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5 questions with Bob Fergus

April 16, 2019 By
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 — under the Johnson, Nixon and Ford administrations.   1.... Read more»
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Members are the meaning of Pi Chi Omega

April 13, 2019 By
The mission of industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega is to connect and enrich the urban pest management community. We want to create a collaborative environment where technical knowledge is shared by our engaged members. To that end, we’ve developed several... Read more»
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Highlights from the 83rd Purdue Pest Management Conference

March 8, 2019 By
The 83rd annual Purdue Pest Management Conference took place Jan. 7-9 on the West Layfayette, Ind. Read more»
Dr. Gary Bennett. PHOTO: HEATHER GOOCH

Dr. Gary Bennett, BCE: Five decades of conference leadership

March 5, 2019 By
Gary Bennett started in pest control at age 12 and it has evolved into a lifelong career. Read more»

5 questions with Kim Stockment

February 23, 2019 By
Kimberly Stockment is the program administrator for Purdue University’s Online Learning programs. Read more»
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Generous PMPs abound

February 5, 2019 By
On this page is a smattering of the many charitable projects and causes in which various pest management professionals (PMPs) were involved in 2018. And these were chosen from just the ones we know about; many more wonderful acts of... Read more»

5 questions with Dr. Mo Rachadi

January 31, 2019 By
This month’s question-and-answer session is with Dr. Mohamed Rachadi, who has been in the pest management industry for more than three decades. His newly published book is titled The American Dream for Immigrant Entrepreneurs … A Beginner’s Guide to Freedom,... Read more»
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PWIPM networking event empowers women

January 22, 2019 By
Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) — a National Pest Management Association (NPMA) committee — provides support, education and networking opportunities to women in the industry. Since 2005, the NPMA has encouraged women to meet up at events such as... Read more»
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Laura Simpson: Ready for what’s next

January 15, 2019 By
Laura Simpson has been involved in pest control from the operations, insurance and association sides. Now that her company has sold to Rentokil, she’s welcoming her next chapter. Read more»
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Dr. Faith Oi: Education and research fuel the fire

January 14, 2019 By
Dr. Faith Oi guides entomology students, school faculty and pest management professionals on the reasons pest control is vital to public health. Read more»
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