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Clark Pest Control Acquires Pest Management Companies Bugz-B-Gone, Stock Exterminators

  
  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

LODI, Calif., April 1, 2014 // -- Clark Pest Control announced today that it has acquired two pest management companies, Paso Robles, Calif.-based Bugz-B-Gone, Inc., and Escondido, Calif.- based Stock Exterminators.

Clark Pest Control will merge the operations of both companies into its Santa Maria and San Diego service centers, respectively.

Both companies had strict qualifications as to what kind of company could purchase their businesses. As Bugz-B-Gone’s Chris Kirk explained: “It must be family-owned, it must have experience, it must be able to do all the things we do, it must be able to respond quickly to our customers’ needs, it must not be a huge company with national reach, because our customers are more than just a number, and it must also treat for termites.”

“Clark Pest Control is a family-owned and operated business,” Stock Exterminators’ Mike Stock said. “They have been in the pest control business for over 60 years, and their staff of professionals perform all phases of pest and termite control. They also provide commercial and agricultural pest control.”

The owners of both companies gave different reasons for selling their businesses to Clark. Chris Kirk of Bugz-B-Gone wanted to concentrate on a new business he and his wife had purchased. “After a few months, we realized that our new company, Contemporary Home Services, was taking up a lot of our time and energy,” he said. “We made a difficult decision to put Bugz-B-Gone up for sale, so that our loyal pest control customers would not be affected by our divided attention, and so that we could concentrate on building our residential and commercial cleaning business.”

Mike and Jeanne Stock of Stock Exterminators just wanted to retire, so they could travel and enjoy life. “We plan on riding one of our motorcycles to Virginia to visit my sister, surfing more, and continuing our work with Project Wildlife,” he said. But before they could do that, they wanted
to make sure the business they had built for over 26 years, and the loyal customers they had developed, were in good hands.

Both Bugz-B-Gone and Stock Exterminators embody the type of companies that Clark Pest Control likes to acquire. “They managed to grow their businesses the old-fashioned way, even in a tight economy, by taking good care of their customers,” said Joe Clark, President of Clark Pest Control. “We are excited that our team will continue to provide the customers of both of those companies with the excellent pest control services they already enjoy. We’re also happy for them, because we can offer them a number of other services – termite inspection and control, damage repair work, lawn care, tree and shrub care, bird exclusion, and more.”

Clark Pest Control is busy looking at other opportunities, too. “We would like to acquire other strong and well-run companies in markets that we already serve,” said Joe Clark. “We’re also interested in the same kind of companies in markets that we don’t currently serve.”

About Clark Pest Control: Founded in 1950 by Charlie Clark, Lodi, Calif.-based Clark Pest Control operates 21 regional service centers, with 20 of them in California and one in Reno, Nevada. The company offers innovative pest management, termite control, lawn, tree and shrub care, bird exclusion and burrowing rodent solutions for commercial accounts and residential customers.

About Bugz-B-Gone: Founded in 2001 by Chris and Stephanie Kirk, Bugz-B-Gone provided pest control and gutter cleaning services to customers in San Luis Obispo County.

About Stock Exterminators: Founded in 1988 by Mike and Jeanne Stock, provided commercial and residential pest control services to customers in northern San Diego County.

 

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Press Release - Clark Pest Control Receives 2013 Best of Sonora Award

  
  

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clark Pest Control Receives 2013 Best of Sonora Award

U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, July 9, 2013 -- For the sixth consecutive year, Clark Pest Control has been selected for the 2013 Best of Sonora Award in the Weed Control Service category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Six-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com

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2012 Bed Bug Conference San Diego - Hosted by Clark Pest Control

  
  

DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE

YOUR BOTTOM LINE!

Managers Can Register Now for FREE Bed Bug Educational Training Hosted by Clark Pest Control

 

LODI, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – It’s no secret that bed bugs are still everywhere – in apartments, houses and hotels, college dormitories, hospitals, offices, retail stores, public transportation, laundromats and even movie theaters.  And since a majority of industry professionals consider bed bugs to be THE most difficult pest to treat (NPMA, 2010), Clark Pest Control is coming to San Diego to help educate these facility managers with a free one-day seminar called “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth.”

 

Only 100 spots are available for anyone who manages a facility or property where bed bugs could be a problem.  The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event in San Diego will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hilton Mission Bay (1775 East Mission Bay Dr., San Diego).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

“Because San Diego is a popular tourist destination, it is even more susceptible to bed bugs than many other cities, so our goal is to help educate the community about solutions to this serious pest problem,” said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.  “We want the people in charge of these facilities to be able to make smart and timely decisions if and when they are faced with having to identify and fight bed bugs.”   

