Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Nicole GallagherThis was Dr. Gallagher’s first presentation at the New York Pest Expo and it was a great debut performance. She provided us with an outstanding lecture on new findings in termite behavior and a review of the termiticide development process.

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The following article comes from PCT Magazine’s March 13 posting. With all the news and questions surrounding the EPA’s 2008 Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision we wanted to be sure all our readers were aware of the recent changes. Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
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Recently, PCT magazine featured an article by our friend June Van Klaveren, “Turning Green to Gold”. It discussed add-on services and how they can help pest control operators keep their technicians busy throughout the year and bring more to the bottom line. Some add-on services mentioned are handyman services, holiday lighting, snow removal, lawn care, wildlife prevention and more. Specifically, PCT Magazine showcases TAP Insulation.

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Referring back to a recent article in PCT Magazine, another trend seen in the last decade is the loss of chemistries.  Over the last 10 years the EPA removed two major classes of pesticides from the industry: the organophosphates and the carbamates. The pest control industry relied heavily on these chemical families. Without them we have to work harder; some insects have become tougher to eliminate due to resistance issues; some species are making a comeback; and new, hard-to-control pests are gaining a toe-hold.

Dr. Roger Gold, professor and endowed chair in urban and structural entomology at Texas A&M University, is quoted in this article as saying “loss of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate, was particularly impactful. I wish we had it back for bed bugs and some other things.”

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Bug Off Pest Control Center’s next Professional Workshop will be: The Comprehensive Rodent Forum on June 30.

This is one you don’t want to miss. There is so much in the news today about rodent infestations throughout New York City and the new EPA ruling taking effect in early June. Come to our forum and learn more. We will discuss:

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