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Getem Services | Small Business of the Year, Norfolk – The Virginian-Pilot

Posted: April 27, 2022 at 1:50 am

Getem Services, in business since 1922, is a pest control company.

Owner: Charles Charlie Church

Location: 1261 W. 42nd St., Norfolk

Phone: 757-489-8610

Website: getemservices.com

Number of employees: 28

Company philosophy: If You Gotem, We Getem

Revenue growth (2020-2021): 14.6%

Why do you do your business? We love being able to help our community by solving their termite and pest control problems.

How do you plan to grow your business? The pest control industry has seen an increase in growth across the board. The work is there, and there is a need for pest control. We continue to see an increase in customers and business in our area, and our plan is to expand our team to be able to supply that demand. Finding the right people for our company to serve our customers in the field and in the office will be our main task.

Whats the key to your success thus far? We believe that our employees are the key to our success. We have people that truly care about helping our customers and giving them results. We have created loyal and trustworthy relationships with our customers, which sets us aside from many other companies. We do not oversell products that customers need, we keep up with training and new innovations in our industry, and we have employees that want to help their neighbors.

What lessons have you learned along the way? Having a strong leadership team is needed for success. We have adjusted our leadership and management team to align with our values as a company and that has made a tremendous impact. We have also learned that hiring people with experience isnt always the best fit; sometimes hiring people that have a caring and giving personality strive in the service industry. Communication is key; when you work as a team you can accomplish amazing things.

What advice do you have for aspiring business owners? Work hard. I dont ask my employees to do anything that I havent already done myself. Know why you are doing what you do. People have the choice to work wherever they want, so why should they work for you? Show up on time. Set an example for your employees and show up for them.

How do you recruit and retain employees? Recruiting is a full-time job for my employees. I have had success with retaining employees simply by having my guys out on the job. I have had two customers end up being employees, and it has been great. We also have had employees bring in family members and friends, and that has also worked out really well for us. We do enjoy the family atmosphere we have created here at Getem.

In what ways are you involved in the community? We sponsor many sports teams and clubs in the area from young ages up to college including youth club sports, high school teams, and Old Dominion University. You might have noticed the Getem 4th Down at one of the football games. We also sponsor the Sweetie Howlett Golf Tournament every year that helps raise money for college scholarships. This year, we also have decided to sponsor the Christ The King Golf Classic. Charlie serves on many local boards like the YMCA and Festevents in downtown Norfolk. We donate to a few local charities during the year as well.

How do you ensure customers/clients are happy? We have over 1,100 5-star reviews on Google, which is a huge deal for a small company like we are. We are a customer satisfaction-based company and ensure that our customers feel safe and protected from termites and pests. We offer services that keep your family, your pets and the home safe without leaving a strong chemical smell, or product that will harm the environment. The label is the law. We do whats best for you and your property the right way.

What do you want people to know about small businesses? Small businesses are the backbone to any community. They are what makes a local area that much more special. We are your friends, your neighbors, and we want to be a part of helping our people however we can.

Getem Services, a pest control company based in Norfolk, is recognized as a Small Business of the Year by the Hampton Roads Chamber. (Andy Hilton/recruit757/Courtesy photo)

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Damp Mats and Towels in Your Bathroom May Attract Roaches Best Life – Best Life

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The idea of a cockroach infestation in your home can send shivers down the spine of practically anyone. But while staying on top of your dishes, organizing your pantry, and adequately managing your trash cans go a long way in keeping the pests at bay, experts warn the kitchen isn't the only room in the house that can be a problem area. Read on to see how one thing in your bathroom could be attracting roaches.

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Maybe you spotted one crawling behind your trash can. Perhaps you noticed a spiny leg sticking out from behind dry goods in your pantry. Even worse, you turned on your kitchen lights one night to see the creepy bug dash across the floor into a hiding space. Whatever the situation may be, finding out your home has become infested with cockroaches can be a seriously unsettling discovery.

However, it's not just your food the disgusting bugs are after. According to Terminix, there are 69 different species of cockroaches around the world, with American and German cockroaches being the most commonly found in the U.S. While both are highly motivated to find a meal, the latter requires much more water to survive, making them just as likely to infest your bathroom as your kitchen.

"Roaches are generally looking for three basic things: food, water, and a dark place with peace and quiet. Unfortunately, bathrooms technically fit all of these metrics," Steve Durham, owner of EnviroCon Termite & Pest in Texas, tells Best Life.

Without the mess of the kitchen or clutter of the bedroom, bathrooms typically require proper cleaning more than they do overall tidying. But according to experts, keeping your toilet and shower area unkempt could be a surefire way to attract roaches. Even items such as damp bathmats, wet towels, and laundry piles can give them a source of water and a place to hide. If you're noticing more pests in between showers, make sure to empty your hampers or hang your linens to dry.

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At first blush, the trash can in your bathroom may not seem nearly as enticing to a cockroach as the bin in your kitchen filled to the brim with scraps of food. But according to experts, neglecting to empty them frequently could be creating a place for them to get comfortable, especially if they don't have a lid.

"The trash cans located in your bathroom might be the reason that you're seeing an increase in cockroaches there," Richard Estrada, owner of ATCO Pest Control, tells Best Life. "Always make sure to take these out frequently since the garbage makes an excellent place for roaches to hide out. They can sneak into the dark crevices in between trash only to come out at night, and with easy access to water and food in your bathroom, it's the perfect place for them to live."ae0fcc31ae342fd3a1346ebb1f342fcb

Experts suggest tidying up even seemingly small messes whenever you go to change the trasheven if it's something that doesn't seem like it could be appealing to a cockroach. "Ensure that you're cleaning up any toothpaste, soap, or sanitation products, as well as cleaning your toilet because roaches will use anything like a free meal," Durham warns.

Besides denying them access to food and hiding places, keeping cockroaches at bay means making sure they don't have anything to drink, either. Sometimes, this can involve taking care of any longstanding maintenance issues plaguing your sink, toilet, shower, or bathtub.

