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Clark Pest Control EXECUTIVE ASKED TO AID HAITI GOVERNMENT WITH POST-EARTHQUAKE PEST ISSUES

  
  
  Clark Pest Control EXECUTIVE ASKED TO AID HAITI GOVERNMENT WITH POST-EARTHQUAKE PEST ISSUES

 

Terry Clark Traveling to Haiti with National Pest Management Association to

Assess & Treat the Country's Pest Management Needs

 

LODI, Calif. (April 28, 2010) - We are all aware of the destruction caused by the major earthquake that hit Port au Prince, Haiti on January 12th.  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. 

 

The Haitian government recently called upon the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and a select group of its delegates to assist the country in dealing with pest and rodent control. Terry Clark, vice president of Clark Pest Control in Lodi, Calif., was asked to participate in this effort because of his previous work with the NPMA Board of Directors.  Terry is known to be a ‘creative thinker' and they need this type of out-of-the-box thinking to build action plans and guide the implementation of the pest management solutions in the Haiti disaster area.  

 

"I am thrilled at the opportunity help with this relief effort in Haiti," said Terry Clark, vice president, Clark Pest Control.  "The personal risks are there but it is important that we share the resources and technology we have with a community that truly needs our help because I know we can go over there and make a real difference."

 

The NPMA team is focusing on three major pest problems in the tent cities and the hospitals.  Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas are overrun with pests including flies, rodents and cockroaches, and it is causing major health and safety concerns for the Haitian people. Yet the pest control plans must take many issues into consideration - including the heat and humidity, especially as we are nearing the onset of hurricane season.

 

Some of the health risks posed by the pests include the transmission of pathogens and bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella that can result in illness and disease, increased potential for asthma attacks and respiratory distress due to cockroach and rodent allergens and food contamination.  In addition, the flies are so bad in the latrines that people are choosing not to use them and leaving their personal waste outside instead.

 

 "This will by far be the largest rodent control job I have personally worked on," said Terry Clark. "And I have seen infestations exceeding 10,000 rats at one property."

 

While Terry is in Haiti participating in the Haitian Relief effort, Clark Pest Control will be tracking his work and experience through an online blog at http://blog.clarkpest.com.

 

 

The primary mission of this first delegation leaving May 5th is to assess current pest issues and potential infestation risk factors.  The group of NPMA delegates will then determine the number of follow-up visits needed to implement control measures and monitor the results moving forward.

 

"The Haitian people are facing a long and hard recovery and it is important that we provide continued support that will see them through," added Clark.

 

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

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property.  www.pestworld.org

Additional Note for the Media: Following the trip, photos and video footage will be available upon request. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Carrie Hagen, 916-505-2788, hagenc@comcast.net

 

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Marysville Girl Stars in Statewide TV Advertising campaign Beginning April 5th

  
  
 

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Carrie Hagen

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Marysville Girl Stars in Statewide

TV Advertising campaign Beginning April 5th

Clark Pest Control launching TV ads featuring the winner

of its statewide talent search

LODI, Calif. (April 5, 2010) - Beginning Monday, April 5th, Clark Pest Control's 2010 television advertising campaign will air on stations across California as well as in Reno, NV.  This year's campaign features a 10-year girl from Marysville named Mariah Glassgow.  Mariah isn't an actress - she's just a regular fifth-grade student who won the role at an audition in Reno last year. 

Out of more than 600 people who auditioned last summer, Clark Pest Control selected Mariah as the winner of its competition for the role in this year's campaign.  Thousands of her commercial spots will air between April and October 2010 on local broadcast stations and cable networks during peak newscasts and programs. 

Clark Pest Control has historically used humor in its commercials to convey the many problems its customers are encountering and the services they provide to counteract those issues.  The storyline of this year's ad pokes fun at the everyday issues families face when dealing with bugs and pests in their homes and backyards.

Since 2008, Clark Pest Control has held open auditions in various cities across California and Nevada looking for talent.  This is the second consecutive year that the company has cast someone in its advertising campaign that was discovered during these auditions.

"We are always overwhelmed by the amount of talented people we find at our auditions, but Mariah really stood out from the crowd and had all the qualities we were looking for in an actor for this year's campaign" said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.  "Despite being a young girl, she was very professional and a natural on camera." 

Mariah Glassgow is a student as Walter Kynoch Elementary School in Marysville, Calif.  Not only is she active in sports such as softball and gymnastics, but she is also an excellent student.  She loves to sing and dance, and hopes to pursue acting in the future. 

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. 

 

 

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Audition for the Chance to Star in a Clark Pest Control Television Commercial

  
  

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CONTACT:

Carrie Hagen - 916-505-2788

 

CLARK NEEDS YOU!

