WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Anticimex announces the acquisition of Pestban, Woodstock, Ga. Pestban has operations throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is on pace to generate annual revenues of $21 million with 20% organic growth in 2021, Anticimex reports. With the acquisition, Anticimex further strengthens its market position across the southeastern U.S.
TAMPA, Fla. — More than 110 attendees gathered on Sept. 24, in Tampa, Fla., for McCall Service’s 1st annual Commercial Pest Management Summit. Originally scheduled for February 2020, the event was postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
McCall was determined to keep the event on the calendar and provide a great resource for CEUs, networking and an incredible lineup of speakers. The event drew 37 vendors to showcase their products and services to the industry. The event was also able to provide a platform for The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Pest Management University, Quality Pro, and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association to demonstrate their resources for the Pest Control Industry. The event drew PCOs from Florida and Georgia as well as other food safety professionals.
This year’s first summit was created to showcase “The Facility Assessment.” Many of the speakers directed their presentations to building a true Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for clients by using a detailed inspection or facility assessment to help build an award-winning program. The event was kicked off and headlined by Dr. Bobby Corrigan of RMC Pest Management Consulting. Other summit speakers included: Judi Lazaro of AIB International, Allie Allen, BCE of Quality Pro, Dr. Phil Koehler professor emeritus at The University of Florida, Dr. Rebecca Baldwin of The University of Florida, Matt Remmen, M.S. of Bayer, Cory Goeltzenleuchter, PHE of McCall Service, Dr. Nina Jenkins from Penn State, Mark Ruff, P.A. of MHR Law, Rolando Calzadilla of Pest Wildlife Pro, LLC. and Dustin Laursen of McCall Service.
The event was also able to use a raffle prize drawing to raise over $1,200 that will be donated to the Florida Pest Management Association Foundation. This was done with over 25 prizes donated by McCall and various vendors.
CDS Services, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Murrieta, Calif., was ranked No. 2 on the Top 100 Federal Government Pest Control Prime Contractors for fiscal year 2021.
The ranking was based on awarded contract values during this period in which CDS was awarded more than $2.8 million in federal contracts throughout the United States. CDS Services, dba Legion Pest Management, was created in 2013. The company is a member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), and is part of NPMA's PestVets.
FAIRFAX, Va. - The Pest Management Foundation announced the availability of up to five scholarships. The Foundation also announced the availability of up to $30,000 for pest management industry-related research.
The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program will award up to five scholarships of up to $2,000 each, to outstanding students at accredited entomology programs at U.S. colleges or universities. In return, scholarship recipients will be asked to provide a letter explaining how the scholarship has helped them in their academic and research endeavors.
Scholarship Eligibility. Currently enrolled undergraduate (junior or senior year) or graduate students majoring in entomology and focused on urban pest management are eligible. Students must have completed at least two semesters of study with at least one year remaining before graduation. Applicants must be full time students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better on 4.0 scale). Only one scholarship will be awarded per college or university each year.
What is the Pest Management Foundation? The Pest Management Foundation’s mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. The Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years and was originally named the Buettner Pest Control Foundation in honor of William O. Buettner, NPMA’s first President and Executive Vice President. In recent years, a new fund has been established honoring Norman Goldenberg for his years of service to the industry. Visit NPMAFoundation.org for more information.
For more information and to submit application materials contact Jim Fredericks via email:
The Pest Management Foundation
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
10460 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
SOLICITATION FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
The Pest Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and outreach. The Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of up to $30,000 for pest management industry-related research. The Foundation may choose to fund one or more projects; however, the Foundation reserves the right to decline to fund any of the proposed submissions.
Submission Requirements. Each submission should include a 1-2 page preliminary written proposal. Applicability to professional pest control and specific benefits to the pest management industry should be clearly articulated in the preliminary proposal. Formatting of the submission is flexible, except that submissions should not exceed 2 pages.
• Stated benefits that the pest management industry will reap from the research, such as measurable evidence of the effectiveness of the industry’s services, enhanced employee productivity, reduced operational costs, identification of new, profitable services, or insights into pest biology or behavior.
Based on the review of the preliminary proposals, selected projects will be invited to submit additional comprehensive proposals, including detailed budget and methods descriptions.
