Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Truly Nolen promotes in Fort Myers



Tucson, Ariz.-based Truly Nolen Pest Control has promoted Aaron Gutzdorf to manager of its Fort Myers, Fla., service office. Gutzdorf joined Truly Nolen less than a year ago as a manager-in-training. He previously spent 12 years in the pest control industry with TruGreen in several different roles. In addition, he previously attended Madison Area Technical College.

“I am most excited about having the ability to continue working with the team where I spent the majority of my first year,” says Gutzdorf. “I really like the culture of our company and look forward to instilling our values in each of my team members.”

“Aaron’s pest control managerial experience and passion for helping elevate everyone around him made him an easy choice for this promotion,” says Southwest District Manager Dave Scott. “We are very lucky to have him as a member of our Fort Myers team.”

Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the United States. Truly Nolen has over 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and more than 60 countries.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/16/truly-nolen-promotes-in-fort-myers/
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Dynamic Solutions Worldwide: DynaTrap Flylight



The new, award-winning DynaTrap Flylight insect trap can make short work of flies in your customer’s home or office. Just plug into any standard electrical outlet, and the unit protects up to 600 sq. ft. of indoor space. Quiet and odor-free, it attracts flying pests with exclusive AtraktaGlo ultraviolet (UV) technology, then traps them discreetly on the non-toxic StickyTech glue card. A model with AC pass-through is also available. Removing and replacing the cards is an easy courtesy service to add onto your regular accounts.


from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/16/dynamic-solutions-worldwide-dynatrap-flylight/
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Aramark Honors Top Associates

Aramark Honors Top AssociatesAramark recently inducted 200 frontline employees into the company’s 2018 Ring of Stars. Established in 2015, Aramark’s annual Ring of Stars recognition honors associates for their... Read more

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Natural State helps out for the holidays



This holiday season, Natural State Pest Control is sharing the gift of safety by giving away a free bed bug treatment to a family in need in Northwest Arkansas.

Now through Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the Lowell, Ark.-based, locally owned pest control company is accepting applications from those in need to be considered for a free bed bug treatment. Anyone in financial need is invited to apply online here with a brief description of their situation and what receiving this free service would mean to them and their family. Winners will be contacted soon after to schedule their bed bug treatment.

“A bed bug infestation is not only disheartening but can also affect your health,” the company notes on its application page. “Professional treatment is often the only permanent solution to this uncomfortable situation. Here at Natural State, we understand that these services are out of reach to families in financial difficulty, but during the holidays we want to help those in need of relief.”

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/15/natural-state-helps-out-for-the-holidays/
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High Point Sanitary Solutions Acquired by JP Gould

High Point Sanitary Solutions has been purchased by JP Gould subsidiary Western-BRW. The deal expands Western-BRW’s product offerings and geographical footprint in Texas and Oklahoma.... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/high-point-sanitary-solutions-acquired-by-jp-gould/
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SC Johnson, 3M Among World's Best Workplaces

SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional, and 3M were included in the Great Place to Work® Institute’s 25 World’s Best Workplaces for 2018. SC Johnson ranked 18th,... Read more

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IICRC Announces 2019 Board

IICRC Announces 2019 BoardThe Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced its 2018-2019 board of directors and executive committee. The 2018-19 IICRC board members are: Joe... Read more

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Virginia Tech receives endowed professorship



Joe Wilson, former owner of PermaTreat Pest Control, Fredericksburg, Va., and his wife have established the Joseph R. and Mary W. Wilson Endowed Urban Entomology Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or Virginia Tech.

The Wilson Urban Entomology Professor will lead entomology research efforts with the goal of discovering new and innovative ways to fight the scourge of urban pests such as bed bugs and cockroaches, and share that information with the public.

“We felt like this was an opportunity to give back to an institution that helped build our business,” Joe Wilson told a local newspaper about his desire to make a gift. “Our industry is very closely tied to Virginia Tech. They have provided most of the training and instruction for pest control officers like myself.”

“This gift is truly transformational to our program at Virginia Tech,” says Tim Kring, head of the Department of Entomology. “There is a void in basic foundational research for urban pest management. We want to expand our program by adding a research component to our toolbox in order to pioneer next-step treatment options for indoor pests. No insecticide lasts forever. So, coming up with a new tool requires research.”

