80th Anniversary Issue

80 Game Changers in PMP History

September 10, 2013 By
1930s 1. First termiticide patented Frank Lyons, who spent 44 years (1927-1971) with what’s now known as Terminix, was granted 14 patents related to termite control, including the first termiticide in 1932. He also helped develop the barrier treatment methods... Read more»

2033: Dr. Mampe’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) can expect widespread changes by 2033, including: More regulations will sprout. There was a time when U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) labels read something like: For cockroaches, use a 2% spray. Treat areas where cockroaches are... Read more»
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Harrington’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
Gazing into my crystal ball to predict pest management public policy trends in 2033, I have a newfound appreciation for The Jetsons. When the TV series first aired in 1962, it envisioned life in 2062. By any standard, program creators... Read more»
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2033: Hardy’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

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The good news about termite control is if you don’t like the way services are being performed, wait because it will change. When I started in pest management in 1961, we were using chlordane as the primary termiticide. There was... Read more»
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Dr. Fredericks’ Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
Twenty-five years ago, who would’ve imagined the high-tech, borderline science-fiction world we live in today? Who would’ve predicted global positioning system (GPS) satellite-based technology would render street maps obsolete? Who would’ve guessed music delivered on shiny, compact discs would go... Read more»
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Gooch Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
I was flattered when the Pest Management Professional (PMP) staff asked me to contribute to this 80th Anniversary Collectors Edition! The thought of how to approach this special assignment brought back a flood of memories. During my tenure with the... Read more»
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Henriksen’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
It’s exciting, though a tad daunting, to think about what changes might be in store for the industry 20 years from now. That task is particularly challenging when seeing how tomorrow’s society will embrace marketing, considering many of the tools... Read more»
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2033: Dr. Frishman’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
Pest management services will continue to expand to include other related and unrelated services. Other things I see taking hold in the industry include: More accountability for exactly where technicians are throughout their work days. Nano camera and environmental recordings... Read more»
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Mix Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
When I was named editor of Pest Control magazine in fall 1982, to say the industry was undergoing profound changes that would last well into at least the next two decades would be a huge understatement. Try these changes on... Read more»

Old School Vs. New School

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Marty Whitford • Publisher/Editorial Director AOL Lives. — After we induct our Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame Class of 2013 in October, there will be 75 PMP HOFers. Many of these industry legends — brilliant folks such as... Read more»
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