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Bingham's Tackles Termites at Sunken Gardens

Termite Control

The St. Petersburg, Fla., firm recently solved a drywood termite problem at the historic locale.

| June 25, 2013

Termite fumigation tent at Sunken Gardens. Photo courtesy of Bingham’s Professional Pest Management.

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bingham's Professional Pest Management has been awarded the contract for termite fumigation at Sunken Gardens by the City of St. Petersburg. 
 
When management officials at the city’s exotic Sunken Gardens attraction noticed evidence of drywood termites, they quickly sent out a request for proposal to pest management companies. "The quality of the proposal that [Brian Hawkins, Bingham’s president] presented was much more detailed and professional than that of the other bidders," said Bill O’Grady, supervisor at Sunken Gardens since 2000. 
 
The city's popular historic tourist destination now will be covered for future drywood termite infestation with regular monitoring and any necessary treatment for three years. 
 
The project was completed in less than the required time due to the diligence and hard work of the 14-man crew from Bingham’s, despite having to wait for businesses to close and a wedding to take place on Saturday. Bingham's employees were able to complete the project ahead of schedule by monitoring the gas content in the building overnight and introducing additional gas as needed. The computerized monitoring of this project allowed them to ensure 100 percent exposure and elimination of drywood termites.
 
The city's bid process includes extensive insurance and background checks of all crew members; Bingham's passed these tests with flying colors and was able to win the bid based on its professionalism and the length and quality of its warranty, the firm said. “Because this property was built in 1926 and has historic significance to the city of St. Petersburg, we have pretty rigorous criteria for contractors to be permitted to work here. We don’t trust just anyone to work on this property. Finding a local company that appreciated that and was able to pass our insurance and background checks, while still meeting our deadline was fortunate for us," said Nature Preserve Supervisor Bill O’Grady.
 

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