Viking Pest Control participated in eight trunk-or-treat events, marched in a Halloween parade, sponsored a fall festival and participated in a scarecrow contest to celebrate the fall season as part of its community engagement initiatives.
“We wanted to participate in Halloween alongside our customers,” Eric Gunner, a Viking Pest Control employee, said in the news release. “We had a great time with the kids, handing out candy and spider rings. It was fun to have an opportunity to interact with the community in a stress-free, fun environment and we loved seeing all the costumes, especially the bugs!”
Viking Pest Control staff also handed out reusable shopping bags to help communities reduce waste and comply with the single-use plastic bag bans in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“Pest control is a serious business, and opportunities to lighten the mood by participating in community events like these helps Viking connect with their customer base,” according to the news release.
“People may only like to think of creepy crawlies around this time of year, when they’re coming up with spooky-looking snacks for a Halloween party, or planning out their family costumes,” Gunner said. “We want to keep it that way, so that this is the only time of year you need to think of bugs or rodents.”
About Viking Pest Control
Founded in 1980 by Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Ed Bradbury (Class of 2014), Viking Pest Control is an Anticimex company based in Liberty Corner, N.J. Its service area includes residential and commercial properties throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.