Giving thanks for you

|  November 24, 2016

I owe you an apology. I haven’t thanked you for turning to Pest Management Professional (PMP) for the latest pest management news, tips and techniques.

I also would like to extend my gratitude to the readers who share their knowledge with me, the managing editor of PMP. I’m amazed at the willingness of those in the pest management industry who share their knowledge and experience.

Whether I’m assigned a story about ants, mosquitoes or rodents, I know the pest management professionals (PMPs) I call will happily share their tips for their colleagues — and competitors — to see. They do it because they want to help keep families healthy and communities safe from pests. They want to help spread the word about how to effectively manage disease-carrying insects, rodents and wildlife that may cause harm. 

I am grateful for their years of knowledge, their tried and true tips, and the helpful hints they discovered through trial and error.

Readers of PMP are lucky to have experts who have dedicated their lives to pest management. They’ve done the research for you, testing the methods that work best in the worst conditions. The pages of the magazine would be empty were it not for the experts and readers like you who are willing to share what they know.

I am thankful for those of you who want to share your stories so that others can learn from your success and mistakes. And I know so many of you are thankful for the mentors, the teachers, the experts who have helped you as you serve to protect the customer who trust you to keep them safe and pest-free.

Anyone familiar with the PMP Hall of Fame knows inductees are grateful for the help of mentors, professors, colleagues and even competitors who helped them achieve success in the industry. Check out Titans of Industry to see what I mean. As philosopher Alfred North Whitehead said, “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”

If you ever want to share your hard-earned experience, please reach out to me — or any other PMP editor — via email (, phone (216-706-3793) or in person at events. I will be sure to thank you.


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Diane Sofranec

About the Author:

Diane Sofranec is the senior editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 216-706-3793.

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