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Diane Sofranec is the senior editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 216-706-3793.

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Massachusetts eyes creation of commission to study rodenticides Posted on 18 Sep 2019 in the News categories.

California isn’t the only state dealing with activists opposed to the use of rodenticides. In Massachusetts, the state legislature’s Joint Environment Committee recently examined HB 3714, an act to create... Read more»

Web Exclusive: Experts share their most unusual cockroach accounts Posted on 16 Sep 2019 in the Cockroaches & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Pest Management Professional’s contributors and Editorial Advisory Board members share an anecdote about their most unusual cockroach accounts. Read more»

Addressing the threat of mosquitoes Posted on 08 Sep 2019 in the Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects categories.

The federal government is taking a couple of steps to address the threat mosquitoes pose. The Vector-Borne Disease Network is working with policymakers to help reduce the risk of the... Read more»

Maryland courts upheld Montgomery County lawn pesticide ban Posted on 01 Sep 2019 in the News categories.

Montgomery County, Md.’s ban on the use of state-approved pesticides on private lawns was upheld by Maryland's Court of Appeals in July. Read more»

Inaugural Women in Pest Control conference makes industry waves Posted on 28 Aug 2019 in the featured & News categories.

More than 100 women gathered for the inaugural Women in Pest Control conference in Austin, Texas. The one-day event included nine presentations. Read more»

California’s proposed rodenticide ban bill on hold Posted on 28 Aug 2019 in the featured & News & Rodents & Technical categories.

The California Ecosystems Protection Act, or bill AB 1788, that would ban the use of certain rodenticides in the state, has been put on hold for now. Read more»

California moves closer to rodenticide ban Posted on 10 Aug 2019 in the Technical categories.

California's ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use in the state, and first-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use on state-owned property, is moving closer to becoming law. Read more»

Legislation helps in the fight against mosquito-borne viruses, diseases Posted on 07 Aug 2019 in the featured & Mosquitoes & News categories.

Pest management professionals (PMPs) are stewards of public health, especially when it comes to mosquito control. They protect the public from mosquito-borne viruses and diseases, including the Zika virus, West... Read more»

Ant management: Expect to help customers Posted on 05 Aug 2019 in the Ants & Odorous House Ants categories.

Call in the pros, we advise anyone with a pest problem. But what expectations do you set once you arrive and assess your potential customer’s situation? Ants that manage to... Read more»

Ant control revenue weathers the storms Posted on 05 Aug 2019 in the Ants & featured categories.

Our exclusive survey examines why ant management is such big business for pest management professionals with the weather changes. Read more»