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Authority Brands acquires Monster Tree Service

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Authority Brands, LLC announced today the purchase of Monster Tree Service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition marks the sixth brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018, with Monster Tree Service representing the company's eighth brand in its home service portfolio. Founded in 2008, Monster Tree Service is the leading tree care company in the U.S., and the only franchise offering local certified arborist teams in multiple locations nationwide. With more than 200 territories across the country, Monster Tree Service is committed to keeping trees healthy and customers satisfied. The brand provides a suite of effective and environmentally friendly services including tree removal, trimming and pruning, land a...
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At Home: Some service companies add COVID-19 precautions – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Everything looks different in the age of COVID-19, including routine home maintenance and repair services.Three Topeka companies weighed in on how their business practices have been altered by the pandemic and what they’re doing to keep consumers safe.Have customers been expressing concern or asking about health and safety precautions during the pandemic?Dennis Bowser, owner of Countryside Chimney Sweep, said, "It’s 60/40. Some will shake your hand because it’s good luck to shake a sweep’s hand, and then we’ve had probably 10 percent cancel their annual appointment and then reschedule six months to a year out."Bowser says he’s made it a habit to ask customers what makes them comfortable before entering a home. Some customers prefer to be outside while the work is done, while ot...
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New Pest Control Company in Columbus, OH – Press Release

Columbus, Ohio has had a really bad year with pests. There has been a very unusual number of new infestations. Multiple pest professionals think that this is because pests are becoming immune to everyday treatments like over the counter products and various DIY methods. Thankfully, Premier Columbus Bed Bug Exterminators is here to help. They are the newest pest control company in the area and have already made a name for themself. They have received a ton of high star reviews online and their services are known to be premium. Their treatments guarantee long lasting protection at an affordable price. The company has a team of ten professionally trained pest exterminators who know how to treat any and every species of pest in Ohio and the surrounding states. They are prepared for any ...
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Rats! Home because of pandemic, residents noticing more pests

Steve Marcus Ross Hunsaker, service manager for Progressive Pest Control, checks on a rat bait station at a business in Henderson Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. By Bryan Horwath (contact) Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 | 2 a.m. A Las Vegas Valley resident since 1960, Sharon Coomes first noticed what turned out to be rat droppings in her garage a couple of years ago. Before that, Coomes had never noticed a rat issue in her Whitney Ranch neighborhood in Henderson, the place she’s lived for nearly three decades. “A couple weeks after that, I opened my dishwasher and the insulation was kind of coming out of the machine,” Coomes said. “It turned out it was rats. Since then, I’ve become the rat queen when it comes to killing rats. Last summer, I killed 10 rats in seven days.” Coomes also uses a pest...
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What a pest: Rodent infestation on the rise

Rats are looking to find new sources of food and shelter in the pandemic. Sponsored by Eastside Exterminators. SEATTLE — Uninvited and unwanted guests can put a damper on just about any occasion. When they’re rodents and other pests, it’s downright cringeworthy. Locally owned and operated Eastside Exterminators has been ridding residences of rodents for more than 50 years. “We are a second-generation pest control company,” said Sharon Roebuck, the company COO. “We've been around since 1969." The daughter of the owner, Deanna Townsend, bought the company from her dad in 2000, her and her partner Alex Altizer. ...
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Shocking cost of pest control call-outs at Fife healthcare sites revealed

Almost £350,000 of public money has had to be spent on pest controllers at Fife health care sites over the past decade, it has emerged. Cockroaches, rats, mice, ants, wasps, spiders and flies are among the reasons specialists have been drafted in an average of once a day since the summer of 2010. The ageing Stratheden Hospital near Cupar, which began life as an asylum back in 1866, was home to most call-outs, with contractors Premier Services attending 784 incidents to deal with rodents, wasp nests, insects, rabbits and even voles. Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital recorded 742 reports, including one incident in September 2017 when a kestrel was being attacked by gulls causing feathers to blow into some of the rooms. More than 500 incidents stemmed from pest sightings at Cameron Hospital in Wi...
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The Essential Qualities That a Pest Control Company in Henderson Should Have – Press Release