"When looking through your bathroom, ensure there is no standing water to act as a water source for cockroaches," Donnie Shelton, owner of Triangle Pest Control, tells Best Life. "Ensure you don't have a leaky faucet that creates pools of water for roaches or a leak from your toilet that allows a convenient watering hole for these pests."

And it's not just leaks: Gaps between walls and plumbing could be creating a superhighway for roaches if left unattended. "You should ensure that you are sealing any holes and crevices around your drain pipes with silicon caulk, wrapping insulation foam and tape around any pipes that produce condensation, and consider using a rubber drain cover or metal drain screen overnight to ensure cockroaches aren't slipping into your bathroom," David Floyd, founder of ThePestInformer, recommends.

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Prevent pests from getting in your home this Spring – WSPA 7News

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) Spring is here, and we arent the only ones coming out to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temps. The change in weather also brings those pesky bugs.

We met with Joe Parfitt, of J&N Pest Control and Wildlife LLC in Spartanburg, to get the skinny on what pests Spring brings.

Youre gonna start to see your flying insects, your ants, some of your crawling insects. Those sort of things. Roaches, termites and ants as well, Parfitt said.

Why do bugs come out in the Spring? Parfitt said the warmer temperatures are to blame.

We had the dampness in the wintertime. It helps create good populations of bugs and insects, he explained.

Parfitt said both dry and damp weather can push the bugs inside the home.

One noticeable and extremely unpopular bug homeowners see is the infamous palmetto bug.

Theyre a cockroach species, and they start coming out this time of year, and their population build up by the end of the year. Usually humidity helps their population grow, and by the end of the summer their populations are at their peak, he said.

The key to preventing these bothersome bugs is lowering the humidity in and around the house.

A lot of times you can get a dehumidifier and just make sure youre not real wet under your home, Parfitt explained. Sealing windows and doors, and making sure they properly close. Making sure your gutters arent full of debris, and any excess standing water around the home.

We also asked Parfitt how to keep spiders away from your home.

Their population grows at the end of the season, he explained. Keeping their webs knocked down and keeping any debris free from around the home and [getting rid of] any hiding places for them.

If you have a pest problem, there are certain steps that the professionals can do to help.

We look under your home for any kind of moisture that may be present or any kind of wood destroying insects. We do a full perimeter inspection. We make sure theres no gaps or openings for insects or rodents to get into. Then we also point out debris in gutters and extra moisture that shouldnt be there.

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Raiding the cookie jarpart of the art of the close? – JD Supra

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In this Order, the SEC brought settled charges against Rollins, Inc., a termite and pest control companythink Orkinand its former CFO for earnings management. In essence, the SEC alleged that the company adjusted the amounts in several of its corporate reserves, without support or documentation, to bump up its EPS so that its EPS would meet analysts consensus EPS estimates for two quarters. The company would otherwise have missed those consensus estimates by a penny in each quarter. The SEC charged the company with securities fraud under the Securities Act, financial reporting violations under the Exchange Act and failure to maintain adequate internal accounting controls and imposed a civil penalty of $8 million. The CFO was also charged with similar violations and ordered to pay a civil penalty of $100,000. According to Gurbir Grewal, Director of Enforcement, [t]his is the fourth action and the highest penalty to date against an issuer in connection with the Division of Enforcements highly successful and continuing EPS Initiative, which uses data analytics to uncover hard-to-detect accounting and disclosure violations by public companies.The SEC staffs ever-increasing sophistication with data made todays action possible and underscores that we will continue to pursue public companies that lack adequate accounting controls and engage in improper earnings management practices.

According to the Order, the company had historically promoted the consistency of its earnings growth, touting in a 2017 earnings release that it was reporting its 45th consecutive quarter of improved revenue and earnings. Like many companies, the company and its management also regularly tracked its earnings performance against analyst estimates. The company maintained several reserve accountssuch as its termite reserve, for claims related to termite control serviceswhich were reassessed each quarter to determine the appropriate reserve amounts. As alleged by the SEC, [i]n practice, the CFO had the final and ultimate authority to determine the appropriate amount of the corporate-level reserves.

Typically, on the fifth day after the end of each quarter, the company would receive a flash report showing preliminary financial results, including EPS, and, on the next day, finance personnel, including the CFO, would meet to finalize the corporate reserves. The SEC alleged that, at these meetings, the CFO discussed the impact that proposed adjustments to the corporate-level reserves would have on the companys reported EPS. Moreover, in quarters where the fifth day flash report reflected that the companys preliminary EPS calculation was short of consensus EPS estimates, [the CFO] and other finance personnel discussed whether any corporate-level reserves could be reduced in order to increase net income, and by extension the companys reported EPS. And that, according to the SEC, was consistent with how the CFO was schooled on the quarterly close process at the company when he first took over as CFO in 2015: a then-executive advised that, for a particular reserve account, [y]ou give up positive adjustments at qtr end that offset negative surprises and [s]ome quarters you need flexibility and it is good to know a place where you might have it. Its part of the art of the close. In other communications with [the CFO] in 2019, the executive wrote that Rollins need[ed] to keep something in that cookie jar for quarters like this. The CFO used a spreadsheet, given to him by the executive to avoid surprises at the end of the quarter, which included an embedded calculation on how to impact EPS [by 1 cent] by adjusting various corporate-level reserves during the quarterly close process.

As alleged in the Order, the flash reports for the first quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017 showed preliminary EPS below consensus estimates. In discussions regarding the unexpected lower income for Q1 2016, a finance employee observed that the termite reserve, which was causing higher expenses, was the biggest driver. The CFO responded that he had room to look in the termite reserve for additional income, and later directed a $1.3 million reduction of the termite reserve account, as well as reductions in other reserves. The SEC charged that the CFO directed these reductions to reserves without adequately documenting the basis for their reductions and without consideration of any accounting criteria or guidance. EPS reported for that quarter rounded up to $0.15, which just met consensus estimates; without the reserve adjustments, the company would have reported EPS of $0.14, which would have missed consensus EPS estimates by one penny.

