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Dan Gordon PMP Presents Gordon’s Latest Book
From Technician to CEO: The Evolution of a High-Growth Pest Control and Lawn Care Company, which was written by Dan Gordon, CPA and PMP columnist, tells the fictional tale of Peter Hall, a second-generation pest and lawn professional who grew up amid his family business, went off to college to earn a business degree, and returned home to work in, and eventually take over, the family business. Although the characters are fictional, the time-tested business concepts are real — and serve as a roadmap to success for the owner or manager of a pest management or lawn care company. Learn more about this unique story. [ read more ]

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EPA, USDA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Pollinator Strategy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host two public listening sessions to solicit stakeholder input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees and other pollinators. See how you can offer feedback.
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PPMA Announces Stats on Consumer Use of Professional Pest Control
The Professional Pest Management Alliance has found that 37 percent of homeowners with a household income of $75,000 or more have used professional pest control in the past year. Learn the meaning of these numbers.
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Syngenta Unveils Talon Ultrablok Rodenticide
Formulated with the latest technology in rodent palatability, Talon Ultrablok rodenticide from Syngenta Professional Pest Management can provide pest professionals with a tool to effectively control rodents and combat resistance.
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Rentokil tells the Irish Mirror that the rodent population is on the rise in Ireland, thanks to a construction boom (photo by Irish Mirror)
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Gene Harrington NPMA Regulatory and Legislative Update
Which issues are hot topics for the National Pest Management Association and the industry? This wrap up from PestWorld reveals the association's successes as well as ongoing work.
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Bug Doctor Bug Doctor Garners County Honors 
Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control was recently voted the No. 1 pest management company in Bergen County, N.J. Find out where they received top honors.
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Mosquito Joe Mosquito Joe Signs 100th Territory Within 2 Years
The mosquito control treatment company's original goal was to sell 51 territories in 2014; however, Mosquito Joe already topped its goal by 12, rounding out its new territories sales to 63. Discover the reasons for their success.
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