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Bingham’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Saint Petersburg, Florida, January 2014 — Bingham's Professional Pest Management (www.Binghamtermite.com) is celebrating 50 years of providing quality pest management services, including pest control, lawn treatment, and animal removal to homes and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. And as if that weren’t enough to revel in, Bingham's Professional Pest bingham-50th-labelManagement has also been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the second time in two years.

Founded in St. Petersburg by Don Bingham, Bingham's Professional Pest Management has been family owned and operated since 1964. Sons Mike Bingham and Butch Bingham were involved until recently selling the company to their sons, Bob Bingham (son of Mike) and Brian Hawkins (son of Butch). While rooted in Pinellas County, the company has branched out to now serve Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, and Hernando Counties.

Brian Hawkins, Bingham’s President and Owner, commented, “Our family and staff work hard to provide exceptional service to our clients. It’s satisfying to have their hard work recognized by the members of Angie’s List during our 50th Anniversary Year.” Vice President and cousin, Bob Bingham, added, “Celebrating this monumental occasion and receiving this extraordinary  award are testament to the traits and practices developed by the three generations involved in this company. We’re proud to carry on the traditions of our fathers and grandfather.”

In honor of turning the big 5-0, the company is commemorating with a special $50 Offer each month:

  • January $50 Off Rodent Treatment and Remediation
  • February $50 Off Subterranean Termite Preventative Treatment
  • March $50 Off Once-a-Year Pest Control Service
  • April $50 Off Advance Termite Bait System Installation
  • May $50 Off Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspections
  • June $50 Off Fumigation (Tenting)
  • July $50 Off Rodent Treatment and Remediation
  • August $50 Off Subterranean Termite Preventative Treatment
  • September $50 Off Once-a-Year Pest Control Service
  • October $50 Off Advance Termite Bait System Installation
  • November $50 Off Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) InspectionsDecember $50 Off Fumigation (Tenting)

Bingham’s Earns Angie’s List Award Again

Saint Petersburg, Florida, January 2014 — Bingham's Professional Pest Management (www.Binghamtermite.com) has been angies_listawarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the second time in two years. This highly-coveted service-industry honor is awarded annually to only 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

Bingham's Professional Pest Management has been family owned and operated since 1964. The company is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing quality pest management services, including pest control, lawn treatment, and animal removal to homes and businesses in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Hernando counties.

“Receiving this award for the second year in a row is very rewarding. Our family and staff work hard to provide exceptional service to our clients. It’s satisfying to have their hard work recognized by the members of Angie’s List,” said Bingham’s President and Owner, Brian Hawkins.

Vice President and cousin, Bob Bingham, added, “Receiving this award during our 50th Anniversary Year is testament to the traits and practices developed by the three generations involved in this company. We’re proud to carry on the traditions of our fathers and grandfather.”

“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check, and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on www.AngiesList.com. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Bingham’s Wins St. Pete Contract to Treat Sunken Gardens

Saint Petersburg, Florida, June 2013 — Bingham's Professional Pest Management has been awarded the contract for Termite Fumigation at Sunken Gardens by the City of St. Petersburg.

Drywood Termite Fumigation at Sunken GardensWhen management officials at the city’s exotic Sunken Gardens attraction noticed evidence of drywood termites, they quickly sent out a Request for Proposal to pest management companies. “The quality of the proposal that [Brian Hawkins, Bingham’s President] presented was much more detailed and professional than that of the other bidders,” commented Bill O’Grady, the Nature Preserve Supervisor at Sunken Gardens since 2000.

 

Of all the bids received, Bingham's Professional Pest Management was chosen for a variety of reasons, but most notably by impressing the city with an extensive three-year warranty and monitoring program. The city's popular historic tourist destination now will be covered for future drywood termite infestation with regular monitoring and any necessary treatment for three years.

The project was completed in less than the required time due to the diligence and hard work of the 14-man crew from Bingham’s, despite having to wait for businesses to close and a wedding to take place on Saturday.  Bingham employees were able to complete the project ahead of schedule by monitoring the gas content in the building overnight and introducing additional gas as needed. The computerized monitoring of this project allowed them to ensure 100% exposure and elimination of drywood termites.

The city's bid process includes extensive insurance and background checks of all crew members; Bingham's passed these tests with flying colors and was able to win the bid based on its professionalism and the length and quality of its warranty.. “Because this property was built in 1926 and has historic significance to the city of St. Petersburg, we have pretty rigorous criteria for contractors to be permitted to work here. We don’t trust just anyone to work on this property. Finding a local company that appreciated that and was able to pass our insurance and background checks, while still meeting our deadline was fortunate for us,” said Nature Preserve Supervisor Bill O’Grady.

This quick and efficient application of termite fumigation was made possible with monitoring by the site’s Project Manager, Bob Bingham, and the Certified Operator, Don Hildebrand. After several hours of monitoring and calculating the ounces-per-million-cubic-foot volume, it was determined that another 160 pounds of fumigant was required to achieve 100% eradication of the target pest in the prescribed amount of time allowed by the customer. "Keeping a close eye on the gas content of the building during the project was necessary to ensure complete coverage," indicated General Manager Irv Carpenter.

