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PCOC Banner Contest Winners Announced

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This year’s first-place banner was submitted by Take Care Termite of Tracy, Calif.

| August 13, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) announced the winners of its 10th annual Fumigation Banner Bonanza Contest, sponsored by  Dow AgroSciences, the manufacturer of Vikane gas fumigant.

The contest recognizes California fumigators for promoting fumigation through signage at fumigation sites.

Take Care Termite of Tracy, Calif. won first place. The judging panel commented that the winning banner was easy to read, had a good layout and used a nice tagline - “Let us ‘take care’ of what bugs you.”

Take Care Termite owner Ray Carrier says he entered the banner contest at the encouragement of his wife and some of his fumigators, and he is glad he did!

The company banner was designed by Carrier’s stepdaughter, who enjoys graphic design.

“Winning this is going to make her day,” Carrier says. “She came up with the design. I’m very excited that we won this year. There have been some really neat banners that have won in the past. We appreciate Dow AgroSciences sponsoring this contest.”   

Finishing in second place was Advanced Integrated Pest Management of Sacramento, with a banner featuring dead termites with a photo of the company truck. Taking third was a banner from Pest Control Center, of North Highlands, Calif. The banner proclaims, “Another home protected with Vikane gas fumigant.”

Fourth place was awarded to Clark Pest Control of San Diego, which entered a simple, clear banner in the company’s trademark colors. 

Participating fumigation companies submitted 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.   

“Dow AgroSciences is happy to sponsor the PCOC Banner Contest for the 10th year,” says Heather Kern, Dow AgroSciences product manager for Vikane gas fumigant. “The contest allows our fumigator partners to exhibit their banners, engage in some friendly competition with their peers and promote the value of structural fumigation with Vikane gas fumigant.”

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

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