A native of Buena Vista, Va., Joe Wilson got into the business in 1965 when he was selling pest control service door-to-door for Orkin. He moved through the ranks of the company, eventually becoming the regional vice president of Orkin’s Midwest Region overseeing 54 branches in 13 states.

In 1982, Wilson was visiting with a friend who started PermaTreat Pest Control in Fredericksburg, Va., and offered to sell the company to Wilson. Since moving back to Fredericksburg, Wilson has been involved in a host of civic activities and urban development projects, including building the Wilson building in downtown, which has led to other commercial development in the downtown area. He is one of the founding members of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and he has long supported animal-welfare programs, including PermaTreat’s adopt-a-pet ads that appear in newspapers across the Commonwealth. He was a Fredericksburg City Councilman from 2000 to 2004 and named Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year in 1987.

Wilson is also an active member and past president of the Virginia Pest Management Association, as well as a member of the National Pest Management Association. He was instrumental in the founding of the Virginia Pest Management Association Research Fund, which provided funding to create the Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/15/virginia-tech-receives-endowed-professorship/
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

J.T. Eaton: Rodent Rock 2G with Paver



The Rodent Rock 2G with Paver (No. 928GR-PAV) is a triple-purpose bait station for rat, mouse or insect baiting. Designed to be camouflaged while standing guard in outdoor areas, it offers a press-and-release lock system — plus holes for anchors, a cable locking system or wire ties. Its pullout tray offers quick and easy service, and is molded to hold a variety of integrated pest management (IPM) devices, including Stick-Em glue traps, Jawz snap traps, Helland liquid bait dispenser, and more. Each unit includes an internal paver block and four vertical rods for soft or block bait.


from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/15/j-t-eaton-rodent-rock-2g-with-paver/
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Friday, October 12, 2018

GPS Insight: New CEO, promotions

Gary Fitzgerald PHOTO: GPS INSIGHT

Gary Fitzgerald PHOTO: GPS INSIGHT

GPS Insight, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of tailored fleet management solutions, has promoted Gary Fitzgerald to CEO. Former CEO and Founder Rob Donat will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board. Wayne Holder, the company’s controller, moves to the CFO role and Jason Walker, VP of sales, becomes chief revenue officer.

Fitzgerald joined GPS Insight in November 2016 from GE, where he served as an enterprise architect for 10 years. Fitzgerald served as VP of Technology for almost two years and led the company’s product development efforts, technical teams, and security practice.

“We are thrilled to announce Gary’s promotion to CEO,” Donat says. “Over the past two years, Gary has proven himself as a leader within the business and has gained the respect of the entire team at GPS Insight. After considering a broad array of options, it became clear that Gary was absolutely the best choice to succeed me as CEO.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about my new role at GPS Insight,” Fitzgerald says. “This is a pivotal time for the telematics industry with many intriguing technologies hitting the market. We believe that camera systems, 5G cellular technology, and mesh networks will be a significant part of the next generation of fleet management. We are confident that our product will be a market leader, driving innovation across the industry. Our continued growth is a testament to Rob’s leadership and the talented team the company has assembled.”

Holder has served as the company’s controller since 2013, joining from the Arizona Commerce Authority where he was CFO.

Walker has been with GPS Insight since 2010 and leads the company’s sales efforts.

“Jason and Wayne have been invaluable assets to GPS Insight since joining the company,” Donat says.

“I’ve worked closely with both Wayne and Jason over the past couple years, and remain impressed with their dedication to our customers and fellow team members,” Fitzgerald agrees. “In their new expanded roles, both Jason and Wayne are perfectly positioned to provide leadership during the next phase of growth at GPS Insight.”

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/12/gps-insight-new-ceo-promotions/
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Arrow opens Milton facility

The Milton Service Center team. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

The Milton Service Center team. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Arrow Exterminators has opened a new service center in Milton, Ga., to better serve the Milton community in Metro Atlanta’s fast-growing northern suburbs. The new service center will help accommodate recent growth and provide career advancement opportunities for Arrow team members.

