PCT and Syngenta recognized North Carolina State University Professor Dr. Charles Wright as a 2011 Crown Leadership Award Winner.
|A pipe flange and blockout installation at the Austin, Texas, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project that Termimesh, LLC participated in.|
AUSTIN, Texas — When the home builder partnering with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the ABC television show that rebuilds homes for persons in special circumstances, needed to protect a home from termites, he turned to Termimesh System, the industry’s only permanent physical termite control barrier.
Termimesh, the Austin-based supplier of the Termimesh System, was asked to install Termistop pipe flanges and blockouts in the home of volunteer firefighter Missy Zdroj who lost her Smithville, Texas, home to wildfires last fall. The episode is set to air later this year.
The company was invited to participate in the project by EFC Custom Homes and President Eric Christophe who was the general contractor for the project, according the Termimesh, LLC General Manager Glenn Bjornaas.
“We were very pleased to be able to give back to the community, especially after the devastation the wildfires had caused to residents in the affected areas,” said Bjornaas. “It is part of our company’s core philosophy to be a good neighbor and we wanted to do our part.”
Certified installers Matt Mader and Eric McKinney spent a full day in early December at the construction site outside of Austin installing pipe flanges and blockouts around surface penetrations for plumbing and electrical wiring thus blocking key termite access points to the structure. They were joined by hundreds of other craftsman who were tasked with building Zdroj’s new 2,500-square-foot house in less than a week.
Bjornaas said the pre-fabricated Termimesh pipe flanges, known as Termistop, were ideally suited for the project since the installation process was fully integrated with the electrical and plumbing work. “There was no down time waiting for a traditional soil treatment to be applied and that was important with the time constraints involved,” said Bjornaas.
The Termimesh system builds a permanent physical barrier against termites using marine- grade stainless steel installed into the slab of new construction. While the mesh is flexible, it is too hard for termites to chew through and too small for the destructive insects to squeeze through. “The Termimesh technology provides customers with peace of mind that their new home or office is protected against termites with a sound physical barrier,” said Bjornaas.
Termimesh is a licensed distributor and accrediting agent for the Termimesh System in the United States. They are based in Austin, Texas. Visit www.TermistopUSA.com or www.TermimeshUSA.com for more information.
|Picture (from left) are Dr. David L. Cook, Brian Cook, Mrs. Jo Cook and Leslie Cook, at the 2012 Annual Sales Kickoff.|
DECATUR, Ala. — Cook’s Pest Control recently recognized its 2011 President’s Club honorees with a cruise to The Bahamas. The cruise, which sailed from Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 15 and returned on Feb. 20, was a reward for employees who provided outstanding customer service. Those recognized included:
• 136 President’s Club Members (technicians and salespeople) from the sales and service departments celebrated success
• 54 members made the Club for the first time
• 26 district managers were recognized
• 69 department managers and supervisors participated
• 30 office specialists were nominated for the President’s Award
In other Cook’s Pest Control news, on Jan. 10, approximately 300 Cook’s employees, including district managers, sales managers, inspectors and consultants gathered at the Birmingham Sheraton hotel for the 2012 annual sales kickoff.
The event theme was “Sales Utopia: Your Ideal Sales Environment” based on a book written by guest speaker Dr. David L. Cook – Seven Days in Utopia: Golf’s Sacred Journey.
Cook, one of the country’s top Peak Performance consultants and inspirational speakers, discussed ways to be successful including how to embrace pressure, practicing for emergencies, trusting our instincts and helping others.
MADISON, WI – Eight winners in Bell Laboratories’ Contrac with Lumitrack contest walked away with prizes in early March.
The grand prize winner of an Apple iPad2 was Tom Peek, owner of A-2-Z Termite & Pest Control, Ocala, Fla. Two first-prize winners of Streamlight blacklights were Stephen Gates, Director of Technical Services, Cook’s Pest Control, Decatur, Ala., and Randy Vegas, General Manager, CT Pest Elimination, West Haven, Conn. Five second-place winners of 18 lb. pails of CONTRAC with Lumitrack include:
Five second-place winners of 18 lb. pails of CONTRAC with Lumitrack include:
Brad Parker, President, Parker Pest Control, Inc., Ponca city, Okla.
Victor Hinojosa, Owner, Bay Area Pest Control, Corpus Christi, Texas
Joseph Mims, Owner/Operator, Tennessee Pride Pest Control, Rogersville, Tenn.
John Jackson, President, Jackson Exterminators, Inc., Portland, Ore.
Glenn Fordham, Supervisor, Olympic Pest & Termite Control, Hoschton, Ga.
The contest drew hundreds of visitors from across the country to Bell’s website where they had access to the hands-on tools on the Contrac with Lumitrack Detective’s Desk to learn what Lumitrack is, how it works, and how PMPs can benefit from using the bio-fluorescent active, Lumitrack, which makes rodent dropping glow bright green under UV light.
Contrac with Lumitrack was launched in summer 20ll and helps PMPs identify, track and eliminate rodents. The additive is also found in Bell’s non-toxic Detex with Lumitrack BLOX.
Visitors to Bell’s site can access the Lumitrack Detective Desk for more information on using tracking baits, including an article by industry expert Bobby Corrigan - Biomonitoring for Rodents. Go to www.belllabs.com/contrac-with-lumitrack.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — BedBug Central and the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association will offer a two-day bed bug boot camp program in Chester County, Pa.
The Pennsylvania Bed Bug Boot Camp is an off shoot of BedBug Central’s BedBug University: Boot Camp. The Pennsylvania Bed Bug Boot Camp will be held on April 4-5, 2012 at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown, Pa.
The Boot Camp will focus on the necessary knowledge and skills needed to create, run, or manage a successful bed bug program. The boot camp offers a series of courses that provide in-depth, practical and actionable knowledge regarding pertinent areas surrounding bed bugs and effective treatment.
“This is a unique opportunity for pest control professionals in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Northern Maryland to learn how to treat for bed bugs in an interactive and hands on environment,” said Jeffrey White, technical director for BedBug Central. “The bed bug epidemic is growing and proper training and information is needed to prevent and treat these pests.”
The boot camp sessions’ will include Bed Bugs 101: Basics of Bed Bug Biology, Bed Bugs 102: Protocol Overview, Bed Bug 201: Tools of the Trade, and Bed Bug 301: The Business of Bed Bugs.
Boot Camp will also focus on the concepts of minimal preparation and the principals of least disruption. This technique will increase productivity by reducing labor and will ultimately reduce costs for pest management industries while increasing the value and convenience for customers.
In addition to the educational sessions, attendees can visit exhibits that showcase various products and services from leaders in the bed bug industry.
The traditional BedBug University: Boot Camp is a four-day course offered six times per year and is designed to shorten the learning curve of companies that want to increase their bed bug revenues and enhance their bed bug business model. The program examines the most effective and efficient treatment protocols in addition to providing hands-on training with industry-standard tools for bed bug remediation.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Bed Bug Boot Camp, visit http://www.bedbugcentral.com/bedbuguniversity/pennsylvania_boot_camp.cfm or call (877) 411-1142.