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from the field
Shep Sheperdigian On the road to pest management enlightenment
Senior Editor Will Nepper reflects on two recent industry events. Check out his coverage of the Purdue Pest Management Conference — which will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year, and the Global Bed Bug Summit — an annual event designed to provide legal, technical, business and customer service information about bed bugs. [ read more ]
Every industry has its issues, but they took a beneficial service and slammed it for ratings.

- Adam Carace, General Manager, Pest-End Exterminators weighing in on 20/20's bed bug report via Facebook
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in the bookstore

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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on the record
Will Nepper Onward, upward in 2015
By Will Nepper

We at Pest Management Professional have experienced significant growth the past several years, and we have you to thank for it. As the new year unfurls, you’ll witness significant upgrades to the PMP you know and love. Here's a look at just a few.
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industry headlines presented by
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Arrow marks 17-year parade sponsorship
Since 1997, Arrow Exterminators team members and their families have been entertaining spectators in downtown Atlanta by sponsoring and participating in an annual Christmas parade for a local charity. Check out how the company gives back.
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Plunkett’s Pest Control tech wins lottery
Plunkett’s Pest Control Technician Alan Potter and his wife, Patricia, won $1 million in the Minnesota lottery, according to an article in the Mankato Free Press. Find out whether he plans to stay on the job.
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Featured Photo Bed bug-sniffing dogs subject of 20/20 report
The venerable ABC-TV news program concluded that while the dogs can be an asset, true pest pros do not rely on the canine's assessment alone.

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NPMA turns focus on military veterans 
The National Pest Management Association is in the process of creating a Veterans in Pest Management group, which will be committed to promoting the recruitment of vets into the industry.
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PMi, Royal Pest Solutions give back
Pest Management Systems and Royal Pest Solutions recently committed to the National Pest Management Association’s NPMA Gives program by donating 1 percent of its annual net profit in 2015 to community initiatives.
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movers & shakers
(888)PESTCONTROL logo (888)PESTCONTROL adds sales VP
(888)PESTCONTROL has added Phillip Miller as vice president of national account sales.
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Nick Aust Bug Doctor names business development coordinator
Nick Aust has joined his family’s firm, Bug Doctor Inc., to develop and manage its presence on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Matt Shipp CSI appoints marketing VP
Matt Shipp is now responsible for the marketing, product development and regulatory groups of Control Solutions Inc.
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Joe Bonelli Marathon hires head
of global marketing

As senior director of corporate marketing, Joe Bonelli will lead the global marketing, branding and awareness strategies for Marathon Data Systems.
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Matt Paul Marketing manager joins Pest Control Insulation
Matt Paul has joined Pest Control Insulation as marketing manager, driving the company’s marketing efforts through multi-channel outlets.
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John Holick Holick named 2014 Zoëcon Salesman of the Year 
Central Life Sciences has selected John Holick as the recipient of the "Salesman of the Year" award for the Zoëcon Professional Products division.
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upcoming events

NPMA Southwestern Conference
[ Jan. 28-29 / Albuquerque, N.M. ]

2015 Wildlife Expo
[ Feb. 3-5 / Myrtle Beach, S.C. ]

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