NJPWIPM Announces Fall Meeting
Nov 5, 2018
NJPWIPM Announces Fall Meeting
Cooper Pest Solutions will be hosting the the N.J. Professional Women in Pest Management fall meeting, Nov. 13. The New Jersey Professional Women in Pest Management will be holding its fall meeting, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Cooper Pest Solutions HQ at 2495 Brunwick Pike, Lawrenceville, N.J.
For women in pest management in New Jersey, this is an opportunity to connect, engage and network with others in the industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to build skills that will not only build confidence in your team, it will benefit your organization
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Truly Nolen Makes Spooktacular Visits
The company visited 16 hospitals and children-related venues in five states as part of the its annual Truly Spooktacular program. TUCSON, Ariz. — Truly Nolen Pest Control recently visited 16 hospitals and children-related venues in five states as part of the company's annual Truly Spooktacular program. At each hospital and venue, the company donated 40 plastic pumpkins and pumpkin decorating kits to create a fun and festive no-carve pumpkin activity at which the company's team members help children decorate the pumpkins to look like cats, princesses, gnomes, or funny faces. Additionally, each child received a treat bag filled with goodies including Truly Spooktacular Halloween-themed coloring sheets, crayons, stickers and more. The company launched the program in 2014 at Tucson Medical Center for Children to help brighten the Halloween season for children who may otherwise not get the opportunity to trick-or-treat and plans to continue bringing it to new hospitals each year. The Dauber Stopper insect screen protects AC emergency drain lines from the destructive pests. The Dauber Stopper from Modern AC Products is an easy-to-install insect screen protects AC emergency drain lines from the destructive and pesky mud dauber wasps, which frequently build their nests in the exposed drain line opening along the soffit of the home. While the compressor is outside, the actual AC unit usually resides in the attic. Once properly installed, a drain pan sits under the AC unit to catch water that condensates as part of the normal operation of the AC. This drain pan has designated lines to carry water out to prevent an overflow seeping into the surrounding sheetrock and insulation. Consequently, a blocked drain line causes extensive water damage in attics, resulting in thousands of dollars of damage. The Dauber Stopper can be used by PCOs as a great upsell item for service visits, the company reported. Learn more at www.thedauberstopper.com . Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET, USDA Reports
Compounds derived from coconut oil are better than DEET at repelling blood-sucking insects, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture study. Using repellents is one of the most efficient ways to prevent disease transmission and discomfort associated with insect bites. For more than 60 years, DEET has been considered the gold standard in insect repellents—the most effective and long-lasting available commercially. However, increasing regulations and growing public health concerns about synthetic repellents and insecticides like DEET have sparked interest in developing plant-based repellents that are more effective and longer lasting. In recent research published in Scientific Reports, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists identified specific coconut oil fatty acids that have strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness against multiple insects—mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and bed bugs—that can transmit diseases to humans and animals. A team of scientists led by entomologist Junwei (Jerry) Zhu, with the ARS Agroecosystem Management Research Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, found that the coconut oil compounds were effective against biting flies and bed bugs for two weeks and had lasting repellency against ticks for at least one week in laboratory tests. In addition, the compound showed strong repellency against mosquitoes when higher concentrations of coconut oil compounds were topically applied. Some people refuse to use DEET and turn to folk remedies or plant-based repellents. Most currently available plant-based repellents work for only a short period, Zhu noted. Coconut oil itself is not a repellent, Zhu emphasized. However, the coconut oil-derived free fatty acid mixture—lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid as well as their corresponding methyl esters—provides strong repellency against blood-sucking insects. By encapsulating coconut fatty acids into a starch-based formula, field trials showed this all-natural formula could provide protection to cattle against stable flies for up to 96 hours or 4 days. DEET was only 50 percent effective against stable flies, while the coconut oil compound was more than 95 percent effective. Against bed bugs and ticks, DEET lost its effectiveness after about three days, while the coconut oil compound lasted for about two weeks. Coconut oil fatty acids also provided more than 90 percent repellency against mosquitoes—including Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus. These coconut oil-derived compounds offer longer-lasting protection than any other known natural repellent against insect blood-feeding, according to Zhu. ARS has filed a patent application for this new technology and is working with commercial companies to develop repellent formulas from coconut oil fatty acids. BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Colony Pest Management employees are once sporting extra facial hair this month as part of No Shave November — what the company likes to call #NOSHEMBER — to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The company notes, “The goal of NOSHEMBER is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Some donate the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days.”
The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days. Colony will donate $100 for each Colony employee that does not shave for the entire month. This year the money will be donated to American Cancer Society. Learn more about Colony Pest Management at http://www.colonypestnyc.com and by listening to the Colony Confidential podcasts at https://open.spotify.com/show/4TOviTLOUSPHtjyqlOeLxw?si=eG0Vj3AATZSslilvnUACCw or https://soundcloud.com/colony-confidential .