The Federal Healthy Homes Work Group, a partnership of federal agencies including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others, identified a pest-free environment as one of the eight top characteristics for a safe and healthy home. (Other characteristics on the list include: dry, clean, safe, contaminant free, well ventilated, well maintained, and thermally controlled.)
Make-A-Wish South Carolina received a $10,000 donation from Gregory Pest Solutions on Jan. 17. This generous donation will help grant the wishes of local South Carolina children with life threating medical conditions.
“Make-A-Wish South Carolina has been empowered by the generosity and compassion of Gregory Pest [Solutions]. We are thankful beyond words for our long term relationship with such a community leader,” said Russell Smith, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Gregory Pest Solutions’ donation was later matched by Make-A-Wish America, making the overall donation to the South Carolina Chapter $20,000. Make-A-Wish South Carolina attended the Gregory Pest Solutions convention on the 17th, along with wish child Ce'dasia. Gregory Pest Control’s donation will help granted Ce'dasia’s wish to go to Walt Disney World with her family.
NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. — On Jan. 22, Angie's List recognized Cowleys Termite & Pest Services as one of the top 5 percent of service companies who achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List throughout the past year.
Cowleys has been a member of Angie's List since 2007 in the following categories, Animal Removal, Chimney Caps, Gutter Cleaning, Holiday Decorators, Insulation, Mold Treatment and Pest Control.
"As far as our customers are concerned, every pest invasion is an emergency, and that's how we react," said Bill Cowley, owner of Cowleys Termite & Pest Services. "We have the expertise and resources to deal with a full range of pest control issues but the real reason we won this award is the dedication of our staff to providing outstanding customer service," continued Cowley.
Angie's List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie's List operational guidelines.
"It's a select group of companies rated on Angie's List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner," said Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks. "Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Cowleys earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers."
Cowleys Termite & Pest Services was founded in 1991 and is owned by brothers Bill and Drew Cowley.
ATLANTA – Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., recently expanded its customer and employee base in Southern California by acquiring BDD, Inc., a franchisee of Hydrex Pest Control. BDD, Inc. has provided quality pest control service to a broad customer base in Orange County and the western edge of Los Angeles County.
BDD, Inc. was owned by John Drake and was originally founded by his father in 1947 in Long Beach, Calif.
“We look forward to continuing to expand our service into the Orange County-Greater Los Angeles area via this acquisition and other well-known and respected long-term companies,” said Bob Hines, director of acquisitions for Orkin. “With the employees that made BDD successful, we can ensure consistent quality service to the customers.”
BDD, Inc. will continue to operate as Hydrex Pest control Company of California and will remain in the same building it has been in for more than 40 years.
Drake plans to retire once the transition is complete.
CHICAGO — Spring may be on the horizon, but February remains a winter month during which cold temperatures and snowstorms are far from over. As a result of winter’s frigid temperatures, many people develop cold-weather sleeping routines, such as increasing the thermostat, which aren’t optimal for quality sleep. Therefore, Protect-A-Bed is launching its Sleep Your Way to Spring sweepstakes to educate consumers about the natural way to get good, quality sleep: thermo-regulation.
While sleeping, the body goes through various temperature changes regardless of the season. Protect-A-Bed’s Luxury Sleep Line uses thermo-regulation to even out the body’s temperature spikes and drops to aid a more restful sleep. The Sleep Your Way to Spring sweepstakes encourages Facebook users to become Protect-A-Bed fans and to register on the company’s website for prizes.
During the two-week sweepstakes, winners will have the chance to win Protect-A-Bed’s Luxury Sleep Line products, which feature an all-natural Tencil-based fabric designed to regulate body heat by keeping sleepers warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Four winners will receive a Luxury Pillow Protector and one grand-prize winner will receive a Luxury Mattress Protector and a Luxury Pillow System, all to make sleeping more comfortable throughout the year.
“Many people think the only way to sleep warmly in the winter is by bundling up under the covers, which can actually overheat the body and lead to poor sleep,” said James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed. “The Sleep Your Way to Spring campaign is a fun way for us to engage with Facebook fans while educating consumers on the value of thermo-regulation for quality sleep.”
The sweepstakes runs on Protect-A-Bed’s website, where participants will be asked a few questions regarding their cold weather sleeping preferences, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19 and ending Friday, March 1, 2013. Four winners will be randomly selected at 2 p.m. and announced via social media at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20, 22, 25 and 27, with the grand prize winner announced on March 1 at 4 p.m.
To enter the Sleep Your Way to Spring sweepstakes, visit www.ProtectABed.com. Stay updated on the sweepstakes by becoming a fan of Protect-A-Bed’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ProtectABed) and following the company on Twitter (@Protect_A_Bed).