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Inspect-All Services Named to Inc. 5000

08/22/2017

NEW YORK — Inc. magazine ranked Inspect-All Services No. 2062 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Inspect-All Services also landed on this exclusive list in 2015 and 20...

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Bed Bug Central Announces June Survey Results

08/20/2017

Bed Bug Central announced results from its June survey, and as anticipated June brought an increase in bed bug activity in many of the regions across the United States. Bed Bug Central's Jeff White said June findings are consistent with sea...

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PPMA/NPMA Partners with CDC for World Mosquito Day

08/20/2017

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is teaming up with NPMA/PPMA for World Mosquito Day, the Aug. 20 event that raises public health awareness about mosquitoes. CDC works with domestic and international partn...

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Truly Nolen Promotes Gilman, Rice to Manager

08/20/2017

TUCSON, Ariz. — Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Scott Gilman to manager of manger of the company’s Lakeland (Fla.) service office at 1023 S. Florida Avenue. The company also announced the promotion of Rick Rice to...

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Zoëcon Adds Kunka to Sales Team

08/20/2017

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Central Life Sciences welcomes Mike Kunka to the sales team for its Zoëcon Professional Products division. Kunka will be joining the organization as sales representative for Texas and Louisiana and enhancing the team’s pres...

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Food Protection Alliance Adds Al St. Cyr

08/19/2017

Internationally recognized food safety and IPM educator and consultant Al St.Cyr has joined the staff of the Food Protection Alliance. St. Cyr has a unique catalog of experience having worked in many facilities in North America, South America...

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Econtrol and 6SenseAI Announce Joint Venture

08/17/2017

MEXICO CITY — Econtrol, a pest control product distributor based in Mexico City, announced a joint venture with San Francisco-based 6SenseAI, a leading AI and big data-powered marketing cloud. Benjamin Gomez, managing director of Econtrol, ...

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Arrow Exterminators Announces 2017 Internal Scholarship Contest Winners

08/17/2017

ATLANTA – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently announced the five winners of its third annual internal scholarship program. The scholarship program was open to Arrow team members and their dependents who were either graduating high scho...

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Springer Canine Teams Receive NESDECA Bed Bug Certification

08/17/2017

From left to right: Sunny and Tim Blakeman, Chucky and Mary Stephenson, Robert DeCarlo and Brighton DES MOINES, Iowa. — Springer Professional Home Services of Des Moines, Iowa announced that its three canine teams have all become certified ...

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Carpenter Ants: A Silent Menace Not Called a Termite

08/17/2017

When it comes to wood damage caused by an insect, the first thing that comes to mind for most consumers and pest management professionals is termites. After all, when you are the reason behind $5 billion in annual damage*, you tend to garner ...

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Outdoor Action is Key

08/17/2017

Editor’s Note: The following was adapted from Techletter, a biweekly publication from Pinto & Associates, Mechanicsville, Md. To subscribe, visit www.techletter.com or call 301/884-3020. While they only rarely invade homes and other buildin...

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Summer School for Ant Management

08/17/2017

Summertime is meant for trips to the beach, heading out to a ballgame and chilling on the back deck watching the world go by. For pest management professionals, however, summer is when the heat is turned up not only on the dashboard thermomet...

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Tracking and Eliminating the Elusive Pharaoh Ant

08/17/2017

As its name suggests, the pharaoh ant certainly views itself as a “ruler” among ants and they can be a real headache for home and business owners, and the pest management professionals that are tasked with eliminating them. Unlike other ant...

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Doing More With Less: What’s Next for Ant IPM?

08/17/2017

It doesn’t matter where you are in the country: Ants likely are your No. 1 revenue-generating pest, but not at the top of the list for profit generation. Why? Callbacks. The most managed ants vary by geographic region, but may include carpent...

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M&A Market is Red Hot; Get Your Questions Answered at PCT Virtual Event

08/17/2017

In the past two months, the pest control has seen a flurry of high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including: Anticimex’s recent acquisitions of Brunswick, Maine-based Modern Pest Services and Warren, N.J.-based Viking Termite & Pest; and R...

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Poll Question: Customer Demographic Breakdown

08/17/2017

PCT keeps a pulse on the pest control industry with our timely weekly poll questions. Our question asks: Which best describes your customer demographic breakdown? CLICK HERE to participate.

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J.F. Oakes Offers New Aromatic Lure

08/17/2017

YAZOO CITY, Ms. — J. F. Oakes announced it is offering an aromatic Pro-Pest Very Berry Lure for raccoons, skunks and woodchucks. The Pro-Pest Very Berry Wildlife Lure is a multi-animal lure made with all food grade products that is enticing a...

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Sprague Pest Solutions to Host Innovation in Pest Management Conference

08/17/2017

TACOMA, Wash. — To help food processing professionals improve food safety and navigate the maze of ever evolving regulatory requirements, all the while maintaining effective pest management programs, Sprague Pest Solutions is hosting a pair o...

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UCR, UC Davis Center to Fight Vector-Borne Diseases

08/17/2017

(Photo: The Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases is set for launch in August.) RIVERSIDE, Calif. —The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has announced a step to enhance public-health pr...

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Pest Czar Now GreenPro Certified, Opens New Office

08/12/2017

TOWSON, Md. - Pest Czar, a family-owned pest control company in Baltimore, is now GreenPro certified by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Companies earn this certification by adhering to strict environmentally friendly standard...

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Older Termite Siblings Assume Parental Duties

08/10/2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine mom and dad already have five children and are too busy, or lack the financial resources to raise more children. Sometimes, older siblings must assume some parental duties. That’s also what happens with some subter...

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Rentokil Steritech Acquires Fischer Environmental Services

08/10/2017

READING, Pa. – Rentokil Steritech announces the acquisition of Fischer Environmental Services, based in Mandeville, La., and servicing the greater New Orleans metro area. This move provides immediate scale for Rentokil Steritech’s service foo...

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Skyline Pest Solutions Acquires Evergreen Termite & Pest Control

08/10/2017

ATLANTA – Skyline Pest Solutions announced it has acquired Conyers-based Evergreen Termite & Pest Control. Evergreen Termite and Pest Control will join Skyline’s Buford, McDonough and Social Circle, Ga., branches. The acquisition will expan...

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Massachusetts Launches New Online Pesticide Licensing System

08/09/2017

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration launched the first phase of a transformative environmental data and public information access system. The new system will deliver online permitting, greater data accessibility, and provide increased tr...

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Local Collaboration Key to Protecting Pollinators, Scientists Report

08/09/2017

Managing mosquito and tick populations and protecting the health of pollinators are growing concerns on a global scale, but success in both requires teamwork on the local level, Phys.org reported. A coalition of entomologists and other scie...

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