LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Dr. Alvaro Romero, a former graduate student with Dr. Mike Potter at the University of Kentucky and a post doctoral student with Dr. Coby Schal at North Carolina State University, this month began a new job as an assistant professor and urban entomologist at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
Romero's research program focuses on basic and applied aspects of bed bugs that lead to better management of this pest by the structural pest management industry.
Romero can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com.
UNION, Ky. — Perfection Family of Services, parent company of Perfection Pest Control announced the acquisition of Hamilton, Ohio-based Responsible Services.
Responsible Services, owned by Jeff Teague, specializes in environmentally friendly pest management services. “I sold to Perfection because of their history and reputation for superior customer service. Perfection is a NPMA QualityPro company and has an excellent record with the Better Business Bureau, and has been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award three years in a row.”
Tim Leatherman, president of Perfection Pest Control, added, “Responsible Services is a well respected company servicing the Greater Cincinnati and southern Dayton areas, and fits into Perfection Pest Control’s growth plans into the northern Cincinnati to southern Dayton area.”
Perfection Family of Services includes Perfection Pest Control, Perfection Handyman Services, and Perfection K9 Services.
NORCROSS, GA – In a surprise announcement at the Georgia Pest Control Association Conference in Athens, Ga., Valera Jessee, GPCA Executive Director, was elected into the GPCA Hall of Fame.
Jessee joined the GPCA staff 27 years ago and has worked tirelessly with 27 different presidents, boards and committees. “Her greatest talent,” according to Jeffrey Bodine Sinyard, “is her ability to work with different personalities and styles in a friendly, pleasant manner to achieve mutual goals.”
The Hall of Fame award (previously known as honorary members of GPCA) acknowledges the work that an individual has done to grow the Georgia pest control industry and GPCA. Jessee is the first to be elected to the newly named Hall of Fame. Eunice Hall of Dow talks about Jessee’s worthiness for this award. “There has been no one more deserving than Valera to receive this honor and I consider her not only a colleague but a good friend. Her contributions to GPCA and the pest control industry in Georgia are unmatched.” Coworker Connie Rogers also attributes the success of GPCA to Jessee’s professionalism and integrity.
Chuck Carney, Cook’s Pest Control said, “The recognition of Hall of Fame Member for a lady who has given so much of herself to the Georgia Pest Control Association is just a small way to say thank you for what she has done and continues to do. We all wanted to thank Valera with this special recognition."
Sri Lanka-based The Exterminators held its Pest Awards & Christmas Party recently. The theme of the event was "rewarding the extraordinary pest people in Sri Lanka."
The company recognized the following:
Exterminator of the Year 2011 — Sajith Bandara
Young Exterminator — Nalinda Pelola
Inspector 2011 — Sumudu Kodikara
Termite Technician 2011 — Aruna Shantha
GPC Technician — Upul Ravindra
Best Officer — Rumshi Thakshila
Outstation Exterminator — K Premasiri
Organic Exterminator — Rukshi Thakshila
Turnaround Exterminator — Shenani De Waas
Green Exterminator — Nalinda Pelpola
The Exterminators is ISO 9001-2008 QMS, ISO 14001-2004 EMS & OHSAS 18001;2007 certified.
Bayer announces special savings on Maxfoce FC Select Roach Killer Bait Gel. The company is offering an unlimited special savings of $20 per case on Maxforce FC Select Roach Killer Bait Gel, now through January 31, 2012. Maxforce FC Select is the ideal solution for maintenance control of normal and bait-averse strains of cockroaches. With the active ingredient, fipronil, Maxforce FC Select kills cockroaches within eight hours by ingestion, contact, and the Domino Effect, and is proven to work effectively even when sanitation is poor and competing food sources are available.
“As the leader in bait technology, we’re pleased to announce special savings on Maxforce FC Select, which is an essential tool for any pest management professional (PMP) looking for effective maintenance control of cockroaches,” said Gordon Morrison, Maxforce marketing manager. “PMPs simply need to ask their Bayer distributor for the special sale price when purchasing cases now through the end of January.”
For more information on Maxforce products, visit www.backedbybayer.com, your local Bayer authorized distributor, contact your local Bayer field sales representative or call Bayer customer service at 1-800-331-2867.