AUGUST 2, 2017
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GPS Insight makes managing your vehicles and drivers easier. Do you have problems with employee accountability, proof of service to customers, or too many manual processes? We will help you eliminate these challenges! Contact GPS Insight to equip your fleet with the latest GPS tracking technology.
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View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events. Email the editors to submit an event.
ASPCRO Annual Meeting
[Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in Burlington, Vt.]
Bird Control Mini Course
[Aug. 30 in New York, N.Y.]
NMPMA Annual CEU Tour
[Sept. 26 in Las Cruces, N.M.]
VPMA State Technical Meeting
[Sept. 27-28 in Richmond, Va.]
NPMA PestWorld 2017
[Oct. 24-27 in Baltimore]
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mosquito CDC awards ESA vector response contract
The Entomological Society of America Certification Corp. will train and certify about 30 entomologists to serve on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vector emergency response teams.
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Transport 13 tips for checking containers for pests
By Jeff Jones
Check out this list of tips and precautions to take when monitoring trailers/containers for pest infestations during transport.
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University of California, Riverside
to study mosquito genetics

The University of California, Riverside received a grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to study genetic techniques for mosquito control.
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Northwest Rollins buys Northwest Exterminating Co.
Rollins Inc. will acquire Northwest Exterminating Co. Inc.'s pest management business — its largest purchase since 2008.
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Rentokil Steritech merges with
Connor's Termite and Pest Control

Rentokil Steritech merged with Connor's Termite and Pest Control. The company serves customers in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
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Truly Nolen Truly Nolen expands
to South Dakota

Truly Nolen Pest Control now has its first location in South Dakota, as Sioux Falls native Ryan Anderson opened a franchise in the city.
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Orkin adds 6 international franchises
Atlanta-based Rollins Inc. expanded its presence in Central America, South America and Southeast Asia by adding franchises in Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil and Indonesia.
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Rentokil Steritech acquires
Batzner Pest Control Inc.

Rentokil Steritech acquired New Berlin, Wis.-based Batzner Pest Control Inc. The current CEO and president, as well as the general manager, will remain with the business.
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Fortson Your one-stop-shop for
pest control needs

Bug Off Pest Control Center is known for its career training programs, workshops, specialty courses and special events. Take a closer look at the company that offers "everything in pest control."
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QualityPro establishes new vision, mission
The QualityPro board of directors developed a new strategic plan, focused on a clear vision, mission and set of concise goals to drive growth in the pest management industry's certification program.
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BugOut BugOut wins fumigation banner contest
BugOut of Anaheim, Calif., won the Pest Control Operators of California's 14th annual Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest. Check out the winning design.
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Arrow Arrow recognizes workers for military service
Arrow Exterminators presents employees who are U.S. military veterans and those in active duty with a lapel pin to wear as part of their uniform.
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Univar Univar raises funds
for sales rep in need

Univar's John Hichak created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his long-time colleague Matt Eisenberg, who suffered a stroke in July.
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Video Teach commercial clients about pest prevention
Are you marketing to office building clientele, or perhaps are overdue for training with existing accounts? Take a look at this video on how to keep pests out of the workplace.
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Freels Wil-Kil promotes Jason Freels to regional manager
Wil-Kil Pest Control named Jason Freels regional manager of its Chippewa Falls, Wis., location. Previously, he served as the company's integrated pest management sales and service manager.
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Rockwell Labs Ltd hires Midwest technical rep
Rockwell Labs Ltd appointed Rich Williams technical representative for the company's Midwest territory. Learn more about his background, which includes more than 20 years of experience.
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Products that are new to the pest industry
Bayer: Maxforce Roach Control System Digital Toolkit
Kness Mfg.: Flies-No-More Solar Traps
Snappy Snoozers: Inflatable pet beds
Wildlife Control Supplies: Mouse Magnet
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