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Rats Outnumber Residents 9 to 1 in NYC

07/12/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Associated Press reports that Bill Perkins, chairman of the City Council's Select Committee on Pest Control, estimates that there are nine rats for every person in the city—a rat population of about 70 million. Most are Nor...

Su Receives EPA Award

07/11/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dr. Nan-Yao Su, a professor of entomology with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was recently honored at the 2000 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award ceremony for helping develo...

No Millionaires, but Still Roach Winners

07/10/2000

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Bruce Tennenbaum of the Arizona Pest Control Co. has announced the winners of the national "Million Dollar Roach" contest he and 13 other companies across the country recently held. This is the first time Tennenbaum, ...

Florida Associations Unite for Cause

07/10/2000

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.--Florida's $2 billion-a-year pest management industry is now speaking with one voice to consumers, lawmakers and regulators, as the Florida Professional Applicators Alliance. "It's exciting news, not only for th...

Griffin Introduces New Mosquito Product

07/09/2000

VALDOSTA, GA.—Griffin LLC introduces Atrapa VCP, an ultra low volume (ULV) formulation for adult mosquito control that is labeled at 96.5 percent malathion. The product is conveniently packaged in 2.5-gallon jugs, 55-gallon drums and returnab...

Arrow Makes Four Acquisitions

07/08/2000

ATLANTA, GA.—The acquisitions of Cherokee Pest Services of Maryville, Tenn.; WEB Pest Control of McDonough, Ga.; Not a Trace Pest Control of Naples, Fla.; and the North Georgia business of Centex Hometeam Pest Control bring Arrow Exterminator...

Aventis Announces Industry-Wide Availability of Termidor

07/07/2000

MONTVALE, N.J.—Aventis Environmental Science has announced that its new termiticide, Termidor, will be available industry-wide to trained pest management professionals (PMPs) beginning September 1. This new date supersedes the previously anno...

Louisiana Summer Conference

07/07/2000

The Louisiana Pest Control Association Summer Conference will be held July 12-14, 2000 at the Holiday Inn "Holidome" in Houma, Louisiana. Keynote speaker will be LSU Baseball Coach Skip Bertman. Other notables on the program includ...

Termarid is Maryland Small Business of the Year

07/06/2000

ANNAPOLIS, MD.--Termarid LLC is one of five businesses selected as the Maryland Small Businesses of the Year. This first-time effort by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce salutes the economic contributions these businesses made to the state, as...

State Pesticide Web Sites Launched

07/05/2000

COVINGTON, GA.--Kelly Registration Systems (KRS) has named four additional states to its network of websites dedicated to tracking pesticides registered for use in those states. "Oklahoma was the first to adopt the KRS system," ...

Lawyer Sues Government over Formosan Termites

07/05/2000

NEW ORLEANS, LA.–According to an article by the Associated Press, a local lawyer is suing the federal government for damage to his home caused by Formosan termites. Harry Hoskins III contends that the U.S. government allowed wood containin...

Watchdog Group Oversees Cockroach Cameo

07/04/2000

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--According to a Reuters News Service article, Lara Deakin has had some strange assignments in her career, but few could compare to the time she was called upon to protect a cockroach. The roach was featured in a scene ...

USDA Amends Imported Fire Ant Regulations

07/03/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the imported fire ant regulations by adding to the list of quarantined areas. The USDA is designating all or parts of the following counties as quarantined a...

USDA TO HOST MEETINGS ON PINE SHOOT BEETLE PROGRAM

07/02/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Department of Agriculture will host three public meetings to discuss issues related to the administration of USDA's pine shoot beetle program. "These meetings give the public an opportunity to comment on the...

Japanese Bug Enthusiasts on the Rise

07/01/2000

TOKYO, JAPAN—According to a recent Reuters News Service story, beetle wrestling is an obscure but growing sport in a country where the stag beetle is scaling new heights of popularity. Beetle wrestling is just one of the delights of Japan...

Mosquito Precautions for Holiday Weekend

06/30/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.-- Leading North American experts have advised Americans to be vigilant against biting insects and the health risks they may pose in advance of Independence Day long weekend outdoor festivities. The remarks were made recently at...

Happy National Mosquito Control Awareness Week!

06/30/2000

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—The week of June 25 - July 1, 2000 has been declared the fourth annual "National Mosquito Control Awareness Week" by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). During "Mosquito Week," the AMCA...

Great Lakes Announces Cost Reduction Initiatives

06/29/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-- Great Lakes Chemical Corp. has announced a series of cost reduction steps that will further streamline operations, strengthen the company's competitive position and continue to provide a strong platform for future growth....

Woman Dies from Ant Attack

06/28/2000

SARASOTA, FLA.—The Associated Press reports that Mary Morales Gay, an 87-year-old nursing home patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease, died recently after she was bitten 1,625 times by ants as she lay in her bed. State officials identi...

Timothy Driscoll Announces Retirement

06/28/2000

FAIRFIELD, CONN.--Timothy Driscoll, who served as president/chief executive officer (CEO)for companies such as AgrEvo Environmental Health, Fairfield American Corp. and Roussel Uclaf Environmental Health, has announced his retirement. Driscol...

EPA Gives Environmental Award for Sentricon

06/27/2000

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--For the second consecutive year, Dow AgroSciences LLC has received one of the United States government's top environmental honors, the 2000 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. This year, the United States Environ...

FMC Announces Personnel Changes

06/27/2000

PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Neil DeStefano has been named director of marketing of the Specialty Products Business unit of FMC Corp. He previously served as global business manager of FMC's Agricultural Products Group. In addition, Brad Filson and R...

Bayer Unveils Redesigned PMP Site

06/26/2000

KANSAS CITY, MO.—At Bayer's www.nobugs.com, the place is crawling with lots of bugs—well, with lots of bug information, anyway. The redesigned site offers itself as an industry resource for pest management professionals (PMPs). Features in...

Mosquito May Help Eliminate Malaria

06/26/2000

LONDON, ENGLAND--According to a Reuters News Service article, scientists have created the world's first genetically modified malaria mosquito that could one day help to rid the world of the disease that kills an estimated 2.7 million people e...

Grasshoppers Eat Their Way Across Texas

06/25/2000

DALLAS, TEXAS—The Dallas Morning News reports that grasshoppers are literally chewing vegetation to the ground in rural North Texas, making their way to the suburbs. Rebecca Parker, a Denton County agricultural extension agent, said in the...

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