Welcome Cochnower Pest Control the “Careful Solutions” Company to IBBRA!

CochnowerLogoG+The IBBRA and its members are privileged to welcome Cochnower Pest Control as a Founding Member on our team!

In order to support sustainable communities one must provide access to high quality, safe and affordable solutions for the environments in which they live. Since 1943, through participatory leadership and focused project planning, Cochnower Pest Control has been the source for reliable pest control services and superior extermination expertise.

What enthralled me about this company was their family approach and laser focus on being an all-inclusive pest management resource for their whole community. The Cochnower philosophy involves educating their clients about different species of pests and if needed in low-income or financially strained situations even teaching do-it-yourself treatments.

The client always comes first with Cochnower and they even assist in pest identification FREE! More than just a pest control company, they are a reliable resource for everything related to managing pests inside and out of both residents and businesses.

Their retail store staff always keeps up to date on the latest treatments and techniques in the industry making it a goal to keep clients informed about pest problems and all available solutions. If a client is dealing with a serious infestation, they go to the client’s home and walk them through the process so they fully understand what to expect.

“Pest Control” is for when Pests are “Out of Control”

They believe that “pest control” is for when pests are “out of control” and if a client has a slight problem, their retail location features a variety of DIY treatment options you can buy to tackle minor problems yourself. (In addition, they will teach you how to use it correctly).

No matter what pest, pantry, seasonal or hitchhiking insects like fleas, cockroaches or bed bugs, Cochnower is always there to protect residents from sleepless nights. Their Healthy Home Maintenance Plan treats residential homes every three months against seasonal pests that guarantee a pest-free home throughout the year. If activity occurs between paid visits, Cochnower Pest Control will come out and deal with the problem at no extra charge.

Businesses are at risk of losing potential business when pests should find their way into their buildings and infiltrate areas where clients occupy. Cochnower helps to protect from Bugs Ruining Your Bottom Line. Cochnower developed an all-inclusive program with regularly scheduled inspections to insure pest will be a “thing of the past” quickly and efficiently.

  • Hotels • Retail spots • Restaurants • Office spaces • Hospitals • Government buildings • Jails               • Gas stations • Apartment complexes • Schools • Food plants • AIB factories • Warehouses

The “Careful Solution” Company

One of the most common problems anyone can have is the destruction of their home or business by those forever-eating insects called Termites. Cochnower Pest Control offers two different solutions to get rid of these pests.

Sentricon Colony Elimination System for both their residential and commercial customers is popular because it is the only green solution granted the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Cochnower Pest Control is one of the few authorized operators in the area to offer this completely green termite solution.

No “cookie cutter plan” for clients ever! They create a “Personal Pest Plan” (PPP) based on client’s personal needs and budget making your pest control plan unique to you and your company’s needs.

Like the standards and qualifications of IBBRA members, few companies qualify and receive the Mark of Excellence from QualityPro, and must meet strict requirements for good business practices and standards. Out of approximately 23,988 US nationwide pest control companies, fewer than five hundred companies qualify for this prestigious mark. These certified companies are committed to providing pest management that is least-risk to people, property, and the environment.

Cochnower Pest Control is a GreenPro-certified company that cares by providing pest management that is least-risk to people, property, and the environment and follows these principles:

  • Habitat modification, exclusion, removal of food and water sources, sanitation, and repairs
  • Provides documentation from inspection, elimination, monitoring, as well as follow-up to ensure efficacy
  • Communicate regularly with clients about pest infestations, favorable conditions, and ways to prevent pests
  • Requiring GreenPro training for all company employees who sell or perform GreenPro service

Cochnower has an A+ BBB rating, and since 2009 is a six-year A+ veteran on Angie’s List

Welcome the excellence of Cochnower to serve you or your business!

Indiana: Tippecanoe, White, Clinton, Carroll

765-447-7502 http://cochnowerpestcontrol.com/

Here we Grow Again! IBBRA Welcomes Burr Pest Control to the Team!

Burr G+The IBBRA and its members would like to extend a warm welcome to Burr Pest Control!

There is something comforting in the words “longevity and original”. From good to great, this company was built to last! Serving clients for nearly eight decades, Burr Pest Control’s time-honored household name conveys a badge of trust since 1937.

Burr is proud to be celebrating their 79th Anniversary in business this year!

