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From left are Jim Byrne of Expert Pest Control; Chris Weppert, region manager for Waltham Pest Services; and Mark Bretz, VP and general manager for Waltham Pest Services. IMAGE: WALTHAM

Waltham acquires Expert Pest Control

July 27, 2020 By
Rollins Inc. subsidiary Waltham Pest Services expanded its footprint across Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and southern Maine with the acquisition of Expert Pest Control. Read more»
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PHOTO: DANNIS WARF

Collect a better mouse trap

March 16, 2020 By
Check out the collection of antique rodent traps that Dannis Warf, ACE, Central Life Sciences, has been building up over the past four years. Read more»
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Remembering Dr. Margaret Collins, the ‘Termite Lady’

February 26, 2020 By
Dr. Margaret Collins (1922-1996) was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in entomology, and was a Civil Rights activist as well. Read more»
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The assassin bug. IMAGE: KARLA SALP, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUGWOOD.ORG

TV channel looks at pestilent warfare

November 18, 2019 By
Here's a good reminder of how dangerous insects can be, and how pest management professionals serve to protect public health. Read more»
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Anopheles mosquito (PHOTO: JIM GATHANY/CDC)

Historian argues mosquitoes are more than mere pests

August 20, 2019 By
In his book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, historian Timothy Winegard examines how mosquitoes have shaped human history. Read more»
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McCool opens Pest Control Museum

December 1, 2017 By
Eric “Critter” McCool, who currently holds world records for removing the largest yellowjacket nest and bee honeycomb, has opened a dedicated pest management museum in Franklin, Pa. McCool’s Pest Control Museum, which opened to the public in early November, displays... Read more»
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Vermin in history

August 17, 2017 By
Editor’s Note: Dr. Sarasohn is a historian who is currently writing a book titled  Getting Under Our Skin: A Cultural History of Vermin. She also maintains a Facebook page that covers how rats, fleas, bed bugs and lice affect the... Read more»
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PMP unearths historical letters during inspection

April 11, 2017 By
Pest management professional Tim Owens of TJ’s Pest Control discovered thousands of telegrams and ledgers under an old postmaster’s house in Morgan, South Australia, during an inspection. Owens handed off the 138-year-old documents after realizing their significance to the town.... Read more»
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Was the 1918 flu pandemic caused by birds?

March 24, 2017 By
The 1918 influenza pandemic, commonly referred to as the Spanish flu, sprang from North American domestic and wild birds, according to a University of Arizona study published in Nature magazine in 2014. The flu virus was thought to have mutated... Read more»
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Contest Winner was Pretty Fly for Her Day

August 10, 2015 By
The Toronto Star looked to its archives recently to unearth the life story of Beatrice “Beattie” White, who in 1912 was 15 years old and dreaming of winning a fly killing contest so she could spend the prize money on... Read more»
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