LITITZ, Pa. — Woodstream Professional Pest Management recently introduced its new Terro Wasp & Hornet Killer aerosol.
The water-based formula reduces staining issues and contains active ingredients tetramethrin and sumithrin. Available in a 19-ounce can, the spray is designed to reach up to 20 feet. It foams to coat the nest and insects for a complete kill, Woodstream reports.
For more information, contact a Woodstream products distributor, or visit woodstreampro.com.
On March 2, 2021, the PWIPM of New England awarded the second annual Women of Excellence Award to Courtney Carace, ACE of Pest-End Inc. in Plaistow, N.H.
Carace has worked for Pest-End since 2004 and has held various positions during this time, including office administration, technical, management, and executive positions. She obtained her National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association certification in 2010 and was a bed bug canine handler for several years for the company.
Carace is also a licensed and certified pest control operator in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. More recently, she earned her Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification. She was recognized as having the highest score of the day for the ACE Exam.
Carace was accepted into the 2021 class of the Executive Leadership Program through the National Pest Management Association. She is a proud mother of her two children, Jack and Jameson, and wife to her husband and business partner, Adam, of eight years.
Her office sales manager and nominator, Lizz Lemmon, had the following comments: “Courtney offers a wealth of knowledge day to day along with helping the women in our office grow and feel at home in a pest control industry, that historically has been a male dominant industry. Her leadership and guidance have made me and the other women in our company thrive in a way that a future in pest control does not seem so scary.”
ORLANDO, Fla. — K2 Insurance Services announced that pest control insurance provider Xterminator Pro is now a division of its subsidiary, Aegis General Insurance Agency. The acquisition of Xterminator Pro from Skyward Specialty Insurance allows access to Skyward’s insurance carriers, policies, forms and endorsements for three years and for all current lines of business.
Xterminator Pro will continue to offer general liability, workers compensation, commercial auto, commercial property, excess, island marine, crime and employment practice liability insurance to protect the business needs of pest management professionals and provide a single source of insurance coverages to the brokers who serve them.
Skyward’s underwriting professionals will transition to Xterminator Pro, ensuring continuity of account services. The Xterminator Pro team will bring its comprehensive knowledge of the coverages and exposures of the pest profession and maintain its established relationships with its insureds and the brokers serving them.
Billy Craft moves from Skyward to Xterminator Pro as president of the division, which will remain based in Orlando, Fla. He served as vice president of the Skyward X-Pro pest control division before the K2 acquisition and has been with the carrier since 2010.
Craft brings a lengthy tenure of agency, managing general agent marketing and management experience, most of which is in the pest control industry. He also has experience in the technology and communications sectors.
Allen Fugler will maintain his role as director of risk management, working with insureds on regulatory compliance, employee training, file documentation and risk mitigation. His 29-year career in pest management includes stints in pest trade association management and with insurance programs dedicated to pest management professionals. He is a credential pest professional with an Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification.
Learn about the Xterminator Pro insurance program and its loss control resources at aegisgeneral.com/products/pest-control-insurance/.
Brokers can learn about resources to serve pest professional clients at aegisgeneral.com/products/pest-control-insurance/broker/.