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FMC hosts product launch in its hometown Posted on 22 May 2019 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Philadelphia, Pa., has been home to many greats: Betsy Ross. Rocky Balboa. Cheesesteak. Boyz II Men. The Fresh Prince (originally). And now, Scion Insecticide with UVX Technology. The Philadelphia-based manufacturer... Read more»

Purdue’s Bennett to retire June 30 Posted on 14 May 2019 in the News categories.

Dr. Gary Bennett, a Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer (Class of 2006), is retiring after more than five decades at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. His last day... Read more»

PMP Growth Summit sparks ideas Posted on 11 May 2019 in the Events & featured categories.

At the third annual Pest Management Professional (PMP) Growth Summit in March, I once again witnessed pest management professionals (PMPs) and leading industry suppliers interact one-on-one, gleaning new solutions, ideas... Read more»

Mosquito-fighting bacteria shows promise, study finds Posted on 09 May 2019 in the Crawling the Web & Mosquitoes & Stinging Insects categories.

The Entomological Society of America's publication "Entomology Today" reports "encouraging results" from the program using Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. Read more»

Spiders never fail to surprise Posted on 07 May 2019 in the Crawling the Web categories.

Here's a recent roundup of some news and research on a few amazing arthropods. Read more»

Cockroaches, live TV don’t always mix Posted on 30 Apr 2019 in the Crawling the Web categories.

“Great Day Live!” (“GDL!”), the morning show of Louisville, Ky.’s ABC affiliate, WHSD11, recently interviewed Lisa Fowler, ACE, live and in studio about termite swarm season. Fowler, who is account... Read more»

Midges and crane flies and kissing bugs, oh my! Posted on 25 Apr 2019 in the Crawling the Web categories.

We haven’t seen the plague of locusts whiz by just yet, but we have been collecting some interesting pest sighting news: On April 17, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported on... Read more»

Make technology work for you Posted on 16 Apr 2019 in the Business categories.

It’s no secret that technology is moving fast, sometimes faster than we can adapt. Even in the pest control industry, while the basics of inspection, identification, treatment, follow-up and prevention... Read more»

5 questions with Bob Fergus Posted on 16 Apr 2019 in the Five Questions & Human Interest categories.

This question-and-answer session is with Bob Fergus, branch manager of Sentinel Pest Control, Effingham, Ill. The industry veteran took care of pests in the nation’s house — the White House... Read more»

ProBest protects an architectural legacy Posted on 14 Apr 2019 in the featured & Photo Finish categories.

During his 70-year career, innovative and influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures and furnishings in harmony with their surroundings. ProBest Pest Management, Gilbert, Ariz., currently services 24 of the... Read more»