Pi Chi Omega offers four scholarships to students in the field of urban and industrial pest management – or some closely related field of study. Eligible students are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students interested in this type of pest management. Completed applications are due on March 15, 2019.
Any full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program related to Urban or Industrial Pest Management is encouraged to apply.
Click here for an application. For questions, please call Pi Chi Omega at 540/376-3617.
P.E.S.T. Relief International Provides Disaster Relief in Florida
The group helped restore The Taunton Family Children’s Home in Wewahitchka, Fla., which was devasted by Hurricane Michael.
Editor’s note: P.E.S.T. Relief International, a non-profit organization for professionals in the pest management industry to empower, sustain and transform the lives of the destitute and the defenseless, recently helped restore The Taunton Family Children’s Home in Wewahitchka, Fla., which was devasted by Hurricane Michael.
On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Fla. This devastating category 4 storm was the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history. Directly in the path of Michael, The Taunton Family Children’s Home in Wewahitchka, Fla., incurred damages that included over 200 fallen trees and a flooded bunkhouse, which destroyed 12 mattresses.
Upon arrival we were greeted by 33 smiling faces and open arms. We quickly went to work removing storm debris and serving the residents of The Taunton Family Children’s Home. During our visit, we provided 179 meals, distributed blankets and Buddy Bags, painted fingernails and toes, played basketball, and handed out 26 bibles with personal inscriptions for each child.
The destroyed mattresses were replaced with brand-new mattresses, and all beds received new sheets, bedding, and mattress encasements to provide a safe and sanitary place to sleep. The chainsaw crew was able to remove 50 of the remaining trees making the grounds much safer for everyone.
Later that night, a campfire with s’mores hit the spot after a hard day’s work. We wished the children well as they returned to their homes to sleep in their clean and comfy beds.
This experience not only impacted the residents of The Taunton Family Children’s Home, but also the volunteers who dedicated their time and resources to bring comfort and relief.
Special thanks to our volunteers and donors who made this initiative possible:
Glenda Lehmberg and Maria Collins
Marty and Cindy Jones
Greg and Jessica Olliff
Thomas Burnsad and Adam Matthews
Andrea, Jeff, and David Hancock
Mattress Safe, Inc.
Modern Pest Services Acquires Mastershield Pest Control Services
Modern expands in Connecticut with the acquisition of Mastershield, based in Oxford, Conn.
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Modern Pest Services is expanding again in Connecticut with the acquisition of Mastershield Pest Control Services, Oxford, Conn.
Founded in 2004, Mastershield provides residential and commercial services in Fairfield, New Haven, Litchfield, and Hartford counties. Mastershield’s service area aligned well with Modern’s current area of operations throughout Connecticut and was identified as a target of Modern because of their commitment to integrity and best in class customer service.
Dennis Dube, president of Modern commented about the announcement, “Mastershield is the latest in a growing list of partners we have found in the state of Connecticut. We are thrilled to welcome the Mastershield team to Modern, and we are excited about our growth throughout New England with this being our seventh acquisition in the last eighteen months.”
Chuck Bogannam, owner of Mastershield Pest Control commented on the acquisition, “The team at Mastershield is very excited about the new partnership with Modern. Modern’s expertise will allow us to provide an even wider range of specialized services to our customers, creating the ability to meet all customer pest control needs.”
Mastershield’s current operations will move to Modern’s local New Haven branch.
New PestWeb Features Announced
Univar announced that the Product Documents area of its website, www.pestweb.com, has been upgraded.
AUSTIN, Texas – Univar announced that Product Documents area of its website, www.pestweb.com, has been upgraded to make it easier for customers to get the key technical info needed to run their business.
With “Partner Verified Documents” customers can quickly see if the label or SDS has been verified by the product manufacturer as the most current, according to Andrew Assir, senior marketing manager, Univar Environmental Sciences.
“Whether researching new products or making sure the team is equipped with the most up to date label or SDS, customers can just look for the ‘Partner Verified' banner and rest easy. With our latest update, we’ve also made it even easier for customers to download all of these documents behind log in to share across the team,” he said.