Similarly, the SEC charged, adjustments to various reserves were made to boost EPS for Q2 2017. According to the Order, when the initial reserve adjustments did not quite cut it, the CFO asked what he was missing. A finance employee advised that if he was trying to get to [$].25 [consensus EPS] for the qtr it will take about [another] $1.2 million, and asked whether the CFO wanted to make additional reserve reductions in that amount. The CFO directed that additional reductions to reserves be made, until finally the target EPS was reached. These adjustments were also made without adequately documenting the basis for their reductions and without consideration of any accounting criteria or guidance. In one instance regarding a proposed $1 million reduction in the casualty reserve account, the SEC alleged, company risk personnel had initially advised against any adjustment to that account for Q2, but later in the day reversed that objection. Following these adjustments, the company reported EPS that rounded up to $0.25, consistent with the consensus estimates; in the absence of the adjustments, the company would have reported EPS of $0.24, which would have missed consensus estimates by one cent.

According to the Order, the inadequately supported reserve adjustments caused the company to misstate its net income and EPS in its Forms 10-Q for the Q1 2016 and Q2 2017 and in its earnings releases for these quarters. The CFO also signed and certified these Forms 10-Q.

The SEC alleged that the company did not adequately document or memorialize sufficient bases for the reserve adjustments. While the company had policies and procedures that required adequate supporting documentation, the finance staffsome of whom, the SEC said, did not have the requisite level of accounting knowledge, experience and trainingfailed to follow them and recorded manual journal entries with no or inadequate supporting documentation, according to the Order. The SEC also alleged that the company lacked procedures to ensure that the accounting personnel received necessary information to properly record and document quarter-end reserve adjustments. Accordingly, the SEC charged, the company failed to maintain adequate internal accounting controls over its reserves, manual journal entries and period-end adjustments, with the result that its internal accounting controls were not designed or maintained to provide reasonable assurance that Rollins financial statements would be presented in conformity with GAAP, and it further failed to maintain internal control over financial reporting. Similarly, the SEC alleged, the companys books, records and accounts were inaccurate and failed to fairly reflect, in reasonable detail, Rollins transactions and disposition of assets.

The SEC charged that the company committed securities fraud in violation of Sections 17(a)(2) and 17(a)(3) of the Securities Act, and also violated the reporting provisions of Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act and related rules, which do not require scienter. In addition, the SEC charged the company with books and records violations under Section 13(b)(2)(A) of the Exchange Act and internal accounting controls violations under Section 13(b)(2)(B) of the Exchange Act. The SEC also charged the CFO with securities fraud under Sections 17(a)(2) and 17(a)(3) of the Securities Act and with internal controls and books and records violations under Section 13(b)(5) of the Exchange Act and Rule 13b2-1, as well as with causing the company tocommit the violations above. The company agreed to pay a civil penalty of $8 million and the CFO agreed to pay $100,000.

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This Week In Securities Litigation (Week of April 25, 2022) – Lexology

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Last week the Enforcement Division focused on microcap fraud. Long a key issue for the agency, most of the cases filed last week involved microcap manipulations including the classic pump-and-dump manipulation. This approach is in line with trends that have been building in recent weeks. It is also consistent with the overall focus of the enforcement program in recent months.

Be careful, be safe this week

SEC Enforcement Filed and settled actions

Last week the Commission filed 9 civil injunctive actions (including 1 case not reported because of conflicts) and 2 administrative actions, exclusive of 12j, tag-a-long and other similar proceeding.

Manipulation false statement: SEC v. Passos, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-03156 (S.D.N.Y. Filed April 18, 2022) is an action which names as defendant Fernando Passos, the executive vice president of finance and investor relations for Brazilian reinsurance company IRB Brazil Resseguros S.A. In February 2020 IRBs stock price dropped following a letter by a short seller questioning the firms financial results. Defendant then planted a false news story claiming that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. had invested in the firm. Subsequently, in late February and early March the IRB stock price increased about 6%. After Berkshire denied the story the share price dropped about 40%. The complaint alleges violations of Exchange Act Section 10(b). The case is pending. See Lit. Rel. No. 25370 (April 18, 2022).

Microcap fraud: SEC v. Good, Civil Action No. 7:22-cv-00060 (E.D. NC Filed April 18, 2022) is an action which names as defendant Shawn Good, a registered representative at a large Wall Street brokerage house. Over a period of about 10 years, beginning in December 2012, Defendant convinced select clients to reinvest their funds with him personally by withdrawing money from their then current investments and transferring the cash to him. While Defendant promised to invest the cash, he did not. To the contrary, Defendant misappropriated it and diverted it to his personal use. In fact, there was no investment fund he was effectively operating a Ponzi scheme. To date, the staff has identified about $4.8 million of investor funds. The complaint alleges violations of Securities Act Section 17(a)(1), Exchange Act Section 10(b) and Advisers Act, Sections 206(1) and 206(2). The case is pending. See Lit. Rel. No. 25371 (April 19, 2022)

Financial fraud: In the Matter of Rollins, Inc., Adm. Proc. File No. 3-20824 (April 18, 2022). Respondents are Rollins and its CFO, Paul Northen. The Atlanta based firm provides termite and other pest control services to residential and commercial companies through brands such as Orkin. Its shares are traded on the NYSE. Mr. Northen served as CFO for seven years beginning in 2015. Rollins fostered the development of a culture focused in part on earnings consistency. In the first quarter of 2016 the quarterly report filed with the Commission announced that the firm was posting its 40th consecutive quarter of improved revenues and earnings. . . The earnings release for the second quarter of 2017 announced the 45th consecutive quarter of improved earnings and revenue. Each quarter the company made a determination as to the appropriate amount to reserve or accrue for several categories of lability accounts. Those included reserves for items such as a termite reserve which is an estimate of actual or potential damage claims by customers. The firm also had certain corporate-level reserve accounts. Those were determined after the results for reporting units were available. The CFO had the final determinative authority over the amount of the corporate-level reserves. In the second quarter of 2017 CFO Northen directed a reduction to certain corporate-level accounting reserves. The purpose was to enable the company to publicly report earnings per share in line with research analysts consensus estimates. Mr. Northen was aware at the time that the company earnings were close to but not at consensus estimates when directing that the adjustments be made. Without the adjustments for the first quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017 the company would have been below the consensus by one cent. At the time of the reserve adjustments Rollins accounting personnel had significant discretion. The company failed to devise and maintain sufficient internal accounting controls. The Order alleges violations of Securities Sections 17(a)(2) and 17(a)(3) and Exchange Act Sections 13(a), 13(b)(2)(A), and 13(b)(2)(B) and 13(b)(5). The Commission considered the cooperation and remedial acts taken by Rollins. To resolve the proceedings the company consented to the entry of a cease-and-desist order based on each of the Sections cited in the Order except Exchange Act Section 13(b)(5). The firm will pay a civil penalty of $8 million. In addition, Mr. Northen resolved the proceedings as to him, consenting to the entry of a cease-and-desist order based on each of the Sections cited in the Order. He agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $100,000.

