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Advantage Pest Control is a full-service company focusing on residential and commercial pest and termite control.

Advantage Pest Control Headquarter Location

9895 66th St. N

Pinellas Park, Florida, 33782,

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727-322-3202

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Arrow Exterminators Acquires Advantage Pest Control (Fla.) - PCT - Pest Control Technology

May 18, 2018

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Advantage Pest Control (Fla.) The transaction further strengthens Arrow’s presence in Pinellas County and the extensive Tampa Bay area. ATLANTA -  Arrow Exterminators  announced the merger and acquisition of Advantage Pest Control of FL, a full-service company focusing on residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Pinellas Park, Florida, the center of the St. Peteresburg/Clearwater peninsula. This transaction further strengthens Arrow’s presence in Pinellas County and the extensive Tampa Bay area and allows Arrow to grow and reach more residential and commercial customers with a full line of services. “We are so delighted to welcome the customers and team members of Advantage Pest to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Advantage Pest’s commitment to their customers and passion for customer service as well as their full service offerings is not only a perfect fit, but a strategic one as well. Advantage Pest will ultimately operate as Hughes Exterminators and gives us a total of 25 service centers throughout the state of Florida.” Advantage Owner Michael Piacenza said he was "looking for a company that provides world-class customer service and was obsessed about how customers and employees are treated. We found that in Arrow Exterminators. We have always believed that a business that values family also values customers. We are proud to join a fellow family-owned and operated company and be a part of the Arrow family. Piacenza added, "We wanted to give our employees with great opportunities for growth and also be with a company which offers our long-time customers an expanded range of services. All of my employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.” “Michael and his team has proudly served the Tampa Bay area and is very well regarded in the state of Florida. We are proud to have this strong, experienced team of professionals join the Arrow family. We continuously look to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and we believe we found the perfect fit with Advantage Pest,” said Tim Pollard, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Arrow Exterminators. UCR Scientist Rediscovers Insect Lost For 105 Years A scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has rediscovered a tiny flower beetle that was last seen more than a century ago. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has rediscovered a tiny flower beetle that was last seen more than a century ago. Adriean Mayor, a research associate in entomology, rediscovered the species in April during ongoing field research in California. Mayor said the beetle, Trichochrous kernensis, has only been seen once before, in 1913, when the five original specimens were collected near the town of Havilah in Kern County. “When something hasn’t been seen for over 100 years, it’s tempting to think it may have gone extinct, or maybe the original research had been in error,” Mayor said. “But here was this beetle, exactly where it was supposed to be.” Measuring less than 3 millimeters long, Trichochrous kernensis is not easy to spot or recognize. “I and other entomologists have seen all the related species known from the Havilah area on many occasions, but this particular species had proven especially elusive,” Mayor said. “I had spent some time in the nearby Walker Basin scanning the flowers there but had found nothing. I was walking back to my car when I noticed some black specks in some of the flowers in a wash along the roadside, and, sure enough, the specks were beetles.” Mayor returned to UCR with a few dozen specimens out of what he estimates were tens of thousands feeding on flowers along the wash. Trichochrous kernensis is a member of the family Melyridae, which are also known as soft-winged flower beetles. Most adult melyrid beetles feed solely on pollen from flowers and are believed to contribute to the pollination of the majority of wildflowers in California. Despite this role and their sheer numbers — estimated in the millions or billions for melyrid beetles as a whole — little is known about the biology of these beetles and their larvae. “In over a century, we’ve only found what amounts to a literal handful of the larvae of this group of beetles, mostly in the soil, but we have no idea what they feed on or how long they live; pretty much everything is guesswork, so it’s a real ecological puzzle,” Mayor said. Mayor, who recently retired from his position as museum curator for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, now volunteers at UC Riverside. He is one of only two experts studying this group of beetles in the United States. The beetles he collects, many of which are new to science, are deposited along with 4 million other insect specimens in UCR’s Entomology Research Museum. Phillip Cooper steps down as CEO due to acquisition of Cooper Pest Solutions. Lawrenceville, N.J. — With the recent acquisition by Terminix of BedBug Central ’s former parent company (N.J.-based Cooper Pest Solutions ), BedBug Central has announced a change at the top of its organization. Long-time Vice President of Sales Robert DiJoseph will be taking over as president. The acquisition of Cooper Pest does not include the N.J.-based BedBug Central, which will continue to operate financially and strategically as a separate and distinct entity, focusing on education under the BedBug University brand and distribution of bed bug monitoring and interception devices under its SenSci brand. “Due to my new responsibilities with Terminix, I will be stepping down as CEO and president of BedBug Central,” said former CEO Phillip Cooper. “It’s been almost a 10-year labor of love, but I leave knowing the company is in capable hands.” DiJoseph, along with Director of Innovation and Technical Content Jeff White, will continue to handle BedBug Central’s day-to-day operations. “I’m thrilled for Phil as he embraces his new challenges with Terminix, and I’m truly excited for this opportunity to guide the company, along with Jeff, that I helped to develop back in 2009,” said DiJoseph. White also said he is looking forward to BedBug Central’s future. “BedBug Central is excited to begin exploring opportunities beyond bed bugs, including new product innovation and development for both bed bugs and other pests,” White said. BedBug Central, based in Hamilton, N.J., offers education under the BedBug University brand, as well as product