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APRIL 29, 2020
 
Editor's Note: Get the latest coverage from Pest Management Professional on how COVID-19 is affecting the pest control industry at MyPMP.net/COVID-19.
 
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Paycheck Protection Program: SBA issues guidance
 
By Dan Gordon, CPA
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, released new guidance for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

 
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  ON THE RECORD
 
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Mosquito bacterial control program reports continued success
 
By Heather Gooch
Researchers are putting even more effort in the project to keep hospitals free from mosquito-borne disease cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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  INDUSTRY INTEL
 
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Spring start-ups: Predicting pest pressures
 
By Patricia Hottel, BCE
Knowing the history of a client's past pest pressures will help determine what pests may reappear this spring and help direct an inspection.

 
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Certus acquires Dominion Pest Control
 
Certus continues its expansion in the Pacific Northwest with the purchase of Seattle, Wash.-based Dominion Pest Control. PCO M&A Specialists acted as exclusive financial advisor to Dominion.
 
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Giant hornets: See something, say something
 
Washington State University entomologists are urging the public to report sightings of the state's newest invader, the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia).
 
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  ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
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NPMA opens registration for July Academy
 
This year's National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Academy event will take place July 14-16 at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Fla.
 
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  GIVING BACK
 
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Orkin adds incentive for new mosquito customer signups
 
Now through May 31, Orkin Pest Control is donating $25 to the American Red Cross with every new mosquito service signup, up to $100,000.
 
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EnviroPest holds 2020 Day of Service
 
Working with three different agencies, the Loveland, Colo.-based firm EnviroPest coordinated pick-up and drop-off opportunities to get essential items like food and diapers to those in need.
 
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Hoffman's 'BugsBee' helps celebrate Earth Day
 
On April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mantua, N.J.-based Hoffman's Exterminating Co. marked the occasion with the "Earth Day with BugsBee" event.
 
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Smithereen delivers meals to healthcare workers
 
Smithereen Pest Management Services, through its company-wide volunteer program Smithereen SELECT, is helping support frontline hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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  CLOSE UP
 
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Break down the lifecycle of insects with insect growth regulators
 
Bill Barrs, Florida sales manager for Central Life Sciences, talks about the company's Zo√ęcon Professional Products brand at the 2020 PMP Growth Summit.
 
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PPMA continues to champion the reputation of PMPs
 
The Professional Pest Management Alliance is working to amplify the vital role pest management professionals play as protectors of public health, food and property from the dangers associated with pests.
 
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Rodent Tales: Rats at an apartment complex
 
Brian Miller, service manager and technical trainer for Bizzy Bee Exterminators in Oxford, Ga., tells some stories about his rodent control experience.
 
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PMP April 2020 cover, 2020 PMP Growth Summit. Photo by Lou Ferraro, Park South Photography
 
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