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Photo: Braman Termite and Pest Elimiination

Family Matters: Braman Termite and Pest Elimination

August 18, 2015 By
In the 1980s, Jerry Lazarus, owner of Braman Termite and Pest Elimination in Agawam, Mass., was busy doing his very best impression of Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Alvin “Bugs” Burger. You remember Al, the man who made... Read more»
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Dr. Phil Koehler

PMP Hall of Fame Spotlight: Dr. Phil Koehler

August 14, 2015 By
The Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is comprised of Dr. Laurel Hansen, Dr. Phil Koehler, John R. Cook Sr. and Noad Corley. The magazine staff will induct these deserving candidates in an invitation-only black-tie dinner and ceremony in Nashville... Read more»
Lloyd Merritt Smigel

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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Plunkett's Pest Control

Family Matters: Plunkett’s Pest Control

June 3, 2015 By
This year, Fridley, Minn.-based Plunkett’s Pest Control is celebrating its 100th anniversary. A century of service is an industry milestone, and the O’Reilly family has been running Plunkett’s for 92 of those 100 years. Bill O’Reilly was in charge for... 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»
Fahey Pest Management

Ride Along: Fahey Pest Management

April 27, 2015 By
It’s 8:30 a.m. on a Wednesday in early March. We’re in the all-purpose room at Fahey Pest Management in Sarasota, Fla., and the company’s three salesmen are preparing for another busy day. Ray Linfante, Giacomo Minafra and John Pollock are... Read more»
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A Day in the Life: Dominique Stumpf

April 16, 2015 By
Dominique Stumpf, CAE, CMP, Chief Operating Officer of the National Pest Management Association It’s 1 a.m. on a Friday, and the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Dominique Stumpf is landing at an airport in Washington, D.C. She has a two-hour drive... Read more»
Lloyd Pest Control

Family Matters: Lloyd Pest Control

March 24, 2015 By
In 1937, Al Ogle traveled from Los Angeles to San Diego and bought The Lloyd Co. for $125. That’s no misprint: Ogle purchased the company for $125 — approximately $2,000 today. At the time, the business had monthly sales of... Read more»
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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»