Thursday, August 16, 2018

P.E.S.T. to host golf tournament fundraiser

Photo: P.E.S.T. Relief International

P.E.S.T. Relief International is having a golf tournament on Monday, August 20at the Polo Golf Country Club in Cumming, Ga. This event is to raise funding for the REST initiative that includes bringing clean bedding and pest control services to those living in group homes or shelters. CPCO of GA is the presenting sponsor of this fundraising event aimed to help bring comfort and relief to those in need.

The hole-in-one will win a $25,000 prize.

Find out more information about how to either participate in or help sponsor the golf outing with their registration form.

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WorkWave appoints new CEO

Marne Martin

Marne Martin PHOTO: IFS

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the appointment of field service industry veteran Marne Martin as president of its Service Management business unit and CEO of WorkWave. IFS acquired the Holmdel, N.J.-based WorkWave in September 2017.

“I am thrilled to be leading such a great organization, and to be part of the overall IFS senior leadership team as we begin a new chapter in our company’s growth,” says Martin. “WorkWave continues to be an important asset to the overarching value proposition of IFS Service Management, and I look forward to working with the talented IFS and WorkWave teams to make sure IFS’s service management portfolio becomes even more customer-focused.”

“Marne’s domain experience will enable us to further develop the service management capability across the entire portfolio to deliver even more value to our customers,” says IFS CEO Darren Roos. “We remain completely focused on delivering solutions together with our partners that have an impact on the way our customers serve their customers.”

Prior to IFS, Martin served as CEO and led the executive leadership team at ServicePower Plc., a field service management software company, where she transformed its go-to-market strategy and shifted its focus to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and managed services revenue, increasing pipeline every year during her tenure. Prior to that, she served as CFO of Norcon Plc., a UK-based telecom and defense consulting firm, where she grew the company from a business largely dominant in only the Middle East to one diversified across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Martin is a winner of a number of awards, including 2016 CEO Gamechanger of the Year (FSM) from ACQ 5 Global Awards, and 2015 Field Service CEO of the Year from Executive Awards.

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Caption This: Worker bee job fair

Illustration: Leo Michael

Illustration: Leo Michael


You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to by Sept. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the October issue.

If we pick your entry, you’ll win a $50 VISA gift card. Some restrictions may apply.

*Entries must be emailed to the address above. Website and social media comments and/or replies will not be considered.

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Handle overwintering occasional invaders differently

Andy Linares

Andy Linares, President, Bug Off Pest Control Center

In general, occasional invaders are exterior nuisance pests that cannot survive for long indoors. They may enter structures for any number of reasons: when outside conditions become hostile to their survival; because they may be attracted to lights; or in the case of predators, they may be pursuing a meal. Occasional invaders are unique in that they may be members of several arthropod classes and many orders, families and species.

Non-arthropods include snails and slugs; non-insect arthropods include centipedes, millipedes, sowbugs, pillbugs, mites and spiders; and insects include beetles, springtails, earwigs and crickets. When it comes to control, we know the drill: Exclude them, avoid attractive lights, and deploy any number of labeled products indoors and outdoors for their elimination.

A distinct group of occasional invaders should be approached differently, however. Overwintering pests are strictly outdoor insects that find their means of survival outside of structures. Nevertheless, they may enter homes in large numbers to survive the winter months. They utilize structures for shelter only. They do not reproduce, feed or nest in homes, and are mostly inactive as they wait for the onset of warm weather. Insects like stink bugs, boxelder bugs, lady beetles and cluster flies, among others, may alarm residents who may insist on immediate relief. However, we should resist the temptation to engage in their wholesale massacre in favor of mechanical/physical means of removal. A good vacuum, for example, goes a long way in avoiding insect carcasses that will attract future scavengers.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brownyard: Redesigned website

Brownyard websiteWhat’s new at PCOpro? A streamlined way to connect with state-of-the-art liability insurance for pest control professionals. Brownyard’s website was recently updated with modern design elements, like high-resolution media and clear content and navigation. It’s an even easier way to access the information you need about coverage and risk management.

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Prepare for ISSA Show 2018 With ISSA Today

Prepare for ISSA Show 2018 With ISSA TodayThe latest issue of ISSA Today—available in digital formats for your desktop, smartphone, or tablet―includes the latest industry and ISSA-member news. This month’s edition has... Read more

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