Secret Site Map
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Home News Ken Myers, TPCA Executive Director, Passes Away

Ken Myers, TPCA Executive Director, Passes Away

People

Myers, executive director of the Texas Pest Control Association, died on Monday.

Brad Harbison | November 10, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas - Ken Myers, executive director of the Texas Pest Control Association, died Monday.

Myers, who had been battling cancer, had been in critical condition in the ICU at the VA hospital in Temple, Texas. Myers was a veteran of Desert Storm and previously worked for Orkin.

TPCA President Van Wilson, president of Wilson Spraying & Consulting, Lubbock, Texas, credits Myers for his attention to detail and ability to lead an association that is filled with many strong personalities. “He never forgot that TPCA was a family. He never favored one person over another and really tried to make everything work for everyone. He attended chapter meetings and always was available by cell phone. It’s not just our association that will miss him – our entire industry will miss him.”

Myers was involved in the Travis County Brown Santa, a program that distributes toys and gifts to children at Christmas and food for the Christmas dinner. Myers would collect toys all year long for this program.

In lieu of flowers, the Myers family ask that you send donations to Brown Santa.
Those interested can mail their tax-deductible donation to
Travis County Brown Santa
P O Box 207
Austin, TX  78767-0207

Or

Go to www.brownsanta.org and use the Donate button to make your secure online donation through PayPal. If you have questions you can call Brown Santa at 512/247-2682.
 

 

Top news

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary EG Systems, Inc., doing business as Scotts LawnService, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Action Pest Control, Evansville Ind., which ranked 56th on the 2014 PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $11.6 million. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark Scotts’ first acquisition of a structural pest control business.

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales

William (Bill) Morrow has joined the company's management team as VP of sales.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses.

Extreme Spider Infestation Forces Missouri Family to Relocate

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

x