Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech LLC is owned and operated by Brent and Judith Towle. Brent Towle has been in pest control for over Twenty Six years. Brent performs all services and inspections. There are no employees to worry about. You will always get someone with the most training in the area. Brent is a Certified Master Technician with one the highest scores ever achieved in the "Master Technician" programs history. Brent is also well respected by his peers, serving as Past President of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association. Having Brent Towle, the owner perform all services, you get the security of someone who takes his job very serious.

Judith Towle is Brent's wife and equal partner in Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech LLC. Judith has a degree in Advanced Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Pre-Med and Organic Chemistry. Judith runs the office end of the business. She also has a big influence on what products and methods we use.

Spectrum Pest Control is NOT a franchise or part of a large corporation. We do not design our services or programs around "marketing". If you only need a one-time service, we will only recommend a one time service. We always back all of our services with a guarantee. If you prefer a preventative maintenance service, we will design one that is both fair and very effective.

Spectrum Pest Control is dedicated to providing customers with superior pest control. In our opinion, that's not enough. You need information too. That's why we've developed our comprehensive, easy-to-understand Quick Courses. The "WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?" series is designed to bring you, in concentrated chapter form, the information you need to understand the pest that's bugging you. If we work hand-in-hand, pest control can become pest elimination...and that's our goal.

The exclusive Spectrum Quick Courses will provide you with biological facts, nesting habits, and even reasons why potentially inviting aspects of your household roll out the red carpet to "uninvited guests!" There may be more of them than us, but not for long.

Do you have any employees?
A. Spectrum Pest Control is owned and opperated by Brent T Towle, a certified Master Technician with over 26 years in the industry.

I understand Spectrum offers green pest control service, is this the only way you service?

A. Spectrum Pest Control will use green methods when ever it is either requested or the best option. We will also use more traditional methods as long as they are safe for your family and pets.

Locally Owned and Operated by Certified Master Technician:
State License #142781-CA

Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech LLC

Brent T. Towle, Owner
4508 8th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
E-mail: brent@spectrumpestcontrol.com
Phone: (262) 657-5665
Toll Free: (888) 657-5665
Celll: (262) 818-2534


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What else is new?

Spectrum Pest Control is proud to be the first Pest Control Service in the world to ever chase an entire starling flock away from a site and for it to hold into the next migratory season.

We can control geese and seagulls the same way.

Many of my regular customers know, I have pioneered more than just using natural methods.
Five years ago I was the first ever documented to remove large flocks of starlings through the use of laser guns. These tools do not harm the birds, they only frighten them.
In other words be careful where you park when chasing 50,000-100,000 starlings.
I am still only one of a few that have had success in controlling starling flocks with lasers. The trick is all in knowing when they will show up.

Typical for a winter roost site that sustains warmer temps overnight.
This is only 10% of flock

This is an article from the Kenosha News.
Pest problems?
June 28, 2008
Infestations can fall prey to 'green' applications
BILL GUIDA | bguida@kenoshanews.com


BY BILL GUIDA | bguida@kenoshanews.com

Brent Towle, of Kenosha, has spent 24 years pestering pest populations and knows their propensities.

"So far this year, the problem has been smaller ants, what they call 'pavement ants'," says Towle, who, with wife Judy, owns, operates, pretty much is Spectrum Pest Control, the company they opened in 1994.

With torrential rain this spring washing away the little buggers' primary and preferred food source - honey harvested from aphids that the ants "farm" - the survival instinct has led them to seek sustenance in nearby homes.

"Usually they start coming in a few hours after the rain. About 24-48 hours after heavy rains, we start getting calls for pavement ants. Usually what'll happen is, people will try a home remedy. If they (the ants) aren't hungry for that, they continue to multiply," Towle said.
Spectrum's motto is "Going green since 1994."

"I was the first person in the world to control starlings with lasers. We don't hurt 'em. We just scare 'em," says Towle, who used the devices to disrupt the birds' roosting habits at the Pleasant Prairie power plant.

Depending on the pest and the problem that may or may not mean he can always adhere - or at least adhere strictly - to his company slogan. For example, if termites or carpenter ants potentially threaten the structural integrity of a building, green or organic pesticide applications could kill off the pests, but probably not fast enough to curtail the devastating destruction they're capable of in fairly short order.

