Waltham Pest Services is celebrating its 130 years of bringing pest control services to Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Maine.
The company was started as a chemical company in 1893 by Frank “Bugs” Martin. As the company grew and was purchased by interested parties and then a long-time employee, it continued to add services and blaze the trail in the pest control industry in New England. Waltham Pest Services were the first to use baits for cockroaches, one of the owners founded the New England Pest Management Association and was using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies before it was popular, according to the news release.
Waltham is constantly looking to innovate and is committed to putting people first for both its employees and customers. In 2010, Rollins Inc. acquired them into their portfolio of pest control companies. It gave a relatively small pest control company the support of a large company, but but Waltham Pest Services has managed to keep the “family feel” for which it is known.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this company and to help celebrate this momentous occasion,” Chris Weppert, region manager, said in the news release. “While 130 years is quite a milestone, we never would have made it there without the hard work and dedication of our employees. I really dedicate these 130 years to them – and hopefully the next 130.”
In addition to general pest control, Waltham Pest Services continues to innovate with new services like its professional disinfectant treatment, UltiClean and a line of scenting services; its educational program, Waltham Services Academy; and recently, GreenSuite — year-round green pest control for homes. It also continues to bring in new technology, like its MyPestData Customer Portal.
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