Audition for the Chance to Star in a Clark Pest Control Television Commercial

Lodi, Calif. (March 8, 2010) - Ever dream of seeing your face on the small screen?  Now is your chance!  Clark Pest Control is holding open auditions for the chance to star in an upcoming television commercial.  Participants will each create their own commercial in front of a green screen that will appear as a backdrop of a residential home or outdoor scene.  Props will be provided, but contestants can use their own creativity to ad-lib a 30-second spot ending with the widely recognized "Clark We Need You!" call for help. 

 

The auditions to star in a Clark Pest Control commercial will take place from Noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 during the Redding Home and Garden Expo.  The Clark Pest Control booth and audition set will be in the Lassen Building (Building #1) at the Shasta District Fairgrounds, which is located at 1890 Briggs Street in Anderson.  

 

Clark Pest Control has historically used humor in its commercials to convey the many problems its customers are encountering and the services they provide to counteract those issues. Before auditioning, contestants are encouraged to check out past television commercials at http://www.clarkpest.com/. All of the auditions taped during the Redding Home and Garden Expo will be featured on the Clark Pest Control website following the event. 

 

Since 2008, Clark Pest Control has held open auditions in various cities across California and Nevada looking for talent.  For the past two years, the company has cast people in its advertising campaigns that were discovered during these auditions.   When it comes time for Clark and its advertising agency to cast its 2011 campaign, the star might come from Redding! 

 

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. 

 

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Clark Pest Control Receives IPM Innovator Award

  
  

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Carrie Hagen

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Clark Pest Control Receives IPM Innovator Award

For Efforts to RevolutionizE the Integrated Pest Management Industry 

 

California Department of Pesticide Regulation Recognizes Local Company's

Leadership with Distinguished Award

 

LODI, Calif. (March 24, 2010) - Clark Pest Control, a family owned and operated company headquartered in Lodi, is receiving the distinguished Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovator Award from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR).  This award is given to organizations that develop and promote methods of natural pest control that reduce the risks associated with using traditional chemical pesticides. 

 

IPM - Integrated Pest Management - refers to an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.  Through IPM, the companies and their technicians first conduct an evaluation of the site to determine the specific problems and treatments needed.  Whenever possible, a non-chemical strategy is used. This practice is commonly used by professionals throughout the industry. 

 

"IPM Innovators are role models for change from traditional pest control to strategies that reduce or eliminate toxic pesticides," said DPR Director Mary-Ann Warmerdam. "One of our missions is to encourage through recognition the use of pest control methods that are more protective of public health and the environment. We especially applaud Clark Pest Control for its efforts to find a replacement for pyrethroid pesticides for residential pest control."

 

Clark Pest Control, the West's largest pest control company, has always strived to be on the cutting edge of the industry and is dependent on non-chemical treatments in its pest management.  The company currently has a large-scale IPM program in which each of its technicians performs a site evaluation and a customized service plan, which reduces the overall use of pesticides.  Clark expects to have the entire company performing this service within three years.  

 

In addition, Clark helped to develop GreenPro, a national certification program for the pest management industry, and was one of the first companies in California and nationwide to become certified.  In fact, Clark Pest Control has more GreenPro certified technicians than any other pest management company in the country.  

 

For these and many other reasons, Clark Pest Control is one of eight organizations receiving DPR's IPM Innovator Award this year.  An official award ceremony is being held on March 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Headquarters Building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento (in the Sierra Hearing Room).  Following the ceremony, there will be a photo opportunity in the Redwood tree area near the entrance to the building. 

 

About Clark Pest Control

 

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, California, 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.  Clark Pest Control is proud to provide quality fumigation, extermination, and pest control for San Diego, Central California, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay, Redding, and Reno Nevada. Clark Pest Control provides structural repairs, IPM for schools, and food safety services. 

 

 

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Clark Pest Control Helps Holiday Donations with Toys for Tots

  
  

Clark Pest Control held a toy drive in order to support Toys for Tots and provide holiday gifts for needychildren in their community.

Lodi, Calif. PRWeb (December 23, 2009) - Clark Pest Control joined forceswith Toys for Tots this holiday season to help needy children in their localcommunity.  The California and Nevada based pest control company held a week-longholiday toy drive at its headquarters in Lodi, California; the toys were thencollected by the Marine Corp and delivered to needy children in time for theholiday. 

Toys for Tots was first established in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, USCRand a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles.  Together they collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needychildren in the area.  The programhas since grown nationwide granting holiday wishes to children throughout theUnited States every year. Toys for Tots relies on donations from theAmerican Public and Corporate Partnerseach year .