“Being a family-owned and -operated company for over 54 years, we value family and the community,” says Emily Thomas Kendrick, Arrow president and CEO. “My grandfather founded Arrow in 1964, and today, we remain committed to his vision of being visible and active in our communities. We look forward to better serving the fine folks in Milton and rolling out the red carpet for them with our focus on exceptional customer service and sustainability.”

Tim Pollard, senior executive vice president and COO, reports that the new facility joins Arrow’s growing list of 114 service centers throughout the United States.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/12/arrow-opens-milton-facility/
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Johnson Controls Nets Partnership With NBA Arena

Johnson Controls Nets Partnership With NBA ArenaJohnson Controls, Inc. has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The agreement calls for Johnson Controls to serve as the official smart building... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/johnson-controls-nets-partnership-with-nba-arena/
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NETWORK Services Names New Sales & Marketing Director

NETWORK Services Names New Sales & Marketing DirectorNETWORK® Services Co. has appointed Lynda Whittle director of sales and marketing. Whittle has nearly 25 years of senior marketing leadership experience in a variety of industries. She... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/network-services-names-new-sales--marketing-director/
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Real Green partners with equity firm



Real Green, a Walled Lake, Mich.-based software and marketing provider for the pest management and lawn care industries, has entered into a partnership with Serent Capital, a San Francisco, Calif.-based private equity firm focused on investing in high-growth technology and services businesses.

Real Green’s solution provides a complete operational management and marketing service solution for businesses ranging from small startups to international franchise operations. Real Green’s exclusive platform provides an integrated and automated solution to enriching and extracting customer and marketing data. The company started with the lawn care industry and expanded to pest control and real estate. It currently serves thousands of customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

“Since inception, Real Green has focused on one thing: improving lawn care companies’ and other service providers’ ability to manage their backend system and serve their customers,” notes Joe Kucik, founder and CEO.

“We have spent several years looking for the right platform investment in the field service industry,” says Lance Fenton, partner at Serent Capital. “We are tremendously impressed by the business Joe and his team have built. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Real Green management team to drive continued product innovation and growth.”

Real Green will be adding three independent directors to its Board of Directors, starting with Romir Bosu. He has extensive experience working with high-growth software businesses and implementing payment processing capabilities through his work at Nadavon Capital Partners. Bosu was formerly a board member at PayLease, a payments company serving the apartment rental market, and serves on the boards of Club Speed and Capsilon, and is the lead director for another Serent business, BirchStreet Systems.

Serent’s investment in Real Green represents its eighth investment in the field services industry, including Next Gear, Aftermath and CoConstruct.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/12/real-green-partners-with-equity-firm/
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Eco Serve says ‘cancer is a pest’


The Eco Serve team is in the pink for October, including mascot puppy Theo. PHOTO: ECO SERVE PEST SERVICES

Family-owned Eco Serve Pest Services, based in Orchard Park, N.Y., is “thinking pink” for the entire month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the third year in a row, the entire Eco Serve team is out in the community serving their customers in pink shirts, gloves and boot covers. The company is also selling $1 pink wristbands to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York.

“Our entire team really rallies around this cause every year. We all have women in our lives who mean the world to us, and if our efforts to spread awareness help just one woman remember to go get screened or remind their loved one to go, this will all be worthwhile,” says President Audrey Hall. She points out that this form of cancer also affects men, too — about one in 1,000, according to the American Cancer Society.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/12/eco-serve-says-cancer-is-a-pest/
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Weekly Product Showcase October 12, 2018

Weekly Product Showcase October 12, 2018Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. An Awesome AutomatonThe Kärcher Intelligent Robotic Application (KIRA) B50 lithium battery-powered... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/weekly-product-showcase-october-12-2018/
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Dynamic Solutions Worldwide: DT2000XLP



The green-friendly DT2000XLP one-acre mosquito trap contains a surface treated with titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is activated by an exclusive, ultraviolet (UV)-producing lamp to ignite a photocatalytic reaction that converts organic matter into carbon dioxide (CO2) to attract mosquitoes and other flying insects. Once lured to the source of CO2, insects are quickly swept into the retaining basket by the whisper-quiet internal fan, where they dehydrate and die. The basket quickly twists off to conveniently empty contents. The DT2000XLP’s larger retaining basket requires less-frequent emptying, making servicing the unit easy.


