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E-learning: An Effective, Efficient Way to Boost Professionalism

12/22/2017

Studies have shown that training directly impacts the success and growth of your business. Access to online training and courses, or e-learning, gives everyone the opportunity to quickly and conveniently expand their professional knowledge ba...

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Online Technology Improves Operational Efficiencies

12/22/2017

Online tools are so integrated into our everyday lives, both personally and professionally, we may forget the efficiencies they bring to our lives. The tools are simply expected to work and make our lives easier. We’re all interested in run...

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E-learning Benefits by the Numbers

12/22/2017

E-learning statistics are dramatic and compelling, which is why companies shouldn’t consider using e-learning to train their workforce, they should already be doing it! According to a series of surveys from elearning.company, here are just so...

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Revenue Is One Thing, Profit Is Another

12/22/2017

Everybody wants a healthy influx of business. When you’re generating revenues hand over fist, it feels good — like your business is thriving. But of course there’s another dimension to this financial activity: profit. How much of your company...

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Online Training: CEUs For You

12/22/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of PCT magazine. Since it went live in August of 2015, The PCT Distance Learning Center has been building its base of label training programs. For months, PCT has bee...

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The Uberization of Pest Control

12/22/2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of PCT magazine. Jump back 10 years in time and imagine a customer calling their local pest management company at 11:30 a.m. and seeing if a technician could be out by 3...

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A (Virtual) Training Reality

12/22/2017

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of PCT. What if employees could experience a termite swarm in December? Hone their inspection skills in multiple commercial settings without leaving the office? Or learn ...

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‘Raise Your Profits Weekend’ Workshop Announced

12/21/2017

Pest control trainer Pat VanHooser has joined forces with Andrew Greess, Blaine Oelkers and Chuck Trautman for the Raise Your Profits Weekend workshop, March 23-24, at the Embassy Suites DFW Airport South. Greess is the CEO and owner of QSp...

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PeruPlagas Addresses Public Health and IPM Issues

12/20/2017

(Pictured above: Benjamin Gomez, managing director of Econtrol, Mexico City, Mexico, presented a session on the North American Pest Control Market, sharing insights from his own personal experience serving this marketplace, as well as data gl...

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Haddad Receives NEPMA Bartlett W. Eldredge Award

12/20/2017

Sheila Haddad, vice president of sales – East, Bell Laboratories, was honored as the recipient of the New England Pest Management Association’s (NEPMA) highest award for distinguished service, the Bartlett W. Eldredge Award (BART Award). Hadd...

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Univar Environmental Sciences Announces Director of Western Region

12/20/2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Univar Environmental Sciences, a business unit of Univar USA Inc., announced that Nathan “Nate” Tamialis has been promoted to the position of director of the Western Region. For the past eight years, Tamialis has excelled as...

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Fumigants & Pheromones Conference Set for June in Indianapolis

12/19/2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The 13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference, organized by Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply, will be held June 12-14, in Indianapolis. The theme of this year’s event is 25 Years of Sharing Through Education. This...

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EPA Releases Neonicotinoid Assessments for Public Comment

12/19/2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for these neonicotinoid insecticides — clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran — and a preliminary ecologica...

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Apartment Complex Loses $3.5 Million Bed Bug Lawsuit, LA Times Reports

12/19/2017

Sixteen former and current residents of a large apartment complex have won a $3.5-million verdict over an infestation of bed bugs in their units, their lawyer told the Los Angeles Times.Park La Brea Apartments, a sprawling complex with more t...

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Massey Services Sponsors American Heart Association's 'Knit-In'

12/17/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Each year, 40,000 babies in the United States are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). That’s over 100 per day and more than four per hour. To raise awareness for these little survivors, dozens of knitters joined the Ame...

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ServiceMaster Appoints New Chief Transformation Officer

12/16/2017

]MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ServiceMaster has named Pratip Dastidar as senior vice president and chief transformation officer. Reporting directly to ServiceMaster Chief Executive Officer Nik Varty, Dastidar will lead company-wide initiatives to eleva...

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New in the PCT Store: Wildlife Management Books from Stephen Vantassel

12/16/2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Now available in the PCT store are a pair of books from renowned wildlife pest management expert Stephen M. Vantassel — Being Kind to Animal Pests, revised edition and The Wildlife Removal Handbook, 3rd edition. Being Kind...

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Wil-Kil and Holder's Operations Managers Earn Additional Certifications

12/16/2017

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Wiconssin based Wil-Kil Pest Control and Holder’s Pest Solutions, a regional pest management company serving the Houston-Galveston, Texas area, today announced 11 of their operations managers received the FDA-approved Prev...

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World's Largest Rodent Eradication Project Enters New Phase

12/16/2017

(Photo: SGHT Phase 3 operations, Team Rat filling baiting bucket. Photo credit Tony Martin) This Antarctic summer, three dogs, 15 people and three vessels will take part in the fourth phase of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project –...

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Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Gil

12/16/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen recently announced the promotion of Yadnier Gil to manager of the company’s South Miami (Fla.) service office at 19705 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay. Gil joined the company in 2016. Following completion of the ...

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Environmental Pest Service Acquires Allied Professional Services

12/16/2017

TAMPA, Fla. — Environmental Pest Service announced it has acquired Allied Professional Services. The deal expands EPS’s presence in east and central North Carolina and adds more than $6 million in annual revenues. “We’re thrilled to add add...

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Bayer Appoints Perry Head of Marketing for Environmental Science North America

12/16/2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, announced that Burgess Perry has been named Head of Marketing for Environmental Science North America. In this role, Perry is respons...

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Bait Rotation: Are You All In?

12/16/2017

Cockroaches have never been accused of being overly selective eaters. Let’s face it; the places they breed and eat are never going to receive the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. These filthy and disease-spreading creatures, however, can...

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Baiting Success with Dusts and Granules

12/16/2017

When it comes to baiting for cockroaches it all comes down to location. If you don’t get the bait or dust in the right location – near the source of the infestation – chances are you might not achieve control and you will likely receive a cal...

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Cockroaches: Born Survivors!

12/16/2017

While very few cockroach species are considered pest species, those that are can cause considerable damage. According to Robert Snetsinger, author of The Ratcatcher’s Child, it was not until about 1840 that the human population of the United ...

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