Secret Site Map
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Home News Colony Pest Management Mentioned in New York Times

Colony Pest Management Mentioned in New York Times

National News

Colony President Joseph Sheehan and his company are trying to find a solution to a rodent problem caused by the Atlantic Yards Arena construction project.

| July 19, 2011

NEW YORK — Colony Pest Management and its president, Joseph Sheehan, were mentioned as part of a recent New York Times article “Atlantic Yards Arena Takes Shape, but Protests Carry On.”

The article noted that one of the major problems with the Atlantic Yards Arena construction project is rats. Last month, more than 60 residents gathered in the Soapbox art gallery on Dean Street to tell horror stories of a “rat tsunami,” with rats, very likely stirred up by the construction, chewing through their car wires and destroying their engines, running rampant on doorsteps and eating through plastic garbage cans.

Bruce C. Ratner, the chairman and chief executive of Forest City Ratner Companies, said he spent two hours the next day touring the site with Joseph Sheehan, the president of a private contractor, Colony Pest Control. At a bimonthly Atlantic Yards meeting with city and state officials on Thursday, Forest City Ratner officials announced that they would give residents vouchers to purchase sturdy, rat-proof garbage cans, and that Colony Pest Control would help with a plan to control the rodents.

Top news

Terminix-Triad Adopts New Approach to Employee Recruitment

The company is using social media to attract potential employees and working with community colleges to raise awareness of pest control as a possible career path for students.

FMC Corporation to Acquire Cheminova

FMC Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cheminova A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S

Patented Portable Heat Injector System

The new heating system was created with significant input from pest control companies.

Police Investigate Death of Jill Su, Wife of Dr. Nan-Yao Su

Davie, Fla. police have ruled the death of 59-year-old Jill Su a homicide, multiple news outlets report. Jill Su is the wife of noted University of Florida Entomology Professor Dr. Nan-Yao Su.

Climate, Genetics Can Affect How Long Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Live

The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals, according to new research from the University of Florida.