Microcap fraud: SEC v. Elliott, No. 1:20-cv-10860 (D. Mass.) is a previously filed action which named as defendant Damon Elliott. The complaint alleges that Mr. Elliott operated a Ponzi scheme. Based on a series of recent settlements the Court ordered the payment of about $13.1 million. The case is discussed in detail here. See Lit. Rel. 254369 (April 15, 2022).

Insider trading: SEC v. Iberger, Civil Action No. 1:22 cv-10565 (D. Mass. Filed April 15, 2022) is an action which names as defendants Carl Iberger, the CFO of Precipio, Inc. and Timothy Iberger, the son of the CFO. Precipio is a medical diagnostics company. Once the COVID pandemic started the firm shifted its line of business to test kits. After some initial success in this area, the firm entered into an agreement regarding the distribution of kits with the FDA at the end of May 2020. A press release was to be issued on July 30, 2020, announcing the arrangement. Prior to that time the executive team of the company reviewed the press release and other materials. The executives involved included Carl Ibderger. Before the issuance of the press CFO told his son about the pending announcement who intern told a friend. The son and his friend each traded in the shares of Iberger prior to the announcement. Following the issuance of the press release son and his friend had illicit gains as the price increased. The complaint alleges violations of Exchange Act Section 10(b). To resolve the matter, father and son each consented to the entry of permanent injunctions based on the Section cited in the complaint. In addition, Timothy will pay disgorgement of $68,350, prejudgment interest of $3,305 and a penalty of $68,350. Carler Ibeerger will pay a penalty of $69,323 which equals the total profits of the two traders. He also agreed to the entry of an officer and director bar. See Lit. Rel. No. 25368 (April 15, 2022).

Microcap manipulation: SEC v. Shaw, Civil Action No. 22CV3012 (S.D.N.Y. Filed April 14, 2022) is an action which names as defendants: Dean Shah, a U.K. citizen residing in Spain; Henry Clarke, also a U.K. citizen who resides in Spain; Julius Csurgo, a Canadian and Hungarian citizen residing in Canada; and Antevorta Capital Partners, Ltd., a firm incorporated in Canada and the British Virgin Islands that claims to be in the finance and consulting business. This case is one of three related international microcap market manipulations. Over a five-year period, beginning in 2013, Defendants engaged in classic microcap manipulations involving at least two firms. In each instances control of the firm was secretly acquired, shares were distributed without registration and then dumped on the market. The complaint alleges violations of Securities Act Sections 5(a), 5(c) and each subsection of 17(a) and Exchange Act Section 10(b). The case is pending. See also SEC v. Calabrigo, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-03096 (S.D.N.Y. Filed April 14, 2022)(named as defendants are Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasser; over a two year period, beginning in 2016, Defendants essentially engaged in the same conduct alleged above involving different issuers; the complaint alleges violations of Securities Act Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a)(1) & (3) and Exchange Act Section 9(a)(2) and 10(b)); SEC v. Bauer, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-31089 (S.D.N.Y. Filed April 14, 2022) (named as defendants: Ronald Bauer; Craig Auringer; Alon Friedlander; Massimiliano Pozzoni; Daniel Ferris; Petar Mihaylov; David Sidoo; and Adam Kambeitz ; over a 14 year period beginning in 2006, Defendants engaged in microcap fraud manipulations similar to those in the other two cases, yielding $145 million in illicit profits; the complaint alleges violations of Securities Act Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a)(1) & (3) and Exchange Act Section 10(b); the case is pending).

Microcap manipulation: SEC v. Calabrigo, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-03096 (S.D.N.Y. Filed April 14, 2022) is an action which names as defendants: Domenic Calabrigo, a Canadian citizen resident in the Bahamas; Curtis Lehner, also a Canadian citizen; Hasan Sario, a resident of Turkey; and Courtney Vasseur, a resident of British Columbia. The action centers on a two-year period, beginning in 2016, during which the Defendants engaged in the manipulation of the shares of at least nine microcap issuers. In each instance Defendants conducted a typical pump-and-dump manipulation: First, they obtained a controlling interest in the issuer and concealed it; next they used a series of emails to falsely inflate the stock; as the shares were promoted they were often manipulated; and in the end Defendants dumped the shares and took the profits. The complaint alleges violations of Securities Act Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a)(1) and (3) and Exchange Act Sections 9(a)(2) and 10(b). The case is pending. The Court entered a temporary freeze order. See Lit. Rel. No. 25372 (April 19, 2022). The Manhattan U.S. Attorneys Office filed parallel criminal charges against Defendants Calabrigo, Lehner, Sario and Vasseur.

FCPA

In the Matter of Stericycle, Inc., Adm. Proc. File No. 3-20826 (April 20, 2022). This is a proceeding charging the company with violations of the FCPA books, records and internal control and bribery provisions. Stericycle is an Illinois based firm specializing in medical waste services and others. The firms shares are traded on the Nasdaq National Market LLC.

The company began operations in Latin America in 1997. During the period 2012 through 2016 the firm operated through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. The firm established a Latin America division based in Miami in 2013 that had responsibility for, and management of ,the operations, financial reporting and books and records of Stericycle Brazil, Stericycle Mexico and Stericycle Argentina. During that period the firm paid millions of dollars in the form of hundreds of bribe payments to obtain and maintain business from government customers in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina and to obtain priority release of payments owed under government contracts. As a result, the books and records of the company were not properly maintained. Overall Stericycle benefited by about $22.2 million during the period.

