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Pop-up Termite Indicator May Help Save Money

06/09/2000

BATON ROUGE, LA.—When Dr. Gregg Henderson was approached by the pest management industry to invent a Formosan termite indicator, so began many long, sleepless nights. "It was one of those things that you just can't stop thinking about...

CDC Issues Report on Bug Bombs

06/09/2000

ATLANTA, GA.--The Associated Press reports that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, automatic pesticide dispensers used in restaurants and other public places have sickened 97 people between 1986 and 1999. Most o...

Newborns May be Most Sensitive to Cockroach-Asthma Link

06/08/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.-A Reuters News Service article reports that children who are at risk for asthma because of a family history of allergies may be more likely to develop the respiratory disorder if they are exposed to cockroaches in early infancy...

EPA Announces Chlorpyrifos Phaseout for Residential Use

06/08/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The following is courtesy of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA): Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some pesticide manufacturers will announce that they have entered into an agreement t...

Pest Management Industry Aims to Mend Reputation

06/07/2000

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—Angered at the alarming number of improper termite pretreatments, Florida pest management professionals (PMPs) are searching for more effective ways to catch and punish those ruining the reputation of the industry. The r...

BioSensory Introduces Mosquito Protection

06/07/2000

WILLIMANTIC, CONN.--Infected mosquitoes carrying the dreaded West Nile Virus (WNV) may be back again this summer. But now there is new technology available to help draw the battle lines over mosquito control a little more in the public's favo...

Pesticide Ban May Endanger Historical Buildings

06/06/2000

SONOMA, CALIF.— Sonoma Plaza, a local tourist hotspot, and other historical buildings are at risk if local politicians have their way, according to Harvey Logan, executive vice president of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC). ...

Specialty Grass Repels Formosan Termites

06/06/2000

BATON ROUGE, LA.—Tucked away in a lab in Baton Rouge could be the long-awaited answer to pest management professionals' (PMPs') prayers—vetiver. Vetiver, a simple name for a potentially "miracle insecticide," is a fragrant grass ...

Dow AgroSciences Speaks out on Dursban Issue

06/05/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--The following is a statement from Dow AgroSciences regarding the impending United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release of its risk assessment on its cholrpyrifos products (including Dursban): Recent news...

New ThermaCELL Mosquito Report Provides First-Ever National Forecast

06/05/2000

BOSTON, MASS.--Much of the country can expect significantly higher numbers of mosquitoes this summer. That prediction is the primary finding of the new ThermaCELL Mosquito Report, the first-ever national mosquito forecast. Conducted by the ...

Pennsylvania Sets up WNV Network

06/04/2000

HARRISBURG, PA--According to a recent PR Newswire release, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary James Seif has announced grants for nine Eastern Pennsylvania counties. The grants, totaling more than $1.7 million, will...

High Waters Stall Blackfly Treatment

06/03/2000

HARRISBURG, PA.--According to a recent PR Newswire release, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Secretary for Water Management Lawrence Tropea Jr. announced that blackfly spraying has been suspended temporarily be...

S.E.C.U.R.E. Offers Goodwill Promotion Plan

06/02/2000

WYOMISSING, PA.—As a “thank-you” to the 240 pest management companies that contributed a two percent investment to its original incarnation during 1987-1992, S.E.C.U.R.E. Insurance is rolling out its Goodwill Promotion plan. The plan gives ea...

B&G Equipment Co. Launches New Logo

06/02/2000

PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA.—Since the 1960s, the B&G Equipment Co. has used a stainless steel compressed air sprayer as its logo to incorporate the history of the company. However, it recently launched a new corporate identity to clarify its technolo...

Aventis Adds Sales Personnel

06/01/2000

MONTVALE, N.J.-Aventis Environmental Science has appointed six new representatives to its Professional Products sales team. Bill Best, based in Mullica Hill, N.J., will cover Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southe...

Kramer Cites Industry Influences

06/01/2000

GAINESVILLE, FLA.—In an address to approximately 200 attendees of the sixth annual Southeast Pest Management Conference at the University of Florida, Dr. Richard Kramer, director of technical services of American Pest Management, Takoma, Md.,...

Bill May Regulate EPA’s Decision-making Methods

05/31/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Kathy Heinsohn, entomologist for Western Industries, Inc., walked out of Virginia Senator Charles Robb’s office in February, her fellow lobbyists didn’t think they had convinced the senator’s two assistants that Senate B...

Powell Surmises Termite Foraging May Not be Random

05/31/2000

GAINESVILLE, FLA.—According to lab tests done by Tom Powell during his studies in entomology at the University of Florida, termite foraging may not be random, but, instead, follow a pattern. He notes that it’s not uncommon to only achieve “hi...

Great Lakes Chemical Corp. Urges Support for Methyl Bromide Legislation

05/30/2000

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.--Great Lakes Chemical Corp.'s May 2000 "Fumigation Fax" reports that in the past few weeks, bills have been introduced in the United States House (HR 4215) and Senate (S 4504) to take the methyl bromide phaseout...

Dursban Risk Assessment is Due June 8

05/30/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--A Scripps Howard wire article reports that Dow AgroSciences chlorpyrifos products, Dursban and Lorsban, are under scrutiny by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the article, Dursban (i...

Ecolab Introduces Ant Program

05/28/2000

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab has unveiled its GroundForce ant program to prevent the pests’ entry into healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, food processing and other commercial facilities. Specifically designed to intercept ants and other crawling...

Paige Provides Clues for White-Footed Ant Management

05/28/2000

GAINESVILLE, FLA.—Dr. John Paige, product and market development specialist from Bayer Corp., Vero Beach, Fla., offered information and tips for managing white-footed ants to attendees of the Southeast Pest Management conference at the Univer...

Cockroach Challenge Wins Account

05/27/2000

EUGENE, OREG.—Picture this scenario. You are asked to bid on a housing complex that is totally overrun with German cockroaches. You lose the bid to a lower estimate, but refuse to quit. You propose a test, achieve complete control and are awa...

NPMA and RISE Face Tough School Issues

05/26/2000

TUCSON, ARIZ.—For the past several months, the lobbying arms of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) have been up to their eyeballs in education problems. The stress started t...

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