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The Buzz Online
the industry's leading source for news / june 18, 2014
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d-CON EPA Cancels 12 d-CON Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser to cancel 12 d-CON consumer rat and mouse control products. Based on the agreement, Reckitt will begin to phase out production of the products this month. Find out which 12 products are going away, and when they'll last be available. [ read more ]
Having done services for 'national' accounts, my first question would be about the level of service they asked for and/or accepted. It blows my mind to see the levels of service some of these accounts ask for and accept. Many times, my hands are tied to what their contract allows. I wonder if it's the same with these?

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"Can you imagine being inside a museum with the lights dimmed down for effect, and you see a raccoon stroll past you?"

Stuart Aust tells a funny story about a raccoon case he worked at a unique location.
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in the bookstore

Truman's Scientific Guide
The "bible of the industry," the 7th edition of the Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations is filled with hundreds of pages of detailed analysis of pests, methods of treatment, habits, habitats, characteristics and two new chapters including Bed Bugs/Other Blood-feeding Bugs and Principles of Pest Management/Green Pest Management. Now with more than 80 new photos, drawings and tables to enhance reader understanding of the subject matter.
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The Cockroach Combat Manual II
The Cockroach Combat Manual II
Industry expert Paul Bello teams up with Dr. Austin Frishman (AKA "Dr. Cockroach") to help you get to know your "enemy" — the cockroach. Think you know the cockroach? This book, one of the most informative, practical manuals for the professional pest control industry will make you think again.
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on the record
Stoy Hedges ‘Start with the Insect’ with Stored Product Pests
By Stoy Hedges
Of the more than 30 species of beetles that infest stored products, only a few are considered serious pests. As PMP Hall of Famer and my former professor, Dr. John Osmun, used to say, “Start with the insect.” If you know the identity of the target pest, you know its biology and, thus, its preferred conditions for harborage or breeding.
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Wired Features Cirkil 'Rag in a Bag' Bed Bug Protocol
Terramera's trademarked "Rag in a Bag" protocol to treat bed bugs in electronics and other clutter, and the validation research on it by Dr. Dini Miller, was recently featured in Wired Magazine.
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June is National Homeownership Month
The Professional Pest Management Alliance has produced four videos to educate consumers on the importance of a professional wood-destroying organism inspection and other pest management services.
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WCS acquires Vet-Pro Animal Handling Gloves
Vet-Pro has been a leading name in animal-handling gloves since 1999.
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CBS Station Interviews Bug Doctor
Stuart Aust and Tim Periard of Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control gave New York viewers helpful hints about the recent influx of ant populations.
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ADC debuts Exterm-A-Therm
American Dryer Corp. debuted Exterm-A-Therm, its new portable pest control solution that uses controlled heat to eradicate bed bugs and other pests in a safe and environmentally friendly way. [ read more ]
California Registers Termidor H•E High-Efficiency Termiticide
BASF’s Pest Control Solutions business has announced that Termidor H•E High-Efficiency Termiticide is now registered for use in California.
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Marathon Introduces PestPac Logit
As a digital logbook, PestPac LogIt replaces manual logs used for audits in food and medical processing plants.
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Univar ES to Add Kiosks, Info Centers to ProCenters
By the end of the month, many ProCenters across the country will offer pest management professionals in-store access to exclusive monthly promotions, product information, Premier Services, print-ready labels and SDSs and
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BASF Highlights from
BASF Media Summit

At BASF's Holly Spring's Research Farm in Holly Springs, N.C., Freder Medina demonstrates the Termidor H•P High Precision Injection System, the company's new termiticide delivery technology.
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association news
NPMA, PPMA Observe Pollinator Week
Did you know this week is National Pollinator Week? The National Pest Management Association and Professional Pest Management Alliance have a variety of resources to help the public learn more about bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
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FPMA, Marathon Data Systems to host joint conference
The Marathon PestPac User Conference and Florida Pest Management Association Pest and Lawn Care Expo will be held at the Embassy Suites in Kissimmee, Fla., Jan. 19-23, 2015.
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NPMA on the TODAY Show
The June 9 edition of NBC's TODAY Show included a segment on summer pest prevention, alerting viewers to emerging threats from mosquito-borne illnesses and health threats posed by ticks.
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Goodwin & Judy GPCA Inducts Goodwin, Judy into Hall of Fame
Craig Goodwin of Rollins, Inc. and Dennis Judy of Allgood Pest Solutions have been inducted into the Georgia Pest Control Association Hall of Fame.
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Marathon Data Systems Marathon Data Systems makes NJ List for Fourth Year in a Row 
NJBIZ’s 2014 “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” list recognizes the Top 100 places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.
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Schlegel Schlegel Joins Bell Laboratories as Northwest Rep 
As Bell Laboratories' technical sales representative for the northwestern United States, Daniel Schlegel covers northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
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Todd FMC Expands Leadership Team
Bethwyn Todd's duties have been expanded to include leading FMC's new BioSolutions and Seed Treatment businesses, while Pramod Thota has been named director of FMC Professional Solutions.
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by the numbers
Number of times per day that deer mice feed. While myth has it they only eat some seeds and berries, in reality they’d rather dine on bugs. Among their favorites: beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars and leafhoppers. Because they eat so often, it’s important to keep spills and storage areas clean so kitchen and pantry areas aren’t visited at night. Keeping areas tidy also makes it easier to spot rodent activity.
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