Secret Site Map
Monday, March 30, 2015

Home News PCO Donates Service to Fire Victims Battling Bed Bugs

PCO Donates Service to Fire Victims Battling Bed Bugs

News Coverage

Raymond VanderLouw helped a family whose donated furniture was infested with bed bugs. The North Spokane, Wash., family had accepted the donated items after it lost nearly everything to an apartment fire in June.

Brad Harbison | December 20, 2012

SPOKANE — Raymond VanderLouw, owner of EnviroPRO, Spokane, Wash., helped a family whose donated furniture was infested with bed bugs. The North Spokane, Wash., family had accepted the donated items after it lost nearly everything to an apartment fire in June.

According to KREM.com, the June 2011 fire at the Autumn Ridge Apartments destroyed 90% of everything that Mick Chapman, his fiancé and their three children owned.

Chapman accepted donations of furniture and clothing, and moved into a new place. Not long after, they realized their apartment was infested with bed bugs from the donated items. Chapman called VanderLouw, who estimated it would cost more than $2,000 to get rid of the bugs. When VanderLouw learned what had happened to the family, he offered to do the 14-hour job for free.

VanderLouw told PCT he performed a full structural heat treatment using Temp Air equipment. "It was a very typical service for me. Nothing out of the ordinary except for the remarkable circumstances surrounding the bed bug infestation. The service took 14 hours to complete."

 

VanderLouw said he has followed up with the family by phone and, "They haven't seen any bed bugs or gotten any bites since the service was perfomed. Through this event, I have become close with the family, they are very humble and caring people."

VanderLouw added that the donation was simply the right thing to do. "I feel that if you have been blessed with good fortune in your life, you have a duty to give back. It's putting my faith into action. If you have the knowledge, skills and resources to help someone in need, then there is nobody better qualified to help than you are. I also feel it is important to lead by example. My industry peers, family, friends, customers, suppliers, employees and public should know what we're about as a business, not just words, but deeds."

 

 

Source: KREM.com

 

Top news

Pair of Destructive Termites Create New Hybrid Colonies

Two of the most destructive termite species in the world -- responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually -- are now swarming simultaneously in South Florida, creating hybrid colonies that grow quickly and have the potential to migrate to other states.

UF/IFAS Grad Student Wins Prize for Mosquito Trap Research

Casey Parker recently won the ONE WORLD competition, organized by the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Challenge 2050 Project in conjunction with the Syngenta Good Growth Plan.

NPMA Board of Directors Approves Pollinators BMPs

During its meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 14, the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) Board of Directors approved the organization's Pollinator Best Management Practices (BMPs).

PCT Announces Commercial Pest Management Virtual Conference

Featuring a “Who’s Who” of speakers with decades of experience serving the commercial pest management segment, the April 29 virtual event is filled with information you need to know to expand your presence in this dynamic marketplace. Cost is only $99 and attendees will receive full access to all of the educational sessions and a complimentary copy of the highly-acclaimed PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management, a $29.95 value!

EcoRaider Launches Free Trial Program

PMPs can put EcoRaider to the test in their own field applications.

x