OCTOBER 3, 2018
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“I fully understand the DIY mentality. I learned DIY as a young homeowner who couldn’t afford to hire a professional. Many a mistake I have made along the way of DIY. As a PMP, I won’t give advice on how to do DIY other than to be careful and always read and understand the label completely, without taking any shortcuts.”

Michael Marg, All Pest Control, Brooklyn, N.Y., regarding "How to persuade customers to avoid DIY pest control."
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View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events. Email the editors to submit an event.
CPCO of Georgia Fall Conference
[Oct. 3-5 | Hampton, Ga.]
GPCA Charity Golf Tournament
[Oct. 10 | Hoschton, Ga.]
National Rodent Awareness Week
[Oct. 21-27]
PestWorld 2018
[Oct. 23-26 | Orlando, Fla.]
PestPac 2018
[Nov. 5-8 | New Orleans, La.]
PMP Webinar - Termite Myths & Lies
[Nov. 8]
Crawlspace Depot Has Superior Sealing Tape
Our strong white polyethylene sealing tape is conformable, tough and waterproof. It's single-coated with a rubber pressure-sensitive adhesive. Use it to bond seams of floor and wall liners in crawlspaces.
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Digital Edition [Ways to handle upset clients]

[5 questions with Larry Pinto]

[See it all at PestWorld 2018]

[MGK, Sumitomo alliance]

Products that are new to the pest industry
CSI: Stryker 54
Bird Barrier: Optical Gel Mag
Catchmaster: Versa LT Fly Light #985
MGK: Decimari Fly Bait
PHOTO: RISE RISE holds 28th annual meeting
The annual Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) meeting focused on engagement and community building with more than 600 attendees.
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PHOTO: Aust 3 factors to consider before selling your company
By Stuart and Donna Aust
It’s easy to disregard the idea of selling when your revenue and profitability are surging and all is well. Read on to find out if it’s time to sell.
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iStock/microdon Expand your knowledge
The 16th edition of the New York Pest Expo will feature five of the foremost experts in the pest management industry who will lead educational sessions on topics ranging from insect metamorphosis, the protection of food and public health, tick management, real-life rodent control and tracking the next Zika.
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ServiceMaster Naumann appointed interim president of Terminix Commercial
Deni Naumann was named interim president of Terminix Commercial, following the departure of Kelly Kambs.
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PHOTO: Modern Pest Modern acquires Guaranty Pest
Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, acquired Guaranty Pest Elimination — its third in Connecticut this year.
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PHOTO: Arrow ES Arrow ES purchases Miller Enviro-Care
The deal with Miller Enviro-Care expands Arrow Environmental Services’ presence in the central Florida market, and adds $1.65 million in annual pest, termite and lawn service revenues.
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RELATED: Arrow celebrates 60 years
Mainely Ticks Mainely Ticks offers franchises
Windham, Maine-based Mainely Ticks is now offering franchises, based on its community-focused business model.
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Logo: TAP IPM House partners with PCI
The Integrated Pest Management Experience House at Texas A&M University-Dallas features TAP Pest Control Insulation.
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LOGO: ACE Ace: Finalist in BBB Torch award
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Ace Exterminating is a selected finalist in the 2018 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.
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LOGO: Arizona Pest Arizona Pest earns local accolades
Arizona Pest Control was named Best Pest Control Company in Tucson for 2018 in the Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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PHOTO: WorkWave WorkWave Route Manager wins 2018 SaaS award
WorkWave Route Manager was recognized in the category "Best Software As A Service (SaaS) Product for Shipping, Inventory or Vehicle Logistics" in this year’s 2018 SaaS Awards.
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Amvac-Chemical Wipe out termites with Amvac’s Navigator SC
Navigator SC provides pest control professionals with effective termite control. Termites transfer the active ingredient, fipronil, back to the nest, quickly killing the colony and protecting the structure against future infestations.
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PHOTO: WVPMA West Virginia association becomes WVPMA
The Pest Control Operators Association of West Virginia rebranded as the West Virginia Pest Management Association. See more about what this means for the future of the association.
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PHOTO: Arrow Ext. Arrow awards $4,000 in scholarships
Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators selected the four winners of its fourth annual internal scholarship program.
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RELATED: Arrow hosts FY2019 meeting
PHOTO: PMP staff Industry veteran talks hiring, employee retention
Desiree Straubinger discusses some tips for hiring and boosting employee retention at pest control companies. She also shares her expectations for how technology will continue to affect the PMPs and the industry.
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PHOTO: Kolbe Kolbe becomes industry consultant
Industry and military veteran Bill Kolbe, BCE, established Wakolbe Consulting LLC, a firm providing consulting services in professional pest management and related industries.
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PHOTO: BASF BASF adds sales reps
BASF Professional Pest Control added Kyle Franklin, ACE, to its North Carolina region, and William Gettys to its Alabama and Florida Panhandle region.
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PHOTO: NaturZone NaturZone promotes 5 to new roles
Thanks to tremendous growth throughout the west coast of Florida, Sarasota-based NaturZone Pest Control promoted five employees to new management roles.
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PHOTO: Terminix Terminix appoints Southeast VP
Terminix Senior Director of Service Jeff Storck was promoted to Southeast division vice president.
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PHOTO: Truly Nolen Truly Nolen creates new position
Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Valerie Ryan to the newly created position of West Centralized Administration Center manager.
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LOGO: PelGar PelGar hires 2
UK-based rodent product manufacturer PelGar International, parent company of PelGar USA, hired a new marketing manager and technical lead.
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