 

The event will provide guests answers to many common myths about bed bugs, such as whether or not they transmit diseases and are a sign of poor sanitation, and if you can see them with the naked eye.  Experts will also educate guests on the newest ways to detect and control bed bugs, as well as how a bed bug infestation can affect a business’ bottom line.  Speakers include Jim Fredricks from the National Pest Management Association, Gail Getty from the UC Extension, and Jeff Lipman of the Lipman Law Firm that deals with bed bug litigation and other industry experts. 

 

Anyone interested in registering for the San Diego “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event may call 877-918-9988 or email salesteam@clarkpest.com.

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” events will also be held in Rohnert Park on February 1st and in San Mateo on February 2nd.  

 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

  

Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

2012 Bed Bug Conference San Mateo - Hosted by Clark Pest Control

  
  

 

DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE

YOUR BOTTOM LINE!

Managers Can Register Now for FREE Bed Bug Educational Training Hosted by Clark Pest Control

 

LODI, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – It’s no secret that bed bugs are still everywhere – in apartments, houses and hotels, college dormitories, hospitals, offices, retail stores, public transportation, laundromats and even movie theaters.  And since a majority of industry professionals consider bed bugs to be THE most difficult pest to treat (NPMA, 2010), Clark Pest Control is coming to San Mateo to help educate these facility managers with a free one-day seminar called “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth.”

 

Only 100 spots are available for anyone who manages a facility or property where bed bugs could be a problem.  The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event in San Mateo will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Marriott San Mateo (1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

“Because the Bay Area is a popular destination for both tourists and business travelers, it is even more susceptible to bed bugs than many other areas, so our goal is to help educate the community about solutions to this serious pest problem,” said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.  “We want the people in charge of these facilities to be able to make smart and timely decisions if and when they are faced with having to identify and fight bed bugs.”   

 

The event will provide guests answers to many common myths about bed bugs, such as whether or not they transmit diseases and are a sign of poor sanitation, and if you can see them with the naked eye.  Experts will also educate guests on the newest ways to detect and control bed bugs, as well as how a bed bug infestation can affect a business’ bottom line.  Speakers include Jim Fredricks from the National Pest Management Association, Gail Getty from the UC Extension, and Jeff Lipman of the Lipman Law Firm that deals with bed bug litigation and other industry experts. 

 

Anyone interested in registering for the San Mateo “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event may call 877-918-9988 or email salesteam@clarkpest.com.

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” events will also be held in Rohnert Park on February 1st and in San Diego on February 3rd

 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

 

Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

                          

2012 Bed Bug Conference Rohnert Park - Hosted by Clark Pest Control

  
  

 

DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE

YOUR BOTTOM LINE!

Managers Can Register Now for FREE Bed Bug Educational Training Hosted by Clark Pest Control

 

LODI, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – It’s no secret that bed bugs are still everywhere – in apartments, houses and hotels, college dormitories, hospitals, offices, retail stores, public transportation, laundromats and even movie theaters.  And since a majority of industry professionals consider bed bugs to be THE most difficult pest to treat (NPMA, 2010), Clark Pest Control is coming to Rohnert Park to help educate these facility managers with a free one-day seminar called “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth.”

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event in Rohnert Park will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Doubletree Rohnert Park (One Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Only 100 spots are available for anyone who manages a facility or property where bed bugs could be a problem in and around the following areas -- Santa Rosa, Vacaville, Napa/Sonoma, Fairfield, San Rafael, Bodega Bay, Vallejo, Novato, Petaluma and Davis.

 

“Our goal is to educate the people in charge of facilities that most commonly get infestations so they are prepared to make smart and timely decisions if and when they are faced with having to identify and fight bed bugs,” said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.

 

The event will provide guests answers to many common myths about bed bugs, such as whether or not they transmit diseases and are a sign of poor sanitation, and if you can see them with the naked eye.  Experts will also educate guests on the newest ways to detect and control bed bugs, as well as how a bed bug infestation can affect a business’ bottom line.  Speakers include Jim Fredricks from the National Pest Management Association, Gail Getty from the UC Extension, and Jeff Lipman of the Lipman Law Firm that deals with bed bug litigation and other industry experts. 

 

Anyone interested in registering for the Rohnert Park “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event may call 877-918-9988 or email salesteam@clarkpest.com.

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” events will also be held in San Mateo on February 2nd and in San Diego on February 3rd

 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

 

Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

CLARK NEEDS YOU… TO HELP US CLEAN UP HALE PARK

  
  

In Honor of Earth Day, Clark Pest Control Hosts A Community Clean-Up at Hale Park in Lodi

 

What:             Clark Pest Control is committed to making S.M.A.R.T. choices and a smaller footprint – through it’s pest management services and its business operations.  So in honor of Earth Day, the company has teamed up with the City of Lodi Parks & Recreation to sponsor a Park Clean-Up at Hale Park on Friday, April 22nd


Clark Pest Control employees will be on-site at the clean up, ad we are also inviting customers and anyone else in the community who wants to come out and join the effort. 