Regarded as the first and oldest pest control family in the United States, Rose Pest Solutions (via the Dold family) purchased Burr Pest Control (also called Burr Chemical Company) from the originator Mr. Burr during the seventies. Indigenous from the start, this maverick company maintains the Dold family reputation with the highest standards, values and integrity.

The company’s image depicts a familiar face that grandparents, parents and todays modern families can trust for any pest problem. I was immediately impressed with how easy it was to navigate their web site and choose from simple residential pest problems to full-scale commercial building fumigations.

Over the years, they’ve gone on to purchase a number of additional companies like Freeport Pest Control, Burns Pest Control, Beloit Pest Control, Caraway Pest Control, A Better Choice Trapper, Integrity Pest Control and Cage-n-Go.

With such a large portfolio, they still manage to provide some of the best services for their clients by making life even simpler through their long list of professional services. Here is just a peek of what they offer:

Providing Peace of Mind

Throughout the year, all our homes experience “seasonal pest activity” in which the impact of Burr’s Healthy Home Maintenance Plans includes an array of year-round pest protection. They have Basic, Gold or Platinum packages. With this in place, if pest activity pops up in between services for the pests covered, they come back at no charge to their clients!

Do-it-Yourself Help

Their sense of community goes beyond just being a service provider and understands the needs of some clients doing their own (DIY) Pest Control. Whether it is time restraints, dwelling occupant restrictions, lack of finances or just plain do-it-yourself passion, Burr will help you understand the pests’ nature, what product to use and the best way to use it. They have their own retail shop that provides the most excellent products for the job!

Never say … that nothing in Life is FREE around Burr!

  • If you should ever find bugs, you are unable to identify, you can bring it into Burr and they will identify it for you for no cost! You can even post a pic on their Facebook page and they will get right back with you!
  • They offer FREE Quotes and you will never feel pressured into signing a contract, the option is always up to you!
  • Enhancing the long list of professional services is a customer login portal where you can keep track of your account, be in control of scheduling or change your services with a simple click of a button.

Secure Commercial Property Protection

A small pest problem can become big trouble, hurt businesses, and damage an establishment’s reputation. Creating a proactive threshold and regular inspections greatly reduces any nightmare for any kind of business or commercial enterprise. Their team of experts protects restaurants, parks, apartment buildings, offices, factories, manufacturing facilities, hotels, schools, hospitals, food-processing facilities, and so much more with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods and partnership.

Bed Bugs

Since bed bugs have penetrated many homes, businesses and lives, Burr is a leader in complete elimination of this hated pest. To soothe the physical and emotional distress that normally accompanies bed bugs, your questions will always be addressed before treatment commences. Their services include a dedicated page for bed bugs, a consultation to answer any personal question a client may have and, a before treatment preparation sheet located on their web site so their clients can be fully organized before treatment day.

Providing Support Tools

They provide a line of Do-It-Yourself products in their retail store, the latest seasonal pest newsletter and for the kids they can read fun facts and get involved in bug activities in their Kid’s Corner!

A Caring Heart

At the core of every service and business model has to be a caring heart. From your first call, to the post treatment call, you can hear the smile on the face that answers the phone. Rest assured that your problem becomes their problem and they will be there with genuine care until your problem is gone.

From a variety of ants to termites and nuisance wildlife removal, regardless of what pest or vermin you are dealing with, Burr Pest Control is there for you. For over a decade, Burr has earned the recognition mark of Excellence as a QualityPro Company. Servicing Illinois: Carroll, Jo-Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Wisconsin: Lafayette, Green, Rock, And Walworth

Welcome to the IBBRA Team!

Burr Pest Control   http://burrpestcontrol.com/ 815-397-2373

IBBRA Welcomes Kentucky Termite & Pest Control

KentuckyLogoWelcome aboard Kentucky Termite and Pest Control, we are proud to have you as part of the team!

The IBBRA is all about likeminded individuals and companies that provide a sign of hope and vital resources for people affected by bed bugs. They must offer confidential, one-on-one support to each of their clients, an experienced advocate to speak to, a sympathetic and understanding ear, compassionate caring heart, essential education, and direct communication options to a skilled professional for immediate relief. After an extensive background check, our growing database offers these technically sound and experienced bed bug elimination service companies, bed bug detection service providers and product resources to all.

Today, we would like to extend a warm welcome and are proud to add Kentucky Termite & Pest Control to provide these critical services to many.