from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/12/dynamic-solutions-worldwide-dt2000xlp/
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cast Your Vote for the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program

Cast Your Vote for the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award ProgramThe deadline for online voting in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program is rapidly approaching. Participants only have until Monday, October 15, to cast their ballots for the ISSA Innovation... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/cast-your-vote-for-the-2018-issa-innovation-award-program/
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Brightwell Dispensers Appoints Business Development Manager

Brightwell Dispensers, Inc. has appointed Rachel Halliday business development manager. Halliday joined Brightwell in 2009 as a customer care assistant. She has held a variety of sales and... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/brightwell-dispensers-appoints-business-development-manager/
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NanoTouch Materials Opens Innovation Center

NanoTouch Materials has opened a new product innovation center in Forest, VA. The new facility, the Center for Innovation in Smart Materials, houses NanoTouch’s administrative office, as well... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/nanotouch-materials-opens-innovation-center/
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Nilfisk Divests HydraMaster Division

Bluefin Global LLC has purchased Nilfisk’s HydraMaster product division. Per the terms of the purchase, HydraMaster’s headquarters will remain in in Mukilteo, WA, and its leadership... Read more

from ISSA News feed for the Cleaning Industry https://www.issa.com/news/news-details/all/nilfisk-divests-hydramaster-division/
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PelGar USA: Brigand SB

Brigand SBBrigand SB is a ready-to-use soft bait formulated specifically for the U.S. market. It’s produced using the highest quality ingredients, including food grade wheat, oats, chopped grain, soft lard and synthetic peanut flavoring, to produce a high-calorie, high-energy rodenticide. Synthetic peanut flavoring enhances the attractiveness of the bait to the target rodent, while eliminating nut contamination and allergen risks. Brigand soft bait is extremely palatable to both rats and mice — and ideal for use in all situations, especially those where rodents must be tempted away from other available food sources.


from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/11/pelgar-usa-brigand-sb/
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Valley Industries hires Comet leader



Pete Gustin has joined Paynesville, Minn.-based Valley Industries as product manager for its Comet pumps and accessories in North America.

“Pete has many years of experience with the Comet brand, and a proven track record of sales growth and product development,” says Dan Savage, director of sales and marketing for Valley Industries.

Gustin got his start with Comet diaphragm pumps back in 1995, while working for his family business, UNICO Spray Products Corp. UNICO was instrumental in establishing Comet brand diaphragm pumps into the agricultural sprayer market. With its rapid growth, UNICO merged with Valley Industries in 2010. This merger provided the support and resources for Gustin to expand Comet diaphragm pumps into new industrial applications such as carpet cleaning, softwash and liquid rubber.

Valley Industries manufactures and distributes fluid handling components for pest control, lawn care, agriculture and other industrial applications.

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/11/valley-industries-hires-comet-leader/
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How To Prevent Mold After Flooding

preventing mold after flooding

As if dealing with a flooded home wasn’t enough, you then have to worry about the very real possibility of the unwelcome intruder that is mold (when it rains it pours and all that – quite literally in this case!). And with floods holding the accolade of leading natural disasters in America today – unavoidable, even, in many regions of the country – it’s something that may be closer than you think. Read about the role of mold in post Hurricane Katrina deaths here. So, what should you do if the unthinkable happens and you have to deal with a flooded property?

  1. Call Mold Removal Experts

Yep, before even surveying the damage, arrange for mold remediation as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter how big the flood – you will need to take steps to either prevent or remove mold from forming. It may not feel like it, but mold is a far bigger problem than water.

  1. Survey The Damage

Inspecting and documenting the damage is absolutely vital – if for nothing other than insurance and tax purposes. Get your family out of the house as soon as possible, too. Safety is – above all else – paramount.

  1. Remove The Water

The quicker you can get the water out (with professional assistance!), the better, to minimize the risk of mold development and growth. “Mold can begin to grow a day or two after flooding and so it is important the property is dried out as soon as possible”, Jamie Woodhall, Technical and Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene tells MoldBlogger. Use a pump or wet vacuum to extract the water from floors, basements, heating systems and any other place it could be pooling. Ensure that the source of the flooding is fully dried up, too.

