Latest Vermont Pest Control News
Nov 27, 2018
Dodson Pest Control Announces Acquisition The company acquired Slagle Pest Control of Briston, Tenn. LYNCHBURG, Va. — Dodson Pest Control announced it has acquired Slagle Pest Control of Bristol, Tenn., previously owned by Diane and Bob Slagle. Slagle Pest Control has been in business since 1951 and the Slagles have decided to retire to spend more time travelling and enjoying their retirement years. All of the Slagle Pest Control employees have decided to join the Dodson team with all of their seniority intact from their years working for Slagle Pest Control. Dodson Pest Control is one the largest family-owned pest control companies in the country. Established in Lynchburg, Va., in 1944, Dodson Pest Control currently has 38 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia-Maryland metropolitan area. Said Dodson President and CEO, Bert Dodson, Jr., “Our company will continue to stress Slagle Pest Control’s strong commitment to quality service. We look forward to servicing their loyal and long-term customers”. RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced that it has launched an app for its 2019 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School. The app is free and is available for download in the Apple and Google app stores by searching for NCPMA PCT School. “We are excited to offer the NCPMA PCT School app for our attendees, and we are encouraging everyone to download it as soon as they register for the conference,” said Bruce Roberts, NCPMA President. “This app will allow all of our attendees to have the entire event at their fingertips and will allow us to provide up-to-the-minute updates to our attendees. From schedules to speaker information to downloadable documents, it will all be available in one place.” The app offers up-to-date information about the PCT School including session schedules, speaker information and push notifications. It will be updated regularly with the latest information available for attendees. The 2019 NCPMA PCT School will be held Jan. 27-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. Registration is now open on the NCPMA website, www.ncpestmanagement.org . Climate Assessment Warns More People will be Exposed to Pest-Borne Diseases Climate change is projected to alter the geographic range and distribution of disease-carrying insects and pests, a new government report says. Climate change is projected to alter the geographic range and distribution of disease-carrying insects and pests, according to a new government report. The federally mandated National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released on Friday, and the fourth annual report warned of the devastating impact of climate change, including projections that the U.S. economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The report also outlined the impact of climate change on public health, including pest-borne diseases, noting: Climate change is also projected to alter the geographic range and distribution of disease-carrying insects and pests, exposing more people to ticks that carry Lyme disease and mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as Zika, West Nile, and dengue, with varying impacts across regions. Communities in the Southeast, for example, are particularly vulnerable to the combined health impacts from vector-borne disease, heat, and flooding. Extreme weather and climate-related events can have lasting mental health consequences in affected communities, particularly if they result in degradation of livelihoods or community relocation. Populations including older adults, children, low-income communities, and some communities of color are often disproportionately affected by, and less resilient to, the health impacts of climate change. Adaptation and mitigation policies and programs that help individuals, communities, and states prepare for the risks of a changing climate reduce the number of injuries, illnesses, and deaths from climate-related health outcomes. Rentokil Steritech has acquired Vermont Pest Control. The acquisition was reported by The Potomac Company , which represented Vermont Pest Control in the transaction. Founded in 1991 by Art and Chere Tournet, Vermont Pest Control has grown to be one of the largest pest control operations in the state of Vermont. Vermont Pest Control operates in the territory between Albany, N.Y. and Burlington, Vt., and is an important strategic acquisition for Rentokil, The Potomac Company announced. All of Vermont Pest Control team members will be joining Rentokil, while the sellers will remain with Rentokil until throughout the integration period. Art and Chere Tournet commented on the acquisition: “We’ve known John Myers for a long time and we’re happy to partner with him and his team here in Vermont. They’ve been great to work with and we’re confident that we made the right decision for our team and our customers.” Vermont Pest Control is both Rentokil’s and Potomac’s second acquisition in Vermont in recent years, after Rentokil purchased LR Pest Elimination. The Open House events will be held Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual light show held at Senske headquarters, located at 400 N. Quay, Kennewick, consists of more than 500,000 holiday lights in an animated display. The show will run throughout the month of December, which means that people who cannot attend the Open House can still drive by, park, watch and listen to the show. During the Open House food and cash donations will be accepted to benefit 2nd Harvest. Santa will be available for holiday photos with every donation received. Additionally, Barracuda Coffee Co., Brothers Cheese Steaks and Between the Buns will be on hand to provide refreshments with proceeds going to 2nd Harvest. Pavement Service Control has generously donated large reader boards to assist with traffic flow. Each year this event raises enough cash and food to provide over 3,000 meals for local families.