Slug-a-Bug Inc Earns Elder Friendly Certification from We Help Brevard

Melbourne, FL, April 10, 2009 --( Finding qualified and trustworthy businesses can be a problem for all of us, but it can be especially difficult for seniors who are targeted more often for scams. We Help Brevard is a non-profit organization dedicated to directing their senior callers to certified and screened elder friendly businesses.

We Help Brevard works hard to make sure that Brevard County senior citizens get the best possible service and care available when they reach out to the local business community.

We Help Brevard provides Elder Friendly Certification to community businesses and acts as a referral source for seniors and their families. Their goal is to offer seniors three trusted referrals per category so seniors can make safer and better-informed choices as to who can best serve their needs. Additionally We Help Brevard follows up on the performance of their member companies in order to help insure that only high quality, trustworthy companies remain members of the program.

Slug-A-Bug achieved the Elder Friendly Certification by undergoing a screening process which included: A personal interview with Slug-A-Bug’s management, validating city, county, and state licensure requirements, reviewing Slug-A-Bug’s history with the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau, verifying that Slug-A-Bug possesses current liability and Worker's Compensation insurance and finally a review of Brevard County’s civil, criminal, and court databases in respect to their business.

In addition, in order for Slug-A-Bug to acquire this certification, they were required to attend an Elder Friendly workshop which included Sensitivity Training. This workshop helps increase the employee's ability to understand distinctive differences when working with seniors and assists Slug-A-Bug employees in identifying possible signs of elder neglect or abuse.

We Help Brevard is an organization dedicated to providing effective community awareness and trustworthy solutions to everyday challenges for seniors, their families, and caregivers. Whether it is a business referral to an Elder Friendly plumber, or an elder care referral for a Home Health Agency, We Help Brevard will strive to direct seniors to those providers who make every effort to be the best they can be in their specialty. You can contact We Help Brevard by calling 321-253-6326.

Melbourne Florida based. Slug-A-Bug Pest Control is the largest independently owned and operated pest control company in Brevard County. Slug-A-Bug specializes in pest, lawn and ornamental services along with termite corrective and preventive solutions. Slug-A-Bug also provides K-9 termite detection, Wood Destroying Organism inspections for real estate transactions and specialized treatments for other pests inhabiting Florida.
Known as “Your Best Friend in Pest Control” Slug-A-Bug has been doing business in Brevard County since 1982.

John R. Gagnon
Marketing Director
Slug-A-Bug Inc.

Contact John Gagnon 321-259-7844

John R. Gagnon