KINGSTON, NY – Paul Alley, president of Pestmaster Services, Kingston, N.Y., announced that Pestmaster Services of the Hudson Valley has added a second bed bug detection dog team to its staff.
With the addition of this two-year-old black lab, Pestmaster is now able to self verify the accuracy of its own work through the use of multiple scent detection dogs and visual inspections. The use of multiple dogs also allows Pestmaster Services of the Hudson Valley to dramatically increase the number of square feet inspected in a single day by always having a fresh dog ready to work.
With more than ten years experience with scent detection dogs, Pestmaster Services of the Hudson Valley is always striving to stay on the cutting edge of pest management technology.
WINCHESTER, UK — Exosect announced Ireland as its most recent regulatory approval for Exosex SPTab.
The unique pheromone-based product, which helps food processors to control stored product moth infestations while reducing or cutting out insecticide sprays, will be available in Ireland exclusively through Barrettine Environmental Health. This registration follows a string of approvals throughout Europe after its successful launch in the UK last year.
Chris Parmiter, divisional director at Barrettine said, “This is excellent news for the food manufacturing industry. Since the launch of Exosex SPTab last year, we have already doubled our projected sales in the UK and are looking forward to officially launching the product in the Irish Market in 2011.”
Exosex SPTab is currently available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland. Full information on current distributors in these markets can be found at Exosect’s website, Exosex SPTab Distributors
To find out more information about Exosect, visit www.exosect.com.
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Insects Limited recently launched a new design and structure for its website, www.insectslimited.com. The look is modern and user friendly. With the changes, navigation will be easier for those who are in search of information on stored product insects or would like to purchase pheromones.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Robert Dixon, founder of Dixon’s Termite & Pest Management and an industry veteran of 40-plus years, died on Sept. 24. He was 65.
Like many in the pest management industry, Dixon got started by answering a help-wanted ad in the paper. The year was 1963 and he was looking for a job when he saw an ad for the American Disinfectant Company. He landed the entry level, service technician job and instantly loved his work.
Dixon eventually left American Disinfectant and in 1978 founded Dixon’s Termite & Pest Management. The company would become a family affair with the addition of wife Ann and son Anthony, vice president.
In addition to running his business, Dixon was active in the community and well-known by Washington, D.C. politicians and business leaders.
“Mr. Dixon was a champion for pest management in Washington D.C., and for equality for everyone,” said friend and colleague Cleveland Dixon, president of Holiday Termite & Pest Control, Springfield, Va.
Dixon was a 2009 PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership honoree. Gene Harrington, director of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, was interviewed for the Leadership article and he noted that Dixon has taken the lead on almost any notable pest management-related issue that has arisen in Washington for the last 40 years. “To that end, Robert helped develop the initial D.C. pest control law and subsequent regulations in the 1970s," he said. "More recently, he lobbied the D.C. Council in 2008 to make sure a notification bill council members were working on was more workable for the pest management industry.”
Robert Dixon is survived by wife Ann and sons Byron and Anthony.