Reputation Matters

The state of Kentucky’s Motto is “United we stand, divided we fall”. It is the quality of this team’ players that make them stand united and make them so diverse. Kentucky Termite & Pest Controls reputation is that of one of the most reliable and trustworthy pest management companies that reinforce our commitment to provide the most thorough and trustworthy pest management solutions to victims of bed bugs and other pests.

Founded in 1938, Kentucky Termite and Pest Controls tenure and longevity has been providing pest management solutions and sustainable approach principles for a little shy of a full century. Almost, one hundred years! I don’t know about you, but that’s a long time dealing with pests and their clients can rest assured that the benefits of having these many years of experience, that their control issues are quickly and effectively eliminated.

Considered as one of the Top Stratum Companies in the nation, Kentucky Termite and Pest Control accolades include:

Your Home is Your Castle

Each owner, management, staff, employee and technician has a place they too call their castle/home so they understand the importance of keeping your sanctuary safe. To them “your home is your castle” and the people at Kentucky Termite and Pest Control have great respect for their clients’ homes as they do their own by providing a yearlong pest-free environment. After identification of the pest at question, discussing the different treatment options, your FREE QUOTE, they offer a plan that fits each of their clients’ needs and budget. Not just on the inside but offers both exterior and interior treatment options and if any activity occurs between routine visits they come back out to handle the problem at no charge. What can be better than that!


Sanitation and being up to code is important in any business environment and since 1938; they have helped business owners enjoy pest-free facilities thanks to their comprehensive pest control solutions. You are never charged you for services you do not need. They always fit the needs of your business.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are the new “buzz” pests that are taking over whole buildings and communities. Kentucky Termite and Pest Control has years of experience implementing bed bug solutions for residents, apartment complexes and businesses. They understand what causes them, how they breed, thrive and spread, where they hide, and most importantly, how to build a strategy to eliminate them quickly and efficiently from homes and businesses and protect against future infestations. If you think that you might have a bed bug problem, do not try to tackle it on your own.

Reach out, welcome them aboard and call the professionals at Kentucky Termite and Pest Control www.kentuckytermite.com at 502-448-8040!

Areas serviced Kentucky: Jefferson, Oldham, Bullet, and Shelby Indiana: Floyd, Scott, Clark, Crawford, and Harrison


IBBRA Welcomes Complete Bed Bug Control – While They Turn Up the Heat on Bed Bugs

Screenshot_2015-08-31-15-40-38Minnesota may have bitter winters but that doesn’t mean bed bugs are not flourishing there too. I remember when I had my first conversation with Luke; I commented, “Buggert” what a perfect name to be in the “bug” business! Thank goodness, he has a great sense of humor. :o)

Luke began his career in pest control in 2004 working for others with immense fascination, great loyalty and passion for the industry. When learning about the bed bugs resurgence, his appetite to become an expert and his deep concerns for victims quickly grew from eliminating bats and bees, to developing a true passion for educating and eliminating bed bugs.

As Luke’s family grew, his family needs also grew. He had always dreamed of and insists he was born to be an entrepreneur so in spring of 2014 he became co-owner of Complete Ground Control, a full service Pest and Lawn Control Company with a reputation backed by a solid 100% Satisfaction Guaranty. Always prompt, friendly and courteous, they stand behind their services and if for any reason their client is not happy, they schedule a follow up at no charge. Their focus is to have complete unmatched satisfaction.

With his insight and avid need to know, over the years he familiarized himself intimately with everything available on bed bugs and studied bed bugs biology and behavior patterns night and day.

While performing treatments Luke’s biggest, concern was to attain the best solution to serve each of his client’s environments and life styles. He noted that the longer people had bed bugs the harder it was for them emotionally and the more bed bugs spread. People wanted the bugs effectively eliminated fast.

He continued by opening Complete Bed Bug Control, utilizing heat remediation to combat the dreaded insect with astounding success. Complete Bed Bug Control is passionate about education. They offer private training for owners, managers and staff of apartment complexes, universities, hotels, healthcare facilities and businesses. They also have tenant and resident training!

How They Turn Up the Heat!

Because of the shame and stigma that bed bugs bring to some, to protect his client’s privacy, they arrive in an unmarked vehicle. Once the equipment is set up in the affected area, they control and monitor it remotely. Beginning by circulating 110° air in the affected areas to encourage the bed bugs to leave their colonies, they vacuum up any exposed bed bugs.

After vacuuming the exposed bugs, the temperature is elevated to 135°, fifteen degrees higher than needed to kill the bed bugs. The circulating hot air penetrates the floors, baseboards, ceilings, as well as any furniture and other items in the area, killing eggs and any remaining bed bugs.

