Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hudson Valley Rib Fest

Thank you to everyone who came by the Craig Thomas Pest Control booth to say hi! If you came by, it was great to meet you, hope you are enjoying your recycled tote bag!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

World Mosquito Day - August 20th

Last August, Craig Thomas Pest Control donated $2,500.00 to Nothing but Nets. Nothing but Nets is a grass roots organization to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. This entire process of purchasing and distributing bed nets to children under the age of five, as well as providing education and follow-up surveying on their use, is accomplished at the cost of just $10 per bed net. Although $10 for a bed net may not sound like much, the cost is out of reach for most people at risk of malaria in Africa, where many people survive on less than $1 a day. Malaria is a leading cause of death of children in Africa, killing nearly one million children each year. Every day 3,000 children die from the disease. Currently, nets have been donated to Mali, Nigeria, Chad, Congo, Zimbabwe and Kenya. New areas of Africa are in the process of begin reached and having nets distributed. For more information, visit

Recently, Craig Thomas Pest Control joined forces with Save Mothers, Safe Babies and Vassar College’s, Vassar Uganda Project. These programs are working together to protect motherhood and childhood as sacred times of growth and development. Jacqueline Rotaracts who is leading Vassar Uganda Project, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies partners with women, families, and professionals in Eastern Uganda to reduce maternal and neonatal death through collaborative, sustainable and demand driven means. Joining forces to maximize these efforts was an easy choice for our company.

Craig Thomas Pest Control values our business relationship with Vassar College and believes Vassar's Uganda Project is perfect aligned with our "Nothing but Nets Campaign." Craig Thomas Pest Control decided to donate mosquito nets because we are not in the spray business or just to take care of people’s pests. "Being a responsible business owner is giving back to the community. I can't think of a better way how donating $10.00 can directly save a life." Protecting people’s health and educating them on further ways to reduce there risk against the many threats associated with pests is what we do and the first step in pest management. By removing standing water or old tires from your property can prevent mosquitoes from congregating around your property. Therefore, donating nets is a perfect fit for my company. It helps protect people against malaria, while educating them on the many risks associated from the mosquito. This project is the true definition of IPM, said Craig Thomas."

What can you do on World Mosquito Day?
mDonate to Nothing but Nets @

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Come see us next weekend...

August 14-16th come to the Ulster County Fairgrounds for some lip smacking good BBQ at the 5th Annual Hudson Valley Rib Fest. While there stop by the Craig Thomas Pest Control booth. You never know what niffy give aways we will be giving away and see our most talked about vehicle, our Volkswagen Ladybug....

2009 Hudson Valley Rib Fest at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, 294 Libertyville, Rd., New Paltz, NY. Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Highland Rotary Club 5th Annual Event. More vendors, delicious food, great music, fun kids activities, contest teams, and our great backyard BBQ atmosphere. This year's event will be the place to be for the entire family.