The Order alleges violations of Exchange Act Sections 13(b)(2)(A), 13(b)(2)(B). In resolving the matter, the company agreed to implement certain undertakings which included engaging an Independent Compliance Monitor and reporting to the Commission staff periodically. The reports will remain non-public with certain exceptions.

Stericycle consented to the entry of a cease-and-desist order based on the Exchange Act Sections cited above. The company agreed to pay disgorgement in the amount of $22,184,981 and prejudgment of $5,999,258.80. The company will receive a disgorgement offset of up to $4,196,719 (about 1/3 of its net profits from its violations related to Brazil) based on the U.S. dollar value of any disgorgement paid to the Brazilian authorities reflected by evidence acceptable to the Commission staff. No penalty was imposed based on the settlement with the Department of Justice. There the company entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement under which Stericycle acknowledged responsibility for criminal conduct relating to certain findings in the Order.

ESMA

Report: The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities published its report on 2021, according to a release dated April 14, 2022 (here).

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Im here to remove termites from party: Sibanda – Chronicle

Posted: April 12, 2022 at 2:02 am

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Blessing Karubwa, Chronicle Reporter ZANU-PF will be guided by its ideology to detect infiltration in the party, Bulawayo Provincial Chairman Cde Jabulani Sibanda has said.

Addressing party members in Magwegwe suburb in Bulawayo last Saturday, Cde Sibanda, said Zanu-PF brought freedom to the people of Zimbabwe.

I am here to remove termites in the party. Party ideology must not be replaced by madzvatsvatsva, people who know nothing.

We want people who work for the party not people who are manipulating the party. Let us get out of our houses and fix our party. We want to fix the party back to its ideology. Iam giving it seven weeks or so and some people holding higher positions in the party will not be there,, he said.

Cde Sibanda urged the young people to work for the party saying they were the countrys future leaders.

He said the party members should know their duties and desist from corruption which tarnishes the image of the party.

It is now time to fix party structures in preparation for the general elections. Party structures have been prepared for the internal elections but not the general elections. I will also call another meeting so that I can teach people to know their duties. I will start in this area to fix the party back to its ideology, said Cde Sibanda.

He said party members should desist from working with the opposition parties as they continue giving them false promises which gives them false hope.

Laws are supposed to empower us but Bulawayo City Council has made laws that oppress us. Zanu- PF is for freedom but freedom does not just come easy, this is a revolution and you do not fight for freedom in one day.

We got freedom to vote because we fought, we also went on to fight for the land and we will continue fighting to get everything step by step. I also encourage district party members to work hard to make sure that there are strong party branches, he said. @BlezarKarubwa.

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Sharpton convention keynote speaker praised Farrakhan, called to make gays ‘uncomfortable’ in their ‘sin’ – Fox News

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The keynote speaker for a ticketed "invite-only" event at the national convention hosted by Al Sharpton's organization has repeatedly praised antisemite Louis Farrakhan and told a congregation it is their "responsibility" to make gay people "uncomfortable in [their] sin."

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church senior pastor Jamal H. Bryant is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Friday for a luncheon at MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network (NAN) convention, according to the schedule.

Bryant, who has met with Sharpton multiple times and attended other NAN events, told the congregation at the Baltimore Empowerment Temple in 2012 that "homosexuality is not the only sin, but it is a sin" while adding that it is their "responsibility" to make gay people and other sinners "uncomfortable in [their] sin."

WHO IS LOUIS FARRAKHAN? WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL NATION OF ISLAM LEADER

Rev. Al Sharpton and Minister Louis Farrakhan (R. Diamond/WireImage)

He went on to attack former President Obama for supporting gay marriage, telling the congregation he was "Black and wrong" and "Black and out of order."

Bryant also has a long history of praising Farrakhan, who has espoused antisemitic rhetoric dating back decades, including calling Jews "wicked" and comparing them to termites by saying he was "anti-termite." In 2015, Bryant interviewed the Nation of Islam leader and said he is "one of the greatest leaders of our people."

"We welcome to the Word Network and the entire world, the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan! Were honored to have you sir," Bryant said. "Im so appreciative to be able to mark in history that I lived in the same chasm of time as one of the greatest leaders of our people."

Additionally, in 2015, Bryant tweeted out a teaser of the interview on the day it aired and tweeted pictures of himself with Farrakhan from a meeting with him about the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Bryant also called for "the Black church to have a real conversation about homosexuality" in a 2012 tweet, writing "what's in society is in our sanctuary," and in 2016 shared an article about "why he doesnt care" about how a "gay group" wanted him "cut from an MLK event for calling homosexuality a sin."

In a tweet from 2019, Bryant said that he was "humbled" to be in Farrakhans presence. His Twitter page has dozens of other tweets related to Farrakhan also.

Bryant isn't the only speaker at the NAN conference who has vocally supported Farrakhan or attended an event with him. Sharpton has associated with him for decades and has been in several pictures with him.

Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor at Friendship-West Baptist Church and a board member of NAN, tweeted a photo of himself and Farrakhan in 2017, calling him a "wonderful and great man." In 2015, Haynes also lavished praise on Farrakhan, saying he was "a prophetic leader of our time."

Wes Bellamy, the former vice-mayor of Charlottesville and national public policy chairman for 100 Black Men of America, is scheduled to be a panelist on Saturday and has tweeted his support for Farrakhan also. In a 2015 tweet, Bellamy said Farrakhan "spoke to my soul today" and said it made him feel like "moving mountains." In 2012, Bellamy tweeted that it was an "honor" to be in the presence of Farrakhan, calling him a "wise man."

He also tweeted, "HELL YEA" in response to a tweet asking whether someone would go see Farrakhan speak if they had the opportunity to do so. Bellamy also has a history of homophobic and sexist tweets.

Attorney Ben Crump also tweeted out pictures of him meeting Farrakhan in 2015, saying it was a "pleasure to meet" the Nation of Islam leader.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a Vanderbilt University divinity professor who called Farrakhan "one of the greatest thinkers" in American culture, spoke at the conference on Thursday.