Additional Inquiries: If you have any inquiries regarding this document, please contact Jim Fredericks, Executive Director, Pest Management Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – The pest control industry mourns the loss of Millard Oldham Jr., who passed away on Sept. 26, at 95. Millard and Ada, his wife of 70 years, founded Oldham Chemicals Co., in 1966.
In addition to founding one of the pest control industry’s leading distributors, the Oldhams were actively involved in local, state and national pest control industry associations. Millard and Ada Oldham were always recognizable at NPMA PestWorld because the couple were almost always together – just as they were in their business.
Millard and Ada, both Arkansas natives, met in college. Both Millard and Ada received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology from Arkansas State University. Ada started her professional career working in a chemical company lab, while Millard’s career began in chemical sales. In 1966, the couple decided to combine their talents; they left the chemical manufacturing/formulation field to start their own distributorship - Oldham Chemicals. Their daughter, Marsha Reeves, joined Oldham Chemicals, during college, and her husband, Tommy Reeves, came on board with Oldham Chemicals in 1987 (the couple now lead Oldham Chemicals, serving as vice presidents). Oldham Chemicals, now a third-generation business, has grown into one of the largest distributors in the U.S, operating service centers throughout the Southeast.
The Oldhams were recognized as 2009 PCT/Syngenta Crown Leadership Award winners. In the article, Valera Jessee, executive director of the Georgia Pest Control Association and United Producers, Formulators & Distributors Association (UPF&DA), said of Millard and Ada Oldham. “There are certain people in this industry whose friendship you value above others. They are the people who have weathered the storms, the folks who have been instrumental in building an industry from its early days to its maturity. All these characteristics are embodied in the Oldhams.”
Millard is survived by wife, Ada, daughter Marsha O. Reeves (Tommy); his sister Mary "Tac" Wilbourn (Edward "Buddy") and his sister-in-law Patricia Marsh; his granddaughter Stephanie O'Briant (Blake), his great granddaughters; Hailey O'Briant, Fallon O'Briant and his great grandson Aiden O'Briant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Millard's memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; and Collierville First Baptist Church, Collierville, TN.
I had the great fortune of being able to work with Millard for many years through UPFDA. He was witty, charming, and always had the right quip for the occasion. Simply put, he was a true gentleman of our industry. I deeply admired his commitment to his business, to his wonderful family, and to his dear Ada. He was and is a genuine role model. A day interacting with Millard would always end up in the “good day” column. He will be missed. — Steve Levy, Bell Laboratories
The history of the pest control industry in the nation cannot be written without dedicating an entire chapter about Millard Oldham. He was part of its growth and professionalism. He dedicated his life to the industry and taught us grace, elegance, loyalty, trust and friendship. He left a legacy that shaped all of us. The passing of people happens when we forget about them; Millard will always be alive in our hearts and history. — Juan, Sylvia and Jackie Angulo, Superior Angran
I was deeply saddened to learn of Millard’s passing, but feel truly fortunate that he touched my life, and our industry. I remember meeting him at my first UPFDA meeting in 1991 wherein he was one of our most respected industry leaders. He was truly one of the founders of the modern industry when he and Ada had the foresight and ambition to launch Oldham Chemicals as a full service distributor in 1966. He was engaging and quick-witted, and welcomed newcomers with the grace of the consummate Southern gentleman that he always was. I admired his deep devotion to his family, his long-tenured employee family, and his customers. While we’ll miss him deeply, we can enjoy reflecting on the contributions he made to so many lives. — Cisse Spragins, Rockwell Labs Ltd
"Millard was a leader in our Industry that was liked and respected by all. He always had a great smile and good sense of humor. His commonsense leadership helped many of us." — Lon Records, Agri-Turf Distributing
“I entered the pest management industry in 1990, and within months I was introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Oldham in Memphis. I will always remember my first meeting with Tommy Reeves and Mr. Oldham. They both sat behind their desks, sinking deeply into their chairs, looking over mountains of folders, invoices, and binders of good old-fashioned computer transaction green ledger paper. From somewhere behind these stacks, I heard a small, sweet, Southern voice say, “Welcome to Memphis. Welcome to Oldham Chemicals. What can we do for you? Since that day, words that come to mind when I think of Mr. Oldham are kindness, honor, commitment, respect, and accountability (if he said he was going to do something, he would). And through it all he always had a smile on his face. Mr. Oldham was the embodiment of all of these adjectives in the way he treated me, our business and our relationship.” – Manny Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Liphatech