Six Brothers Pest Control has recently announced that they are going to continue giving the best possible pest control services to people. The top-rated pest control company is a firm believer in quality services. That’s why they have come up with essential qualities that a good pest control company in Henderson should have for the sake of the local’s wellbeing. Henderson, NV - Six Brothers Pest Control, a trusted and competent pest control team in Henderson, recently announced that it is going to share insights on the essential qualities that a good pest control company should have. This is to help people get the services of the best Henderson Pest Control Company always should the need arise. The staff understands that a lot of locals are now resorting to these services, given...
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Pest control experts embrace an integrated approach to battling rodents

A roof rat noses around a rodent bait station on Kiawah Island in August 2020.Image Credit: Eric Benson, Clemson University CLEMSON — Dogs may be man’s best friend, but rats have been his constant companion. For good or ill — more often the latter — rats have followed us wherever we go. Even luxury gated communities are not immune. Rodenticides — chemicals that kill rodents — are a significant tool in the fights against rats. But pest control operators are looking to amend their arsenal with additional weapons on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, where some of the community’s famous bobcats have tested positive for the chemicals. In an August 20 online training held by Clemson University, pest control professionals representing 85 percent of the properties with pest control service on Ki...
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Pest companies ‘lacking’ in wildlife handling and will improve, says association after criticism

SINGAPORE: Pest control companies may fall short when it comes to proper handling of wildlife, an industry association acknowledged after incidents involving claims of mishandling and criticism from the public."We have learnt from past incidents that we are lacking in the handling of wildlife," a spokesperson for the Singapore Pest Management Association (SPMA) said on Sunday (Sep 13) in response to queries from CNA. Advertisement Advertisement "We see criticism positively and constructively. If there are really issues, we will then have to do our best to resolve the issue. If there are incompetencies, we also would do the necessary to improve the training to increase competencies," said the spokesman for the SPMA, which lists on its website more than 50 pest contr...
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Pest control companies around Kansas City have open positions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 41 Action News is excited to launch a new series, "We're Hiring," with morning anchor Lindsay Shively at the helm.Thousands of people have filed for first-time unemployment benefits in Missouri and Kansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic."We're Hiring" seeks to help those job seekers look for a new career — possibly one they've never considered before — with companies currently looking to hire.In this first installment, Shively looked at pest control, an industry which those involved describe as an important, rewarding, fun, and flexible career. Pinnacle Solutions and Blue Beetle Pest Control are two area companies looking to add new members to their teams. The owners of the two different pest control companies said qualities such as humility, good people skills and good cha...
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Pest control on pause after disturbing video of pigeon’s death

LONDON, ONT. -- Startling video provided to CTV News shows a pigeon shaking violently before its death. And a warning that some viewers may find the video disturbing. “We just found one that is literally shaking to death,” explains Bonnie Siegfried. Siegfried says she found the dying bird near the Northview Apartment REIT complex on Mornington Avenue over the weekend. She comforted the distressed pigeon in its final moments before posting the video to Facebook. “We found it upside down shaking and vibrating outside...it was hard to watch,” says Siegfried. A spokesperson from Northview Apartment REIT confirmed to CTV News that this year and in previous years, management has hired licensed pest control professionals to deal with tenants' concerns about pigeons at 520...
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Pest Exterminators Providing Professional Pest Control – Press Release

Columbus Pest & Termite provides the best pest control services to Columbus, Ohio over any other pest control company in the area. They have a team of professional exterminators who have all gone through hours of high tier training on how to treat every species of pest local to Franklin County. Their services are already being known as the most reliable and affordable in the area and they just opened last week. They offer three main pest control services: custom pest treatments, routine property checkups, and emergency responses. Their custom pest treatments are popular because they are proven to be the most reliable services among any other pest control treatments in the county. The company is able to achieve this level of excellence because each treatment is specifically desig...
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Number One Pest Control Provides Pest Control Services to Claremont, California – Press Release

Number One Pest Control is the newest pest control company in Claremont, California. The company has already hundreds of people and has a lot of great reviews for their services. They offer a team of exterminators who have been professionally trained on how to treat every species of pest in the area. Their staff is very helpful and friendly. The company has three major services. Their custom treatments are their most popular. These are what make the company stand out from the rest of the pest control companies in the area. Each treatment is custom designed to handle the specific pest it is meant to treat. The president of the company went on to talk more about their custom treatments, “These treatments are next level compared to all other outdated treatments that other companies off...
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As Boston rat complaints rise, city launches ‘aggressive campaign’ to reduce rodent population

