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After Hours: His Heart is Racing

July 3, 2015 By
Joe LaFlamme is a first-generation pest management professional, but he’s a second-generation racecar driver. The general manager of Troy, N.Y.-based Northeast Pest Control (NEPC) recalls how one of his favorite uncles, Hugh Johnston, would tell him stories about his stock... Read more»
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After Hours: Raise a Glass to Beer Club

May 1, 2015 By
If you go for a drink with Jim Doll, marketing manager for Milwaukee-based Liphatech, he’ll likely grab the beer menu before the wine list because he’s an official beer connoisseur. For the past two years, he and three friends — two... Read more»
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After Hours: Five, Six, Shep Picks Up Sticks

March 31, 2015 By
If you’ve ever had the good fortune to attend a presentation by, or be part of a conversation with, Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, BCE, you know he’s not always one to follow the road most traveled — just the one most... Read more»
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After Hours: Keith Birkemeyer

July 14, 2014 By
A pest management professional studies his genealogy to deepen his family roots. Many pest management companies can trace their roots back decades through previous owners and layers of management. It’s something of a family tree when one factors in people... Read more»
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After Hours: Bryan Palen

April 10, 2014 By
It wasn’t quite Deadliest Catch, but Bryan Palen’s days as on the Chesapeake Bay as a crab fisherman were far more difficult than his days are now hunting pests. There aren’t too many creatures that pest management professionals (PMPs) come... Read more»
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After Hours: Jim Fleming

February 27, 2014 By
Jim Fleming became a musician for the same reason every teenage boy joins a rock band — to get the girl. The year was 1968, and a 14-year-old Fleming, who now spends his days as a sales consultant for Eden... Read more»
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After Hours: Craig Morton

January 15, 2014 By
It’s no surprise Craig Morton ended up in the pest management business. Morton learned from his father, who runs his own pest management business, Morton’s Urban Pest Management Company, based in Napa County, Calif. But because of the small size... Read more»
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After Hours: Tim Booth

December 15, 2013 By
When he’s not protecting customers from pests, Tim Booth is ready to rush into burning homes saving people from fires. Pest management professionals (PMPs) protect public health and customers’ homes from pests. But Terminix pest technician Tim Booth, who doubles... Read more»
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