Secret Site Map
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Home News Winners of Fumigation Banner Contest Announced

Winners of Fumigation Banner Contest Announced

Supplier News

Mercury Termite and Pest Control was the winner of the 2012 Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest, sponsored by PCOC and Dow AgroSciences

| August 7, 2012

Mercury Termite and Pest Control was the winner of the 2012 Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest, sponsored by PCOC and Dow AgroSciences.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and Dow AgroSciences, manufacturer of Vikane gas fumigant, announced the winners of the ninth annual Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest. The contest recognizes California fumigators for promoting fumigation through easy-to-read, professional and creative signs at fumigation sites.

 

This year’s first-place prize was awarded to Mercury Termite and Pest Control of Covina, Calif. The winning banner features a cartoon drawing of different pests, as well as the logos for Vikane and National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The banner has been in use for about two months, and the artwork on it was commissioned about 20 years ago.

Owner Dan Rutherford says he and his staff are thrilled Mercury Termite and Pest Control won the contest. “It’s fantastic,” he says. “I have entered this contest before, but never won. I’m really happy about it.”

Judges commented that the banner was creative and eye-catching, and they appreciated the use of the logos for Vikane and NPMA. Rutherford says he feels it’s important to have the Vikane logo on his company’s banner.

“I only use Vikane . That’s all I have ever used for about 25 years,” he says. “When I tell people there are companies that use other fumigants, I make it a point to state that Vikane has been manufactured for more than 50 years. If I have issues on a job, I know who to contact. That information is important to me, and the customers have a good response to that.” Finishing in second place was Thrasher Termite and Pest Control of Los Gatos, Calif. Taking third was a banner from Suncrest Exterminating in Anaheim, Calif. Borite Termite and Pest Treatments, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., earned fourth place.

Participating fumigation companies submitted color photos of their banners, which included their business name, logo and contact information. A panel of communications specialists judged the banners on readability from a distance, professionalism, visual impact and attractiveness. Pest control companies with the winning banners will be given prizes in the following amounts: first place, $1,250; second, $1,000; third; $500; and fourth, $250.

“We’re happy to again have the opportunity to sponsor PCOC’s contest as a way to help our fumigator partners build their businesses and promote industry efforts to educate homeowners on the need for professional fumigation services,” says Justin Stewart, Dow AgroSciences product manager for Vikane gas fumigant.

For more information about fumigation with Vikane , visit www.TermiteTenting.com.

Top news

Alpha Ecological Participates in Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade

The parade featured floats from various local businesses, churches, and civic centers in the Boulder area.

Malden High Schools Collaborate with Yankee Pest Control in Mural Contest

Students from Walden, Mass., area high schools painted murals on the backside of Yankee Pest Control's building for a competition. Yankee generously paid for all of the paint supplies and tarps, and provided pizza and refreshments to all of the students each time they were on site.

El Paso Truly Nolen Acquires Fox Pest Control

Truly Nolen expands its Texas footprint with the acquistion of Fox Pest Control, a well established company.

Florida PCO to Provide Three Free Bed Bug Jobs for Christmas

This Christmas season Keller's Pest Control, Bradenton, Fla., will reward three needy families free bed bug treatments, the Bradenton Herald reported.

FMC Announces New Executive Roles and Newly Elected Vice President

Bethwyn Todd, global director of FMC Professional Solutions, Seed Treatment and BioSolutions, has been named director for Agricultural Solutions in Asia and president of FMC Asia

x