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TUCSON, Ariz. — Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Scott Gilman to manager of manger of the company’s Lakeland (Fla.) service office at 1023 S. Florida Avenue. The company also announced the promotion of Rick Rice to Manager of the company’s Chandler (Ariz.) service office at 150 W. Elliot Road, Suite 9.
Gilman joined the company as a manager-in-training in 2016. Prior to joining the company, he most recently worked in management with Home Depot over the past 13 years. Prior to that, Gilman spent 11 years in the pest control industry with Sears Termite and Pest Control.
Some of Gilman’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office continue to maintain visibility with the local Lakeland community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I love working with people and helping them fulfill their full potential,” said Gilman. “I will build a team that believes in achieving goals.”
“Scott has a proven track record of being successful in sales, service, and management both in and out of our industry,” said Tim Phillips, District Manager, Central Florida. “I know he will be a tremendous asset to the entire Lakeland team.”
Rice joined the company in December 2016 as a manager-in-training. Prior to joining Truly Nolen, he spent 20 years in several different business industries including wireless sales management, package prototyping, and solar sales management. Rice is a graduate of Lake Forest (Ill.) College.
Some of Rice’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local Chandler community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I enjoy our company’s culture and look forward to leading my team,” said Rice.
“Rick has a strong customer service attitude along with a desire to learn and grow,” said Randall Hartman, Manager Mentor, Western U.S. Region. “He was the perfect person for this opportunity and I look forward to helping support him to success.”
***updated 8/21, at 1 p.m. (EST)***
CDC works with domestic and international partners to prevent mosquito-borne infections, respond to outbreaks, and address public health problems related to infections.
PMPs participated by joining the World Mosquito Day Thunderclap campaign, which helped amplify social media messages by connecting partners and friends to share the same message at the same time through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. PPMA also provided PMPs with sample World Mosquito Day messages and links that could be shared on social media outlets.
Cindy Mannes, executive director of the Professional Pest Management Alliance, said the pest control industry did a fantastic job on short notice spreading the word via social media. NPMA/PPMA posted four times about World Mosquito Day on the PestWorld Facebook page and tweeted nine times from @PestWorld on Twitter. These social media efforts garnered more than 13,000 impressions, 293 engagements and 659 video views.
Mannes added there are several ways PMPs can extend this outreach effort, including:
Sharing following mosquito-borne disease resources on your website:
Here are some sample social media messages that you are welcome to use as soon as possible. Share the following mosquito-borne disease resources on your website.
Sharing NPMA/PPMA resources:
In addition, Mannes said PMPs can share with customers NPMA/PPMA resources including:
Bed Bug Central announced results from its June survey, and as anticipated June brought an increase in bed bug activity in many of the regions across the United States.
Bed Bug Central's Jeff White said June findings are consistent with seasonal fluctuations with bed bug activity that have been observed since the resurgence of these pests around 2005. “It has been well documented by many different researchers and bed bug experts that bed bug activity in residential settings increases in the summer months, specifically July, August and September.”
Knowing this, Bed Bug Central expected to see an increase in June bed bug activity; although the Mountain Time Zone (region 5) and West coast (region 6) appear to be lagging behind with an increase in bed bug activity.
White said, “An interesting observation moving forward will be to note whether this is an anomaly in the data or this is a seasonal trend we note each year (stay tuned to next year’s survey results).”
Another interesting observation, White noted, was that several companies based largely in hospitality noted being “up significantly” in June. “We find this observation interesting and the question it raises is whether or not vacation season drives bed bug activity,” he said.
As for the quarterly analysis, Regions 5 and 6 were slow all quarter compared to the rest of the US. The Southeast and traditional Mid-West (regions 2-4) were busy most of Q2 and no slow down appears in sight. The Northeast (region 1) had a minor slowdown in May but companies reported it being busy again in June. “We expected the busy trend to continue for regions 1-4 and will monitor regions 5 and 6 to see if the slow/flat spell stops and bed bug activity picks up for more companies located in those regions,” White said.
White thanked everyone for their participation in these surveys. For additional questions and to participate in future surveys, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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