Tag: Stuart Aust

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3 factors to consider before selling your company

September 10, 2018 By and
Currently, merger and acquisition activity in the pest control industry continues to surge. How long this will last is unknown. However, this trend should continue to remain active for some time thanks to the favorable business climate, low interest rates,... Read more»
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Aust Group opens office location

July 24, 2018 By
The Aust Group, a newly-launched mergers & acquisition consulting firm, opened an office in New Jersey. Read more»
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Anticimex buys Bug Doctor, enters US market

August 2, 2016 By
Bug Doctor, the Paramus, New Jersey-based pest management company founded by President and CEO Stuart Aust, has been acquired by Anticimex. The deal enables Anticimex, a pest management company founded in Sweden in 1934, to enter the U.S. market. It... Read more»
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Pigeons aren’t ‘just rats with wings’

April 7, 2016 By
When you’re 5 years old, every adult is an authority on every topic, and the nuances of communication often go over your head. When my grandmother, an amateur kitchen-window bird watcher, told kindergartener me that she loved all the birds... Read more»
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Seagulls: Feathered Health Hazard

September 25, 2015 By
  Seagulls conjure images of lazy days at the beach, ocean waves and family picnics. Rarely do these seemingly harmless sea birds bring to mind serious health issues and antibiotic-resistant diseases. Yet nearly 90 percent of seagull feces contain Enterococcus,... Read more»
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Feathered Foes: Canada Goose Control Options

April 22, 2015 By
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) control methodologies range from installing cardboard/wooden silhouettes of fake coyotes to applying for a federal depredation permit to addle goose eggs. A Canada goose usually starts breeding at three years of age and can live into... Read more»
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The Scary-Looking Turkey Vulture is Coming to a Town Near You

October 17, 2014 By
If you haven’t seen a turkey vulture yet, brace yourself. They’re on their way to your town. They’ve been spotted from southern Canada to the southern tip of South America. Globally, there are more than 4.5 million turkey vultures, and... Read more»
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Bird Control: Woodpeckers

September 17, 2014 By
Consider the biology, behavior and management of this protected species.  Years ago, when my wife and I first moved into our home, I was awakened one morning by a woodpecker “working” on our house. Once I figured out what was... Read more»
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Mediterranean paper wasps often congregate around food factories and shops.

Sting Operation: Tips for controlling stinging pests

July 11, 2014 By and
Twelve tips to control, exclude and cash in on stinging insect pests for clients. Most national pest management companies provide stinging insect pest management services throughout the U.S. Some areas of the country — where temperatures typically stay above 50... Read more»
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2013 Termite Management Supplement: Have you abandoned your first love?

February 1, 2013 By and
Remember when your staff counted the days and braced themselves before the termite season hit? Remember when the phone rang off the hook with panicked customers frantically shrieking something about thousands of huge black insects flinging their wings and seizing... Read more»
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