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Mosquitoes, midges pester players during a World Cup match

July 5, 2018 By
Players and fans during a world cup match had to battle with clouds of insects at a Russian arena. Read more»
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BREAKING: EPA settles with Amazon for illegal pesticide distribution

February 16, 2018 By
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement with Amazon Services LLC to protect the public from the hazards posed by unregistered and misbranded pesticide products. The agreement settles allegations that Amazon committed nearly 4,000 violations of the Federal Insecticide,... Read more»
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Ants: Identification guides techs to solution

January 24, 2018 By
Remember, in the end, identification is the one tool you will need on every ant job. Read more»
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RISE’s Reardon honored for legislative efforts

October 10, 2017 By
Karen Reardon, vice president of public affairs for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), received one of CropLife America’s (CLA’s) highest honors for her successful effort to defend against the ban of pesticide use on private property in Montgomery... Read more»
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USDA sets aside $1.8 million for pesticide research

March 1, 2017 By
On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding... Read more»
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EPA finalizes stronger RUP standards

December 14, 2016 By
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) that are not available for purchase by the public, and require special handling. Known as the Certification & Training (C&T) rule amending 40 CFR part... Read more»
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Protect-A-Bed: LightsOut Lab-In-A-Bag Pesticide Efficacy Kit

October 21, 2016 By
The Lab-In-A-Bag Testing Kit is designed to allow pest management professionals to sift through their bed bug treatment options and determine a targeted and specific approach for each individual case. Protect-A-Bed teamed with University of Kentucky entomologists to develop this testing... Read more»
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PMP Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee: Vern Toblan piloted Pi Chi Omega

September 26, 2016 By
Vern Toblan was instrumental in guiding the industry fraternity into the 21st century. PMP Hall of Fame 2016 Name: Vern Toblan Years in business: 56 Key positions held: Industry Sales Rep 1958-1995, Industry Consultant 1995-2014, Executive Director, Pi Chi Omega,... Read more»
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EPA proposes stronger RUP standards

August 10, 2015 By
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication rule. Weighing in at 280 pages, it proposes stronger standards for commercial and private pesticide applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides (RUPs). Such standards include testing, certification and continuing education.... Read more»
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EPA seeks school IPM research

July 30, 2015 By
Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies in schools has long been an industry focus, but to date, much of the data has been anecdotal, particularly from an economic standpoint. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) looks... Read more»
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