A look at some of the top stories, multimedia files and more posted on PCT Online for the week of May 23. Highlights this week include the publication of PCT's Top 100 list; a PCO raising funds to support Texas school shooting victims' families; and Orkin's Top 50 Mosquitoes Cities list.
JACKSON, Tenn. – Golden Circle Exterminators has acquired Tennessee Valley Termite & Pest Control Company based in Jackson, Tenn. Finalized in May 2022, the addition represents Golden Circle’s 5th acquisition, further expanding their presence in West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi.
Tennessee Valley Termite & Pest Control Company was founded in 1972, providing pest control to commercial and residential customers in the West Tennessee area, including Madison, Gibson, Crockett, and Dyer counties, among others.
“Our goal is to continue to provide our customers with the absolute best service their money can buy while maintaining our core values of integrity and treating others how we want to be treated. Continued growth in our region is important to us, but not at the expense of our standard of excellence, taking great care of our Team and our customers,” said Marty Dyer, owner of Golden Circle Exterminators.
CLEVELAND - PCT and BASF announced the launched our annual Technician of the Year awards program.
The awards recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. Be sure to nominate your company’s standout service professionals.
Related: A look at last year's Technicians of the Year
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – As the father of 2-year-old son Landry and a lifelong Texan, Pest Force founder and CEO Austin Elrod was heartbroken with news of the May 24 Uvalde (Texas) school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children.
“When I came home and looked at [Landry] and saw his bright eyes and then to think about those kids and their families and what they are going through...it is unfathomable,” Elrod said. "I want to take action and do something that I hope helps in any way possible. If what we are doing can impact just one person in a positive way, then we have achieved our goal.”
The action Elrod and Pest Force is taking is to donate a percentage of any new service payment in the next 30 days to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), volunteers, and relief funds to help the Uvalde Community. Pest Force employees also offered to donate all of their commissions for the next 30 days to support the campaign, and the company will match 25% of this additional amount as a donation.
“I am proud of my Pest Force team for coming together and getting behind this effort to provide support for the Uvalde community,” said Elrod.
Additionally, Elrod would like to see the entire pest control industry get involved. “We activated a special area on our website, www.pestforceusa/takeaction, where you can find links to fundraising accounts, institutions and initiatives that help the Uvalde victims and work to prevent these type of tragedies from happening again,” Elrod said.
To get more information about this campaign you can go to www.pestforceusa/takeaction and Pest Force Pest Control Social media channels @pestforceusa or write an email to email@example.com.