Secret Site Map
Friday, May 22, 2015

Home News Maxforce on a Mission Makes Impact at South Georgia Animal Shelter

Maxforce on a Mission Makes Impact at South Georgia Animal Shelter

Supplier News

Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control treated a severe black pyramid ant infestation at McIntosh County Animal Services (MCAS).

| November 20, 2013

Volunteers from HART (Humane Animal Resource Team, Inc.), a non-profit, animal welfare organization dedicated to community spay/neuter assistance and creating a humane animal control program.

DARIEN, Ga. — Bayer’s Maxforce on a Mission initiative has continued to grow this year, with its most recent activity taking place in Darien, Ga., where the team at Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control treated a severe black pyramid ant infestation at McIntosh County Animal Services (MCAS), a municipal animal shelter managed by Humane Animal Resource Team, Inc. (HART), a non-profit, animal welfare organization dedicated to community spay/neuter assistance and creating a humane animal control program.

“The ant infestation we unfortunately experienced was a huge problem for our animals and for our staff,” said Hannah Tostensen, co-founder of HART. “The ants were invading our parking lot, sidewalk, kennels, and the animals’ fur and their food. We knew we had to call in a professional company to help us eradicate this problem that was affecting more than 70 dogs and cats.”

Gary Wise, general manager of Yates-Astro, and his team found out about HART’s ant situation and immediately knew they wanted to help Tostensen and her team at no charge. To assist them in their mission, Bayer provided Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait. 

“This infestation was one of the worst ant problems I’ve ever seen—you could have ants crawling up your legs in just 30 seconds of standing on the property,” Wise said. “Right off the bat I knew we were going to donate our time to HART because they provide our community with such a great service.”

Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control treated a severe black pyramid ant infestation at McIntosh County Animal Services (MCAS).
After one major application of the Maxforce granules, the team at HART saw a huge improvement and was able to save quite a few animals who were severely affected by the ants.

“We felt like our staff was ready to quit because the ants truly impacted our morale, made it harder for us to work and deterred people from visiting the shelter,” said Jennifer Wrenn, MCAS Director. “We are so grateful for Yates-Astro donating their services and for Bayer providing the product.”

The team at Yates-Astro continually participates in volunteer efforts in which they can give back to their community. 
“Having the opportunity to team up with Bayer for efforts like this means a lot to us,” Wise said. “And when you can stand behind a product that works well, we feel like we truly made a difference.”

 

Top news

Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week.

NPMA Announces Search for Next CEO

The National Pest Management Association is recruiting qualified individuals interested in serving as the association’s next CEO.

New Bee Survey Released

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 percent, according to preliminary results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

Cockroach Allergens May Increase Glaucoma Risk, Researchers Report

Allergens from cats and cockroaches may have biochemical or physical properties that trigger antibodies targeting the optic nerve, according to a new sturdy.

Terminix Announces Top Mosquito Cities Based on Twitter Complaints

According to research by Terminix, the worst whining about mosquitoes came from Goodland, a small town in the northwest corner of Kansas. Terminix searched through approximately 200 billion tweets posted in 2014 to determine which United States city is most pestered by mosquitoes.

x