WESTWOOD, N.J. — The “Food Safety and Pest Management” conference, hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will take place Oct. 8-9, 2014 at Revel Resort, the casino resort in Atlantic City.
The conference will provide information as well as critical new developments in the food and pest management industries. Recertification credits will be available to attendees. Watch for upcoming conference details outlining the agenda and seminar leaders—along with particulars for a planned attendee event. Highlights of the Revel venue include a casino and hotel, 14 restaurants, 10 pools, retail shops, theaters, nightclubs and a 32,000-square-foot spa.
To enable professionals to stay current on training prior to “Food Safety and Pest Management 2014,” Comprehensive Food Safety—a licensed SQF training provider—also offers a series of food safety public courses throughout the year, including an accredited HACCP course. Participants in the IPM courses, like conference attendees, can obtain recertification credits. Courses are conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art Corporate Training Center in Westwood, NJ. For additional information or to register, go to www.CFSfoodsafety.com.
When the need arises, ants that live in flooded areas can link their bodies together to form buoyant rafts that protect the queen and much of her brood. Now scientists have figured out how they do it, the New York Times reports.
The researchers collected ants from a flood plain in Switzerland and exposed them to flooding in a laboratory. Writing in the journal PLOS One, they reported that the queen was given a place at the center of the raft for the greatest protection; unexpectedly, though, it was the larvae and pupae that formed the raft’s base.
Source: New York Times
ATHENS, Ga.– Forsyth Exterminating, based in Cumming, GA. was recognized as the No. 63 fastest growing business owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration on January 25 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.
Forsyth Exterminating, owned/founded/led by 2006 UGA alumnus Julie Ramirez, specializes in pest, termite & wildlife control in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
“To receive this award for the second year in a row is a true honor and a testament that our customers remain our #1 focus,” Julie Ramirez said.
The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the University of Georgia Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. For the fifth year in a row,
HOUSTON - Holder’s Pest Solutions, a Houston, Texas-based pest management service provider owned by Copesan Services, announced March 3 the sale of its San Antonio/Austin/Corpus Christi/Rio Grande Valley region to ABC Home and Commercial Services, Austin, Texas.
“Streamlining the scope of Holder’s Pest Solutions to focus on the Houston area is strategically the right move to grow our business and continue providing first-class service to our clients,” said Deni Naumann, president of Copesan Services. “ABC Home and Commercial Services owned by Bobby Jenkins has hired the current team of employees which will provide a smooth and seamless transition for clients who will have their same commercial technician servicing their locations.”
In association with this acquisition, Austin-based ABC will join the Copesan network as a Copesan service provider in this geographic region.
“We are looking forward to integrating the Holder’s team and business into our commercial focus,“ said Bobby Jenkins, President of ABC.” It is an exciting opportunity to become a key player in the national marketplace for pest management, as well, becoming part of the Copesan family.”
“All of our servicing Partners are committed to Copesan’s high-touch account management approach and quality service performance standards. We’re confident that our clients will continue to receive the best of care,” stated Naumann. “ABC’s dedication to quality and its 65 years of history in this geography will ensure both Holder’s local clients and Copesan’s national accounts are in excellent hands.”