Tag: Looking Back

80 Game Changers in PMP History

September 10, 2013 By
1930s 1. First termiticide patented Frank Lyons, who spent 44 years (1927-1971) with what’s now known as Terminix, was granted 14 patents related to termite control, including the first termiticide in 1932. He also helped develop the barrier treatment methods... Read more»

Gooch Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
I was flattered when the Pest Management Professional (PMP) staff asked me to contribute to this 80th Anniversary Collectors Edition! The thought of how to approach this special assignment brought back a flood of memories. During my tenure with the... Read more»
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Mix Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
When I was named editor of Pest Control magazine in fall 1982, to say the industry was undergoing profound changes that would last well into at least the next two decades would be a huge understatement. Try these changes on... Read more»

Goldenberg Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
In the late 1970s and early ’80s, our industry was under a siege of sorts: The domestic insurance industry brought forth high premiums and/or no general liability insurance coverage, leaving pest management professionals (PMPs) without coverage or under severe financial... Read more»
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Cooper Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
I used to think looking back in the rearview mirror was to determine whom I passed or who was gaining on me. Yet, as I’ve mellowed, looking back at the “bad old days” at the beginning of the 1990s has... Read more»
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Kunst Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
When I was president of the National Pest Control Association — now the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) — in 1995 and 1996, one had to run for each position in a competitive election. It was necessary to visit every... Read more»
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