  1. Dry It Quickly

As we all know, mold spores need moisture to thrive off. It is vital, therefore, to dry the area as fast as possible and with as much professional support as you can to ensure that every nook and cranny is dealt with. Open windows, doors, cabinets and drawers and use air-conditioning, heaters, fans and dehumidifiers to assist. General rule of thumb is to keep these machines going for an extra 24 hours or so longer than you feel is necessary. Do not, however, overheat the space, as this can cause mold spores to grow exponentially.

“Controlling the humidity in a flooded property is crucial and a combination of fans and driers needs to be utilized to remove the moisture content down to a safe level where the mold cannot germinate,” Richard Walker, Technical and Development Manager at Property Repair Specialist, Peter Cox, tells us.

  1. To Bleach Or Not To Bleach

A more pressing dilemma, even, than Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the use of bleach in both removing and preventing mold has long been argued. Yet while bleach can be effective in keeping mold at bay on nonporous surfaces, such as tile and porcelain, it can actually encourage mold growth on other porous materials, such as wood, so use it with caution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises using no more than one cup of household bleach to one gallon of water.

  1. Let It Go

Not everything will be salvageable – it’s just part of life. The sooner this is accepted, the sooner you will be happy to discard items that have been destroyed by the flood – be they curtains, upholstered furniture, pillows, mattresses or stuffed animals. Wet ceiling tiles lose their insulative properties so will also need to be replaced pronto. Vitally, killing mold is not enough – it also must be removed to ensure no lingering dead spores hang around to cause more trouble, including a myriad of potential health problems. Having said that, not everything will be ruined, so identify what is in your ‘safe zone’ and remove it from the problem area immediately to a safe, dry space. When it comes to carpets, specifically, you’ll need to take extra care. Professional Carpet Cleaning Technician at Fantastic Services, Dean Davies, tells us to always replace saturated carpet padding, use baking soda to absorb and remove trapped moisture and give your carpet a good steam clean “to kill any toxins and suck up the dead mold spores.”

  1. Keep Eyes Peeled

Over the next few days, weeks and months, keep an extra look out for persistent dampness and new mold, which can form in as little as two days. Stay on top of indoor humidity controls, especially in more vulnerable rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom.





from Mold Blogger https://moldblogger.com/how-to-prevent-mold-after-flooding/
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Allied Universal Names New Regional VP

Allied Universal has appointed Craig DeMartini regional vice president. DeMartini joins Allied Universal from Able Services, where he served as regional operations manager. In his new role... Read more

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OCS Secures Deal With Health Care Provider

OCS Secures Deal With Health Care ProviderOCS Group Ltd.  has been awarded a three-year facilities management contract with United Kingdom based-health care provider Community Health Partnerships (CHP). The US$65.9 million deal... Read more

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ProTeam Appoints Sales Manager

ProTeam Appoints Sales ManagerProTeam, Inc. has appointed Armando Aranibar sales manager for the company’s service provider segment. Aranibar joins ProTeam from Karcher North America, where he served as sales director. In... Read more

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4M Adds Account Managers

4M Adds Account Managers4M Building Solutions announced the addition of multiple individuals to the company’s staff. Mary Jones, Patrick Serio, and Eva Harris have all joined 4M as account managers. In addition, 4M... Read more

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Lupini receives VPMA award



Gena Lupini, vice president of pest management services for Richmond, Va.-based Loyal Termite & Pest Control Co., has receives the Virginia Pest Management Association’s (VPMA’s) 2018 Industry Stewardship Award. This is the VPMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and was presented to her at this year’s annual State Technical Meeting. Lupini has been a longtime active member of the VPMA, serving and heading several of its committees. She also was the 2013-14 VPMA president.

The inscription on the Stewardship Award reads: “In appreciation of the lifetime commitment and service to promote and support all aspects of the Pest Control Industry, The Virginia Pest Management Association annually recognizes individuals whose contributions have long-lasting positive effects on the Industry.”

from Pest Management Professional https://www.mypmp.net/2018/10/10/lupini-receives-vpma-award/
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