In recognition of President's Day, PCT takes a look back at humorous, pest-related incident from a May 2010 press conference at the White House Rose Garden. As President Obama was discussing his economic policy a rodent scurried in front of the podium. Click here to watch.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The BASF Pest Control Solutions’ 2011 Skill Development Seminar (SDS) heads to the East coast in March. The SDS will be held March 1 in Linthicum, Md.; March 2 in Piscataway, N.J.; and March 3 in East Elmhurst, N.Y.
The 2011 series will consist of five hours of technical sessions covering BASF SmartSolutions for termites, ants, cockroaches and flies. Information on selling and servicing with a value-added approach will also be part of the series. Registration will start at 7:00 a.m. and the sessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
These seminars are free to BASF customers. There is limited seating so attendance requires a reservation in advance. Visit www.pestcontrol.basf.us or call 908/864-5800, ext. 2177 to register.
Remaining dates and locations include:
March 1: Linthicum, Md.
March 2: Piscataway, N.J.
March 3: East Elmhurst, N.Y.
March 8: Fishers, Ind.
March 9: Rosemont, Ill.
March 16: Tempe, Ariz.
March 17: Anaheim, Calif.
March 29: San Antonio, Texas
March 31: Irving, Texas
April 7: Pleasanton, Calif.
KALAMAZOO — For Kalamazoo-based Griffin Pest Solutions, the pest control market is ripe for expansion.
But owner Linden Griffin Jr. says he can’t find the workers he needs to work as service technicians.
“We just want the average guy or girl out there,” Griffin told the Kalamazoo Gazette.
The company has about 100 employees spread out across Michigan and northern Indiana, working out of 13 locations. It wants to add more in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. But Griffin said his company has been looking for quite a while, despite the tough economy.
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FAIRFAX, Va. - Last year saw an unprecedented spike in the resurgence of bed bugs, with one in five Americans reporting they have had an infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
In response, NPMA has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Apartment Association, the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, and the U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program to deliver a series of workshops across the country to educate property and facility managers on how they can effectively respond to the threat of bed bugs.
From identifying bed bugs to inspection techniques to public relations issues and legal ramifications, NPMA has gathered nationally-recognized experts to provide management tips, both preventative and corrective, to help these groups make informed decisions and stay out of the newspaper – and the courtroom.
The following dates and locations have been confirmed for the Bed Bug workshop series. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.npmapestworld.org/events/bedbugworkshop.cfm.
New York City, NY
San Francisco, CA
Orange County, CA
San Diego, CA
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
For more information visit http://www.npmapestworld.org/events/bedbugworkshop.cfm.
DECATUR, Ala. — Cook’s Pest Control has appointed Jerry Baker to the newly created position of corporate director of sales.
Baker’s career with Cook’s Pest Control, Inc. began in September 2005, when was hired as a sales inspector for the Atlanta SE district office. While at Atlanta SE, he quickly achieved Cook’s President’s Club status, was promoted to sales manager and ultimately district manager.
After only 13 months with the company, Baker was promoted to Georgia Regional Sales Manager. He held that position until his most recent promotion to director of sales.
“I love working for Cook’s where excellence is expected in serving our customers, team members and our company,” Baker said. “Imagine these areas as a 3-legged stool; if any one of them is off, we miss the mark of excellence.”
Cook’s Chief Operating Officer Joey Harris added, “Jerry’s enthusiasm is infectious and he’s a great motivator. Plus, he knows sales, Cook’s culture and promotes quality customer service. He will bring skills to the Corporate Office that will serve to advance the sales department as well as each individual residential and commercial sales professional.”
Cook’s corporate office welcomes Jerry and his wife Carol as they relocate to Decatur, Ala.