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Beneficial Exterminating and Your Way Fumigation joined forces to treat the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County in Temecula, Calif., for drywood termites.

| January 31, 2014

Beneficial Exterminating and Your Way Fumigation joined forces to treat the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County in Temecula, Calif.

TEMECULA, Calif. — Two competing fumigation companies recently joined forces to treat the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County in Temecula, Calif., for drywood termites. Beneficial Exterminating and Your Way Fumigation did the fumigation at no charge in gratitude for what the Boys & Girls Clubs does for the community.

“We were honored to assist the local community with this donation in preserving the Boys & Girls Clubs facility from further termite damage,” says Lee Whitmore, vice president of Beneficial Exterminating. “Our efforts, along with those of Your Way Fumigation, Black Knight Termite & Pest Control, and Dow AgroSciences, afforded this facility the treatment that was needed without putting a drain on their very limited resources. We especially enjoyed helping the community during the holiday season and it was a unique opportunity to get to work together with Manuel Aguilar and his professional team at Your Way Fumigation.    

Tarps set up to fumigate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County in Temecula, Calif.

Dow AgroSciences, the manufacturer of Vikane gas fumigant, donated the gas used on this fumigation job.               

“To see these companies work together for the greater good of the community was inspiring,” says Sarahlynne Guerrero, sales representative trainee with Dow AgroSciences. “We were happy to donate the Vikane to rid the structure of drywood termites.”               

After receiving an inspection from Black Knight Termite & Pest, a fumigation for the 100,000-cubic-foot building was recommended to combat a drywood termite infestation that had been treated unsuccessfully with chemical spot treatments. The fumigators, both members of the Pest Control Operators of California, brought their own equipment and crews to the Dec. 27 fumigation.                

Jeff Gavitt of Black Knight Termite & Pest approached both businesses to see if they’d be interested in donating their time and talents.               

“Working together, the job was successfully completed,” says Gavitt. “The competitors’ crews worked together to rid the club of termites and make it safe for the kids and staff to return, all at no cost to the club.”               

No one was happier with this collaboration than Maryann Edwards, president and CEO of the local Boys and Girls Clubs and mayor of Temecula.               

“When I learned several companies were going to collaborate to offer this vital service free of charge, I was elated and very touched,” says Edwards. “Though this is not the typical donation our club gets, it is priceless in its impact to the structural health of our building and the overall health and safety of our children and staff members. When you consider the coordination and collaboration required to bring together multiple companies, and a major manufacturer, its significance grows. Our board of directors, staff, kids and parents appreciate the generosity more than we can say.”
 

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