Smithereen Pest Management Acquires Kim Mountain Pest Control
May 27, 2021
Smithereen Pest Management Acquires Kim Mountain Pest Control
The acquisition of the Martinsville, Ind.-based firm expands Smithereen’s service area in central and southern Indiana. While Smithereen has historically served clients in Indiana, this acquisition broadens the company's service area to strengthen central and southern areas of the state, expanding in counties such as Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Brown and Monroe. For more than four decades, Kim Mountain Pest Control has operated throughout Indiana's Johnson, Morgan, Marion, Hendricks and Brown counties. Both Kim Mountain and Smithereen pride themselves on remaining family-owned and operated throughout their histories and offering environmentally friendly integrated pest management. "Kim Mountain created a truly impressive pest control presence throughout the central and southern sections of Indiana," said Scott Seifert, Smithereen's director of sales and marketing. "Kim Mountain Pest Control shares the same commitment to customer satisfaction, proactive pest management and practices that are safe for both people and the environment as a whole. By combining our resources, we can provide the whole state with top-tier remediation for common pests, termites, bed bugs and wildlife."
Spotta Smart Pest Systems has strengthened its global reach with three new distributor agreements: Pest-End Exterminators and Colorado Tri-Flo Systems in the USA, and Amicus Environmental Services in the UK. The new additions further Spotta’s ability to provide technology-led solutions which aid pest control in the accommodation, forestry and agricultural industries. Each of the new partnerships will center on Spotta’s monitoring solution for the accommodation sector, which detects bed bugs in hotels, motels, hostels, student residences, care homes and other multi-room accommodation businesses. The resellers will also assist customers in their region with installation and servicing, training and ongoing customer support. Pest-End will incorporate Spotta as a part of its integrated pest management solution. The provider works with residential and commercial properties in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Colorado Tri-Flo will offer Spotta’s always-on monitoring technology alongside its own industrial heaters for treating the pests. Amicus Environmental Services plans to utilize Spotta’s technology as part of its focus on delivering technology-driven solutions to the pest control market. Robert Fryers, CEO of Spotta, says: “Each partner company shares our belief that technology can help the pest control industry work in a more proactive way. Monitoring leads to early detection, and early detection of pests leads to more effective treatment and the opportunity to reduce pesticide use. Whether it’s the pairing of our monitoring system with Colorado Tri-Flo’s heat treatments, the support of industry-leader Pest-End or the forward-thinking of Amicus, each partner enhances our offering. We’re looking forward to working with them to bring about a technological revolution to the global pest control industry.”
Spotta uses computer vision (to detect and classify the pests), a dedicated communication network (to notify of pests’ presence) and custom-designed hardware, for ‘fit and forget’ installation. Its accommodation solution, the Bed Pod, has a 94.2% detection rate in detecting the presence of bed bugs, according to the manufacturer. For more information on Spotta Smart Pest Systems, visit spotta.co . SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Target Specialty Products announced the launch of Strike Max Glo LED Insect Light Trap. Strike Max Glo is designed for front of house and back of house locations. With a discreet, adaptable design, Strike Max Glo blends in well with a full range of indoor settings. The device utilizes an efficient 11W LED bulb to attract pests and the glueboard serves to capture insect fragments, preventing contamination. “Strike Max Glo is truly a unique product in the market,” said David Helt, president of Target Specialty Products. “We are pleased to introduce this highly effective, attractive and efficient product to our pest management customers. Strike Max Glo gives our customers a differentiated value offering to their customers.”
“Strike Max Glo has been heavily tested to provide a very rapid catch rate on flying insects. Beyond the efficacy, the elegantly designed device includes an LED lamp that lasts 3 years, adaptive light settings, and energy saving features,” commented Mark Jull, Target Specialty Products’ Proprietary Products Manager. Strike Max Glo will be available from June 1, 2021, from any Target Specialty Products Branch across the United States. Contact your Target Specialty Products technical sales rep or click here for more information about Strike Max Glo. ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Advantage Green Pest & Lawn Solutions , a pest management company specializing in residential pest control and lawn care services. This transaction will facilitate Arrow’s ability to grow and serve more customers in Central Florida with a full line of services including termite and mosquito services. “We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Advantage Green to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Advantage Green’s passion for customer service and their experienced team members makes Advantage Green a perfect fit. We are now perfectly positioned to take care of the needs of consumers and businesses in Ocala, The Villages and Marion and Sumter counties. This new location represents our 140th service center and will operate under our Arrow Exterminators brand, giving us a total of 34 service centers throughout the state of Florida”, added Kendrick. “When looking for a home for our business, we wanted a family-owned and operated company that provided great customer service and was passionate about how customers and employees are treated. We found that in Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators and are now proud to be part of the family,” said owner William Iddings. Owner Jimmy White added, “We especially wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with a company where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customers. All of our employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”
“William and Jimmy and their team are well regarded in Central Florida and have a strong following. We are proud to have this strong, experienced team of professionals join the Arrow family. We are continuously looking to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles, and culture and we found the ideal company in Advantage Green,” stated Tim Pollard, President and Chief Operating Officer.