- Plant flowers and flowering plants in gardens that will bloom at different times of the year - spring, summer and autumn.
- Place colorful flowers in clusters to make bee foraging more efficient.
- Create a pollinator-friendly habitat realizing that in addition to nectar and pollen, various species will need other things, such as bare soil or log piles to nest in, and (in the case of butterflies) other host plants for the caterpillars.
- Reduce pesticide use, increase green spaces (hint: a manicured lawn is not a green space that many species can utilize), and minimize urbanization.
- Educate neighbors, schools, and community groups about the importance of pollinators.
- Do not establish a beehive in your yard without instruction and support of a trained beekeeper.
Ecolab Pest Elimination, a division of Ecolab Inc., a global provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, received a Bronze Stevie Award for its Pest Link mobile app during the 17th Annual American Business Awards ceremony, held on June 11 in New York City.
Developed in partnership with BI Worldwide, the Pest Link mobile app helps engage employees and drive business results. Pest Link streamlines communications, fosters community and the sharing of technical expertise, and builds awareness of key company initiatives among Ecolab’s Pest Elimination sales and service professionals, the company said.
The Pest Link app features hero tiles to highlight the latest division news and updates, social feeds, and in-app messaging to connect employees. Stevie Award judges praised the app’s interface, accessibility and mobile strategy when presenting the Bronze Award in the Mobile Site & App category.
First presented in 2002, the Stevie Awards honor the achievements and contributions of organizations and business professionals. The American Business Awards are open to all organizations operating in the U.S. and feature a wide range of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. For a complete list of Stevie Award winners, visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
(Photo caption: Franchise owners Nick Vonella and Ashley Naumann stand in front of their new company vehicle at Black Diamond Pest Control in Pinellas County, Florida.)
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Black Diamond Pest Control announced the addition of a new franchise located in Pinellas County, Fla. The franchise owners are Nick Vonella and Ashley Naumann.
Black Diamond is now offering Pinellas Country general pest, termite and bed bug control. These services are available for both residential and commercial clients in the area. Black Diamond also has offices that serve the Louisville, Ky., and Southern Indiana market.
Black Diamond has multiple branches and franchises throughout the United States with plans for continued expansion. Learn more at bdfranchising.com.