Dyson said in 2020 he disagrees with Farrakhan's stance on the LGBT and Jewish communities, but said he had an hours-long conversation with the Nation of Islam leader at Farrakhan's home.

"But if you talk to him one-on-one, look, Minister Farrakhan invited me to his home and I spoke to him for three hours, one-on-one," Dyson said. "So I don't want nobody out there listening trying to go off on me, because I had a one-to-one meeting with him. He invited me to his home."

"And for three hours, we broke bread and talked about a great range of subjects, some of which we agree on and some of which we didn't agree on," the professor continued. "And he said, My brother, can one be corrected by ones brother if there is no conversation. Amen.'"

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Dyson continued on to say that "at that level, we've got to have open dialogue with whoever in order to share our disagreements, our agreements, our appreciation."

Neither NAN nor the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church immediately responded to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

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Eyes straight out of a cartoon, raptorial legs resembling the praying mantis, a body pattern like a wasp, and finely woven wings that would be a lacemakers dream mantispids or mantidflies are one of the invertebrate worlds lesser-known insects. Not many study them; for those who do, the mantisfly diversity and its life cycle are still secrets that are difficult to access.

Most mantispids are small, measuring less than 15 mm in length, with the largest one having a forewing length of 35 mm (Ohl, 2004). They resemble the praying mantids in having an elongated prothorax (the part of the insect where the first pair of legs is attached) and raptorial forelegs with spines that are kept folded in the typical praying mantis fashion. These features are why they have been named mantispids.

Mantispids in general are predators of arthropods and serve an important function of keeping a check on the population of several plant pests. Like the praying mantis, mantispids are also sophisticated ambush and stalking predators and this behaviour is highly dependent upon vision, and smell.

Mantispids structural and behavioral resemblances with the praying mantids beg the question: did the two coevolve? How did they get these similar features? Both are ambush hunters and rely on their sharp vision for predation. But no evolutionary connection has been found so far, with praying mantids belonging to Order Mantodea and mantispids to the Order Neuroptera (which includes lacewings and antlions). The physical similarity between praying mantis and mantispids is probably a result of convergent evolution: independent evolutionary paths resulting in similar features on unrelated species.

Some mantispids (belonging to the subfamily Mantispinae) mimic wasps. This is an example of Batesian mimicry or a biological resemblance, where a harmless organism (the mimic) starts resembling a poisonous or dangerous species, called the model. This fools predators they mistake the mimic for the model and leave it alone. Some mantispids mimic wasps from the Vespidae family, while others are known to be mimics of sphecid and eumenid wasps too.

While many believe that they are restricted in their distribution and not commonly found, this may not be true. Due to their small size, they are perhaps simply overlooked and missed. What is probably true is that it is quite difficult to find their larvae to study their life history.

Mantidflies belong to the order Neuroptera, sub-order Planipennia, superfamily Mantispoidea with three families, namely Mantispidae (mantispid lacewings), Rhachiberothidae (thorny lacewings) and Berothidae (beaded lacewings). Despite exhibiting some intriguing and distinct life histories, they remain among the poorly studied groups of insects. Of these three families, only members of Mantispidae have been discovered and studied from India. Although Mantispidae is represented by three subfamilies, only one sub-family Mantispinae is described from India.

Around 410 species belonging to family Mantispidae have been discovered till now. Only 22 species from 8 genera of Mantispidae are known from India Five species have been reported from Kerala. They belong to the genus Mantispilla, Tuberonatha, Mantispa and Euclimacia. Of these, Mantispilla indica reported by researchers T. B.Suryanaryana and C. Bijoy from Irinjalikuda, is a new record for the Western Ghats. Another new find from Calicut, Kerala is Afromantispa neptunica, a first record for the Oriental region.

Tuberonotha strenua and undescribed species of Tuberonatha and Austroclimaciella, have been sighted and photographed from Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuary and Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. These are unofficial identifications, as they are yet to be formally described, and the process is pending due to lack of collection permits. There are several more unidentified members of Mantispidae from the Western Ghats region of Kerala and Tamil Nadu waiting in the wings, but neither human nor financial resources are available to study them.

The most interesting aspect of mantispids is their larval development.Among the larvae, the most well studied and known are the spider hunters of Manispinae. The epithet spider-hunters comes from the larval behavior of the life-cycle of members of the subfamily Mantispinae. These mantispids exhibit hypermetamorphosis where one or more of the larval stages differ from the others during the life cycle. Mantispinae larvae feed and develop inside spider eggs!

The female mantispid lays thousands of stalked eggs. The egg stalks are made of silk secreted by the mother. The larvae that emerge from these eggs, remain at first clustered together on the silken stalk, before separating in search of spider egg cases.Vision and olfaction are believed to play an important role in locating spider eggs. It has been observed that the larva could move in the direction of the spider or its egg case from a distance.

Two strategies are adopted to locate spider egg cases. The larvae go in search of egg cases, which the spiders may have deposited on the ground. They penetrate through the silken cover to enter the eggs. Such species are attracted by the spider silk and are quite adept at burrowing through it to enter the eggs. In other cases, the larvae lie in waiting for a spider to pass, in order to climb on it. These species have a sucker with which they attach themselves to the silken stalk, waving their head and body as they wait to board a spider.

Once on the spider, the mantispids attach themselves to the spiders legs and slowly reach a position close to or on the pedicel of the spider (the stalk that attaches a spiders head to the abdomen). Why the pedicel? Because the spider can remove the larva if it rests in any other location. The pedicel is not accessible to the spider.

Another fact that the larvae have to be careful about is the size of the spider to board. For a successful future they must choose a large spider, so that they do not fall within the size of the spiders prey or become a meal for the spider or spiderlings.

Occasionally after boarding a spider, the mantispids may enter into its book lung (breathing organ) and feed on the haemolymph. More often than not, they simply travel with the spider and wait for it to lay eggs. In case they have boarded a male, they transfer themselves to the female during mating and wait for eggs to be laid. In some bizarre cases, they also board the female when it is cannibalizing the male. A single egg may be penetrated by more than one larva. In such cases, the principle of survival of the fittest operates. The mandibles and maxillae of this first instar fit together to form a piercing/sucking tube that is used to feed.

