South Side Business News & Notes
The Mosquito Authority treating yards for mosquitos
HARTVILLE — A new mosquito control company is offering to help homeowners rid their yards of the pests with a “no mosquito guarantee.”
“What we do doesn’t just help you not get bitten,” said Joey Osborne, mosquito expert and founder of the Mosquito Authority. “Our service eliminates mosquitoes from your yard altogether … no candles or bug repellant required.”
The company uses a comprehensive approach to break the mosquito lifecycle and prevent the pests from reproducing, according to Osborne.
The Integrated Mosquito Management, or IMM, consists of three steps: removing areas of standing water in yards, treating habitats with “mosquito dunks” or granular larvacide to prevent existing mosquito larvae from developing into adult mosquitoes and applying a mild solution to plants, trees and other foliage around the yard to attack adult mosquitoes.
The formula used is milder than DEET and creates a literal barrier around your yard, repelling mosquitoes for about three weeks, according to Osborne.
This three-step process is repeated every 21 days.
“You’ll remain mosquito free,” said Osborne. “That’s why we can guarantee it.”
Osborne added if a customer is bothered by mosquitoes in the three weeks between treatments, they will come back and re-treat the yard free of charge.
Osborne said the mild winter has led to an earlier and more intense mosquito season this year.
During National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, which runs through June 30, the Mosquito Authority, located in Hartville, is offering new customers 50 percent off their first backyard treatment.
For more information, call 330-933-5539 or visit www.BugsBITE.com.
Kimble using new CNG trucks, opening new recycling facility
NORTHEAST OHIO — Kimble Cos. is now using 45 trash hauling trucks in Northeast Ohio fueled by the company’s own compressed natural gas (CNG).
In February, the company installed its own compressed natural gas fueling station at its Twinsburg site that is supplied with natural gas generated from company-owned gas wells in Eastern Ohio, according to Kimble officials.
The CNG trucks operate more quietly and efficiently than traditional diesel trucks, Kimble officials noted.
The construction of the slow-fill, compressed natural gas fueling station with 65 fueling stands will assist Kimble in meeting future mandates for energy-efficient service providers, as each diesel-powered truck replaced by a CNG truck is equivalent to removing 324 cars from the road based on carbon dioxide emissions, company officials added.
“Natural gas produced in Eastern Ohio is abundantly available and likely to be available in greater supply in coming decades,” said Keith Kimble, company president. “Our customers can feel good knowing that Kimble is leading the way in environmental solutions while stabilizing the cost of our services. We plan to make additional investment in CNG trucks and infrastructure here in Ohio over the next several years. Even more exciting, we’re also developing a process to use landfill biogas, a renewable energy source derived from the decomposition of organic waste, to help power our fleet.”
Kimble also announced it is preparing to start up a single-stream recycling plant in Twinsburg to expand the company’s recycling capabilities and complement current operations at its Canton recycling plant.
The Canton plant, opened in 1994, will continue to operate as a solid-waste transfer and recycling facility for cardboard, white goods and wood waste, according to Kimble officials. Recycling at the facility also includes paper, PET, HDPE plastics and glass. Various composting materials also are accepted and processed onsite or transferred to Kimble’s Dover facility.
According to Kimble officials, the new recycling plant in Twinsburg has cutting-edge equipment and is among the most technologically advanced. The single-stream facility will allow customers to mix all recyclables into a single container for collection, resulting in improved processing efficiency and creating additional capacity at the Canton facility for commercial and industrial recycling.
This new facility will allow Kimble to expand recycling services in the area and meet the growing volume of material it manages, according to Kimble officials. Both the Canton and Twinsburg recycling facilities accept aluminum, ferrous metals, copper, paper and corrugated cardboard.
For more information, visit www.kimblecompanies.com.
— Maria Lindsay contributed to this report.
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