|Heron Lawn and Pest Control recently recognized its 2012 Outstanding Service Award Winners. Pictured (from left to right) Steve Okros, chief operating Officer; Greg Wells, service consultant; Mike Murphy, branch manager; Alison Grether, administrative associate; Joseph Patti, board chairman; and Carolyn Wyatt, pest control technician.|
APOPKA, Fla. — Heron Lawn and Pest Control recently recognized its 2012 Outstanding Service Award Winners.
These individuals were honored for their leadership and for going above and beyond in their positions.
Top Sales Award: Greg Wells
Top Service Technician Award: Carolyn Wyatt
Top Administrative Award: Alison Grether
Heron Award (Employee of Year): Mike Murphy
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PCT’s current reader poll question: In 2012, has your company experienced an increase in the amount of wildlife management service requests? Click here to answer. Discuss this topic on the PCT Message Board.
An amazing resurgence of wildlife in America has created problems for homeowners, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
According to the article, this year, Princeton, N.J., has hired sharpshooters to cull 250 deer from the town's herd of 550 over the winter. The cost: $58,700. Columbia, S.C., is spending $1 million to rid its drainage systems of beavers and their dams. The 2009 "miracle on the Hudson," when US Airways flight 1549 had to make an emergency landing after its engines ingested Canada geese, saved 155 passengers and crew, but the $60 million A320 Airbus was a complete loss. In the U.S., the total cost of wildlife damage to crops, landscaping and infrastructure now exceeds $28 billion a year ($1.5 billion from deer-vehicle crashes alone), according to Michael Conover of Utah State University, who monitors conflicts between people and wildlife.
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PHILADELPHIA – Verifi bed bug detector, from FMC Professional Solutions, is now available to pest management professionals (PMPs) in Canada.
The Verifi bed bug detector is discreet, affordable and effective, according to FMC. The new device allows PMPs to provide their customers with ongoing bed bug service, while generating a valuable reoccurring revenue stream. The detector is small, unobtrusive, requires no power source, and is easily installed on walls or behind furniture.
FMC’s bed bug detection technology features three attractants in a patent-pending combination to lure bed bugs for up to 90 days at a time. They are:
• A CO2-generating cartridge which mimics a living, breathing host for about 24 hours
• A liquid kairomone lure that works to attract bed bugs seeking a meal
• A liquid pheromone lure that encourages bed bugs to aggregate - or gather together - in the device
Both liquid lures last for up to 90 days at a time and all three attractants can be replaced.
FMC notes that Verifi is not a control product. It is designed to detect only. Canadian PMPs wishing to purchase the Verifi bed bug detector should contact their local FMC distributor.
For more information visit www.verifibedbug.com.