Every Monday in May, The Pest Posse will host a “U.S. Armed Forces in Pest Control” YouTube series, sponsored by Catchmaster. The Pest Posse, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is a self-described weekly YouTube series, continuing training solution, and consultant dedicated to pest management professionals (PMPs) and small- to medium-size business owners. Co-owner Foster Brusca is a member of Pest Management Professional’s (PMP’s) editorial advisory board.
The series kicks off with a live episode on Monday, May 3, with special guest Dr. Stan Cope, Catchmaster’s VP, Technical Products and Services, and a past president of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). During the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Legislative Day event last month, Dr. Cope was announced as the PestVets Veteran of the Year. He will be formally recognized at PestWorld in November.
The Pest Posse chose May for this series because it is Military Appreciation Month. “We wanted to recognize the pest management professionals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and acknowledge their military service, the sacrifice they have made to protect our nation, and their dedication to the professional pest management industry,” Brusca said in a news release.
ABOUT THE PEST POSSE
The Pest Posse was founded by Culley Christensen in 2017 and helped along in 2018 by industry veteran Foster Brusca. Its mission is to be a trusted resource for training and information that pest management professionals, especially small- to medium-size business owners, need to grow their skills and knowledge in the industry. The Pest Posse currently provides a weekly YouTube series on Mondays, with special episodes on periodic Thursdays. In addition, The Pest Posse Academy is a continuous training solution and The Pest Posse Stampede is a twice-a-month podcast.
AP&G, a manufacturer of products for rodent, insect and mosquito management, was founded in 1952 as Atlantic Paste & Glue in Brooklyn, N.Y., by Moses Frisch, an immigrant chemist from Hungary. Steve Frisch, current president and CEO, joined his father in 1972, after graduation from Brooklyn College. The third generation of the family working at the business today includes Jonathan Frisch, VP of sales and marketing, and Jeffrey Frisch, VP of operations.
In 1977, AP&G introduced the Catchmaster brand, which led to its focus on developing adhesives for pest management applications. Its products continue to be American-made, and the company currently supplies more than 70 countries worldwide.