MEMPHIS, Tenn. — ServiceMaster has acquired Seitz Brothers Exterminating, Schuylkill, Pa. The acquisition was announced by Potomac Pest Control, which represented Seitz Brothers during the transaction.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syngenta announced the launch of its new SecureChoice Cockroach Assurance Program. Syngenta says this new program gives PMPs a proven, integrated pest management (IPM) approach to tackling German and other prevailing cockroach species for guaranteed results.
The SecureChoice Cockroach Assurance Program guides PMPs through three phases of a cockroach treatment: an initial visit, follow-up visits, and continued maintenance and prevention. As part of the program, Syngenta also includes best practices for steps like inspection and monitoring, which are critical components of an IPM approach. By following the recommended SecureChoice Cockroach IPM Guide, Syngenta says it guarantees a reduction of at least 90% of the cockroach infestation during the first four visits over a 60-day period. If adequate reduction is not achieved, Syngenta will provide the needed Syngenta products for retreatment.
“Cockroaches are a notoriously difficult pest to eliminate,” says Marshall Gaster, market manager for Professional Pest Management (PPM) at Syngenta. “Our program pairs flexible and sustainable IPM strategies with effective products to give PMPs the level of control they need for their customers. Plus, PMPs have the peace of mind that their investment is assured by Syngenta.”
The SecureChoice Cockroach Assurance Program features multiple active ingredients and formulations to help manage insecticide resistance and bait aversion. It recommends using Advion WDG insecticide with Optigard Cockroach Gel Bait, and then rotating this combination with Optigard Flex liquid insecticide and Advion Evolution Cockroach Gel Bait every 90 days. The non-repellent liquid insecticides can be used with the gel baits for more thorough control, and all of the recommended products also qualify for yearlong savings through the PestPartners 365 Program.
“Syngenta did the hard work of testing this protocol so PMPs don’t have to,” says Nicky Gallagher, technical manager for PPM at Syngenta. “By taking the guesswork out of cockroach control, we’re enabling PMPs to spend less time on trial and error and more time taking care of their customers.”
To learn more about the new program, including terms and conditions, visit SyngentaPMP.com/Cockroach.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Don Kitchens to manager of the company’s Orlando service office (2082 33rd Street, 1st Floor) and Leo Gomes to sales manager, Western region
Kitchens, who has 25 years of experience in the pest control industry, joined Truly Nolen in 2018 as a Manager-in-Training. Prior to joining the company, he served in a sales development role for three years with Bug Brigade Pest Control. Kitchens attended both the University of Florida and the University of North Florida.
Some of Kitchens’ new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local Orlando community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I really missed developing and leading a sales and service team, which is something I enjoy and have had previous success doing,” said Kitchens. “Working for this company is truly refreshing, no pun intended, because there is a sincere desire to provide an equitable work-life balance.”
“Don has always shown initiative in the performance of his duties, even going beyond what is expected of him in order to ensure our company delivers quality customer service,” said Alex Bello, district manager, Orlando, the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. “We are very lucky to have him as a member of our Orlando team.”
Gomes’ office will be based at the Phoenix administrative office (2929 N. 44th Street, Suite #320) with a focus on the Arizona and California service offices.
Gomes has been with Truly Nolen for 23 years and was most recently the District Manager for Phoenix He has also been a Commercial Service Office Manager, Residential Service Office Manager, Lawn Branch Manager, and Commercial District Manager during his tenure with the company. Prior to joining the company, he spent three years in sales and shipping for a company based in New York City.
Gomes’ sales background and proven training skills within the company has him ready for the next challenge. “I am looking forward to helping build a stronger sales culture within this region,” said Gomes. “I know success could come to many more of our team members by building new relationships.”
“Leo will be working with our Arizona and California sales managers and service professionals on their sales techniques, knowledge, and skills,” said Justin Bellet, Chief Operating Officer. “I know he will be successful in his new role and I look forward to watching him develop his team.”