At the same time, organic pesticides, while having the least negative impact on the environment, may produce unwanted side effects indoors, particularly if the products are derived from botanical sources to which people may have allergies.

In differentiating "organic" from "green," Towle says the latter also have low impact on the environment, but give pest control technicians more options and greater flexibility to treat problems, often utilizing similar natural sources, but with the active ingredients more purified to remove allergens.

One problem with earlier pesticides, such as DDT, which was highly effective and low in toxicity, was that it persisted in the environment, as well as in living tissue, for decades, increasing its toxicity with each new exposure. Even more modern pesticides, because they may require more frequent applications, can represent hazards due to exposure, which is greatest during the actual application.

Going green in terms of pest management means different things to different people, and it doesn't necessarily mean "organic." There are no standards defining "green," although, says Cindi Mannes, spokesman for the National Pest Management Association, the industry is heading in that direction.

"Our industry is as green as we can be with the tools we have available at this point," Mannes said. "As an association we have put together a green council to look at how we as an industry can be as green as we possibly can. It's important for us as an industry to provide an approach that solves the consumer's problem with as little environmental impact as possible."

The organization promotes integrated pest management (IPM), an approach that partners technicians like Towle, an NPMA member and immediate past president of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association, with property owners and pesticide manufacturers.

""The products we have available to us today are far more environmentally friendly, with far less environmental impact (than in the past)," Mannes said. "Manufacturers are sensitive to consumers' wants and needs, too. Today, you use far less material to control much larger populations of particular pests. And the products have shorter half-lifes. That's kind of where I think everyone is headed."

Towle agrees, citing the current comeback by bedbugs as proof. More toxic pesticides once applied liberally indoors along baseboards to kill other critter infestations also used to exterminate bedbugs as a side effect, but more targeted applications of less toxic or nontoxic gels and other types of modern pesticides don't produce similar collateral damage.

"We used to spray every baseboard with insecticide. Now we do more targeted spraying. Or we use bait. Some can be injected as gels in out-of-reach locations. So, there are no fumes, no evaporation indoors of toxic ingredients," Towle says. "I look at it this way: My job is to get rid of what you got and make your house invisible to the pest."
In green terms, that could mean applying boric acid, diatomaceous earth or non-chemical gels at strategic locations to rid a home of ants. Mechanical snap-traps, live traps and glue boards can be deployed to rid dwellings of rodents. Non-chemical bait that insects carry back to their nests can wipe out pest populations, too.

"With integrated pest management, we inspect a property, identify the problem we're dealing with," said Towle, who started in the field as a technician with two nationally based extermination companies before going on his own. "With 24 years in the industry, I know what we're going to be up against, what it will take, and how long it will take.

"What we do depends on the expectations of the customer. Some don't want a green application. They want to know what will work fast and last a long time. 'Green' isn't always organic, but it has a stronger emphasis on the environment. It is integrated pest management going to the next level."

Making the structure "invisible to pests" is the other part of the equation for effective control.

"Such as making changes to the environment that would be less attractive to insects," Towle said. "For example, not using organic mulch like tree bark, even cedar mulch, around the structure foundation. That kind of micro environment draws insects and their predators."

That is, mulch attracts earwigs and ants, which then lure centipedes and spiders.

"Keep tree branches and shrubs from contacting the house. Keep them at least six inches away. That keeps house surfaces dry and prevents bridging, which allows insects to climb over pesticide barriers and get into the house," Towle said.

A WPCA-certified master technician, he warns unschooled property owners to be wary of buying pesticides being blackmarketed online, including products containing strychnine.

"The problem is, some restricted pesticides which require you to be certified and licensed to buy are showing up on the Internet," he said. "So, homeowners are buying some very dangerous pesticides that are very concentrated as well."

Bear in mind pesticides alone, no matter how effective, won't work if property owners and renters don't take an active role in controlling pest populations.

Says Mannes, "If you have ants in your house and find out they're coming in from outside, but your 3-year-old left a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich sitting behind the curtain, no matter how many baits, traps and gels I have, you're still going to have problems if you leave a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich sitting on the floor."

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