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Founded Year

1953

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

About PestMasters

PestMasters provides terminte and pest control services based in Richmond, Virginia.

PestMasters Headquarter Location

6525 Dickens Place

Richmond, Virginia, 23230,

United States

804-655-0521

Latest PestMasters News

American Pest Acquires PestMasters of Richmond, Va. - PCT - Pest Control Technology

Oct 9, 2019

American Pest Acquires PestMasters of Richmond, Va. PestMasters has been serving central Virginia under the leadership of Dave Boose, a past president of the Virginia Pest Management Association. FULTON, Md. — American Pest , an Anticimex company, announced it has acquired PestMasters , a family-owned pest control firm located in Richmond, Va. PestMasters has been serving central Virginia since 1953. Dave Boose, CEO and Owner of PestMasters, is a past president of the Virginia Pest Management Association and as chairman of the state’s Legislative Committee for over 20 years. He was influential in the development and implementation of many of the pesticide laws and regulations in the state. “We look forward to building a relationship based on the respect and trust that PestMasters has provided to their customers,” says David Billingsly, president of American Pest. “Their skilled pest control professionals will be a great addition to our team.” Boose added, “At PestMasters we have always valued the trust that business owners and homeowners alike have placed in our services and staff. With this merger, we found a partner with the same culture and focus on service excellence that can also offer a wide array of other advances and services to compliment what PestMasters already provides.” The acquisition of PestMasters, Inc. is American Pest’s 11th acquisition in 36 months, bringing 20 additional pest professionals to its growing team. PCO M&A Specialists , a division of PCO Bookkeepers, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pestmasters. Pest Management Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients The Pest Management Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five university students studying urban entomology at schools across the U.S. FAIRFAX, Va. — The Pest Management Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five university students studying urban entomology at schools across the United States. The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program identifies and rewards the best and brightest minds in undergraduate and graduate programs across the nation, supporting the next generation of urban entomologists who will become part of our industry in the future. • Sudip Gaire, PhD Candidate, Purdue University  • Maria Gonzalez, PhD Candidate, North Carolina State University • Allison Johnson, PhD Candidate, University of Georgia • Joanne King, PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University • Tarolyn Plumley, Undergraduate Student, University of Florida   Each year, the Pest Management Foundation awards up to five scholarships, not to exceed $2,000 each, to students at accredited entomology programs at U.S. colleges or universities. Currently enrolled undergraduate (junior or senior year) or graduate students majoring in entomology and focused on urban pest management are eligible. Students must have completed at least two semesters of study, and be full time students in good academic standing. Only one scholarship is awarded per college or university each year. The Pest Management Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and outreach. The Pest Management Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with the National Pest Management Association, the industry's only national trade group. The Foundation has been in existence for more than 50 years and has funded urban entomology research projects at universities nationwide. For more information about the Foundation visit www.NPMAfoundation.org , or contact jfredericks@pestworld.org . Wallace joined Truly Nolen as a manager-in-training in 2019.Prior to joining the company, she owned and operated a lawn and landscape service in Cape Coral for almost five years and led the sales division for many years at a large home hardware company in Dallas. Wallace attended Anoka Ramsey Community College in Minnesota where she studied business administration. Some of Wallace’s new responsibilities include helping the new service office gain visibility within the local Cape Coral community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout her team. “I am excited about the opportunity to give back to our community and the fun ways we can bring value to the lives we touch,” said Wallace. “I enjoy the passion and belief that we as a team share for our core values.”   “Prior to her promotion, Anna trained in multiple service offices throughout my district and did a wonderful job,” said Dave Scott, District Manager, Southwest Florida. “Her contagious energy, positive attitude, and strong drive are a welcome addition to our management team.”    A fourth person in Michigan has died of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) mosquito virus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. The death of a Calhoun County man brings the nationwide EEE death toll to 11. According to MLive.com , to date, there are nine confirmed human cases in Michigan. Earlier fatalities due to the disease were reported in Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Cass counties. The nine human cases also include residents from Berrien and Barry counties, according to MDHHS. Earlier in the week, a Connecticut resident in their 60s died of Eastern equine encephalitis, state  health officials reported. The Connecticut Department of Public Health said another person, who is in their 40s, is hospitalized with the rare virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes, CNN reported. Thus far, three Connecticut residents have died from EEE. In addition to the Connecticut deaths, three people have died in Massachusetts, four people in Michigan and one person has died in Rhode Island. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , in an average year, the U.S. sees only seven human cases Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. In 2019, the U.S. has already seen about 30 cases. As CDC noted, EEE cases are most commonly reported from late spring to early fall, so EEE incidents should decline soon. EEE causes brain infections. There are typically only 5 to 10 human cases reported in the United States each year, according to CDC. About 30% of all cases result in death. Sources:

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