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What to Do About the Head Lice Plague

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What to Do About the Head Lice Plague
They Bite 10 to 12 Million

“As young people return to school one very common problem many will encounter is head lice,” says Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association. “Head lice are known to infest between ten to fifteen million people nationwide every year.”

Christie Cockroach Wins 17th New Jersey Cockroach Derby

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Event Sponsored by: New Jersey Pest Management Association
Annual Clinic Brings Pest Controllers Together

New Brunswick, NJ (8/15/13) – A giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach designated to represent Gov. Chris Christie handily sped past another designated as Barbara Buono who is contesting him in the November elections. The event was the 17th New Jersey Cockroach Derby.

The race was held at noon on the Cook College Campus of Rutgers where the New Jersey Pest Management Association held its 66th annual clinic, tradeshow and clambake.

FTC Charges Settled

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Defendants Must Have Appropriate Scientific Support for Pesticide and Drug Claims

Two marketers of unproven cedar oil-based remedies for bed bugs and head lice have agreed to enter into settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibit the allegedly deceptive claims, and require pre-approval from the Food and Drug Administration for any future treatment claims about head lice products.

USDA Offers Tips to Keep Food Safe

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USDA Offers Tips to Keep Food Safe as Severe Weather Sweeps Across Nation
WASHINGTON– June 13, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations to help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses as severe storms and tornadoes have left thousands in the Midwest without power and threaten more damage to the eastern states. Destruction and power outages caused by severe weather can compromise food storage, especially for frozen and refrigerated foods, and FSIS wants those affected to be aware of resources and measures that can keep food safe to eat longer.
Anyone with questions about the safety of their food as a result of weather damage and power outages is encouraged to call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (888-MPHotline or 888-674-6854), available in English and Spanish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT weekdays.

NJPMA – The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

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Do-it-Yourself Pest Control Tips

Maybe You Shouldn’t Do-it-Yourself When it comes to Pest Control?
Especially if you risk burning your home to the ground!

NJPMA – The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
By:Len Douglen | The New Jersey Pest Management Association

In June, a Woodbury, NJ homeowner managed to set his house on fire in the course of a do-it-yourself pest control effort to rid it of bed bugs. He was reportedly using a space heater, a hair dryer, and a heat gun in order to kill bed bugs in a room on the second floor.

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