innovation, development and distribution under its SenSci brand. LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. and MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terminix announced it has acquired Cooper Pest Solutions , a $12.2 million firm headquartered in Lawrenceville, N.J. The deal, which does not include Cooper Pest’s sister company, BedBug Central, closed on May 15, and terms were not disclosed. “This acquisition gives us a bigger presence in the greater Philadelphia market — specifically northern and central New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania — a very competitive market,” said Matthew Stevenson, president, Terminix Residential. As part of the deal, Cooper Pest Solutions Owner Phil Cooper leaves that role to join Terminix, but he continues to run the Cooper Pest Solutions business (which will continue to operate under the Cooper brand). "We are thrilled to be working with Nik Varty, Matt Stevenson and the Terminix team. Having spent a great deal of time with them, we are convinced their vision aligns with that of the Cooper team and value all that is special in the Cooper organization. We will continue to deliver our amazing experience to our customers as Cooper,” Phil Cooper said. The most significant change is with Cooper Pest Solutions Technical Director Rick Cooper, who will take on a training and education role at Terminix. Considered one of the pest control industry’s foremost authorities on bed bugs, Rick Cooper received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2015. “I’m going to be working at the national level, which is exciting for me,” Rick Cooper told PCT. In addition to strengthening its training/technical team with Rick Cooper, Terminix’s management has been bolstered by the addition of Phil Cooper, the high-energy company leader known for his innovative approaches to customer service. As Rick Cooper noted, Terminix was “really interested in our culture and the way we do things.” Phil and Rick Cooper are second-generation pest management professionals who took over the family business in 1991 from their late father Theodore H. Cooper, who founded the firm in 1955. The duo has made Cooper Pest Solutions one of the pest control industry’s great success stories. Rick Cooper has been a “go to” source, especially with bed bugs, and his media appearances have boosted Cooper’s brand and visibility, while Phil Cooper leads with an infectious enthusiasm as evidenced by his creation of the company mission statement. "To WOW our clients, WOW our teammates, WOW our community, WOW our service partners and WOW the bottom line!" In 2004, he published a book “What+How=Wow,” which provides insight into the communication process practiced by Cooper and his team. As Stevenson noted, “Phil and Rick built a great business because of their dedication to customer service and their commitment to developing people. It is one of the biggest and best-known pest control companies in the Northeast for a reason, and we are excited to have this team on our side.” Cooper Pest Solutions is a Copesan service provider and will continue to service Copesan’s national accounts under the Copesan brand, service and account management business model. LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cooper Pest Solutions on the transaction. Clark Pest Control Creating Buzz with 'Supernatural Pests' Ad Campaign The campaign centers around a friendly pest technician, “Clark,” who is dealing with calls to treat supernatural infestations. Clark Pest Control has teamed up with award-winning television production company, Hazy Mills Productions , and performance media agency, Nimmea Advertising , to launch a new broadcast advertising campaign featuring some extraordinary pests. As the first broadcast commercials created by Hazy Mills, the producers behind “Grimm” (NBC), “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC), “History of Comedy” (CNN), and “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land), the spots are sure to entertain with “supernatural” characters and just the right dose of humor. The campaign is set in a quiet residential neighborhood in Anywhere, USA. As word gets out around the neighborhood about a trusted, friendly pest technician, “Clark,” he begins getting calls to treat supernatural infestations that have been making the rounds. One homeowner even opts to leave a killer clown unbothered in his backyard and instead asks Clark to get rid of his other unwanted house guest: his mother-in-law. We soon learn that while Clark can help these families with their “natural” pests – rodents, termites, bed bugs and more – he’ll have to leave the supernatural variety up to other professionals. “While most pest control campaigns feature actual pests – termites, rodents, insects – we wanted to focus on the infestation itself; the experience of living with unwanted things – or people – that continually pester us.” said Paul Velten, managing director of Nimmea Advertising. “We then took the idea of infestations to a whole new ‘supernatural’ level with the help of Hazy Mills, and created spots starring a werewolf, ghost, killer clown – even a mother-in-law – to get the point across.” Special effects makeup for the “supernatural” characters in the campaign was done by Academy Award-winner, Barney Burman, who was the lead makeup artist for the “Grimm” television series, produced by Hazy Mills. On the day of the shoot, each “supernatural pest” spent several hours in Barney’s makeup chairs – including Barney himself, who played the role of the Werewolf. “For our first broadcast advertising campaign, we were fortunate enough to call on our old friends from ‘Grimm’ and Nimmea Advertising to create something truly out of this world,” said Todd Milliner, co-founder of Hazy Mills Productions. “And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Hazy Mills production without a killer punch line.” Priding itself on customer retention, as well as building trust with new homeowners, it was important for Clark Pest Control to clearly communicate the core values that go along with being family owned and operated since 1950 - quality of work, friendly service, and being mindful of the environment - while also keeping the media delivery as relevant as possible to the end consumer. “As we continue to grow, we want to generate more brand affinity and awareness among homeowners in our California and Nevada service areas,” said Nicole Keefe, director of marketing and advertising for Clark Pest Control. “Teaming up with Hazy Mills and Nimmea gave us an amazing opportunity to feature our services in a way that really captures the imagination.” The three spots, “ Werewolf ,” “ Ghost ,” and “ Clown ” began airing in May and will be supported with a highly-targeted media buy spanning cable, network television, digital, social media, and programmatic video. Source: PRWeb.com

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