The larvae moult twice. The second and third instar lose some of the structures. They have reduced legs as they no longer need to be mobile. The simple, single-lens eyes, referred to as stemmata present in the first instar, are also lost as there is no role for vision in the rest of the development. The final instar in fact looks more like a beetle grub. As pupation begins, it produces silk to spin the cocoon.

Pupation occurs within the spider eggs. In a series of experiments done in the laboratory with Mantispa uhleri, scientists found a correlation between the size of the adult mantispid and the number of spider eggs consumed. A minimum of thirty spider eggs were found to be necessary for the whole process to be successful.

The larvae of mantispids exhibit high levels of specificity while choosing a suitable host. Members of families, not yet discovered from India, or studied in detail elsewhere, exhibit equally remarkable life histories. Larvae of the beaded lacewings, yet to be discovered from India, are voracious feeders of termites. Very little is known about the larvae of thorny lacewings that are found in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. Symphrasinae larvae are known parasites of certain wasps; they feed on eggs, larvae and pupae of wasps. Some even mimic their hosts to avoid predation. While The larvae of Symphasinae are found associated mostly with larvae of Hymenoptera (including bees, and ants also) a few have been found, to a lesser extent, from larvae of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Coleoptera (beetles) and a few Diptera (flies).

A recent study by a Ph.D. student in India led to the surprising discovery of a new host for Mantispinae larva. Along with Louwrens Snyman from South Africa, C Binoy from the University of Calicut, Kerala, as part of his research, reported for the first time a Mantispinae emerging from the nest of Sceliphron coromandelicum, a mud-dauber wasp. Symphrasines are known to be specialist brood predators targeting aculeate hymenopterans (mostly bees and ants), but this is the first time that a Mantispinae, Afromantispa neptunica has been discovered from a wasps nest. It is also a first record of the genus Afromantispa from India as this mantispid genus is generally found distributed in Afrotropical and Arabian peninsular regions.

Another oddity came from a single study outside India. A Leptomantispa pulchella larva was recovered from an adult caddisfly, Oecetis inconspicua (Trichoptera, Leptoceridae) (Hoffman & Hamilton 1988a). Such discoveries reveal how little we know about this enigmatic insect group Mantispoidea.

Adaptation of larvae is important in maximising the species success. A larvas ability to locate food, escape predation, defend against enemies and survive in given environmental conditions increases the survival rate of insect species. The separation of food sources of larvae and adult reduces competition. All these characteristics exhibited by Mantispinae make them a useful candidate for ecosystem modelling.

This article has touched upon only a few points of their lifestyle. There are many more facets to their life, worth finding out. The very fact that both adults and larvae, serve to keep a check on insect population makes them a species worth conserving. They are both visible and secretive. Their lives are both an invitation and a challenge, for humans searching for answers to survive on an increasingly hostile planet.

CITATION:

Kurt E. Redborg, 1998: Biology of the Mantispidae; Annual Review of Entomology Vol 43: 175-94

Snyman et al, 2020: A review of the biology and biogeography of Mantispidae (Neuroptera) Insect Systematics & Evolution. DOI 10.1163/1876312X-bja10002

Kaur et al. 2021: Subfamily Mantispinae Enderlein, 1910 (Insecta: Neuroptera) in India;Zootaxa 5068 (3): 355377. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5068.3.2

T.B. Suryanarayanan & C. Bijoy. 2021: First record of Mantispilla indica (Westwood, 1852) (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from the Western Ghats, India. JOTT Vol 13 No.9 19376-19379

Snyman L.P, & Binoy C. 2022: Evolutionary relic or a curious coincidence? A mantisfly emerging from a mud-dauber nest; Evolutionary Ecology; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-022-10167-8

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How To Get Rid of Frogs In The Garden Safely and Humanely – Bob Vila

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Frogs are exciting and beneficial creatures to have in your yardin moderation. The loud croaking that might draw a laugh from kids is no joke when its a chorus right outside your bedroom window all night long. A large frog population in your yard may indicate that you also have an insect or moisture problem, because frogs will not congregate in an area without ample food and water. Some frogs may be poisonous to pets, and frogs can attract snakes who prey on them. If you have more than one or two hopping around, its a good idea to figure out how to get rid of frogs and how to keep frogs away.

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Removing and relocating frogs can be tricky. Many species are protected and cant be moved or harmedaccording to the Amphibian Survival Alliance, there are over 500 species of frogs that are currently critically endangered. But you can relocate their food sources and move some of the worst noise offenders to a different habitat.

Time required: 2 to 3 hours of work, plus reapplication of insecticide and regular egg scoopingDifficulty: IntermediateEstimated cost: Varies depending on the level of infestation

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Figuring out how to get rid of frogs isnt as simple as putting down a frog repellent. Its a multistep process that involves solving drainage issues, removing and preventing insect infestations, and potentially relocating or, in a worst-case scenario, killing the frogs. There are several steps to follow to help choose the right course of action. If this prospect is overwhelming, a pest management professional can take care of the issue.

The first and most crucial step is to identify what kind of frogs are on the property. Determine if frogs or toads are present because the mitigation strategies are different for each. Frogs are smooth-skinned and wet, as they spend most of their time in the water and have long legs that let them hop reasonable distances. Toads have dry, bumpy skin and short legs, so they crawl about instead of jumping. Both feed on insects and attract snakes. The best way to find them is to go out at night with a flashlight and check areas near water, ponds, birdbaths, and in moist brush. The flashlight will catch their shiny skin and eyes. Additionally, you can look for excrement during the day to see where the frogs are hanging out. Both frog and toad poop is larger than you might imagineup to a third of the size of the animal itselfand is dark brown or black.

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There are different frog species, and the variety makes a difference on how to handle them. Try to get a good look at the frogs and check an identification guide. Several species of frogs are protected and cannot be killed, harmed, or relocated. You may be out of luck if youre hoping to get rid of any frogs from the genus Hylidae, commonly known as tree frogs; they are one of the countrys most protected frogs. American bullfrogs, one of the most notable noise polluters, are not protected.

