APRIL 17, 2019
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You said it "Most folks I come in contact with are ashamed to admit that they have bed bugs, so they wait and try to do it themselves. But the problem becomes overwhelming, so then they spread faster."

JT Jafaritabar, Co-owner of Stryker Pest Management, Rockport, Texas, regarding "Tips for explaining bed bugs to tenants" via Facebook.
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iStock/DIETERMEYRL California moves a step closer to rodenticide ban
By Diane Sofranec and Ellen Kriz
Legislation to ban certain rodenticides passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 9. See how you can help.
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iStock.com/ANIMATEDFUNK Bed bugs in books
By Danielle Pesta
James Pelowski, owner of K9 Bed Bug Detection of Nebraska, says the Lincoln library will freeze an entire shelf of books if one of his three detector dogs barks at a book.
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Catchmaster Give Mosquitoes their last meal with Catchmaster® Final Feed™ Mosquito Bait!
Final Feed™ mosquito bait is coming soon! Our proprietary, non-toxic formula includes natural fruit juices to bait hungry mosquitoes and deliver a lethal dose of microencapsulated garlic. The formula suppresses blood feeding, kills a majority within 1-2 days and collapses populations by over 90% in 2-3 weeks.
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INSPECT-ALL ServiceMaster acquires Inspect-All’s Georgia pest control business
ServiceMaster, through its subsidiary, Terminix International Co., acquired the Atlanta, Ga.-area pest control division of Inspect-All Services, headquartered in Conyers, Ga., from siblings Brian and Brandon Lunsford.
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Potomac Company Rentokil Steritech purchases MCS
Rentokil Steritech purchased Mosquito Control Services (MCS), which is based in Metairie, La. See how the move will expand the company's vector control business.
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American City American City buys Frank and Son’s
American City Pest & Termite, Gardena, Calif., bought East Los Angeles, Calif.-based Frank & Son’s Exterminators.
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Arrow Ext Arrow expands in Tennessee
Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators opened a new commercial service center in Nashville, Tenn., to better serve the businesses of Middle Tennessee.
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Active Pest Active Pest relocates headquarters
Active Pest Control relocated its headquarters from McDonough, Ga., to a new 20,000-square-foot corporate office in Locust Grove, Ga.
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RELATED: Active selects CFO
Specialty Cons. Specialty Consultants study: U.S. pest control industry is nearly $9B
Specialty Consultants released its 19th annual edition of "A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry."
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Photo: Tony DeJesus Termite 'product of choice'
When it comes to taking out the eastern subterranean termite, Big Blue Bug Solutions chooses Taurus SC for its residential and commercial clients. "It's a reliable product, it has a great label and it’s easy for our technicians to use," says VP of Technical Services Tony DeJesus.
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RISE RISE, CropLife America host annual conference
RISE and CropLife America welcomed more than 400 leaders from the pesticide industry to the 2019 CropLife America and RISE Regulatory Conference.
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NCPMA NCPMA kicks off 2019 PestLine
The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) PestLine is a free electronic hotline that connects consumers with pest experts who help identify pests and recommend management strategies.
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NPMA Gives NPMA seeks Gives Award entries
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is calling for applications for the NPMA Gives Award. The award recognizes companies that serve their communities.
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Gene White Calling all cockroach experts
Do cockroach treatments fall under your area of expertise? If so, we'd like your feedback on best practices, callback rates and your preferred tools and techniques for a special supplement that will appear in an upcoming issue.
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Armed with active ingredient fipronil, Navigator SC is an effective pre- and post-construction termite control product for professionals, killing a variety of subterranean termites—as well as other perimeter pests and invaders such as ants—while protecting the home against future infestations.
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Versacor Versacor reaches milestone, earns award
Versacor Managed Pest Solutions, a commercial pest control provider based in Southlake, Texas, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2019.
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Pestco Pestco adds executive general manager
Pestco Professional Services added Robert Wiemer, ACE, as executive general manager of Pestco and Enviro-Master of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio.
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SenesTech SenesTech appoints leadership position
SenesTech Inc., a developer of technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, named Ed Albe senior VP of commercialization.
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