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Pestmaster, Allergy Technologies Donate Products, Services to Bed Bug-Infested Homeless Shelter

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The companies teamed up to treat The Washington Manor/The Queens Galley, a shelter and soup kitchen for homeless adults in Kingston, N.Y.

| April 21, 2010

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Pestmaster Services donated its time and services and Allergy Technologies donated ActiveGuard mattress liners to eradicate bed bugs from The Washington Manor/The Queens Galley, a shelter and soup kitchen for homeless adults in Kingston, N.Y.

A recent bed bug infestation at the shelter prompted Washington Manor administrator Diane Reeder to seek the help of Paul Alley, president of Pestmaster Services of Kingston, N.Y.  Alley and Adam Stafford, service manager for Pestmaster, confirmed the infestation. “We knew immediately that we would be the only ones that could tackle such a large issue in a short time frame,” Alley said.

Pestmaster also reached out to vendors such as Residex and BASF, and enlisted the help of its New Jersey branch as well as Pest-Shield Inc., of Suffern, N.Y. A pair of local companies also got involved; Herzogs donated coveralls and disposable gloves, while Allways Movers donated a truck for temporary storage of the resident’s belongings.

Numerous teams of technicians, as well as Sophie the bed bug dog, were able to make short work of an otherwise large task. The teams were able to complete a full bed bug treatment on this 50-bed facility on April 17.

In addition to donating the ActiveGuard mattress liners and defraying chemical costs, Allergy Technologies arranged for entomologist Jim Ballard to be on hand for technical support. Impregnated with an active ingredient, ActiveGuard knocks down bed bugs and prevents infestations on mattresses, box springs and sofa beds. 

“We are very grateful to Pestmaster and Allergy Technologies,” said Washington Manor’s Reeder.  “This donation of time and products to rid our facility of bed bugs will help improve the health and quality of life of our residents.” 

Reeder added, “The Washington Manor shelter is funded by donations and support of the community residents and businesses such as Pestmaster Services. We are not government funded which allows us to feed or house anyone who seeks a meal or a warm bed without having to provide proof of poverty. We believe that anyone who is humble enough to walk into a shelter/soup kitchen should be given a meal and not asked for a tax return to prove need. This approach has enabled us to continue our mission to connect working families struggling with food insecurity with resources they need to maintain housing, medical and childcare payments. In 2009 we served over 101,000 meals.”

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