 

Clean-up efforts will include the following:

  • Fertilizing trees and weeding
  • Sanitizing play structures, benches and picnic tables
  • Washing down basketball and tennis courts
  • Cleaning up the bathrooms
  • Removing cobwebs and applying wood sealant

 

After the Park Clean-Up, Clark is hosting a barbeque lunch for the volunteers at Hale Park from Noon to 1 p.m.  Plus, volunteers will receive fun giveaways from Clark Pest Control, and will be making a positive impact on the environment and their local community.    

 

When:                                    

Friday, April 22nd

Park Clean Up: 9 a.m. – Noon

BBQ Lunch: Noon – 1 p.m.

 

Where:                                    

Hale Park

209 E. Locust Street, Lodi

 

Media Opportunities:            

  • Clark Pest Control employees, customers, and other community volunteers cleaning up Hale Park
  • Interviews with volunteers about the importance of making S.M.A.R.T. choices when it comes to the environment

 

Contact:

 Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

 Nicole Keefe – 650-743-8009, nkeefe@clarkpest.com

CLARK NEEDS YOU…TO HELP US CLEAN UP POPLAR BEACH

  
  

In Honor of Earth Day, Clark Pest Control Hosts Beach Clean-Up in Half Moon Bay

What:

Clark Pest Control is committed to making S.M.A.R.T. choices and a smaller footprint – through it’s pest management services and its business operations.  So in honor of Earth Day, the company has teamed up with the Pacifica Beach Coalition to help clean up Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay. 

Clark Pest Control employees will be on-site at the clean up.  And we are also inviting customers and anyone else in the community who wants to come out and join the effort.  Volunteers will receive fun giveaways from Clark Pest Control, and will be making a positive impact on the environment.  (Closed-toed shoes and sunscreen recommended!)

According to the Pacifica Beach Coalition, the litter picked up on the beaches comes from the streets in surrounding cities, and people are less likely to litter if there isn’t already litter on the ground.  

After the Poplar Beach Clean-Up, volunteers and community residents are invited to the Earth Day Celebration at Linda Mar State Beach in Pacifica from 11:30 to 3:30, where there will be live music, food and other festivities – including Clark Pest Control’s mascot Timmy the Termite.

 When:

Saturday, April 16th

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 Where:

Poplar Beach, Half Moon Bay

                                   

Media Opportunities:

  • Clark Pest Control employees and customers, and other community volunteers cleaning up Poplar Beach
  • Interviews with volunteers about the importance of marking S.M.A.R.T. choices when it comes to the environment

           

Contact:                                 

Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

Nicole Keefe – 650-743-8009, nkeefe@clarkpest.com

CLARK PEST CONTROL EXPANDS WITH NEW ACQUISITIONS

  
  

Pest Management Leader Purchases Businesses in Reno & San Diego

LODI, Calif. (January 22, 2011) –  In recent months, industry leader Clark Pest Control has taken steps to expand its business with the acquisition of High Desert Pest Control in Reno and Smart Pest Control in San Diego.  Because the company currently operates and has branch offices in both of these markets, these purchases not only expand Clark’s customer base in Reno and San Diego, but they also help the company provide more efficient and diversified services for its new and existing customers. 

High Desert Pest Control was purchased by Clark Pest Control on December 1, 2010, from Mike and Kim Rife, who started the company in 1980.  High Desert’s base of agricultural-related tree spraying customers allo/ws Clark to diversify into this new area of business while still servicing both companies’ general pest control customers.   The High Desert staff, including the previous owners Mike and Kim, will continue as Clark employees but the technicians’ territories will be condensed to make the routes more efficient. 

Although Smart Pest Control was a young company, its customer base is valuable as Clark Pest Control strives to grow its market share in San Diego.  The purchase of Smart PC on January 7, 2011, improves Clark’s market density in the region for general pest control, termite issues and agricultural services. 

“We are excited about the opportunities that these acquisitions afford us,” said Joe Clark, president and owner, Clark Pest Control.  “We were looking to expand in Reno and San Diego where we already have an established infrastructure, but could still grow our market share by adding new customers, diversifying services and condensing costs to become more efficient without sacrificing quality.”   

The owners of both High Desert and Smart Pest Control were willing to sell to Clark Pest Control for many reasons, but primarily because they are the industry leader, and a family-owned and operated business that is able to provide better and cheaper health care options and retirement plans that will improve the lives of their employees. 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

CLARK NEEDS YOU...TO COME OUT AND HELP THE HOSPITALS IN HAITI

  
  

 Clark Pest Control holds free “Photo Booth Fundraiser”

during Best in the West Rib Cook-Off

 

LODI, Calif. (August 18, 2010) – Clark Pest Control is returning to the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, but this year, they are asking area residents to help them raise awareness and money for an important cause – the hospitals in Haiti that were devastated by the earthquake and are now suffering from uncontrolled pest infestations. 

