SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
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“One of the many things I picked up from working for Pete 15 years ago. Once I got into management, I implemented quizzes and tests at my service meetings. They helped me a lot back then, and I like to think they’re helping my techs now.”

David Guyon, Orkin Pest Control, regarding "Continuously train, and test, your technicians" via Facebook
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View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events. Email the editors to submit an event.
NWCOA Midwest Regional Wildlife Control Training
[Sept. 21-24 | Minneapolis, Minn.]
RISE Annual Meeting
[Sept. 23-25 | Amelia Island, Fla.]
FAOPMA-Pest Summit 2018
[Sept. 26-29 | Shenzhen, China]
CPCO of Georgia Fall Conference
[Oct. 3-5 | Hampton, Ga.]
GPCA Charity Golf Tournament
[Oct. 10 | Hoschton, Ga.]
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Digital Edition [5 lessons PMPs should abide by]

[Why your rodent treatment failed]

[Advising customers with bed bugs]

Products that are new to the pest industry
Etymotic: Safety earplugs
Crawlspace Depot: Mega Dry CS75
Brooklyn Bedding: Mattress Encasement
Pi Chi Omega: Redesigned Website
Logo: Inc. Magazine 6 PMPs make 2018 Inc. 5000 list
Inc. Magazine lists six pest management firms in its 37th annual Inc. 5000 coverage: Ardent Pest, Eco Elite Pest, Axiom Eco Pest, Versacor, Go-Forth and Capitol Pest. Find out why they made the cut.
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iStock/madmaxer How to persuade customers to avoid DIY pest control
By Diane Sofranec
Here's some advice from the pros on what to say to DIY-determined customers.
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Photo: Service Pro Know before you go with remote monitoring and sensors
Eliminate the need for a technician to travel to pest service locations and check if anything has been caught in the traps by utilizing remote monitoring. Continuously check up on sites and get notified instantly when rodent or wildlife activity occurs and improve accuracy and customer satisfaction.
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Logo: PCI PCI teams up with California contractor
Pest Control Insulation, manufacturer of TAP Pest Control Insulation, joined forces with True Heat Solutions to deliver a service option for California pest management professionals.
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Logo: NAPROCO Garden Girls now NAPROCO
Garden Girls Repellents, makers of natural pesticides like Mosquito Free, Tick Free, Bed Bug Free and more, changed its name to NAPROCO.
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Logo: Terminix Dallas tops Terminix's mosquito list
The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, market topped the Terminix mosquito list for the second consecutive year, followed by New York City, Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas.
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Logo: Turner Pest Turner introduces Anticimex SMART to Florida, Georgia
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Turner Pest Control is one of only four pest control providers in the United States to offer Anticimex SMART, a high-tech, pesticide-free solution for rodent control.
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Photo: Clark Pest IN MEMORIAM: Charles Clark
Charles Clark, 91, founder of Clark Pest Control, passed away Sept. 15 at home in Lodi, Calif.
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Photos: NCPMA NCPMA adds New Orleans pest control director as presenter
The North Carolina Pest Management Association added Dr. Claudia Riegel, director of the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, as a presenter at its 2019 Pest Control Technician’s School.
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Photo: BASF BASF's Abate helps in disease eradication
Since 1988, BASF has supported former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease by supplying Abate larvicide at no cost.
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Photo: Arrow Ext. Arrow awards second annual scholarship
Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators awarded Molly Herring with the second annual E. Raymond Crim III Scholarship.
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Photo: Perfection Pest Perfection Pest hosts REST Initiative
Tim Leatherman partnered with P.E.S.T. Relief International to host his first REST Initiative, providing clean bedding and pest control services for residents of a local rehabilitation center.
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Photo: RK Environmental RK Environmental president recognized for charity work
Hank Hirsch, president of Westwood, N.J.-based RK Environmental Services, will be honored by the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics for the charitable work he does on its behalf.
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Photo: Bug Off Don’t miss the 2018 New York Pest Expo
The 2018 Edition of the New York Pest Expo will feature lectures by Greg Baumann,; Lou Sorkin, BCE; Dr. Stanton Cope; Dr. Nicola Gallagher; and John Murphy. The Expo, which has grown into one of the most significant events in pest management, will take place Nov. 9 in Fort Lee, N.J.
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iStock/Antagain Share your cockroach mangement expertise
We need feedback from professionals like you about managing cockroaches. Please take a few minutes to share your expertise with us in our 2018 Cockroach Management survey.
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Photo: ServiceMaster Ecolab vet joins ServiceMaster in HR role
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., parent company of Terminix and other home services, named David Dart as chief human resources officer.
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Photo: Truly Nolen Truly Nolen promotes in IT
Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Brandon Price to IT help desk supervisor, based at the Tucson, Ariz., headquarters.
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RELATED: Truly Nolen promotes San Diego manager

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Photo: Liphatech Liphatech names industry veteran to Midwest spot
Industry veteran Matt Elderbrook represents Liphatech’s full line of rodent control products and Aegis bait stations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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