Difference Makers

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P.E.S.T. Relief International: Georgia Partners Bring Comfort & Relief

October 11, 2016 By
[The following post was submitted to PMP by guest writer, Andrea Hancock of P.E.S.T. International.] Summer was busy for all of us, but we ended strong with a day of education and service.P.E.S.T. Relief International and CPCO of Georgia partnered together... Read more»
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Difference Maker: Lloyd Merritt Smigel

July 21, 2015 By
Lloyd Merritt Smigel is “Humble Servant” for Care Management Consultants in Oceanside, Calif. Here’s a look at how he got his start in the pest management industry and what he thinks are the industry’s biggest opportunities and obstacles. Years in pest... Read more»
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Difference Maker: Dr. Faith Oi

May 12, 2015 By
Dr. Faith Oi considers the hours she spends helping pest management professionals (PMPs) solve problems time well spent. After all, she’s the University of Florida’s (UF’s) director of Pest Management University (PMU), and director of the state’s integrated pest management... Read more»

Difference Maker: Dr. Barbara L. Thorne

February 10, 2015 By
Dr. Barbara L. Thorne is termite expert with the University of Maryland and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services As a child, were you fascinated or fearful of pests? As a kid, I was focused on family, friends, sports and adventures.... Read more»
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Difference Maker: Mike Katz, Rentokil North America

December 31, 2014 By
As a child, were you fascinated by or fearful of pests? I never had much interest in insect or vertebrate pests. When and why did you first become interested this business? I went to work for the Pest Control Operators... Read more»

Difference Maker: Laura Simpson, Dugas Pest Control

October 1, 2014 By
The years 2012 and 2013 were significant ones for Laura Simpson, owner of Dugas Pest Control based in Baton Rouge, La. After climbing the steps that lead her up the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) management ladder, she was named... Read more»

Difference Maker: Dr. William H. Robinson, B&G Equipment Co.

August 1, 2014 By
Describe your duties for B&G Equipment Co. There’s no other place, company or location I’d rather be than B&G. I’m on a dream team of smart, technical people. I have two primary responsibilities: 1. I support the network of distributors... Read more»
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Difference Maker: David Naffziger, DHN Solutions LLC

July 14, 2014 By
Tell us about your new organization: When BASF consolidated its Specialty Products Division in Raleigh, N.C., in January 2013, my wife and I agreed we didn’t want to relocate from St. Louis. I wasn’t ready to retire, and my wife... Read more»

Difference Maker: Joe Wilson, Permatreat Pest & Termite Control

April 10, 2014 By
Were you fearful of pests as a child? No. My father raised bees, and I had squirrels as pets. When and why did you first fall for the business? In 1965, I was working as a junior cost accountant for... Read more»
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Difference Maker: Dr. Susan Jones, The Ohio State University

February 27, 2014 By
As a child, were you fascinated by or fearful of pests? I was fascinated by all kinds of insects. I spent countless hours exploring the wooded field that ran the length of our neighborhood block in Lake Charles, La. I... Read more»
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