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October 2020

Mosquito Service Certification

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With down time in the winter months, now is a great time to focus on your mosquito service certification. Are you or one of your ambitious staff members looking for a winter project?  The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), through the QualityPro program, has made available Public Health certifications targeting mosquito and rodent services.  Additional certifications for bed bugs, stinging and biting insects, and wildlife are in development.

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QualityPro Certification – Background

To create these certifications, QualityPro brought in the ‘Pros From Dover’ including folks from NPMA, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the American Mosquito Control Association, the Entomological Society of America, the National Environmental Health Association, a vector control district, and five pest control companies!

Before applying for the Public Health certifications, a company must first earn QualityPro accreditation and be in good standing.  The package of materials and information that must be submitted is substantial and will likely take a few months to compile so be ready.  Upon submission, QualityPro will review the package and either accept it or suggest modifications to improve it.  All materials submitted will be treated as confidential and proprietary.

Getting your mosquito service a national certification is a major differentiator for your company and will instill greater confidence in current and future customers.  To learn more about the program and requirements, visit:

Good luck and be sure to address all the requirements!

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Press Release: Catchmaster Acquires the Vector Line of Fly Lights

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BASF divests its global Vector® light fly trap portfolio to AP&G Co, Inc./Catchmaster

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 1, 2020 BASF announced the divestiture of its entire global Vector® insect light fly trap business to AP&G, Co., Inc.  Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

The Vector insect light fly trap business had been part of BASF’s Agricultural Products, Professional & Specialty Solutions division. The division’s portfolio includes a wide range of niche customer segments such as urban and rural pest control, professional vegetation management, public health and other specialty markets.

“We are thrilled to add the Vector® brand to the Catchmaster® portfolio,” said Jonathan Frisch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The Vector brand is iconic in the Pest Control Industry and combining their innovative insect light traps with trusted Catchmaster glue boards allows us to further our goal of providing intelligent pest solutions to pest management professionals.”

“This decision to divest the Vector® light business to AP&G will ensure our focus is on our key brands and advances our global product portfolio strategy,” said Ron Kehler, Vice President of the Agricultural Product Professional & Specialty Solutions division.

About AP&G Co., Inc.

AP&G Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Intelligent Pest Management solutions headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. Utilizing a science-based approach, we create high-quality products for rodent, insect & mosquito management. Our roots go back to the early 1950s starting with the production of specialty adhesives. AP&G Co., Inc. introduced the Catchmaster® brand in 1977 to deliver Intelligent Pest Management solutions to pest management professionals worldwide. For more information on AP&G Co., Inc. and Catchmaster® please visit

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at