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Greess PMP Presents Greess' Latest Book
Stop Spraying Money Down the Drain by Andrew Greess is a must-read reference guide for pest management and lawn care professionals. The 150-page book is the blueprint to increasing productivity and profitability by deploying simple strategies for purchasing, using and maintaining spray equipment. [ read more ]

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Truman's Scientific Guide
As 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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PestWorld 2014 Live from PestWorld 2014 
By Diane Sofranec
PMP's Digital Editor captured many of the highlights from the National Pest Management Association's annual conference and trade show in Orlando, Fla. Check our Facebook page for additional coverage.
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Bayer's 'Tales of Transformation' Winner is Ohio Professional
Rick Steinau, president of Cincinnati-based Ace Exterminating, will receive Bayer products for a community service project and an all-expenses-paid trip for four to Napa Valley. See what he did to earn this award. [ read more ]
New Backed By Bayer Platform Launches
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience, relaunched Backed By Bayer, a comprehensive customer-centric platform that now includes an expanded mobile app, new website experience and more. [ read more ]
McCloud Wins Family Business Award
McCloud Services has been named the 2014 recipient of the Century Award in Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business 21st Annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. [ read more ]
Massey Acquires Baco Exterminating Services
Massey Services has purchased Baco Exterminating Services, a pest management company headquartered in Norcross, Ga. Baco provides residential pest control, termite protection and lawn services to approximately 30,000 customers in the greater Atlanta area. [ read more ]
Mattress Safe Celebrates 10 Years
Mattress Safe commemorated its decade-long success by introducing several new product features and enhancements at PestWorld 2014. Check out the latest the company has to offer. [ read more ]
Valent, MGK Enter Marketing Agreement
Beginning April 1, 2015, Valent U.S.A. Corp. will manage the marketing and sales of MGK’s crop protection line of insect control products within the United States. [ read more ]

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Featured Photo Industry Icons Join Hall of Fame
At an Oct. 20 black-tie dinner and ceremony, Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson, and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. joined the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Fame inductees.

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NCPMA to Hold United We Stand Leadership Conference
The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) will hold on Nov. 20-21 a business networking meeting that will feature speakers from around the region and across the country. [ read more ]
National Lawn Care Summit Set for December
The National Pest Management Association and the Professional Landcare Network will co-host the national Lawn Care Summit, Dec. 3–5, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. [ read more ]

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Altland Altland Joins Bell Labs 
Kelley Altland has joined Bell Laboratories as its New England technical sales representative. Her sales territory for Bell Labs includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and upstate New York. [ read more ]
P+L Systems P+L Systems Buys Belgium Environmental Care Firm
Group De Ceuster of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, sold its Environmental Care division to P+L Systems (Holding) UK of Knaresborough, UK, for an undisclosed sum. [ read more ]
Scotts LawnService Scotts LawnService Buys Action Pest Control 
Scotts LawnService, the No. 2 player in the lawn care category behind TruGreen, has entered the pest control services market with the acquisition of Action Pest Control Inc. [ read more ]
Tesh Tesh Recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist 
Billy Tesh, president of Pest Management Systems as well as of the National Pest Management Association, received the Outstanding Philanthropist in Greensboro Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina Triad Chapter. [ read more ]


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by the numbers
Miles per hour, the human equivalent an American cockroach moves; in fact, the American cockroach moves at 50 body lengths per second
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upcoming events

University of Kentucky Pest Control Short Course
[ nov. 4-6 / Lexington, Ky.]

ESA's Entomology 2014
[ nov. 16-19 / Portland, Ore.]

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