Melbourne Pest Control Company Recognized by National Magazine for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Melbourne, FL, October 17, 2008 --( Slug-A-Bug, Inc, a termite, pest and lawn care company located in Melbourne was recognized recently by Pest Management Professional Magazine, a national Industry publication, for it’s commitment to reducing the amount of pesticide risk in the environment.

While most other pest control companies are focused on getting rid of problem pests the same old way, with standard low impact pesticides, Slug-A-Bug was acknowledged for their innovative work in developing environmentally responsible “green” program options.

Slug-A-Bug sees their primary role as a protector of the environment. “We offer our customers innovative, sound and environmentally responsible alternatives along with standard IPM pest control treatments, as needed.” according to Steve Lum, company president.

The Company takes its environmental stewardship quite seriously, and has been moving toward a greener philosophy in its operations for quite some time.

Slug-A-Bug offers its customers three program options: Slug-A-Bug’s All Green Program – 100% organic products (with this program, acceptable pest tolerance levels are necessary); The Green-1st Program - 100% organic products with the use of low-impact materials as a back-up, if necessary, with customer consent; Slug-A-Bug’s IPM Program - An Integrated Pest Management Program using low-impact materials judiciously, if and when appropriate.

All programs include: Conducting thorough inspections; Making sanitation recommendations; Excluding pests before they enter; Using mechanical controls; Using cultural controls, such as making recommendations like keeping tree limbs and shrubbery away from structures; Using biological controls, and finally a comprehensive customer education and communication program.

Slug-A-Bug’s commitment to preserving the environment doesn’t end with their innovative treatment programs. They are also personally dedicated to reducing paper use and paper recycling, participating in energy efficient programs – such as GPS monitoring, increasing fuel efficiency through routing programs and the purchase of more fuel efficient vehicles.

Slug-A-Bug hopes that the example that they are setting, with their commitment to environmental stewardship, will encourage other companies to follow in their footsteps.

For More Information Contact:
John Gagnon – Sales Director
Slug-A-Bug, Inc
2091 N. Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Phone: 321-259-7844

John R. Gagnon