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JULY 14, 2021
 
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ServiceTitan to acquire Aspire Software
 
Glendale, Calif.-based ServiceTitan, which recently acquired ServicePro, entered a definitive agreement to acquire Aspire Software, a landscaping business management software provider.
 
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  ON THE RECORD
 
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Exploring the use of drones to help manage pests
 
By Diane Sofranec
The Entomological Society of America gathered a collection of articles that explore how drones are being used to manage pests. Find out how entomologists are taking advantage of the technology.

 
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  INDUSTRY INTEL
 
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PMP Hall of Fame on for 2022
 
Pest Management Professional (PMP) will have a booth at PestWorld 2021, but has decided to wait until 2022 to hold its next Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony.
 
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  ASSOCIATION UPDATE
 
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Inspirational keynote speakers slated for PestWorld 2021
 
Inspirational keynote speakers for the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld 2021 have been named for the in-person event in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 2-5.
 
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Are you a pest management professional (PMP) who provides cockroach control services? We want to hear from you. Our annual cockroach managment survey is here and we need PMPs like you to help us out! To thank you for participating, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 or $25 gift card.
 
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  MOVERS & SHAKERS
 
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Arrow Exterminators opens 4 residential pest control locations
 
Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators opened four new offices to serve the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee markets.
 
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BHB Pest Elimination relocates headquarters
 
After more than five decades in New York City, BHB Pest Elimination purchased a building in Wallington, N.J., to serve as its new headquarters location.
 
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Massey promotes GM to Southwest Florida regional manager
 
Shawn Keough is responsible for eight service centers and more than 80 team members in Massey Services' Naples, Sarasota and Fort Myers, Fla., markets.
 
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5 frightening financial topics, and how to face them
 
By Pete Schopen
The owner of Schopen Pest Solutions shares his financial wisdom on five topics from his experience running a pest control company.

 
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Understanding human behavior as part of the IPM process
 
By Dr. Jim Fredericks
Many pest management professionals would agree that one of the biggest hurdles to implementing a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program for clients are the clients themselves.

 
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