In the following podcast, Rich Randazzo of The Brownyard Group reviews what PCOs can do to prevent heat treatment-related claims.
NEW YORK — First Rate Solutions finalized its acquisition of Pestermite Exterminating on Feb. 2, 2013 from John Zegarelli. Since its inception in 1996, First Rate Solutions has concentrated on expanding its customer base organically, but has recently looked into acquiring established pest control companies to grow its market share in NYC.
“Pestermite Exterminating was a perfect choice as our first acquisition,” said Sam Soto, owner of First Rate Solutions. “Pestermite has a strong customer base in NYC and we were looking to expand in areas where we already have established routes, but could still grow our market share by adding new customers and condensing territories to become more efficient without sacrificing quality. We are extremely excited about the excellent opportunity for growth this acquisition provides us.”
The owner of Pestermite Exterminating, John Zegarelli, said, “I agreed to the acquisition because I trust Sam and his crew will take care of my customers the way I did. Both companies strive for exemplary customer service and are passionate about how customers and employees are treated.”
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Verified Service Reports announced that Buckingham Pest Control has been accepted into the 2013-2014 edition of the Verified Service Reports Homeowners' Guide of Quality, Reliable Contractors and Professionals.
In order to be inducted to this publication, a business must pass Verified Service Reports' rigorous verification process in St. Louis or Phoenix, Ariz., where the company currently has branches, according to Verified Service Reports.
"There is no other company with such a tough vetting process in the state for our published businesses," said Tony White, Verified Service Reports. "We really walk our talk about vettering any company for our homeowners."
"We were very happy with the results for Buckingham Pest Control and every company must pass our vetting process each year to remain published and in good standing with Verified Service Reports," White added.
Buckingham Pest Control was founded in 1994 by Noel Buckingham. Learn more at buckinghampestcontrol.com.
Controls Solutions Inc. is offering a $50 rebate for every qualifying purchase of Cyzmic CS and Optimate CS from March 1, 2013 though May 31, 2013. Just submit a copy of your invoice and a redemption form.
Cyzmic CS is a broad-use, slow release microencapsulated suspension containing 9.7% of the active ingredient lambda cyhalothrin. Featuring cutting edge CapVantage Technology, Cyzmic CS delivers 11,500 capsules per square inch for a swift knockdown and long-lasting residual. Cyzmic CS may be used in a variety of applications including in, on and around residential and commercial buildings, lawn and perimeter, on ornamentals and in animal housing. This low-odor formulation controls spiders as well as other tough pests like darkling beetles, ticks, flies, fleas, scorpions, bed bugs and more.
Optimate CS features the active gamma cyhalothrin. Paired with CapVantage Technology for long-lasting time release residual, Optimate CS delivers unequalled control at rates that allows users to reduce environmental load, the manufacturer reports.
Click here for more information on this rebate or to obtain a redemption form.
CARROLLTON, TEXAS — MosquitoNix, announced that it is offering franchise opportunities for the first time in five years, primarily to existing outdoor service business owners. MosquitoNix is expanding nationwide as part of a strategic plan to double its size in 2013, and open as many as 50 new franchises in 2013. With a nationwide surge in demand for mosquito control, MosquitoNix projects opening upwards of 200 franchisees by 2015.
“We have changed our franchise model to capitalize on a rise in demand for MosquitoNix all around the country,” said Dan O’Neal, chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Franchise System, MosquitoNix’s parent company. “Now an existing outdoor service business can ‘add on’ MosquitoNix in an easy and affordable way to help their customers get rid of mosquitoes and other flying insects. MosquitoNix will help businesses compete in this profitable fast growing business. A minimum investment and being licensed in the state in which you operate is all it takes to join our team.”
MosquitoNix offers installed mosquito misting systems and ongoing barrier treatments called QuickNix. MosquitoNix eliminates flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see ums, flies, fleas, and ticks. MosquitoNix misting system nozzles are placed every ten to twelve feet around the perimeter of a home, and on average mist three to four times per day, each lasting 20 to 45 seconds. Pyrethrum, permethrin, and essential oils are the active ingredients used in the mosquito control systems. QuickNix is a three-step program that includes fogging, granules and larvicide (Bt-israelensis (Bt-i)) applications.
MosquitoNix franchises are exclusive to each market. Franchise partners get brand affiliation, comprehensive training, and ongoing sales and marketing support. MosquitoNix discounts (up to 30%) on products and operational efficiencies, allows franchisees to show a greater profit margin and continue to grow their business. Qualified franchisees can receive up to 50 percent financing of the Initial Franchise Fee (IFF).
MosquitoNix franchise expansion will initially focus on regions in North America most affected by the West Nile outbreak, like Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Virginia.
For more information contact Josh Ingram at jingram@MosquitoNix.com or Dan O’Neal at dano@MosquitoNix.com, or visit www.MosquitoNixFranchise.com.