As Boston continues to face a spike in rat activity during the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s Inspectional Services Department says it’s launching an “aggressive campaign” to slice the rodent population that has been running wild around city neighborhoods. © Provided by Boston Herald JAMAICA PLAIN, MA. - JULY 24: Nic Brown of Clancy Bros. Pest Control drops off rat bait boxes to rid the rats in a vacant lot on July 24, 2020 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) The Boston City Council Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will hold a hearing Tuesday on rodent control and illegal dumping — a hearing that was sparked by a rise in rodent and pest activities in neighborhoods, with residents and businesses reporting an in...
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Why Plymouth City Council won’t say where its pest control teams are working

Plymouth City Council has refused to reveal where its pest control teams have been working. The council says giving out the postcodes will give competitors an unfair advantage and harm its commercial interests. It argued that the potential damage to the money-making operation outweighed the public interest in scrutiny of its work. The decision to keep the information private has now been upheld by the Information Commissioner's Office - an independent public body which rules on decisions made under the Freedom of Information Act. The council's decision was challenged in an appeal. After an investigation, the Commissioner agreed that keeping the information private outweighed the public interest in disclosure. The council was asked for the details in a Freedom of Information request from th...
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Pest control program to support communities post-fires | Port Macquarie News

news, latest-news, PORT Macquarie-Hastings is among mid north coast communities targeted in a range of incentive programs developed to improve invasive pest management while supporting local economies. North Coast Local Land Services will implement these incentive programs in areas affected by the recent bushfires and in adjacent lands up to 50km from fire scars. Funded by NSW government's Bushfire Recovery Stimulus package, activities will focus on Ballina, Bellingen, Byron Bay, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle, Lismore, Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley and Tweed. The program will include feral pig, wild dog, feral cat and wild deer control projects as outlined in the Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan for the North Coast. Works on cane toad...
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Word from the Smokies: Wait, don’t kill It! Spiders protect us from disease

By Frances Figart Published 2:54 p.m. ET Sept. 21, 2020 CLOSETan jumping spider (Platycryptus undatus). It is estimated that the spiders on about two acres of forest in Western North Carolina can consume 48 metric tons (105,840 pounds) of insects in a year. (Photo: Photo by Kefyn Catley/ Courtesy photo)This time of year, some varieties of spiders may seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by coming into your house. If you find one, consider this before you take action: Most spiders are harmless, they provide essential services for humans, and they are actually critical for the balance of our ecosystems.“Without spiders we would probably succumb to some nasty insect-borne disease while waiting to starve to death,” said Kefyn Catley, who has studied the evolutionary bi...
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For a successful reopening, proactive pest control is a must

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, food safety was already a primary factor for consumers when they were deciding where to eat. But now, with health concerns at an all-time high, operators hoping to welcome back customers on- or off-premise should have no greater priority than ensuring their kitchens and dining rooms are pristine. Consumers’ standards for restaurant cleanliness are higher than ever—and will remain high for the foreseeable future.While health concerns are inevitably top of mind for foodservice operators hoping to make consumers feel safe ordering from their restaurants, the effects of the pandemic extend beyond the virus itself. In fact, restaurant closures can lead to an increase in pest presence due to limited human activity on the premises.Pests are a serious threat to food s...
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Merger Deal for Best Fountain Valley Pest Specialists – Press Release

Best Fountain Valley Pest Specialists has been providing reliable pest control services to Orange County residents for over thirty years. The company has a wide range of pest control services which are all highly rated. They provide the community with a team of highly trained, professional exterminators who know how to treat every species of pest local to the area. Their services are known to be reliable and fast among the residents and business owners in Fountain Valley. The company has grown tremendously over the years and plans on continuing this growth into the future. Their main goal is to provide the best pest solutions to the most people possible. Best Fountain Valley Pest Specialists recently announced that they will be merging with another smaller pest control company. The ...
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Miami Bed Bugs Exterminator Provides Pest Control Treatments – Press Release

Miami-Dade county has fallen victim to a rising number of pest infestations in the state. Thankfully, Miami Bed Bugs Exterminator just opened their doors last week and are providing residents and business owners in the area with professional pest control services. They offer a wide range of solutions that have received a lot of great reviews online. Their team of exterminators are professionally trained on how to treat just about every species of pest in the state so they are more than prepared to handle any infestation they are faced with. The company offers three main pest treatments: custom pest treatments, routine property checkups and prevention plans, and emergency responses. Their custom treatments are their most popular so far. Each treatment is specifically designed to trea...