Local pest management professional Bill Clark met with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Congressman Randy Weber on Capitol Hill during Legislative Day on March 11, 2014. An annual event coordinated by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Legislative Day brings together pest management professionals and their legislators to discuss critical issues which include managing pests in schools and other public settings. Bill Clark Pest Control is a member of the NPMA, which represents the $6 billion pest management industry on legislative and regulatory initiatives at the state and federal levels.
“Discussing issues with federal lawmakers is key to solving issues that affect the entire country,” says Bill Clark. “More importantly, such meetings and interaction give us a chance to address specific issues pertinent to our own community and our customers. As a pest management professional and a concerned citizen, I look forward to the chance to make a difference.”
While meeting with the legislators and their staff, Clark discussed bee health and thanked the members of Congress that spearheaded the passage of legislation retaining food uses for the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride. Sulfuryl fluoride is currently registered for the control of insect pests in stored grains, dried fruits, tree nuts, coffee and cocoa beans, and for use in food handling and processing facilities. He also discussed the topic of Honey bee health. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a real and growing problem brought on by several key factors. As pest control operators we know and fully understand the economic impact of the essential pollination services to US fruit and vegetable growers that contribute billions of dollars to farmers, and a readily available and healthy food supply to consumers.
Bill L. Clark founded Bill Clark Pest Control in 1957. In the beginning it was a one-man company, sell in the morning and change into work clothes to service in the afternoon and evening. Bill Clark is still active in his business after 57 years. Bill Clark Pest Control has grown to be the largest pest management company in Southeast Texas, and one of the largest independent pest management companies in the State of Texas. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas in 2003 with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Mr. Clark has also been honored as Executive of the Year in 2004 by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Southeast Texas.
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