Clark Pest Control invited the local community in Lodi, CA and surroundingcommunities to contribute to the toy donations at their headquarters. The toydrive began with a kickoff event from Clark Pest Control of $1,000 worth oftoys.  The donation drive alsoincluded a visit from Santa which brought in 100 people all of whom donated agift.  Together the Clark PestControl team, and the proceeds of the donation drive, brought in enough toys tofill the Toys for Tots van.

Clark Pest Control has grown into one of largest pest management companiesin the Western United States. Family-owned and operated Clark Pest Control works to provideunparalleled service to each and every client. The entire Clark Pest Control teamwas proud to donate to Toys for Tots and thanks the community members thatjoined them. 

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About Clark Pest Control

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West's largestfamily-owned pest management company. With more than 1,000 highly trainedemployees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control providesCalifornia and Nevada residents the most reliable pest control and exterminator services in the world byintegrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Usingpersonalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industriesand agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control,structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety. 

 

Help Needy Children in Our Community By Donating Toys This Holiday Season

  
  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    

                     

CLARK NEEDS YOU...

Help Needy Children in Our Community By Donating Toys This Holiday Season 

Lodi, Calif. (December 1, 2009) - Clark Pest Control is joining forces with Toys for Tots this holiday season to help needy children in our local community.  The company is holding a week-long holiday toy drive at its headquarters in Lodi beginning Monday, December 7th

Anyone around the area who is able to donate is encouraged to drop of new, unwrapped toys between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during that week.  Clark Pest Control's office is located at 555 North Guild Avenue in Lodi. 

Clark Pest Control is kicking off the event with a donation of $1,000 worth of toys that will be given to less fortunate children this Christmas.  

For more information about the Toys for Tots organization, please visit http://www.toysfortots.org/.

Anyone with questions about the toy drive can call 1-877-899-1211. 

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. 

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Pest control company picks finalists in ad auditions

  
  

October 2, 2009
Pest control company picks finalists in ad auditions

Lodi's Clark Pest Control carried out audtions in Reno, Paso Robles and - most recently - at the Lodi Grape Festival to pick a non-professional to appear in a company television spot.

David Frame of Stockton, 9, was the winner at the Lodi fest. Having seen Frame's spot and those of the other finalists, we're rooting for him.

Frame stood in front of a projection of a Black Widow spider and, impassioned, spoke his lines: "After you marry them, they'll eat you alive! Clark, we need you!"

Frame, who goes to River Oaks Charter School, is an aspiring actor who regularly makes up plays with his older sister, according to a company release.

The overall winner will be announced by the end of November. All audition videos can be seen at www.clarkpest.com/pest-control-events.html.

Posted by Carlos Alcala

Clark Pest Control names Stockton boy an audition finalist

  
  

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 6:23 AM PDT
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Clark Pest Control selected 9-year-old David Frame from Stockton as a finalist in its search for the star of next season's statewide television advertising campaign.

Frame lives in Stockton and attends River Oaks Charter School. David is an aspiring actor who loves making up plays with his older sister, his father said in a press release.

After auditioning more than 300 people during the Lodi Grape Festival, the panel chose Frame's audition tape becaues it showed a unique quality the company is looking for in its campaigns, a Clark press release said.

Auditions were also held in Reno and Paso Robles, and finalists were selected from each of those auditions.

The auditions, including Frame's and the other finalists,' can be seen online at http://www.clarkpest.com/.

- Jordan Guinn

Clark Pest audition grabs Stockton boy

  
  

 Stockton Record

After auditioning more than 300 people during the Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi-based Clark Pest Control has selected a 9-year-old Stockton student as the Northern California finalist in its search for the star of next season's statewide television advertising campaign.

David Frame, 9, is a student at River Oaks Charter School.

While he enjoys playing sports, his father says David really is an aspiring actor who loves drama and making up plays with his older sister.

While the judges auditioned many talented people of all ages, the panel agreed that David's audition tape showed a unique quality the company is looking for in its campaigns. Clark Pest Control has historically used humor in its commercials to illustrate the many problems its customers are encountering and the services it provides to counteract those issues.

Auditions were also held in Paso Robles and Reno, and a finalist was selected from each of those auditions as well.

The finalists from these auditions are married couple Edward and Nancy Martinaitis of Paso Robles and 9-year-old Mariah Glassgow from Marysville.

All the auditions, including David's and the other finalists', can be seen at www.clarkpest.com.

Judges are working with the company's advertising agency to determine which of the finalists is best suited for the 2010 campaign. The grand prize winner will be announced by the end of November.

-Information submitted by Clark Pest Control

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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