Tag: California

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Terminix ranks Top 50 termite cities

March 14, 2019 By
Terminix, a ServiceMaster company, names the Top 50 most termite-infested metro areas in the country in honor of Termite Awareness Week. Cities in the southern United States dominate the list, with Mobile, Ala., taking the top spot. Florida and Texas... Read more»
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Rodenticide regulations may tighten in California

February 19, 2019 By
Rodenticides are on the radar of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the agency responsible for regulating the sale and use of pesticides. Read more»
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LA continues to battle flea-borne Typhus outbreak

February 13, 2019 By
As we recently shared from Buzzfeed, a Typhus outbreak began in downtown Los Angeles in October. It has continued, and made its way to City Hall, according to local CBS Los Angeles. City Hall removed carpets and called a pest control... Read more»
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Truly Nolen promotes Garcia, Carrillo

February 8, 2019 By
Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted two employees in the company’s California Residential Division. Joshua Garcia was promoted to manager of the San Diego service office and Francisco Carrillo was promoted to manager of the San Marcos service office. Garcia joined... Read more»
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Rodriguez named PAPA president

December 31, 2018 By
The Sacramento, Calif.-based Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) has nominated James Rodriguez, ACE, technical director of industry manufacturer J.T. Eaton, to president for a two-year term beginning January 2019. Rodriguez, a former pest management professional (PMP), has been on the... Read more»
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LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak

November 14, 2018 By
A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»
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1946 study looked to primary sources of secondary infestations

September 12, 2018 By
In this look back, we examine how the industry managed carpet beetles and clothes moths Read more»
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Geotech to distribute ContraPest

September 5, 2018 By
SenesTech Inc. has announced a distribution agreement for its rodent fertility control product, ContraPest, with Geotech Supply Co., a pest management distributor based in Sacramento, Calif. “Geotech is well-positioned in the California market, and services some of the largest pest... Read more»
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Formosans found in La Mesa

August 13, 2018 By
Mike Edelen, a wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspector at Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. in San Diego, Calif., recently discovered a new colony of Formosan subterranean termites in La Mesa, half a mile from the original 1992... Read more»
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Rollins acquires Bakersfield firm

August 3, 2018 By
Atlanta, Ga.-based Rollins Inc. has acquired Banks Pest Control, based in Bakersfield, Calif. The Potomac Co. represented Banks in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed. “Banks Pest Control was founded by Orland Banks in 1969. What began as a one-man... Read more»
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