The other occupants of the 50,000 square foot building, Great Explorations Museum, Carrabba's Italian Restaurant and Cold Stone Creamery, were closed for a minimal amount of time because of the experience and diligence of Bingham's professional pest management team. “The crew worked fast because they knew we were on a deadline,” noted Sunken Gardens’ O’Grady. “They were able to get the project done faster than we thought was possible.”

“We were honored to be involved in this project,” said Bingham’s President, Brian Hawkins. “Bingham’s has been providing pest control in St. Petersburg since 1964, so helping the city care for one of its iconic attractions is a real honor.”

 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN PROJECT

  • Brian Hawkins, President, Bingham's Professional Pest Management
  • Bob Bingham, Vice President, Bingham's Professional Pest Management
  • Irv Carpenter, General Manager, Bingham's Professional Pest Management
  • Don Hildebrand, Certified Operator, Bingham's Professional Pest Management
  • Bill O’Grady, Nature Preserve Supervisor, Sunken Gardens
  • Don Enge, Procurement Analyst, City of St. Petersburg
  • Lauren Kliensfeld, Project Manager, City of St. Petersburg

FAST FACTS

  • Crew Size Needed to Complete Project: 14 workers
  • Building Size: 50,000 square feet
  • Building Volume: 1.3 million cubic feet
  • Amount of Fumigant Used: 535 pounds

TIMELINE

  • Friday 6 p.m. – Tarps placed on roof of structure by crane
  • Sunday 9 a.m. – Installation of tarps begins on roof only; business still in operation.
  • Monday 7 a.m. – Installation of tarps for the rest of the building; business closed
  • Monday 11:55 p.m. – Gas introduced
  • Tuesday 1 a.m. – Hourly monitoring begins; equilibrium achieved.
  • Tuesday 3 a.m. – Additional gas introduced
  • Tuesday noon – Monitoring reports show 100% elimination of target pest.
  • Tuesday 3 p.m. – Aeration process begins with 13 exhaust fans installed; tarp removal begins.
  • Tuesday 11:55 p.m. – All tarps removed
  • Wednesday 3 p.m. – 15 additional exhaust fans installed
  • Wednesday 6 p.m. – Structure cleared for re-entry

​Fumigation at Sunken Gardens

Bingham’s Helps Shelter Evict Unwanted Pests

Bed Bug FumigationSt. Petersburg, FL May 14, 2010 – Now that Bingham’s Professional Pest Management and Fumigation has serviced Touched by an Angel Ministries’ Morning Star Shelter, residents are free to say, “Good night, shelter_evictDon’t let the bed bugs bite” without worry.

The 44-room facility on 62nd Avenue North (off of US 19) that provides transitional and emergency housing for 60 needy people became infested with bed bugs from some of the used furniture donated to the charity.

It became necessary to seek help when guests complained of skin irritation. “We try to provide a safe place for people and help them get a job so they can pay their own way,” says Pastor Jeffery Polhill, President of Touched by an Angel Ministry. “It’s hard for them to be productive when they wake up with welts and itching from bed bug bites,” adds Pastor Polhill.

Bingham's got involved when they learned of the failed attempts with traditional treatments. “We have tried bug spray and bug bombs with no success. The bed bugs kept coming back,” says George Jackson, Case Manager and Resident at the shelter. Bingham Owner and Certified Operator Brian Hawkins says, “This building is too large to get 100% coverage without the use of fumigation.”

“We know our fumigation products are effective in these situations, so we thought helping this ministry would be a good use of our resources,” adds Larry Riggs, Director of Training Stewardship for Zythor, the company that provided the gas used for this fumigation.

Crews from Bingham’s Professional Pest Management placed 375,000 cubic feet of tarps on the two-story apartment complex turned shelter Friday, making it look like a giant multi-colored tent that could be seen from US 19 a few blocks away.

Bingham’s Brian Hawkins, along with Zythor’s Larry Riggs, administered two cylinders of the gas. Brian remained on property throughout the night to monitor gas levels, inspect for envelope integrity, and protect the building from intruders.

The residents were able to return to their pest-free homes Saturday evening after the tarps had been removed and all the gas had been exhausted. “The good thing about exterminating pests this way is there is no residue,” says Brian Hawkins. “While spray application can also be effective, it does leave a residue which with residents can come in contact. Plus, it’s impossible to find the location of all infestation in a building this size. The gas gets everywhere, and once it’s done its job and replaced with fresh air, it’s gone – along with the bed bugs.”

Bingham’s Sponsors Tampa Bay Rays TV Broadcast

St. Petersburg, Florida, April 2012 — Bingham's Professional Pest Management has stepped up to the plate and signed a contract to sponsor the the Pinellas County Television Broadcast of the Tampa Bay Rays on Verizon FIOS and Knology Television for the entire 2012 season. Their commercial will be seen during the Game and during the Pre-Game and Post-Game shows. 

Bingham Professional Pest Management, Inc. is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based exterminator offering affordable pest control services throughout the Tampa Bay area.We specialize in safe, effective treatments for homes and commercial businesses, ensuring your greatest assets are always protected while peace of mind is kept. A free inspection is all it takes. Call us today at 1-888-FLA-BUGS to get started.