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April is “National Pest Management Month” – Pest Controllers offer tips
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April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proofing one’s home protects against “threats to health and, importantly, damage to one’s greatest investment.”

“Nationwide, termites will do $5 billion dollars of damage to homes and other structures this year,” says Douglen. “Here in New Jersey, as many as three out of every five homes are likely to have active termite colonies and all are subject to a termite infestation because the warm weather triggers the huge numbers of winged termites that will establish new colonies.”

Bed Bug Infestation

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Bedbugs “Attend” Princeton University

No Place is immune from infestation Say Pest Controllers

In early October, students in a Princeton University dormitory discovered a bedbug infestation in Rockefeller College’s Holder Hall and had to be relocated while a pest control firm was called in to eliminate it. Bed bugs were first reported in Holder Hall in September.

“The infestation,” said Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, “reportedly was the result of a piece of personal furniture brought into the dorm by one of the students and is a good example of how bed bugs can migrate from place to place.”

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.

What You Should Know About Bed Bugs

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What You Should Know About Bed Bugs
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“The return of bed bugs, formerly a rare pest problem,” says Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, “has people asking all kinds of questions these days.”

“The problem had pest control professionals asking the same questions,” says Douglen, “because many of the younger technicians had never even seen a bed bug and, to make matters worse, they are very difficult to spot and require a lot of effort to eliminate.”

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