CLEVELAND - PCT announces the call for entries for our 18th annual Best Pest Photo Contest. The contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. Photos will be judged on the three Cs: color, clarity and content. The winning photographer will receive $500. In addition to the photo, please provide: (1) Identification of the pest; (2) location of where the photo was taken; and (3) anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken.
ATLANTA - Rollins, Inc. announced this year’s O. Wayne Rollins scholarship winners. Each year, select Rollins employees’ sons or daughters are awarded the O. Wayne Rollins scholarship to help with college tuition. This year, 15 distinguished high school graduates will receive $3,000 for the school year. Students will receive the scholarships for two to four years, depending on their coursework and they type of degree they are pursuing.
Beginning in 2018, Rollins allocated additional dollars to the scholarship fund due to the government tax breaks to support an additional five students each year. Prior to that, Rollins awarded scholarships to 10 students each year. The scholarship first began in 1968, and in the past 20 years has helped more than 200 college students.
Any child of a full-time Rollins employee who plans to attend college or trade school is eligible to apply for the award.
NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association will be holding its second annual Rodent and Wildlife Academy, November 12-14, in New Orleans.
This three-day event will offer comprehensive and in-depth information in all areas of rodent and wildlife biology and management. The Academy will place emphasis on field training and management techniques. In order to provide hands-on training, the class size is limited to 30 registrants.
(Pictured: Deni Naumann speaks during a retirement ceremony in her honor aboard the USS Midway last week during PestWorld 2019).
MEMPHIS, Tenn., and FAIRFAX, Va. – ServiceMaster and the National Pest Management Association announced the Deni Naumann Empowerment Grant, funded by ServiceMaster. The grant will be administered by NPMA’s Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) council.
The announcement was made on Oct. 15, on the USS Midway during a retirement celebration for Deni Naumann, past president of Copesan Services and (most recently) strategic advisor/executive consultant, ServiceMaster.
More than 200 of Naumann’s industry friends and colleagues attended the event, which celebrated Naumann’s accomplishments during her 13 years in the industry, and acknowledged her commitment to service excellence and immense contributions to pest management.
Nik Varty, CEO, ServiceMaster, announced the grant, which will begin in 2020 and provides the opportunity for a female in any industry business role to compete for an all-expenses paid trip to attend PestWorld for educational purposes plus an award of $1,000 towards her professional goal. This also enables PWIPM to continue their annual Empowerment Grant program with guaranteed funds for at least one woman per year. To learn more visit http://npmapestworld.org/pwipm-grant.
NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf said, “On behalf of NPMA, we thank ServiceMaster for this grant and tribute to Deni’s legacy. This grant will continue to help us build strong leaders for the future growth of our industry.”
The reception-style event provided suppliers, pest management providers, educators and clients an opportunity to reconnect, reminisce and extend their best wishes to Naumann as she moves on to the next chapter in her career, retirement.
(Pictured: Presenters at the RISE PestWorld Industry Issues Breakfast included RISE Governing Board Chairman Gilles Galliou (Bayer) and RISE Governing Board Member Stephanie Jenson (BASF).)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) hosted its annual Industry Issues Breakfast during National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2019 last week in San Diego, California, welcoming members for issue updates.
“Access to chemical technology is crucial for the protection of public health, and it is up to us to keep these tools available,” said Governing Board Chairman Gilles Galliou, Head of Region, Americas, at Bayer Environmental Science. “We must all reach out to our communities and personally share how pesticides keep public spaces safe and pest free. Through this outreach, and through strategic partnerships with pest control and other sectors, we can more effectively communicate the benefits of our industry’s products.”
Governing Board Member Stephanie Jensen, Director of Professional & Specialty Solutions at BASF, spoke to attendees about the important of engagement. “Each of us can be a grassroots connector in our cities and towns. I encourage everyone in our industry to use resources from RISE, NPMA, and other partners to share information on how imperative it is for consumers and professionals to have access to pesticide products.”
RISE is the national association leading the way in meaningful conversations about specialty pesticides and fertilizers. Stay informed on industry issues by following @PestFacts on Twitter.