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Anticimex announced its continued expansion into the US with the acquisition of R&K Pest Control. R&K Pest Control provides pest control and termite control solutions for residential and commercial properties in and around Westchester County, New York. The acquisition was made by Anticimex’s subsidiary Bug Doctor. The acquisition follows on Anticimex acquisition of GreenStar.

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Journal of Economic Entomology
It may be possible to detect bed bugs using fewer passive monitoring devices that previously thought. The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, can be a difficult and costly pest to manage, especially in high-rise housing where the bugs can quickly spread to multiple units. Early detection of an infestation is critical to slowing their spread and improving management. Passive monitoring devices can offer a cost-effective means of early bed bug detection for PMPs, but the total number of monitors needed to do the job has been debatable. 

To determine the minimum number of monitors needed to detect low-level infestations in high-rise housing, entomologists from the University of Tennessee tested three different brands of passive monitor.


In each apartment, they placed one, two or four monitors of a single brand and measured if the devices could detect bed bugs over an 8-week period. Researchers found that the two top-performing monitor brands could detect bed bugs with between 80-90% accuracy, regardless of how many monitors were placed in an apartment. Additionally, monitors placed near a bed or other furniture where a tenant slept were more likely to detect bed bugs. Overall, these findings may help improve bed bug detection while reducing the cost of surveillance programs in high-rise apartments.
Fox News
A man in Augusta, Maine who was angry with the service at a government office released hundreds of live bed bugs as payback.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/06/disgruntled-man-dumps-bed-bugs-in-government-office-in-maine.html to view the full article online.

The Daily Record
The kudzu bug, an invasive species from Asia, has been found in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Saint Mary’s and Talbot counties, state officials announced Tuesday.

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The Washington Post
Puerto Rico’s Zika epidemic has ended, officials said Monday, noting substantially fewer new cases this spring. Only 10 cases have been reported in each four-week period since April, a dramatic decrease from the more than 8,000 cases reported in a four-week period at the peak of the epidemic last August, according to a health ministry statement.

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Inc.
Scientists successfully melded technology and dragonflies to make living micro-drones controlled by humans.

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Honda and Toyota are facing lawsuits alleging their wiring is insulated with a soy-based material that attracts rodents and rodent damage.

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Harvard Business Review
Each year business leaders commit to an overall revenue growth target, but the reality is that growth within a business is often very uneven. But many companies have a one-size-fits-all mindset toward metrics, which makes it hard to use that judgment when allocating resources from the top.

Visit https://hbr.org/2017/06/why-companies-should-measure-share-of-growth-not-just-market-share to view the full article online.

Thought Leaders LLC
Great culture doesn’t just happen. Building a strong culture requires planning, effort, and incorporation into your daily processes and behaviors.

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Scott Cochrane
Problem-solving is in the "DNA" of effective leadership. So how come sometimes it just doesn’t work? Why is it that some attempts at problem-solving feel like you’re just butting your head into a brick wall? Why do some of the best-intentioned problem-solving initiatives just fall flat?

Visit http://www.scottcochrane.com/index.php/2017/05/29/how-leaders-solve-the-biggest-problem-solving-problem/ to view the full article online.

Inc.
This year's speeches have seen no shortage of wise words, delivered by actors, philanthropists, and journalists. Here are some of the best so far.

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Forbes
If your company has re-organized, someone exited a critical position, or a business unit is growing like crazy, you might want to give your leadership pipeline a check-up. Most companies that utilize strategic leadership pipelines have an annual or biennial review process, but that might leave them in a bind in the midst of major changes.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/23/your-leadership-pipeline-could-use-a-check-up/#7ee9ff036337 to view the full article online.