 

By simply showing up and taking your picture in the free “Photo Booth Fundraiser,” you can help raise money for these medical facilities in Haiti.  A professional photo booth – the kind where you walk in, pose and take away the fun photo strip – will be set up at the event.   For every person that takes their picture in the booth between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th, Clark Pest Control will donate $5 to the Pest Management Pledge campaign.

 

The free Photo Booth Fundraiser will be at the Clark Pest Control Booth at Victorian Square (near the Kid’s Area) in Sparks, Nevada throughout the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off. 

 

Earlier this year, the Haitian government called upon the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and a select group of industry executives – including Terry Clark, vice president of Clark Pest Control – to assist the country in dealing with pest and rodent control problems caused by the January 12th earthquake.  While the country is still dealing with widespread damage to its infrastructure and health and safety issues for its people, there are other major concerns that are not often discussed – like bugs.  And yet, these issues are very severe, especially in the hospitals in Port au Prince. 

 

The pest control industry – including Clark Pest Control – has made a pledge to raise money for maintenance to these medical facilities, the purchase of products to prevent pest infestations, training of Haitian workers, and a campaign to educate Haitians on how to minimize the threats of pests and the diseases they carry.  The conditions in the hospitals are deplorable and we need your help to make it better.   (More details about this campaign and Clark Pest Control’s involvement in the campaign are available upon request or at http://www.npmapestworld.org/Haiti.htm.)

 

In addition to the Photo Booth Fundraiser, Clark Pest Control’s mascot Timmy the Termite will be wandering around the event to interact with consumers and give away bug candy, and the company will also be giving away other prizes throughout the weekend.  

 

Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

Nicole Keefe – 650-743-8009 (will be on-site during the event)

CLARK NEEDS YOU...TO COME OUT AND HELP THE HOSPITALS IN HAITI

  
  

Clark Pest Control holds free "Photo Booth Fundraiser" during U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition
 

Clark Pest Control is returning to the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition to defend its title in the Executive Sandbox category.  But first, they are asking you to help them raise awareness and money for an important cause -the hospitals in Haiti that were devastated by the earthquake and are now suffering from uncontrolled pest infestations.  
 
By simply showing up and taking your picture, you can help raise money for these medical facilities in Haiti.  A professional photo booth - the kind where you walk in, pose and take away the fun photo strip - will be set up near the beach.   For every person that takes their picture in the booth between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th, Clark Pest Control will donate $5 to the Pest Management Pledge campaign.  (More details about this campaign and Clark Pest Control's involvement in the campaign are available upon request or at http://www.npmapestworld.org/Haiti.htm.)
 
WHERE: 

Photo Booth Fundraiser: Saturday, August 8th, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sandcastle Building & Other Giveaways: Sunday, August 9th Clark Pest Control Booth Booth location is Pier Plaza at entrance to beach by pier at Imperial Beach

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2012 Bed Bug Conference Rohnert Park

DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE

YOUR BOTTOM LINE!

Managers Can Register Now for FREE Bed Bug Educational Training Hosted by Clark Pest Control

 

LODI, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – It’s no secret that bed bugs are still everywhere – in apartments, houses and hotels, college dormitories, hospitals, offices, retail stores, public transportation, laundromats and even movie theaters.  And since a majority of industry professionals consider bed bugs to be THE most difficult pest to treat (NPMA, 2010), Clark Pest Control is coming to Rohnert Park to help educate these facility managers with a free one-day seminar called “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth.”

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event in Rohnert Park will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Doubletree Rohnert Park (One Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Only 100 spots are available for anyone who manages a facility or property where bed bugs could be a problem in and around the following areas -- Santa Rosa, Vacaville, Napa/Sonoma, Fairfield, San Rafael, Bodega Bay, Vallejo, Novato, Petaluma and Davis.

 

“Our goal is to educate the people in charge of facilities that most commonly get infestations so they are prepared to make smart and timely decisions if and when they are faced with having to identify and fight bed bugs,” said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.

 

The event will provide guests answers to many common myths about bed bugs, such as whether or not they transmit diseases and are a sign of poor sanitation, and if you can see them with the naked eye.  Experts will also educate guests on the newest ways to detect and control bed bugs, as well as how a bed bug infestation can affect a business’ bottom line.  Speakers include Jim Fredricks from the National Pest Management Association, Gail Getty from the UC Extension, and Jeff Lipman of the Lipman Law Firm that deals with bed bug litigation and other industry experts. 

 

Anyone interested in registering for the Rohnert Park “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event may call 877-918-9988 or email salesteam@clarkpest.com.

 

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” events will also be held in San Mateo on February 2nd and in San Diego on February 3rd

 

 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

 

 

Media Contact: Carrie Hagen – 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net