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5 questions with Larry Pinto

October 2, 2018 By
Our question-and-answer session this month focuses on Larry Pinto, who with his wife and fellow entomologist, Sandy Kraft, has published “Techletter,” a bi-weekly training newsletter for pest management technicians, since 1985. Based in Maryland, Pinto has authored or co-authored more... Read more»
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Terminix offers $87 million settlement in USVI case

August 1, 2016 By
According to parent company ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ second-quarter 2016 financial press release, there has been update to Terminix’s 2015 fumigation accident in the U.S. Virgin Islands: (For reference, see our March 30 coverage here.) On July 21, 2016, the company entered... Read more»
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Terminix fined $10 million

March 30, 2016 By
According to a March 29 press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Terminix has entered a plea agreement to pay $8 million in criminal fines, $1 million in restitution and $1 million for community service projects for its role... Read more»
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NPMA says bed bug legislative, regulatory activity is on the rise

May 8, 2013 By
FAIRFAX, VA.—”Just when it seemed bed bug public policy had come to a screeching halt,” a recent news article by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) quips, “we’re in the midst of the biggest flurry of bed bug related legislative... Read more»
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MANA, CSI file notification in U.S. District Court related to fipronil-based products

May 1, 2013 By
By Will Nepper Managing Editor Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA) and Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) filed a notification April 22, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina acknowledging that, “due to a one-time human... Read more»
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NPMA: ESA ‘Mega-Suit’ dismissed

April 24, 2013 By
WASHINGTON—The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is celebrating the dismissal of litigation filed by an activist group under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). What follows is a statement from the NPMA that was emailed to members April 23: Yesterday, a... Read more»
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Fipronil legal saga continues

March 26, 2013 By
Photo courtesy of, and copyrighted by, Gene White, pmimages@earthlink.net BASF has filed a lawsuit alleging infringement on its fipronil production-process patent rights by Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA), Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) and Do It Yourself Pest Control Inc.... Read more»
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