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Honey Bee Day National Honey Bee Day Brings Good News
The Bayer Bee Care Program is celebrating the news that suggests bees are rebounding when compared with previous years. Honey bee populations are stable or increasing globally and new public/private partnerships are addressing forage and nutrition challenges, according to reports. Despite the good news that came out on the recent National Honey Bee Day, bee experts agree that honey bee health is affected by many stressors. Find out what the company is doing to keep honey bees healthy. [ read more ]

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CSI Offers FUSE in New Size
Control Solutions Inc. says its FUSE Termiticide/Insecticide is now available in a 7.5 fl. oz. size to complement the company's current sizes of 137.5 oz. and 27.5 oz bottles.
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Service Pro Introduces Notification Module
Service Pro released a ServSuite Notifications Module that makes it possible for service companies to automatically notify their customers of impending services. [ read more ]
Syngenta Offers Fall Savings Program
Syngenta says pest management professionals who buy a minimum quantity of qualifying Syngenta Professional Pest Management products will be eligible for a rebate as part of a Fall savings program.
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Photo by Mike Nudelman Are bed bugs going underground?
New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investigating multiple sightings of bed bugs on its subways, says Business Insider. Photo: Mike Nudelman

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Top 3 PestFactor Finalists Await Your Vote
Cast your vote among the Top 3 entries for the 2014 PestFactor competition, sponsored by Univar. You can help send a technician to PestWorld 2014, but you have to act fast. [ read more ]
PestWorld 2014 Keynote Speakers Revealed
One of TIME’s 2013 “100 Most Influential People” will present Wednesday and the inspiration behind the Disney film Million Dollar Arm will speak Thursday during the general sessions at PestWorld this year. Check out the other events on tap. [ read more ]
NPMA, CEPA Announce Global Conference
The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations and the National Pest Management Association will partner to present a global summit for pest management companies and their clients. The event will focus on public health pest management and food safety issues. [ read more ]
NPMA Foundation Creates Research Fund to Honor PMP Hall of Famer
The National Pest Management Association’s Pest Management Foundation created the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund. Check out how much money has been pledged to support pest management industry research in honor of this PMP Hall of Famer. [ read more ]
Lawn Care Summit Dates Set
The National Pest Management Association and the Professional Landcare Network will host the sixth annual Lawn Care Summit Dec. 3-5 in Florida this year. [ read more ]

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P.E.S.T. Inc. P.E.S.T. Inc. Acquires Spray’s Exterminating Co. 
Pest Elimination Services of Tennessee, or P.E.S.T. Inc., has taken over the accounts associated with Spray’s Exterminating Co. Inc. now that owner Harold Spray retired.
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