Pictured: Walter McDuffie (left) and Jack Roberts (right), the newest NCPMA Life Members.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced that it recently named Walter McDuffie and Jack Roberts as Life Members in the association. NCPMA offers life member status based on an individual’s active membership for 20 years or more and outstanding service to the pest management profession.
NCPMA has granted Life Member status to six individuals in the association’s history.
Walter McDuffie’s career and membership in NCPMA span more than 50 years. He joined NCPMA shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in entomology from North Carolina State University and founding McDuffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown. McDuffie served multiple terms on the NCPMA Board of Directors and served as the association president in 1982.
Jack Roberts’ career and NCPMA membership also spans more than 50 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University and, shortly thereafter, founded A-1 Pest Control in Lenoir in 1965. Roberts served on several NCPMA committees and served multiple terms on the NCPMA Board of Directors before serving as president from 1973-1974. During his two terms as president, Roberts was instrumental in helping NCPMA become an affiliated chapter of the National Pest Management Association.
The induction ceremony was held during the NCPMA Pest Control Technicians’ School in Durham in January 2019.
Liphatech Announces Soft Bait Slam Dunk Promotion
In March and April, PMPs will earn points that can be redeemed for prizes when they purchase Liphatech soft bait rodenticides from participating distributors.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Liphatech’s Soft Bait Slam Dunk promotion gives pest management professionals (PMPs) another reason to stock up on soft bait. Every Liphatech soft bait rodenticide purchase from a participating distributor between March 1 and April 30, 2019, will earn points that can be redeemed for prizes such as a wireless inspection camera, Liphatech windbreaker, $500 Southwest Airlines gift card or Spartan GoCam trail camera. See the Soft Bait Slam Dunk Playbook for details.
Liphatech’s trio of soft bait rodenticides provide a rodent control solution for every situation and won’t melt when temps rise, the company reports. FirstStrike, Resolv and TakeDown all have different active ingredients and are palatable to rats and mice.
“We’re offering PMPs a way to earn prizes and win the fight against rodents,” said Charlie Passantino, business director of Liphatech’s pest management division. “We know our soft baits perform and want PMPs to experience success in rodent control first-hand.”
For more information about Liphatech products and services, visit liphatech.com or call 888-331-7900.
Pictured, from left to right, Andrew Barrows (Arrow), Nick Kerlin (Bug Free), Tom Leithauser (Bug Free) and Michael Rolman (Arrow).
NAPLES, Fla. — Arrow Environmental Services, a subsidiary of Environmental Pest Service, announced it has acquired Bug Free Services, one of the largest pest control providers in Naples, Fla. The deal expands Arrow’s presence in SW FL and adds approximately $2.1 million in revenues, 13 employees and more than 3,500 new customers.
“Bug Free has built a great company over the past 20 years and we are excited for our partnership,” said Michael Rolman, senior vice president of sales and operations for EPS. “This partnership will allow us to continue to grow density in Southwest Florida by adding a high-quality pest control account base with a stellar reputation.”
Bug Free offers residential and commercial pest control services, including treatments for general pest, termites and lawn. The ownership and leadership of Bug Free will be focusing on continuing to grow their fumigation and heat treatment services.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Arrow team,” said Tom Leithauser. “Their focus is very much in line with ours and I’m confident that our customers will experience the same great service that they’ve come to expect from their local team.”