Archives - January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Protect Your Facilities and Brand from Ants with Sprague's




Business owners and managers throughout Portland, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions understand that insects and rodents have the ability to damage stock, cause structural damage and will even tarnish a reputation earned by hard work.  Bed bugs, flies and rats are frequently cited as commercial pests but with spring just a week away, it is time to start thinking about protecting your facilities from annoying ants.


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Copesan Raised Over $13,000 for Pest Management Scholarships & Research




Copesan and Syngenta teamed up to raise record dollars for two nationally recognized organizations providing scholarship funds and research support ti the industry. 

During Copesan's annual conference, attendees, including members of Copesan's Partner network and pest control suppliers, generously contributed a record $6,625. Copesan matched this amount for a total donation of $13,250 to be equally divided between the Pi Chi Omega Scholarship Fund and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Foundation. Pi Chi Omega will also receive $450 raised in an auction of a unique "Arthropod of the Hour" clock featuring preserved insects on each hour of the face. The clock was created and donated by Dr. Gerry Wegner, technical director and staff entomologist, ProGaurd Commercial Pest Solutions of Columbus, Ohio, a Copesan Partner.

Pi Chi Omega, a pest management professional fraternity, provides a number of $1,000 scholarships each year to deserving entomology students at universities across the country ad around the world. The NPMA Pest Management Foundation has been providing grants for the research, development and refinement of pest management tools and techniques for more than 30 years. "copesan is once again pleased to support both Pi Chi Omega and NPMA Pest management Foundation," said Deni Naumann, president of Copesan. "The record dollars raised reflect the excitement of our attendees and are a testament to the commitment of the Copesan network to  growth in our industry. We believe strong, future leaders and scientific developments are essential to providing the best possible service to our clients now and in the years to come."

Sponsored by Syngenta, 2011 marked the tenth anniversary of the Annual Charity Raffle where the Copesan network and suppliers have donated more than $60,000 to Pi Chi Omega and to the NPMA Pest management Foundation.


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Pest Management Conference for Food Plants




Today Sprague is hosting the Pest Management Conference for Food Plants in Boise, ID. We are able to co-sponsored the event this year with the University of Idaho and TechHelp. Attending the conference are members addressing quality assurance, sanitation, food safety and plant management. Rodent expert Dr. Bobby Corrigan addressed the group this morning, sharing smart strategies for preventing mice and rat activity around and inside food warehouses.

This post will be updated with more news from the conference as it comes in.


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Sprague Pest Solutions Expands into Colorado




This summer just got really exciting!  Sprague Pest Solutions proudly announces our expansion into Colorado. Effective June 1, 2011, we will begin serving the Denver and Boulder areas. The new service market is a result of a partial acquisition of Copesan Partner, EnviroPest, and a new partnership between our two companies to serve Colorado.

“National and local clients in Denver have come to expect high quality pest management and prevention programs from EnviroPest. We share this commitment to quality and look forward to serving the local community,” said Alfie Treleven, President and CEO.

As the primary Copesan Partner serving Denver and Boulder, Sprague will provide commercial and residential pest management and prevention services to local, regional and national accounts. We will also support EnviroPest with bed bug services, heat treatments and K9 inspections. EnviroPest will continue to provide Wildlife and Repair & Restorations services throughout Colorado, as well as pest services in the counties surrounding their Loveland, CO office.

Sprague welcomes EnviroPest’s strong technician base in Denver and Boulder onto the Sprague team. A new Sprague service center located in Denver has opened to support sales and service growth plans for the area.

 “Both companies bring strengths to the partnership that will benefit the other and enable us to better serve home owners and businesses in Colorado. This is a win-win for all of us,” said Marc Dykstra, President of EnviroPest.

Since 1926, Sprague’s quality and uncompromising customer service has enabled us to become the largest, regional, family-owned pest management and prevention in the Northwest and Intermountain regions. We look forward to serving Colorado with these same values and providing our clients with a seamless transition.

For more information, call (888) 522-2009 or email


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