Each step of the process is precisely monitored. When the job is complete, a detailed report specifying temperature reached and length of time provides confirmation of correct heat treatment performance.

Seeing the lack of essential, yet basic educational needs of bed bug victims, he makes providing bed bug knowledge a top priority for all his clients. Having the same philosophies as IBBRA to provide essential and easy to understand bed bug education is a great fit, and we look forward to working with Complete Bed Bug Control in the battle against bed bugs!

Luke is a proud father of his own little “bugs”, Loren 12 years old, and his littlest bug, Maddi 2 years old.

Welcome aboard Complete Bed Bug Control and thank you Luke for standing behind your vision and ours!

Serving Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota Call 320-808-6666


IBBRA Welcomes “Death by Heat”, Bed Bug Authority Canada

BBAC_Logo_rev[1]Bed bugs don’t stand a chance with our new IBBRA Founding Member, Bed Bug Authority Canada, as they offer “No Empty Promises, No gimmicks, just Solutions with Results”.

Tony spent his childhood on the family farm in Ireland where he learned hands on, what hard work and determination is. As a young man in his twenties with dreams and aspirations, he immigrated to Canada in the summer of 1988.

Without delay, he advanced in his chosen career as a mechanical engineering technician in the manufacturing industry. His natural abilities and insatiable appetite for learning quickly facilitated a promotion as a field service engineer. He traveled throughout Southern Ontario, Eastern Canada and the USA. He serviced large multi-national companies such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Boeing, and McDonald Douglas amongst others.

In 2004 the economy back in Ireland, improved and was now running at full steam. Without close examination and according to all the “hype”, it seemed to be very healthy. He was offered a directorship with an equipment rental company related to the construction industry and who’s current owners were looking to expand from London UK into Dublin Ireland. Convinced by the projection of great returns, he sold his home and possessions, and headed back to Ireland.

By 2008, the company he worked for collapsed along with the catastrophic failure of Ireland’s national economy. With the loss of investment and time wasted, he and his wife made the decision to leave the now depressed economy of Ireland and head back to Canada.

He secured a position as a field service engineer with another company. The standard of jobs in the manufacturing industry at this point left a lot to be desired. Long hours, much travel, comparatively lower salary, time away from home, overnight stays in sub-standard hotels and living on fast food while keeping on the go.

They soon purchased a home in Oakville to accommodate their growing family. In a matter of weeks, his wife started to show itchy red welts all over her body. First off, like many others they thought it was from mosquitoes since the house backed onto a ravine, but a friend mentioned bed bugs and maybe they should search for them.

Armed with a flashlight, and the tenacity of a bull, his wife planned and set out to ambush these stealthy creatures in the wee hours of the night. On doing so, she quickly established the fact that they moved into a home furnished with bed bugs.

Like anyone discovering bed bugs for the first time, they now had to start learning about bed bugs and more importantly, learn how to get rid of them safely without hurting their two young children or home. After many hours of research they came to the conclusion that the choice remedy to solve their problem most effectively was going to be “death by heat”.

Through consultations, assessments and quotes from many pest control companies they decided upon a contractor who used heat and could provide a final solution, clear the bed bugs. Because of the extent of the infestation, the treatment required two visits, but they were able to put the experience behind them and embrace peace of mind without bed bugs once again.

“Necessity” Is the Mother of Invention

They remembered during the treatment, the contractor expressed how busy he was and he was exploring a partnership and expansion. They interpreted this as an opportunity and were motivated to start a business of their own.

Now understanding the economics of bed bugs and having experienced them firsthand to a large degree, Tony and his wife continued their study by taking courses, reading research documents, attending conventions, seminars and anything they could get their hands on about bed bugs in the industry. They soon discovered that bed bugs were going to play a predominate role into the next century and wanted to help educate others on awareness and prevention and to solve problems for those inflicted fast, safely and efficiently.

I admire both Tony and his wife for their forward thinking, caring hearts and for becoming one of the most sought after bed bug elimination specialists in the greater Toronto and Southern Ontario area.

Using the bases of the “Green Tech Heat Solutions” methods and equipment, Bed Bug Authority’s motto is No Empty Promises, No Gimmicks; Just Solutions with Results.

Take a moment and welcome the Mannix family aboard!

www.bedbugauthoritycanada.ca (416) 951-0383