MAY 15, 2019
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View PMP's calendar for a full list of industry events. Email the editors to submit an event.
Bug Off: MGK Bed Bug Workshop
[May 30 | New York, N.Y.]
IPM for Food Plants Seminar
[June 11-12 | Hershey, Pa. ]
WVPMA Summer Training Blitz
[June 18 | Sutton, W.Va.]
OPMA Summer Meeting
[July 11-14 | Loudonville, Ohio]
NPMA Academy
[July 16-18 | Phoenix, Ariz.]
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Products that are new to the pest industry
CSI: Taurus SC & Fuse Rebate
BASF: PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide
FMC: True Champions Loyalty Program
Nisus Corp.: Niban Bag Option
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PHOTO: VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT New wildlife virus found in New England
A distinct strain of canine distemper virus has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists at the University of New Hampshire.
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PMP HOF PMP selects Hall of Fame Class of 2019
We are pleased to present the PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2019. These five deserving individuals will be inducted in a special ceremony and dinner celebration on Oct. 14, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Find out who the inductees are.
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Photo: MGK Get the latest tips from the mosquito control pros at MGK
Effective mosquito control goes beyond treatment. Learn more about inspection, pre-treatment, post-treatment and customer communication. Plus, get free resources from MGK!
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Deni Naumann Naumann retires from Terminix Commercial, Copesan
Terminix, a ServiceMaster company, appointed Greg Rutherford as president of Terminix Commercial, while Aric Schroeder succeeds Deni Naumann at Copesan Services.
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Industry M&A at full speed
There was a flurry of pest control company acquisitions in the past few weeks, including the following. Click on the headlines below for more details of each.
Anticimex purchases JP McHale
Certus enters pest control market
McNeely acquires Burke Exterminating
Northwest Exterminating adds Sawyer Exterminating
Rollins completes acquisition of Clark Pest Control
Pollinator Week National Pollinator Week set for June
The event is a time to celebrate the valuable contributions pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles make to ecosystems and agriculture.
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Bryan Gaspard Perimeter product of choice for better control
Battling Formosan termites in Louisiana is a challenge for Bryan Gaspard, J&J Exterminating regional manager. To combat this growing pest, his team trusts Control Solutions Inc.'s Taurus SC to get the job done.
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NPMA NPMA names 2019-20 board
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) selected the board and executive committee, at the annual board of directors election, for the 2019-20 term. Find out more about the newly elected members.
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Pi Chi Omega Pi Chi Omega awards 2019 scholarships
Four students received a total of $9,000 in scholarships from Pi Chi Omega, the national fraternity for pest management professionals.
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IPCA IPCA conference scheduled for September
The Illinois Pest Control Association’s (IPCA’s) annual conference will take place Sept. 17-18. Learn more about the opportunity to network with industry experts and other pest management professionals.
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PEST Relief P.E.S.T. Relief aids shelter
Volunteers from P.E.S.T. Relief International, Ashley Furniture, Certified Pest Control Operators Association of Georgia and Sword of the Spirit Ministries International helped create safe and sanitary sleeping spaces for shelter residents at the Salvation Army in Atlanta.
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By Diane Sofranec
Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine earned one national and nine regional awards for work in 2018 from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, bringing the total number of awards received since 2014 to 37.
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Neogen SureKill Flusher, the only Patented Non-Flammable aerosol you need!
Consider this… We demand products that work but do you think about technician safety within that decision? Neogen introduces the only Patented Non-Flammable flushing aerosol to the market, with SureKill Flusher! This dry fog formulation takes the flushing and knockdown capabilities you demand and reduces the safety concerns of aerosol use.
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Gary Bennett Purdue’s Bennett to retire June 30
By Heather Gooch
Dr. Gary Bennett, a PMP Hall of Famer (Class of 2006), is retiring after more than five decades at Purdue University. See what he says about his plans for retirement.
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Griffin Griffin selects CEO, president
Griffin Pest Solutions named Jeff Spencer as CEO of the company and Pam Blauvelt as president.
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Jonathan Goetz Massey Services promotes regional VP
Orlando, Fla.-based Massey Services promoted Jonathan Goetz to regional vice president for the company’s North Carolina, South Carolina, West Georgia and East Georgia regions.
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RELATED: Massey hires digital marketing director
Truly Nolen Truly Nolen tabs Tucson manager
Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Robert Folino to manager of the company’s flagship Tucson, Ariz., service office. See what his responsibilities will include.
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RELATED: Truly Nolen names Florida manager
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