LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Bayer successfully completed the biggest acquisition in its history in the second quarter of 2018, while operational performance improved, even without taking into account the newly acquired Monsanto business. Sales advanced at three of the four segments on a currency- and portfolio-adjusted basis.
“We are on track to achieve our annual targets,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management, when he presented the interim report on Wednesday. EBITDA before special items increased thanks to growth at Crop Science and Animal Health. Bayer has adjusted its Group outlook to account for the sales and earnings contributions from Monsanto from the date of the acquisition. The company aims to pay out a dividend per share for 2018 that is at least at the same level as in the prior year.
Bayer completed the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7, 2018, for $63 billion dollars including debt. “The acquisition of Monsanto brings together two strong and highly complementary businesses: Bayer’s innovative chemical and biological crop protection portfolio and Monsanto’s exceptional expertise in the field of seeds and traits,” said Baumann. “We are now a leader in the agricultural industry with a clear commitment to innovation and sustainability – for the benefit of our customers and society,” he added. In addition to leveraging its employees’ extensive expertise in agriculture, Bayer now also has the strongest portfolio of seed and crop protection products for a wide range of crops and indications, the best research and development platform and the leading digital farming business.
More than 120 construction projects are pushing the rats into the terminal, according to KIRO. Some of the nearby areas that are under construction haven’t been disturbed in more than 10 years.
The outlet reported that more travelers coming through the airport also mean more trash to attract rodents and that the airport is working with restaurants to keep the rats out.
Additional measures include a $449,000 investment into the airport’s pest control program, adding more rat traps, finishing improvements on the ceiling structure, and hiring four new employees to respond to related issues, KIRO 7 reported.
Health inspections have been making weekly visits to the air hub, too.
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SenesTech, a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced a distribution agreement for ContraPest with Geotech Supply Co., a pest management distributor based in Sacramento, Calif.
"Geotech is well-positioned in the California market, and services some of the largest pest management accounts in California. Their team believes in delivering proven technology and products to their customers, with excellent service and a solid guarantee to their customers on everything they sell," sais Joe Malinowski, vice president of sales, SenesTech. "We share that commitment to provide proven solutions for pest management professionals (PMPs), and look forward to working with the Geotech team for continued growth in California, one of the largest markets in the U.S. pest control industry."
Geotech will be a stocking distributor, and has placed their initial stocking order.
Since 1979, the Telly Awards has recognized industry excellence and continues to reflect accomplishments in the ever-changing world of digital media. An international accolade, the Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states in the U.S., five continents and are judged by a council of over 200 previous winners and industry leaders.
The awarded campaign appeared as an animated series across the Terminix Service, Inc. social media channels, email campaigns and online advertisements. Inspired by the company’s industry-leading pest control services, samples of the work include the Rat in a Washing Machine, Cockroach Infestation and Leaking Pipe.
“We’re delighted to receive this recognition from the Telly Awards and congratulate Terminix on a campaign that garnered a strong emotional response across several digital channels,” said Bruce Murdy, President and CEO of Rawle Murdy. “We know that today’s consumers appreciate a good review, but what truly resonates is a memorable story - and that’s what we strived for in these commercials.”
“Every day, our technicians create personalized solutions for each unique pest problem,” said Trevor Knox, Terminix Service, Inc. vice president of sales and marketing. “These true stories show we’ve seen it all, and we’re proud of the creativity of our partner Rawle Murdy in helping us tell these stories in a fun way.”