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TAG: Pest Control

Webinar to cover intricacies of pesticide labels

March 11, 2021By
Photo: Control Solutions Inc.

On April 1, Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, will present the webinar “Labels: Beyond the Basics” in conjunction with LM's sibling magazine, Pest Management Professional. read more

TruGreen launches perimeter pest service

July 17, 2020By

TruGreen now offers Perimeter Pest, an exterior treatment targeting unwanted bugs and insects. This new pest control program enhances TruGreen’s comprehensive slate of services, amplifying its current pest program, while complementing current lawn and horticultural treatments. Available in select markets across the nation, Perimeter Pest consists of four seasonal, exterior treatments applied by TruGreen specialists with localized knowledge and science-backed... read more

Government Affairs: Is the spotted lanternfly a threat to outdoor living?

November 8, 2017By

In September 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) received a call from a company near Reading, Pa. Employees had found a strange bug at the back of their property in a tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) grove. When the PDA inspectors arrived at the company, they saw gray-winged bugs about an inch long, covering the trunks of the Ailanthus... read more

Rentokil acquires Florida lawn care company on LM150 list

April 11, 2017By

Rentokil Steritech, a pest control company based in Reading, Pa., acquired the assets of Heron Home & Outdoor in Apopka, Fla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Heron is No. 116 on the LM150 list of top revenue-generating firms with $14,347,321 in 2015 revenue. “We admire the growth-oriented nature of Rentokil Steritech and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic to... read more

Empowered to grow

May 25, 2016By
Photo: Blades of Green

Focus and a positive company culture drive business at Blades of Green. Brothers Mark Leahy and Brad Leahy, owners of Blades of Green in Edgewater, Md., talk a lot about company culture. It’s their primary focus these days, as they strive to grow their $5.3 million lawn care and pest control company by more than 15 percent per year. Ask... read more

Getting into pest control: An unfoolish move

May 9, 2016By

Nobody likes to be called a fool, especially not Mark and Brad Leahy, owners of Edgewater, Md.-based Blades of Green. But that’s what happened when they attended a meeting for pest professionals held by Real Green Systems in early 2008. Veteran pest management professional Don Jamison told them, “You guys are damned fools if you don’t get into pest control.”... read more