The following companies were accredited by NPMA in January 2018:

  • MBM Extermination, St. Bruno, Quebec (NPMA QualityPro and NPMA GreenPro)
  • Spearhead Pest Control, Ventura, Calif. (NPMA QualityPro)
  • Stop Pest Control of NY, New York City (NPMA QualityPro)
  • Gateway Inspections, Amelia, Va. (NPMA QualityPro)

McCall Service, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based pest control company, started off the New Year with the merging of three Florida companies. As of January 2018, Eco-Logic Pest Solutions of Jacksonville; Conley Exterminating of Dunnellon; and JD Smith of Inverness have joined the McCall family.

Ehrlich Pest Control donated $5,000 to the Maryland Food Bank to support the organization’s ongoing initiatives. This donation was a result of the pop-up “Pestaurant” event that occurred in late September in Baltimore. At the event, passersby were invited to sample bug-infused dishes (i.e., June beetle-encrusted croquettes, fried cricket crostini, Maryland mealworm crab cakes and grasshopper bark). For every person who tasted one of the bug-infused dishes or entered the cricket-eating contest, Ehrlich made a donation to the Maryland Food Bank. Each dollar the Maryland Food Bank received equals three meals for food Marylanders in need; this donation is equivalent to 15,000 meals.