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Industry Mourns Loss of Entomologist Jeff Seabrook

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Texas PMP and former manufacturer sales rep remembered for his devotion to the pest control industry.

Dan Moreland | November 15, 2010

Jeff Seabrook (back row, second from left) was a longtime sales representative for ICI Americas (now Syngenta Professional Products).FORT DAVIS, TEXAS – Jeff Seabrook, a former ICI Americas/Zeneca Professional Products sales representative and retired president of Seabrook Entomological Services, Argyle, Texas, succumbed to cancer on November 10. He was 59.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Entomology, Seabrook was well-known throughout the pest control industry, particularly in the Southwest where he worked as a sales representative for ICI Americas/Zeneca Professional Products (now Syngenta) for many years.

Following his career in product sales, Seabrook opened his own pest control business – Seabrook Entomological Services – in 2005, before recently retiring to the mountains of West Texas with wife, Diane. He was a Board Certified Entomologist (B.C.E.).

Tim Gafford, owner of Gafford Pest Control, Lubbock, Texas, was a longtime friend. “I started working with Jeff over 31 years ago in Texas (when I was) with Van Waters & Rogers in Texas,” he said. “Jeff was the best man at my wedding in New Orleans in 1984. When I moved back to Texas to take over the family pest control business in 1994, Jeff was without a doubt the best friend a man could have. Jeff helped me when I was really down and needed a friend. I believe to this day I would not be where I am without his support during those days. I want to thank Jeff Seabrook for being my dearest friend. We will miss you.”

“Jeff was one of the great personalities produced by the pest control industry in Texas,” added Mike Merchant, who writes the industry blog, Insects in the City. “He always had a story or a gadget for every occasion. Jeff was a great colleague and he will be missed by all his friends.”

A memorial service celebrating Seabrook’s life was held on Saturday at the Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville, Texas.

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