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Bartender Turned Humanitarian Reminds Attendees of Their Everyday Impact

10/27/2017

BALTIMORE – Sometimes the most unlikely people can have the most profound impact. Such is the case of Doc Hendley, who gave the Wednesday General Session speech, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. In 2003, the self-proclaimed “black sheep” of a...

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Univar Expands ProTraining Online Catalog Through PCT Partnership

10/25/2017

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, Univar Environmental Sciences (Univar ES) and Pest Control Technology (PCT) have announced a partnership that makes PCT’s Label Training available across Univar’s online ProTraining platform. ProTraining is a vibrant...

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Viking Acquires Merlin’s Pest Control

10/24/2017

WARREN, N.J. — Ryan Bradbury, president of Viking Termite & Pest Control, announced the acquisition of Merlin’s Pest Control. Merlin’s serviced both commercial and residential customers throughout New Jersey. The acquisition continues to stre...

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Matt Stevenson to Lead Terminix's Residential Business

10/24/2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ServiceMaster has named Matthew (Matt) Stevenson as president of its Terminix residential pest control and termite business. In his new role, Stevenson will report directly to ServiceMaster Chief Executive Officer Nik Varty...

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Follow PCT Online for NPMA PestWorld ’17 Coverage

10/24/2017

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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NOAA Releases 2017-2018 Winter Weather Forecast

10/23/2017

Expect a cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South thanks to La Nina, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center announced. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potenti...

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PermaTreat Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/23/2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — PermaTreat Pest Control, Fredericksburg, Va., has been supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October through a variety of activities. For several years, the company has been supporting co-worker Sherry Lambert, a...

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Truly Nolen Promotes Phipps to Florida and East Coast Mouse Limo Driver

10/22/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Marty Phipps to Florida and East Coast Mouse Limo Driver. He will remain based at the company’s Englewood, Fla. service office at 6946 Sunnybrook Blvd. Phipps takes ...

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10/21/2017

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Eco Serve Pest Services Turns Pink

10/20/2017

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — Throughout the month of October, Eco Servce Pest Services team members will be wearing pink shirts, gloves, and shoe covers to help spread breast cancer awareness. The company also will be updating its Facebook page with...

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Active Pest Control Announces Acquisition

10/20/2017

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Active Pest Control, one of the largest independent pest control companies in Georgia, announced the acquisition of Regency Termite and Pest Control based in Columbus, Ga. The acquisition will allow Active to reach additional...

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Chicago Tops Orkin's Top 50 Rattiest Cities List

10/20/2017

For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. New Orleans and Cincinnati make big moves into Orkin's top 25. Subscribe ATLANTA — Fall temperatures are on the way and so are the rodents. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest ...

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Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Launches Spanish-Language Website

10/20/2017

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English. Isuzu is the first dedicated distributor of low cab forward trucks in the U.S. to...

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OvoControl Label Extended to Other Pest Bird Species

10/20/2017

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Based on interest from the pest control community and impacted customers, Innolytics has introduced a new label for OvoControl P (EPA Reg. No. 80224-1). USEPA recently approved the new label which extends the use of Ovo...

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Airline Apologizes for Bed Bugs on Flight

10/20/2017

British Airways has apologized to a Canadian family after they were bitten by bed bugs on an overnight flight, BBC reported. Heather Szilagyi was flying from Vancouver to London with her eight-year-old daughter and fiancé earlier this month...

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UMass Amherst Tick Testing Lab Receives Grant to Study New Disease

10/20/2017

AMHERST, Mass. – Taking advantage of its special expertise in identifying tick-borne, disease-causing pathogens, plus its access the thousands of people who send ticks to be tested each year, the Laboratory of Medical Zoology’s (LMZ) TickRepo...

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ServicePro to Debut Route Optimization at PestWorld

10/20/2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — ServicePro will debuting some of its newest additions — most importantly Route Optimization — at NPMA PestWorld, scheduled for Oct. 24-27, in Baltimore. Route Optimization is the newest ServSuite module and it allows pest c...

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Western Exterminator to Host Halloween Film 'Pestival'

10/19/2017

LOS ANGELES – Move aside witches, ghouls, and ghosts, this Halloween is all about things that crawl, fly, and sting! Western Exterminator, a local leader in the pest control industry, is proud to announce the first ever Halloween Film Pestiva...

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MGK Announces Personnel Changes

10/19/2017

MINNEAPLOIS, Minn. — MGK is announce the addition of a strategic accounts manager and a professional pest control sales representative. Brian Olesinski is the strategic accounts manager for MGK, a newly defined role within the company. Oles...

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Pi Chi Omega Pushes for Perpetual Frishman Scholarship

10/18/2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va – Pi Chi Omega, 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 the fou...

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UCR, Agri-Turf to Present Fumigation School this November

10/18/2017

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — The University of California Riverside is partnering with Agri-Turf Distributing to present the UCR Fumigation School at the UCR Extension, Nov. 15 - 16, 2017. The school will focus on all aspects of inspecting an...

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Florida Confirms First Zika Case for 2017

10/17/2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida health officials are reporting the state’s first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a mosquito, the Associated Press reported. Florida’s Department of Health said Thursday a Manatee County couple tra...

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Inspect-All Services Names Sheffield Director of Pest Sales

10/14/2017

CONYERS, Ga. — Inspect-All Pest Services has named Joe Sheffield as director of pest sales. Sheffield comes to Inspect-All with an extensive sales management background, most recently serving as vice president of sales for one of the larges...

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Safer Home Services Opens First Franchise in Atlanta

10/13/2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Safer Home Services President and CEO Jim Swayne announced the opening of the company’s first franchise location in Tyrone, Ga., a southwestern suburb of Atlanta. The Atlanta area franchise will be owned and operated by B...

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Family Awarded More Than $500,000 Following Hotel Bed Bug Incident

10/13/2017

On Oct. 2, a jury awarded an Arkansas family $546,000 for trauma they said they experienced while staying in a hotel room infested with bed bugs in 2013, Arkansas Online reported. As reported by Arkansas Online, four years ago Alex and Mart...

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