- Los Angeles (Tuesday, June 7): 32 units donated; eight first-time donors
- Atlanta (Wednesday, June 22): 27 units donated; 11 first-time donors
MAYETTA, Kan. - Industry veteran Jared Harris recently launched his own consulting business, Pro Source Consulting.
“I started in the termite trenches over 25 years ago and have since worked almost every position in the industry,” said Harris. “The past 18 years have included research, customer care and sales for BASF. The pest and lawn care industries have seen major changes over these last few years. I see a need for small, medium and large pest management companies to have access to experience in business analytics, sales and marketing analytics, management and owner coaching.”
Pro Source Consulting also provides CEU training for state associations, sales and CEU training for pest providers, litigation review with industry insurance providers and new product review and trialing with manufacturers.
Harris can be contacted at 785/851-0425 and email@example.com.
Wayne Page, former owner of Canadian Pest Control Ltd., was honored as the fourth recipient of the CPMA Steven Graff Ambassador Award. The award was recognized virtually by the Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) and Bayer at the Pest Management Canada conference in April.
The award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the pest management industry in Canada and honours the memory of Graff, a longtime quality assurance manager at Abell Pest Control and past CPMA president who passed away in 2017. Graff's CPMA accomplishments included defending the pest control industry before the Canadian government and helping foster the relationship between CPMA and Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
In a statement, Page said receiving the award was “a personal highlight” and his involvement in CPMA was “a definite career highlight.”
“Through this organization, I met so many colleagues, industry experts and suppliers, all which helped my personal growth as well as the growth of my company,” he said.
Page thanked his family and team at Canadian Pest Control Ltd. for “allowing me the opportunity to get involved in industry activities beyond just the company,” as well as the industry for “still remembering me in my retirement.”
In 1994, Page left corporate banking for the adventure of owning a small business by purchasing his father’s pest control company, Canadian Pest Control, Ltd. in Coquitlam, B.C.
After a few years of learning the joys and heartbreak of running a company (and telling his wife Ellen to keep her day job “just in case”), he found his footing, and Canadian Pest Control grew into a leading Vancouver pest control company.
Over the years, Page became more passionate about the industry and active behind the scenes. He took on roles in the Structural Pest Control Association of British Columbia, serving as president, and was instrumental in getting the province to implement continuing education credits for pesticide applicator recertification. He also was an engaged CPMA board member.
Page believed a rising tide lifted all boats. This motivated him to continually improve the reputation and awareness of the local pest management industry, which benefited his company and competitors alike.
He and Ellen enjoyed attending national and international conferences. Living by his father’s motto that “education found through travel is as valuable as any lesson learned inside a classroom,” they always planned a few extra days to tour the local town in which conferences were held. As well, Page admitted to learning a lesson or two in the bar after the education sessions ended.
In 2006, he and Ellen decided it was time for the next chapter in their lives to begin, and they sold Canadian Pest Control to Orkin Canada.
Page reminded everyone to remember that the family and friends who support you along the journey are the real rewards in business and in life.
Previous recipients of the CPMA Steven Graff Ambassador Award are:
- 2020 – Don McCarthy, Braemar Pest Control (retired)
- 2019 – Tom Schultz, Edmonton Exterminators
- 2018 – Gary Muldoon, Orkin Canada
BEND, Ore. — Suterra announced its newest aerosol mating disruption product CheckMate Puffer IMM is now OMRI listed and compliant with organic industry standards. As a result, organic commercial food handling and processing facilities can effectively and efficiently control Indianmeal moth and other stored product moth species.
The new Puffer IMM uses the same Puffer technology trusted by thousands of growers in 20 countries, Suterra said. This aerosol device automatically puffs non-toxic, species-specific pheromone into the air to confuse and interrupt mating of moths, thus lowering pest populations and helping pest management professionals achieve ultimate control.
"It is a breakthrough to be able to offer an organic product to the increasing number of food processors and handlers that can be used in accordance with National Organic Program Standards,” said Vijay Pai, general manager of commercial pests at Suterra. “We are excited to see the industry moving toward preventative control methods, and Checkmate Puffer IMM is the best in its class for large-scale food handling facilities with stored product moth challenges.”
Additionally, Suterra said the new Puffer IMM is easy to deploy and can be used in a variety of commercial settings like food manufacturing, milling, storage, distribution and retail settings. CheckMate Puffer IMM has proven effectiveness at preventing and controlling infestations of Indianmeal moth, Mediterranean flour moth, raisin moth, tropical warehouse moth, and tobacco moth for six months or more, the company stated.