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Dr. Koehler’s Four Decades of Service Earns Him Spot in Hall of Fame

October 15, 2015 By
When a person reaches age 68 and reflects on more than 40 years of highly successful service with one organization, it’s logical his thoughts start turning to retirement. But that’s not the case for the University of Florida’s (UF’s) Dr.... Read more»
Dr. Hansen with her parents at her 1962 graduation ceremony at Eastern Washington University.

Meet Dr. Laurel Hansen, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

October 14, 2015 By
Dr. Laurel Hansen may actually be an unparalleled U.S. researcher of all things ants. They’re more than her favorite pest to study. They also pave the road of her career in academia — from the first entomology course she took... Read more»
Frances and Noad Corley enjoy a Monte Carlo-themed reception during a 1995 industry conference.

Noad Corley Joins Industry Friends in the Hall of Fame

October 13, 2015 By
When Noad Corley (1918-2000) is inducted into the Hall of Fame next month, he’ll be listed among many industry friends — including Bill Spitz, Class of 2006. “At every meeting, Noad stood out,” recalls Spitz of Corley’s industry heyday from... Read more»

Hall of Fame Inductee John Cook Built Company on Respect

October 12, 2015 By
John Cook built one of the largest pest control companies in the country on honesty, courtesy, respect and customer satisfaction. In 1950, after graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in architecture, John R. Cook Sr. was ready to embark... Read more»
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Roadtrip Roundup: Celebrating 20 Years of Academy

October 9, 2015 By
This year’s National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Academy theme was “Motivate, Collaborate and Innovate.” Attendees were challenged to learn how to combine all three to gain and keep star talent in an organization, while maintaining focus on that organization’s brand.... Read more»
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Dust in the… where?

October 8, 2015 By and
In recent years, improper use of dust formulations has resulted in a significant increase in litigation. Are your techs properly trained in this technique? One statement regularly heard from dusting experts and regulatory officials in dust application lawsuit claims is... Read more»
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Termite Management: PMPs Share Their Don’ts

October 7, 2015 By
According to our experts, there are several things you should avoid doing if possible. Here is their collective list of Don’ts: “Don’t do partial jobs because the client doesn’t want to pay for the job to be done the way... Read more»
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Termite Management: PMPs Share Their Dos

October 6, 2015 By
Our surveyed experts weigh in on the most essential Dos when it comes to termite management. “When conducting a termite renewal inspection, take time to make sure there haven’t been any additions or changes to the structure made since your last... Read more»
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Termite Management: Help Customers 
Breathe Easy

October 5, 2015 By
Did you know that up to 60 percent of the air you breathe inside your home comes from the crawlspace and basement? I recall one client whose interior walls were so wet, water was seeping down them. Upon inspection, we... Read more»
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Top 10 Business and Tech Tips from PMP Cadenhead

October 2, 2015 By
Michael Cadenhead, an associate certified entomologist (ACE) and CEO of Cadenhead Services Pest Control offers some tips to help grow your business. Learn more about Cadenhead and his company here. Business 1. Contracts ⦁ Do have an attorney review your... Read more»
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