Frogs like water and insects. If there is a pool, fountain, or wet area in your yard, theres a good chance the frogs have chosen it as their home for that reason. Similarly, overgrown plants create excellent camouflage for frogs and encourage the insects frogs eat to set up homes nearby. Some frogs will also eat pet food, so outdoor pet bowls can be inviting.

Drain any water features and leave them dry for a week or two, and eliminate or fill in damp or pooling spots in the yard. This will often be enough to drive the frogs elsewherethey need water to live in and reproduce. A fake snake in the pool or fountain may even help to scare off the frogs. Keep plants and grass trimmed to reduce hiding places.

Take serious steps to cut down on the frogs food source. Reduce the number of crickets in your yard, set up mosquito traps, and cut back brush that harbors insects. Also, turn off outdoor lights at night that attract insects and use insecticides to prevent the bugs from settling. This will essentially starve the frogs out, and theyll relocate or die.

You may need an extra coffee after listening to frog croaking all night, but the frogs wont. Used coffee grounds provide beneficial nitrates to soil and plants but make the ground uncomfortably acidic for frogs tender feet. The coffee grounds can make the soil acidic, so check that plants near the area where you spread them can tolerate some acid.

Many gardeners are familiar with the use of salt to repel slugs from tender plants. Frogs feet respond similarly to salt water. Spraying salt water on pathways, stones, and other surfaces will create a film that clings to the surface. When frogs hop on the surface, the salt stings their feet, and they will immediately move on. If they choose not to, they can become dehydrated by the salt and die.

Whether its an evolutionary trait that frogs have learned or they just dont like the smell, snake repellents work almost as well on frogs as they do on snakes. The repellents wont hurt the frogs but will encourage them to settle elsewhere.

Keeping frogs out of the yard after youve cleared the area is a great option, but rememberfrogs can jump. A mesh fence, either metal or plastic, with holes smaller than chicken wire and tall enough so that the frogs cant hop over will protect the yard from reinfestation. It may be possible to put a barrier around pools or water features rather than the entire yard so that frogs dont move in.

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Frogs lay their eggs in water, and tadpoles need to swim to eat and grow into adult frogs. Youll see eggs clustered together in the water of your pond or pool (toad eggs are laid in a chain pattern, while frogs produce clusters). The eggs and tadpoles can be scooped out of the water with a long-handled net and left out to dry. The eggs cant hatch without water, and the tadpoles cant survive on land. Some frogs, like strawberry poison dart frogs or Oophaga pumilio, lay their eggs on the waters edge. As frogs can breed prolifically, this is an essential step if there are water features on the property.

If youve tried everything and are still overwhelmed with frogs (or just dont know where to start), contact a professional exterminator. Many companies offer a combined mitigation/extermination service and will relocate or kill and help with prevention options for the future. Exterminators may use heavy chemicals to remove existing populations, so ask questions if you have pets, children, or other vulnerable wildlife in the yard.

While there are benefits to having a few frogs in your yard, they become pests when there are too many and can indicate a larger insect or drainage problem. Once you know what kind of frogs you have and whether its legal to catch and relocate, deter, or kill the frogs in your yard, the steps explained here will help make your yard frog-free and keep frogs away.

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Global Smart Pest Monitoring Management System Markets, 2021-2028: Mounting Adoption of Advanced Technologies and Applications & Rise in Adoption…

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DUBLIN, April 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Smart Pest Monitoring Management System Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Component (Hardware, and Software and Services), and End User (Commercial, Residential, Agriculture, and Industrial)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global smart pest monitoring management system market is expected to grow from US$ 767.09 million in 2021 to US$ 1,219.35 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2021-2028.

The increasing popularity of smart pest control solutions, along with the growing urbanization in developing markets and the advent of megacities, is creating a massive opportunity for the smart pest monitoring management system market.

Countries such as China and India are among the key markets targeted by pest control service providers and pesticide suppliers, owing to the presence of high population density and a large middle-class population that is adopting pest control services. The residential sector witnessed a huge demand for smart pest monitoring management systems to efficiently handle the problem of the increasing number of bed bugs, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and termites.

Moreover, insecticide aerosols are usually suggested to be applied across small buildings or nearby areas. The most common forms of pests found in the residential areas include cockroaches, lice, rodents, termites, ticks, bed bugs, and wildlife pests, such as opossums, raccoons, gophers, and moles.

The presence of these pests forces the population to perform pest control in the house from time to time. The pest control solutions used for residential areas include chemical spraying, aerosols, and baits. In cases of high levels of fumigation and infestation in the residential sector the use of smart pest control method is considered to be more efficient.

The smart pest monitoring management system market is segmented on the basis of component, end user, and geography. Based on component, the market is bifurcated into hardware, and software and services. The hardware segment represented a larger share of the overall market in 2020. In terms of end user, the smart pest monitoring management system market is segmented into commercial, residential, agriculture, and industrial. In 2020, the commercial segment accounted for a substantial share of the market.

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In 2020, North America accounted for a significant share in the global market. North America is one of the leading regions in terms of the development and adoption of new technologies owing to the favorable government policies that boost innovation and strengthen the infrastructure capabilities. Hence, any hindrance on the growth of the industrial sector hampers the economic growth of the region.

Presently, the US is the world's worst-affected country due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The smart pest monitoring management industry's reliance on the residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture industry is adversely impacted due to the outbreak. Owing to travel ban, the import and export of insecticide and pesticide from one place to other got effected.

Also, lockdown imposed by the government has affected the business of office, commercial places, industries, and many more, thus the demand for smart pest monitoring management systems was declined. The overall demand for the system is likely to increase once the industries attain normal operational conditions. These systems are much needed because of the growing number of rodents, bugs, and pests across different industries.

Favorable government policies and increasing investments by North American countries in the application of chemical and safety of the employer is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. North America has the highest demand for smart pest monitoring management systems. Any impact on industrial, commercial, industrial, and agriculture industry is projected to have a negative influence on the region's economic development.

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