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Research Boat Capsizes, Kills Three


BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES, MEXICO—The Associated Press reports that a boat carrying nine college researchers sank off the coast of Baja California in rough seas, killing three people and prompting an international search for two others. The art...



TORONTO, CANADA-At the Canadian Pest Control Association (CPCA) annual convention held last week, board members voted to offficially change the association name to the Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA). This year's convention, he...

J.T. Eaton Offers Rodent Seminar


TWINSBURG, OHIO—J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc. introduces a one-hour training seminar, "Developing a Rodent Management Program." Designed for pest management professionals (PMPs), it covers basic facts about rodents, the major species and a...

LaFave, Grade, Join Bell


MADISON, WIS.—Scott LaFave and Kurt Grade recently joined Bell Laboratories, Inc., as technical sales representatives. Based in Orange County, Calif., LaFave's territory includes Arizona, southern California and Las Vegas, Nev. Grade is based...

Orkin QA Manager to Teach Course


ATLANTA, GA.—The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Educational Foundation has announced that Dr. William Lawrence, Jr., quality assurance manager for Orkin Pest Control, is authorized to teach its ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certific...

Studies Report on Pesticides and Perceived Risk


BROOKFIELD, WIS.—According to a recent Copesan IPM Update newsletter, a study by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has concluded that 77 percent of people polled believe that eating pesticide-treated foods increases cancer ris...

Wesiburger Announces Southeast Manager


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—David Sirles is managing B.&D.A. Weisburger’s new Southeast field office. A 10-year veteran with the insurance broker, Sirles will service company clients in Alabama, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia ...

National Home Repair Web Site Is Unveiled


DEL MAR, CALIF.— is a Web site that allows homeowners the ability to schedule an appointment online from a broad mix of home improvement and repair services, including pest management. The site was launched in the San Diego, Calif...

EnRoute Announces New Owners


WEYMOUTH, MASS.—Stephen Certa, president of Wemouth-based Watch All, Inc., and Art Cogswell, president of Art Cogswell’s Urban Pest Control LLC, New Haven, Conn., recently announced that they have jointly purchased EnRoute Services of Roslind...

PMPs Eligible for Internet Service Giveaway


NEW YORK, N.Y.—, a new Internet search engine that allows consumers to locate, evaluate and schedule service calls with local service businesses with just one click, is giving away $5 million worth of high-visibility listing...

Terminix Web Site Offers Homeowners E-Commerce


MEMPHIS, TENN.—Terminix International has unveiled a new program for customers to "e-xterminate, e-radicate and render household pests e-xtinct" for less through its Terminix e-commerce. As an added incentive, when homeowners purcha...

Gateway Web Site Up and Running


ELYRIA, OHIO—Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. has unveiled its Web site at Included on the site are its Bug Barrier products, wind curtains, vinyl partitions, PVC strip doors, dock seals and residential screens.

Pesticide Linked to Testosterone Decrease


NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to a Reuters News Service article, methoxychlor may interfere with levels of the male hormone testosterone, affecting male fertility. This is the finding of researchers with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...

American Cyanamid Offers Customer Rebates


PARSIPPANY, N.J.—American Cyanamid will continue its Green Connection rebate program through September 29, 2000, for pest management professionals (PMPs) who purchase Siege Pro or Amdro Pro fire ant bait. PMPs can now receive a $1 per pound r...

BASF May Buy American Cyanamid


LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany-According to an Associated Press article, German chemical giant BASF plans to buy the Cyanamid herbicide division of drug company American Home Products Corp. for $3.8 billion. The purchase announced today would doub...

Whitmire Micro-Gen 2000 Institute of Technology Unveiled


ST. LOUIS, MO.– Whitmire Micro-Gen has announced that its next Institute of Technology will be held at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Mass., August 27-30, 2000. This year’s program will feature Bob Case, president of Orlando, Fla.-ba...

EPA Registers VectoBac WDG


LIBERTYVILLE, ILL.—Valent Biosciences Corp. (formerly known as Abbott Laboratories Agricultural Products Business) has announced that its VectoBac Water Dispersible Granule (WDG), a new formulation of its VectoBac brand mosquito biological la...

Warmer Winter Spawns Larger Populations This Spring


NEW YORK, N.Y.—Ah, spring! Aaaaggghhhh, the bugs are back! "Actually," says entomologist Michael Deutsch of New York's Assured Environments, "they never really went away." The news gets worse--or better, from the per...

Aegis Settles Into New Headquarters


DOVER, DEL.—The new address for Aegis Research USA Inc. is 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 104, Dover, Del. 19904. The company's phone numbers have remained the same.

Califorina Fire Ant Bill


SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—California State Assembly Bill AB 2111 was introduced last month by Assembnlyman Bill Campbell (R-71st) regarding red imported fire ants. An existing law provides, in general terms, for the control and eradication of pests ...

Rat Urine Kills Ireland Golfer


DUBLIN, IRELAND—According to a release posted on Ireland's Pest Prevention Services Web site, doctors and veternarians are calling for greater public awareness of a deadly disease carried by rats after the tragic death of a golfer in Dublin. ...

Toronto PMPs See Business Boom


TORONTO, ONTARIO—According to a March 15 article in Toronto's National Post newspaper, local pest management firms are seeing booming business since the government ordered a restaurant inspection blitz in Toronto several weeks ago. For exa...

Heat Treatment: Not Just Hot Air


CAMARILLO, CALIF.—According to a recent LA Times newspaper article, Precision Works is using heat treatment as a termite management method with success. The self-described "environmental remediation" company covers the side of a ...

Orkin Announces Management Enhancements


ATLANTA, GA.—Orkin Pest Control recently announced several new developments in its managerial team to bolster its operations throughout the United States. Glen Rollins, formerly northern division vice president, has been promoted to executive...

Zoecon Offers Altosid Information Online


BENSENVILLE, ILL.—Complete information about the new Altosid Single Brood Granule (SBG) is now available at, along with facts about other mosquito control materials from Zoecon Professional Products and much more. The Web s...

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