APRIL 19, 2017
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When I visited independent school districts in the 127 counties of West Texas, someone would always ask: "Do you take care of the two-legged pests?” I would always respond: “No they are your responsibility.”

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Supply air inducers help regulate crawl space relative humidity
If a dehumidifier is not needed, use a supply air inducer to help regulate crawl space RH. Attach it to the supply side of ductwork to introduce a small amount of conditioned air into the crawl. Its backflow damper keeps bad air from entering the system.
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Digital Edition [How marijuana legalization impacts your pest management business]

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Products that are new to the pest industry
Bird-B-Gone: 2017 product catalog
GPS Insight: 2017 Telematics Purchasing and Implementation Guide
PelGar USA: RodentStop
Wildlife Control Supplies: Ridge-Guard
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Curl US structural pest control market exceeds $8 billion
Industry researcher Gary Curl released an analysis of the current U.S. structural pest control industry. Take a look at results from the study.
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How to strike the perfect balance between service frequency and customer satisfaction
By Juliea Huffaker
Choosing the right service frequency can either “make it or break it” when it comes to customer satisfaction. Responsible Pest Control recommends some strategies to try.
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TAP Pest Control Insulation expands
to Arizona through new partnership

Pest Control Insulation partnered with insulation contractor Banker Insulation, which enables pest management professionals in Arizona to offer additional services.
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Environmental Pest Service moves headquarters to Tampa, Fla.
Environmental Pest Service relocated its corporate headquarters from Sarasota, Fla., to Tampa. Find out more about the move.
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Rentokil Steritech acquires Heron Pest
Rentokil Steritech acquired the assets of Heron Pest Control, based in Apopka, Fla. Get details of the acquisition.
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Nisus Nisus offers small flies course for Bug Off training program
Nisus Territory Manager Scott Posocco delivered a presentation on small flies as part of a training program hosted by New York City's Bug Off Pest Control Center.
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Ecoskan to expand to Las Vegas market
Ecoskan Commercial Pest Management Assessment plans to open a new office in Nevada in May. Learn more about its auditing and consulting services.
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Chalk Industry legend Norm Cooper dies at 85
Norm Cooper died April 5 after a year-long fight with a blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome. Cooper spent 63 years in the professional pest management industry.
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Bird Barrier How to deter birds
without a physical barrier

Deterring birds with nets or spikes may not always be practical. Bird Barrier's Optical Gel alters a birds' behavior without using a physical barrier.
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NPMA issues March QualityPro certifications
Five pest management companies earned the National Pest Management Association's QualityPro certification in March.
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North Carolina Pest Management Association PestLine celebrates 5 years
The North Carolina Pest Management Association opened its PestLine service, a free electronic hotline that connects consumers with pest experts who can help them identify pests and recommend treatment and prevention strategies.
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Pi Chi Omega awards 4 scholarships
Pest management industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega awarded four scholarships to students majoring in urban and industrial pest management or a closely related plan of study.
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Contest Enter PMP's April
'Caption This' contest

Come up with a caption for this illustration by April 24 for your chance to win a $50 gift card and recognition in Pest Management Professional's June issue. Find out how to enter.
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Reed CSI adds technical services manager
Control Solutions Inc. hired Dr. Janis Reed, who will serve as the technical services manager for its PCO Team. Learn more about her experiences as a staff entomologist and technical director.
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Copesan Copesan promotes 2
Wil-Kil, Holder employees

Wil-Kil Pest Control promoted Gary Checkai to regional manager of its Menomonee Falls, Wis., location, and Randy Allen was promoted to director of strategic accounts for Copesan Services' two operating companies.
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View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events
McCloud Services' Pest Invasion 2017
[April 25 in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.]
UPFDA Spring 2017 Conference
[April 25-27 in Grapevine, Texas]
PMP Webinar, "The Lost Art of the Pretreat," sponsored by Control Solutions Inc.
[May 4 — Online]
RK Pest Management's IPM for Food Plants Seminar
[June 7-8 in Hershey, Pa.]
PCOC Expo 2017
[June 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif.]
NPMA Academy
[July 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz.]
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