Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

FacebookDo you love us? Do you love to travel? Well, then you’re going to be head over heals IN LOVE with us. But first you have to “Like” us, on Facebook that is!

evening pool shotThat’s right. Bug Off Pest Control Center is going to make someone very happy. Just “Like” us on Facebook and if you’re the 1,000th fan, you’ll receive a gift certificate for a 2 Night Stay at the incredible Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal*!

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Here at Bug Off Pest Control Center we are encouraging everyone to become a FOBO. It doesn’t take much and can be really fun too.

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11-11-11 was all we expected and more.  We had a great turnout and all the speakers and exhibitors were outstanding and informative.  We had a “rat – roaring time”: H2 Environmental brought along “Mr. Ratso Beat” while Ultra Safe brought their mascot “Cimen” all the way from Boston for a dance-off.  Those characters can boogy.

Our exhibitors and speakers arrived early to set up only to find a huge line of attendees already forming! They were blown away by the energy of the close to 600 pest control professionals in attendance.

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They say it can’t be done – but the Bug Off Family can’t be kept down!

This month we are bringing on the heat! Come join us on Facebook, invite your friends and burn through our inventory! When we reach 600 fans in the month of June we will be awarding all our Facebook fans a 10% discount.

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Referring back to a recent article in PCT Magazine, another trend seen in the last decade is the loss of chemistries.  Over the last 10 years the EPA removed two major classes of pesticides from the industry: the organophosphates and the carbamates. The pest control industry relied heavily on these chemical families. Without them we have to work harder; some insects have become tougher to eliminate due to resistance issues; some species are making a comeback; and new, hard-to-control pests are gaining a toe-hold.

Dr. Roger Gold, professor and endowed chair in urban and structural entomology at Texas A&M University, is quoted in this article as saying “loss of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate, was particularly impactful. I wish we had it back for bed bugs and some other things.”

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