DECEMBER 6, 2017
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"It isn’t always a negative to hire someone from another company. Dare I say, you may actually learn something, and an experienced person is invaluable."

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3 ways to get more calls for pest control and which one is the best
In the world of digital marketing, it’s tough to figure out where you should spend your often-limited marketing dollars. You know you should advertise on the internet, but all the jargon and constant changes often make digital marketing seem, well, just too difficult. How do you know how much to budget for online marketing?
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Products that are new to the pest industry
Aprilaire: Model 1820 crawlspace dehumidifier
Bird Barrier: Bird Alert
J.T. Eaton: Skinny Pete
Zoëcon Professional Products:
Musca-Cide Fly Bait Spray
View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events. Email the editors to submit an event.
Allergy Technologies’ ProActive Prevention Bed Bug Symposium
[Dec. 7 | Anaheim, Calif.]
PWIPM-NJ Holiday Party
[Dec. 7 | East Brunswick, N.J. ]
PWIPM-Michigan Holiday Party
[Dec. 8 | Lansing, Mich. ]
Purdue Pest Management Conference
[Jan. 8–10 | West Lafayette, Ind.]
Texas A&M University Urban Pest Management Conference and Workshop
[Jan. 10-12 | Bryan, Texas]
NPMA 2017 NPMA Technology Summit coverage
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) kicked off its 2017 Technology Summit Nov. 28 in Salt Lake City. Get a recap of the event.
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Austs Study: How likely is your child to become a PMP?
By Heather Gooch
Pest control workers have parents who are pest control workers at a rate 421 times the rest of the population, a New York Times study reports. Find out more about the study.
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Target acquires Precision Chemical
Target Specialty Products acquiried the assets of Baton Rouge, La.-based Precision Chemical and Equipment. Learn more about the company's 42nd U.S. service center.
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Wildlife Control Supplies purchases Batcone
Wildlife Control Supplies acquired Batcone LLC from Jim Dreisacker, inventor of the Batcone and Pro-Cone lines of bat and multi-use professional wildlife excluders.
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CSI Applications free
from gravity

Foam pesticides are able to climb up into galleries, voids and other openings for a more accurate application. The uniquely formulated pesticide isn’t just for termites, but for hard-to-reach applications.
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Bug Off to distribute Green Gorilla
Bug Off Pest Control Center is now a distributor for ForeFront Product Design, manufacturer of the Green Gorilla Pro Line Vi automated delivery system.
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Arrow Arrow acquires Alternative Termite Management
The merger with Alternative Termite Management represents Arrow Exterminator's 25th service center in Florida. It will operate as Stark Exterminators.
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McCool McCool opens Pest Control Museum
Eric “Critter” McCool opened a museum in Franklin, Pa., dedicated to pest management. Check out his collection of products and tools that represent 150 years of the industry’s heritage.
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Smigel In Memoriam: Lloyd Smigel
Former PMP columnist and longtime industry business consultant Lloyd Smigel died Nov. 27 after a three-year battle with cancer.
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Apply to attend the PMP Growth Summit
By invitation only and limited in attendance, the PMP Growth Summit brings together pest management professionals and suppliers to address challenges and examine the latest solutions in the marketplace in an intimate setting. Find out whether you qualify to attend this exclusive event.
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TAP Whole house protection
TAP Pest Control Insulation gives pest management professionals a way to deliver an effective protective barrier against pests, as well as greater energy and utility efficiencies. Learn how, from selling to installation.
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ESA reveals ACE, BCE certifications
The Entomological Society of America welcomed dozens of new board certified entomologists and associate certified entomologists since July 2017. Find out who was certified.
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Arrow Arrow campaign raises money for breast cancer
For the third year, Arrow Exterminators raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation through its #ArrowCares social media campaign.
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Revenue PMPs forecast revenue growth opportunities
Pest management professionals (PMPs) look to the future by envisioning their business’ greatest opportunities for revenue growth over the next five years.
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WDI PMP survey: Share your WDI insights, win prizes
By Heather Gooch
We’re gearing up for our annual termite and wood-destroying insect (WDI) survey, and we need your help. Complete the survey for your chance at winning a prize.
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Wilcox Truly Nolen promotes
sales trainer

Tucson, Ariz.-based Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Bill Wilcox to sales trainer for its western commercial division. Learn more about his role.
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Dunham Truly Nolen adds
territory manager

Truly Nolen Pest Control named Norm Dunham to territory manager for its commercial service office in Ogden, Utah.
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Digital Edition [PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species]

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[2018 State of the Industry survey: PMPs say future is bright]
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