Introducing the ProBest Pest Management 5 Stinger Award for Excellence in Pests/Insect/Pest Management Blogging.
Stay tuned for upcoming Pest Bloggers who have met the challenge and have shown a high degree of maintaining and discussing some of the major topics that affect us daily in the world of Pest Management or Pests in general.
Our first recipient is Jerry Schappert from http://www.pestcemetery.com – High degree of expertise in the field and articulate on the page.
- Pete Grasso “Keeping It Simple” Pest Management Professional Magazine http://pgrasso.wordpress.com/ – Informative information for the Professional Pest Management Professional.
- Mike Merchant PhD BCE Professor and Extension Urban Entomologist From AgriLife Extension Texas A&M System http://citybugs.tamu.eduand for PMP’s http://insectsinthecity.blogspot.com
- Our next awardee is Arizona Pest Control in Tucson, Arizona. http://www.azpest.com – Caleb is the blogger and website, IT guy and is the son of Bruce – the owner of Arizona Pest Control. Quick story – I was at a Diamondbacks game with BASF, box seats and Bruce was there and when he heard that I had just bought a company he said “If you ever need help just give me a call” that’s what I like about this business. Great job Caleb and Bruce.
- June 2010 ProBest Pest Management 5 Stinger Award goes out across the ocean to our friends at Rentokil. Their blog titled deBugged was launched to engage with online audiences interested in Pest Control. The blogging team uses their combined knowledge of marketing, communications, service standards and practices as well as technical expertise to offer fascinating insight into the world of pest control. I heard that they are redesigning the blog so stay tuned for a bigger and better debugged site at http://www.rentokil.com/blog/
- The 5 Stinger Award September 2010 goes to Beucher & Son Pest Control in Tampa, Florida. They blog at http://lifeintheratshole.wordpress.com – their site is a day to day experiences of a Pest Management Company and chalk full of useful and interesting bug stuff.
- December 2010, Compelling Communications http://www.compelcom.com/blog/ Interesting blog on growing your business, marketing and more importantly what it takes to get there. June Van Klaveren is in tune with the Pest Management Industry and has spoken on numerous occasions including the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
- Clark Pest Control - Founded shortly after World War II by returning veterans, Clark Pest Control has grown to become the West’s largest pest management company with branches throughout California and in the Reno, Nevada area. Clark Pest Control currently is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the United States. They blog at http://www.clarkpest.com/blog always great information on pest control. ProBest is honored to award the 5 Stinger award to these these great folks at Clark’s for doing their part to increase knowledge about pest/termites and promote themselves within their community.
- July 2011 – Jerry Genesio is the author of “Unseen Hazards That Threaten Hunters, Campers, and Hikers: What you should know about pathogens commonly found in wildlife.” He is a University of Southern Maine graduate and served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps (1956-62). Jerry was employed for nearly 20 years (1970-88) by Cutter Laboratories as a blood specialist in Cutter’s Biological Products (Human) Division. From 1988-93 he worked with United Nations NGO’s providing humanitarian aid to children in war torn areas of Central America, and from 1994-96 worked with the Children of War Rescue Project evacuating war-wounded children from Bosnia. He is now retired and spends much of his time researching and writing articles and books focusing on U.S. and Natural History. Jerry is a native of Massachusetts and lives in Bridgton, Maine, with his wife, Judy. Follow his blog at http://naturalunseenhazards.wordpress.com about Natural Unseen Hazards.
- April 2012: Stinger Award presented to Andrew Greess, Andrew is President of Quality Equipment & Spray, a leading manufacturer of high quality spray equipment. The Company specializes in building custom sprayers, designed for safety, reliability and productivity. Greess has a BS in Finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Greess shares his extensive pest control equipment expertise as technical columnist for Pest Management Professional and Parks & Rec Business Magazines. He is the author of SprayEquipmentBlog.com, the Internet’s leading source for advice on designing, maintaining and operating spray equipment for improved profitability. Greess has spoken in front of national and state audiences on a variety of spray equipment topics.
Hey we also have won a few awards on our own, like this one from Frugal Dad’s Frugal Dad posted that ProBest offers customizable services in pest control and a Wood Infestation Report for homebuyers and sellers. Their blog posts detail information about news and tips about pests as well as industry information.
I hadn’t even heard of it until a few days ago, but a fellow blogger and reader nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m not exactly sure how it began, but the VBA is a friendly, easy way for bloggers to support and recognize one another. Kind of cool!
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