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Nov 22, 2019
ServiceMaster Acquires Burke Pest Control Burke Pest Control, headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y., was founded by John Burke in 1982. Burke Pest Control was founded by John M. Burke in 1982. He is a technical expert and has completed a variety of advanced entomology courses at Purdue University, focusing on Urban and industrial integrated pest management. The company provides general pest control services and termite services in the greater Binghamton metro area. While the company does provided residential services, its focus is on the commercial market, where it is the largest commercial and industrial pest control operator in the Binghamton metro market — servicing accounts such as Cornell University. Woodstream has acquired Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, maker of DynaTrap insect traps. LANCASTER, Pa. - Woodstream Corporation , a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded pest and animal control product as well as lawn and garden products, announced that it has acquired Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, maker of DynaTrap insect traps . Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Woodstream is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, DynaTrap is a leading provider of insect traps with both indoor and outdoor applications. Introduced in 2006 by Juan Rocha, DynaTrap has grown to be a leading North American insect trap company. "The addition of DynaTrap not only adds a highly regarded and successful product line to Woodstream's existing offerings, but it also introduces us to additional blue-chip clients which complement our current roster of world-class customers," said Miguel Nistal, CEO of Woodstream. "Demand for DynaTrap insect traps has never been higher as new and more potent strains of mosquito viruses develop each year. We are excited to welcome the DynaTrap team, and we remain on the lookout for additional strategic acquisitions that will supplement Woodstream's strong organic growth." "Woodstream is the perfect home for DynaTrap," said Mr. Rocha, DynaTrap president. "There is a natural synergy between our companies, and through this combination, DynaTrap's products will be introduced to a significant group of new customers. I look forward to helping Miguel and his team integrate the two companies." Rose has been serving Indiana clients for nearly four decades from offices in Niles, Michigan (serving the South Bend community) and Fort Wayne. This acquisition allows Rose to expand its footprint in the Midwest by adding IPC’s original location at 231 Rainbow Dr. in Kokomo, established in 1989 and, more recently, an Indianapolis office at 4615 N. Shadeland Ave. Both family-owned, QualityPro accredited companies offer a broad range of similar residential and commercial pest management and wildlife control services. The agreement brings Rose’s canine bed bug inspections and professional fumigation services to clients throughout Central Indiana. “We’re excited about what the Rose and Indiana Pest Control teams can do together to expand our presence, to enhance our service offerings and to grow in the Indiana market,” said Russ Ives, CEO of Rose Pest Solutions. Indiana Pest Control was founded by Homer (JR) Campbell Jr., who will take on a consultant role with Rose Pest Solutions. Rand Hollon of Preferred Business Brokers acted as exclusive financial advisor for Indiana Pest Control. Editor’s note: PestTech 2019, the UK pest control industry’s autumn event organized by the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) was held Nov. 6, at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes, UK. Only a one-day event, visitor numbers were brisk throughout, the sun shone and everyone was in a positive mood. Frances McKim, editor of Pest magazine , provided PCT with the following report. This was the second year running that PestTech was held at the Arena MK at Milton Keynes. Centrally located within the UK, with good transport links, a large car park and good facilities, everyone seemed very happy with the venue. With just 49 booths this exhibition might appear small by PestWorld standards, but it does mean visitors have a good chance of visiting all the booths. And with just over 1,000 visitors, exhibitors were kept busy throughout the day. Running concurrently to the exhibition was a series of technical seminars. One thing stood out about these was all of the sessions had much more to do with safeguarding wildlife and/or preventing the invasion of pests, than they did about actual treatments and control. For anyone looking in at the industry from outside, this focus on wildlife and prevention would have been surprising. Sessions on how to ensure pest controllers avoid disturbing bats and non-lethal ways of dealing with feral bees, don’t fit with the public perception of the pest control industry as, essentially, ‘just killers’ and yet, these sessions were extremely well attended. Within the exhibition all the big international companies had stands, as well as all the UK pest control distributors. Accompanying these were the other UK-based manufacturers of products plus a small number of overseas exhibitors, such as Bell Laboratories, Kness and Woodstream from the U.S. Making their debut appearance was Sewatech from Denmark with their sewer rodent blocker products. Exhibitions always provide a great opportunity to release new products. New LED-based fly killing machines were much in evidence with models released from PestWest, Pelsis, Bower and 1env Solutions. On the rodenticide front, new Storm Ultra Secure, a 25ppm block, based on flocumafen from BASF attracted much attention. The busy day was rounded off with the traditional Pest Control News dinner, which this year had a carnival theme. PestTech certainly seems to have made a hit with the organizers too, as the venue is already booked for Nov. 11, 2020. Below is a photo gallery from PestTech 2019 (all photos courtesy of Frances McKim).