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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – On Jan. 2, Black Diamond Pest Control opened its newest branch in Elizabethtown, Ky. The branch offers residential and commercial clients in Nelson, Hardin and LaRue counties offers general pest, termite, bed bug, wildlife control and more.
At the helm of this new branch is former Black Diamond Louisville and Southern Indiana employee Eric Freedland. Freedland began working as a tactical eradication agent in the pest control division in 2017. Now, with almost three years at the company under his belt, he’s being given the opportunity to run his own location as a branch manager.
“Everyone who works here has the opportunity to turn a job into a career,” said Black Diamond CEO Keith Duncan, Jr. “We’re always looking for potential, and when we see it, we try to make things happen — not just for the good of the company, but for employees with long-term goals as well.”
Freedland says new Black Diamond customers in his area can expect the same outstanding customer service that has helped BD Headquarters become the largest local pest control company in the Louisville and Southern Indiana market.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Freedland. “I’ve learned a lot from the Black Diamond team, and I look forward to working hard and making this new branch a success.” Learn more about Black Diamond franchising at https://www.bdfranchising.com/.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Truly Nolen Pest Control Vice President of Safety and Insurance Bob Hartley, who started with the company on Jan. 9, 1970 on Speedway Boulevard, celebrated an amazing milestone in this day and age earlier this month – 50 years with one company.
The 78-year-old Hartley first became familiar with Tucson while serving as a radar technician in the Air Force on Mount Lemmon. After his honorable discharge in late-1969, Hartley elected to relocate to Tucson permanently and used a hiring agency to try and find employment. After a couple of temporary interviews, he had a 20 minute interview with Truly Nolen and was hired on the spot as a Termite Inspector.
MILWAUKEE – Liphatech has added Flatline Soft Bait to its portfolio of soft bait products. Flatline is the first and only soft bait rodenticide containing the active ingredient chlorophacinone, an ideal choice for pest management professionals (PMPs) looking for an everyday use product to help stop damage caused by rodents, Liphatech reports.
As chlorophacinone is a first-generation anticoagulant rodenticide, Flatline is a multiple-feed soft bait that effectively kills rats and mice. Flatline maintains its integrity in hot environments, is attractive to rats and mice and can be used for light to heavy rodent activity, according to Liphatech.
“Rounding out our soft bait family, Flatline is a first gen for the next gen,” said Charlie Passantino, structural pest control business director at Liphatech. “For PMPs, it is an ideal choice for rodent control maintenance plans and a good bait to try if new to soft bait.”
Flatline Soft Bait is packaged in a conveniently sized 28-gram soft bait pouch which can be quickly secured with bait rods or feeding devices, such as SoftSecure Technology (SST). As with all Liphatech soft baits, Flatline is made without nuts or seeds to reduce debris and service time for PMPs.
Flatline Soft Bait rodenticide is available to PMPs in 4 lb. individual bags of 28-gram pouches or in 8-bag cases. Specifically, Flatline can be used to target Norway rats, roof rats, house mice, deer mice and other rodent species as listed on the product label. Vitamin K₁ is the antidote for Flatline. Registration is pending in California, Hawaii, Maine and South Dakota.
Visit liphatech.com/flatline for the most up-to-date registration information.
NEW YORK - The Danish company RodeXit has granted an authorized distributorship for its rodent-resistant door sweeps and proofing strips to Bug Off Pest Control Center, a New-York-based supplier and training institution.
Bug Off’s Andy Linares believes RodeXit will be well received by the U.S. market because it is a high-quality rodent-proofing tool; is easy to install, transport and store; saves labor and time; and is durable and cost-effective. Linares said, "The future of rodent control is exclusion; and the future of exclusion is RodeXit."