infamous for biting humans and other mammals. But ticks are very ancient, and scientists who study their evolution...

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Arrow Exterminators Opens New Service Centers in Georgia and Florida

12/22/2017

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently opened new service centers in Kennesaw, Ga., and St. Augustine, Fla. Arrow has experienced significant growth in the past year and these two new service centers are strategic to Arrow’s obj...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hosts 'Texas Rodent Academy'

12/22/2017

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on controlling rodent infestations. “We were esp...

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Today's Technology Promotes Business Success, Growth

12/22/2017

“Time is money.” — Benjamin Franklin Profit is what remains after you pay all your expenses. Pretty obvious. How do you make your business more profitable? That’s straight forward, too — increase revenue, reduce expenses. If only it was tha...

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