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Sep 23, 2021
Engagement for Hornets Spikes in August, New PPMA AI Report Shows The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) released its artificial intelligence (AI) research findings for August 2021, which showed a 174% uptick in engagement around the topic of hornets. Other key findings included Engagement around the topic of spiders in Michigan increased by 21,173% Engagement around the topic of wasps in North Carolina increased by 4,882%. CLICK HERE to download the entire report. Back row: Jay Everitt, ACE, Rottler Lawn & Pest Solutions; Ted Thorpe, ACE , Pit Bull Pest Control; Alex Blahnik, ACE, Terminix Commercial; Santos Portugal, BCE, ABC Home & Commercial Services; Jim Nase, ACE, Moyer Indoor Outdoor; David Moore, BCE, Dodson Pest Control; Jeff Weier, BCE, Sprague Pest Solutions; Bart Foster, BCE, Bill Clark Pest Control, Inc.; Christian Wilcox, ACE, McCauley Services; Corey Goeltzenleuchter, PHE, McCall’s Services; Mark VanderWerp, BCE, Rose Pest ssolutions Seated: Rolie Calzadilla, CWCP, Pest Wildlife Pro; Tom Myers, BCE, All-Rite Pest Control; Ashley Roden, BCE, Sprague Pest Solutions; Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, BCE, Rose Pest Solutions Former CTC Members Launch New Independent Committee The Urban Pest Management Technical Committee (UPMTC) met for the first time in August as a non-profit, self-guided, corporation with a visit to the Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Center at Texas A&M University. COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Urban Pest Management Technical Committee (UPMTC) met for the first time in August as a non-profit, self-guided, corporation with a visit to the Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Center at Texas A&M University. After the Copesan Technical Committee (CTC) was discontinued in 2020 following the acquisition of Copesan by Terminix in 2018, its former members wanted to find a way to continue the interaction and support they got from the group and decided to start an independent, non-profit corporation. As a diverse network of pest management technical experts their members include technical directors, trainers, QA managers and consultants from established pest management firms around the country. The mission of the committee is to support its members through professional development by sharing ideas and best practices from their various companies. They will also provide a broad industry perspective to the researchers and manufacturers they visit. The group provides support and guidance for those members early in their careers and, for those with experience, to share what they have learned. In addition to monthly Zoom meetings, the UPMTC meets in person to visit the people and places that most influence our industry. Jay Everitt, ACE, Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, St. Louis, MO is the founding president and says of the group, “I’m glad we were able to make this happen. The learning and mentorship I have found with these people has been a more valuable education than any course I could have taken.” With destinations that include universities that are centers of urban entomology, governmental agencies, manufacturer facilities, and member locations, the members are exposed to the leading edge of urban pest management. Board member Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, BCE, Vice President Technical Services, Rose Pest Solutions, Troy, MI says of the group, “We gather where the gravitational pull is greatest that affects the tides of our industry.” Membership is by invitation. To learn more, you can contact the Urban Pest Management Technical Committee at www.upmtc.org and they can also be found on both FaceBook and LinkedIn. HOLMDEL, N.J. — WorkWave , a provider of SaaS solutions, is opening registration for its new Beyond Service User Conference happening Jan. 9-12, 2022, in-person at the Renaissance Orlando. This year’s conference combines the WorkWave User Conference, Real Green’s Solutions 2022 and Coalmarch’s CO2 User Conference into one event that includes leaders and customers across WorkWave PestPac and ServMan, Real Green, Coalmarch and Slingshot. “WorkWave doesn’t just rely on its long history; we are leading the charge to help service companies think about more than just the service event by pushing the boundaries and delivering a breadth of solutions that are unparalleled in their capabilities. This year’s Beyond Service User Conference will bring together industry leaders from every service vertical we serve, to not only increase expertise utilizing our broad range of solutions, but to come away with more practical knowledge, inspired ideas, invaluable resources, and life-long connections that will carry their companies into higher levels of success in the future,” said David F. Giannetto, CEO of WorkWave. Although this will be the first time these multiple industry events will be combined into one conference, WorkWave is still committed to keeping the unique value and personality behind each individual conference, ensuring that each customer set from WorkWave PestPac and ServMan, Real Green, Coalmarch and Slingshot experiences personalized sessions tailored to their solutions and industries. By being hosted under the Beyond Service User Conference umbrella, WorkWave is able to combine each company’s expertise to give its attendees the tools they need to think, perform, and go beyond service, empowering them to think bigger in all areas that will grow their businesses. This year’s event will feature 300 training and thought leadership sessions and customer success stories to empower users to gain expertise across WorkWave’s portfolio of solutions and run their businesses more efficiently. It will also include thought-provoking workshops, networking opportunities with 1,000+ service professionals and entertainment. Visit their website to learn more, and click here to register for the event. The website will continue to be updated with this year’s agenda, session information, and entertainment details. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Inc. Magazine ranked Native Pest Management No. 1,494 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 list, which recognizes America's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. This is Native’s first time making the list due to a 317 percent growth over the last three years. Native ranked No.126 in Florida, No. 138 in the consumer products and services category and No. 48 in Miami. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Luke Lewis, Native president. “We are passionate about continually exceeding the expectations of our customers, which has enabled us to stand out as the best-rated pest control company in the South Florida area and has helped us grow so quickly.” Native has been adopting digital solutions to enhance the business since it was founded in 2015. For more information, visit nativepestmanagement.com .