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Bill Spitz

IN MEMORIAM: Bill Spitz

February 22, 2021 By
Bill Spitz, a member of the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame (Class of 2006), passed away Feb. 14. Read more»
Doug MacPherson

IN MEMORIAM: Doug MacPherson

January 26, 2021 By
Former president of the NPMA, Douglas MacPherson, died Jan. 14 in Baton Rouge, La., from complications from COVID-19. He was 89. Read more»
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IN MEMORIAM: Eleanor ‘Jo’ Cook

December 10, 2020 By
Eleanor "Jo" Cook, matriarch of Decatur, Ala.-based Cook's Pest Control, passed away Dec. 7 at age 92. She was at home and surrounded by family. Read more»
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Pictured from left are LaMar and Kenlyn Miller, and Karol and Jeff Cochran. They are celebrating a 2019 award bestowed on Bosch Pest Control from the local Better Business Bureau. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF COCHRAN.

Web Exclusive: Dealing with loss

November 13, 2020 By
For nearly three decades, Jeff Cochran and LaMar Miller had the perfect balance of leadership at Bosch Pest Control in Muscatine, Iowa. Read more»
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Greg Blaylock

‘Bugman Classic’ set for Oct. 24

October 2, 2020 By
The inaugural "Bugman Classic" golf tournament will take place Oct. 24 at the Sequoyah State Golf Course in Hulbert, Okla., honoring Greg Blaylock. Read more»
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R. Randall Rollins

IN MEMORIAM: R. Randall Rollins

August 18, 2020 By
Atlanta, Ga.,-based Rollins Inc. has announced the passing of R. Randall Rollins, the company's chairman of the board, on Aug. 17. He was 88 years old.  Read more»
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Kelly Swindle Jr.

IN MEMORIAM: Kelly Swindle Jr.

February 12, 2020 By
Kelly Swindle, Jr., past president and former owner of Avitrol, passed away Feb. 3. He served as president of Avitrol in Nov. 1972 through June 2011. Read more»
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headshot: Harry Katz

Industry loses a legend: Harry Katz

August 30, 2016 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Harry Katz died Sunday, Aug. 28, at the age of 101. As PMP Chalk Talk columnist (and fellow Hall of Famer) Dr. Austin Frishman said of Katz at the time of his induction in... Read more»
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Al Bugs Burger

IN MEMORIAM: Alvin ‘Bugs’ Burger

August 26, 2015 By
2009 PMP Hall of Fame inductee Al “Bugs” Burger, whose pest elimination guarantee turned the industry on its head in the latter half of the 20th century, died Aug. 10. He was 82. Burger was a fourth-generation pest management professional. After working... Read more»
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Roland Rhodes

IN MEMORIAM: Roland Rhodes

July 28, 2015 By
Roland Rhodes, who recently retired from the company he founded, Rhodes Chemical, died July 24, 2015 with his wife, Winona, at his side. His childhood home was in Kansas City where he lived with his two brothers and two sisters.... Read more»
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