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DECEMBER 9, 2020
 
  TOP STORY
 
 
Industry acquisitions close out 2020
 
There has been a flurry of pest control company acquisitions in the industry lately. Click on the headlines below for more details on each.

Anticimex expands to California, appoints western leadership

Certus adds Santiano Brothers

Conserv acquires stake in Apex Wildlife Solutions

Viking purchases RID Pest Control

 
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  ON THE RECORD
 
Jeff King
 
Virtual events dominate December
 
By Danielle Pesta
This month, we bring you team coverage from two industry events: CO2@Home and the National Pest Management Association’s Global Bed Bug Summit, and we invite you to sign up for a free video marketing webinar taking place tomorrow.

 
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  INDUSTRY INTEL
 
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PCO M&A Specialists, William Blair release October report
 
The October report from the William Blair/PCO M&A Specialists Monthly Pest Index notes an increase of 5 percent year-over-year. See more results from the index, which tracks the monthly performance of 140 privately held pest control companies across 30 states.
 
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Industry veteran launches DataWave Research to offer insight
 
Founded by Dave Braness, DataWave Research provides data-driven insights to help pest management professionals set strategies and make informed decisions.
 
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  GIVING BACK
 
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Thomas Pest Services marks milestone with charity project
 
Thomas Pest Services, based in Schenectady, N.Y., is celebrating 10 years in business. In addition, the company asked customers to support Toys for Tots during December.
 
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  CLOSE UP
 
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Marshall Gaster discusses upcoming plans for Syngenta with PMP
 
In Part II of a two-part video interview with PMP Editor Heather Gooch, Syngenta Professional Pest Management’s market manager, Marshall Gaster, talks about what is on the horizon for Syngenta in the coming months — including its recently released, 2021 edition of its PestPartners 365 program.
 
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  ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
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3 new trustees elected to Pest Management Foundation board
 
Bryan Cooksey, Stacy O'Reilly and Billy Tesh were unanimously elected to each serve three-year terms as trustees on the Pest Management Foundation board.
 
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Steve Troxler
 
NCPMA announces keynote speaker for 2021 training event
 
Steve Troxler, the agriculture commissioner for the state of North Carolina, is set to be the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA's) 2021 Pest Control Technician’s School.
 
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  PMP HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT
 

Norm Goldenberg, Class of 2008
 
 
Norm Goldenberg, Class of 2008
 
Any conversation about the National Pest Management Association's Pest Management Foundation also should include one of the foundation's co-founders and biggest boosters, Norm Goldenberg. In 2014, the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund was established as the primary research grant fund within the foundation. Learn more about Goldenberg's remarkable career, and his industry involvement even today, in retirement.
 
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  READER POLL
 
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Reader poll: 2021 business resolutions
 
Please take a minute to answer our latest poll: What is your No. 1 business resolution for the new year?
 
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RISE rallies PMPs to get involved
 
In addition to advocacy work, RISE recently hosted its first-ever virtual annual meeting and President Megan Provost shares an update.
 
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Tracing the roots of a phorid fly invasion
 
Judy Black, BCE, describes an especially troublesome phorid fly invasion a homeowner was desperate to resolve.
 
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  UPCOMING WEBINAR
 
 
Reach Your Target Audience
How to create a video and digital marketing strategy that will attract decision makers and boost revenue
 
Date: Dec. 10
Brought to you by: Slingshot

Two of the most effective marketing tools currently available to companies — video and social media — can help get your message to potential customers. It’s not as hard as you think to define and measure your marketing goals. Don’t wait to take advantage of technology that will get your company noticed. During this complimentary webinar, you will learn:
  • Why video is an ideal marketing tool
  • Proven benefits of using video
  • What to include in a video marketing strategy
  • Types of video content worth creating and posting
  • How to devise an effective digital marketing plan

Speaker: Jeff King, President, The Pest Rangers

 
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