BASF's Antonia Chan and Dr. Bob Davis recently presented an informative webinar of the Trelona Annual Bait Stations (ATBS), the latest termite product from BASF. The webinar has been recorded and will soon be available from BASF. Contact your local BASF rep.
ATLANTA — Rollins, Inc., announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has expanded its presence in South America, Europe and Africa with the addition of six new franchises in the second half of 2017. The franchises are located in Northeast Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, The Netherlands and Azerbaijan. The Orkin Brand is now represented in 53 countries.
"We are excited to expand our presence in these areas and believe that it provides a great opportunity for us, as we continue to grow our Orkin brand internationally," said Tom Luczynski, Orkin president of global development and international franchising. The new franchises will offer commercial and residential pest control and termite services where applicable.
The franchisees have received their initial training at the company's award-winning training center in Atlanta, and will receive follow-up training in their country.
MBM Extermination, Inc. of St. Bruno, Quebec (QualityPro & GreenPro)
Spearhead Pest Control of Ventura, California (QualityPro)
Stop Pest Control of NY of New York, NY (QualityPro)
Gateway Inspections of Amelia, Virginia (QualityPro)
BUFFALO, N.Y.— As reported by WIVB, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) filed a grievance against the district for exposing teachers to unsafe and unhealthy working conditions. At issue is an ongoing bed bug problem at Buffalo Public School 37, WIVB reported.
Parents received a letter from the district last week that stated an individual in the building had possible bug bites, WIVB reported.
The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) says school officials aren’t doing enough to handle the problem.
A Buffalo parent, Michelle Eggleston, says her 7 year-old son goes to School 37. Eggleston told WIVB she pulled him out of school last Friday because the issue wasn’t resolved. “I’m not sending my son to school and I bring home these bugs, because they’re not going to pay for my house to be fumigated, and I can’t afford it. Thursday, I went in, and there’s stuff everywhere. People are throwing out their classroom stuff, you know people are just- their hair’s all tied up, they say they put rubbing alcohol on the kids, there’s kids still missing from school, it’s not taken care of,” said Eggleston.
The teachers union says the issue should have been dealt with quickly and decisively.
Click here to read the entire article.
Malinowski joins SenesTech with more than 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. His industry background includes significant management and operating experience at industry leaders including Terminix, and specifically, Orkin, where he served from 1979 to 2002, in positions of increasing levels of responsibilities during his tenure.
Dr. Loretta Mayer, chairman and chief executive officer of SenesTech, said, "I am pleased to have an industry executive the caliber of Joe Malinowski join SenesTech at this important point in the history of the company. His broad industry expertise, as well as contacts throughout the industry, will be instrumental to SenesTech as we work to establish ContraPest as one of the most effective solutions in the pest control industry."
Malinowski said, "I see a great opportunity with a unique solution that can achieve breakthrough results. The demand for effective pest management continues unabated as it has for centuries. I believe ContraPest offers a sustainable solution that traditional poison baits have not been able to produce. I look forward toward working with the entire SenesTech team to develop this opportunity."