Walk MS Charity Event

Walk MS is a charity walk series with the goal of connecting individuals and raising funds to change the world for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Batzner recently had the opportunity to contribute during their event held at Frame Park in Waukesha. As you may know, stinging insects are at their worst during the early fall, when their nests are fully matured and their natural food sources are declining. This results in a high number of foragers seeking out artificial food sources – like the sugary sports drinks and sweet snacks abundant at charity walks!

To make sure the nearly 100 participants were able to support the cause in comfort, Batzner was happy to provide stinging insect control along the route through the park. This, combined with the contributions of other groups and the energy and enthusiasm of participants, helped to make the day a great success. $41,690.52 was raised, which will be used to fund promising research to stop the disease and restore function that has been lost, with the ultimate goal of ending MS forever. It will also be used to support local programs to help people living with MS achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Walk MS’s 2016 season is over in Wisconsin, but those interested in donating or participating in next year’s events can visit their website for more information on how, why, and where to support ending MS for good!

Customer Spotlight: Camp Hometown Heroes

This summer, Batzner had the opportunity to work with a great organization, Camp Hometown Heroes. Camp Hometown Heroes provides children and siblings of fallen U.S. Military members with a free week at its summer camp. In addition to typical fun camp activities like swimming, archery, and arts and crafts, campers have access to trained pediatric grief counselors, as well as the company of others who understand exactly what they are feeling. The combination of being able to openly discuss their experiences while having great times and making life-long friends has helped many cope with the tragedy of losing a loved one.

I spoke to Deb Paschke, the Co-Director of the camp, about this year’s session and what else can be done to support their mission. “The biggest development was that for the first time we were able to split the campers into two separate weekly sessions, which allowed more individual attention to be given to each child,” explained Deb. The success of this approach gives a positive outlook on potentially expanding further.

However, providing such a valuable service to even more children in the future is only possible with increased support from both companies and individuals. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to help out. No matter what line of work you are in, we recommend inquiring if there is anything your business can provide that would be beneficial. For companies like us, donating our services has a direct effect. For businesses in other industries that might not be as related, Deb recommended having office competitions to see who can raise or donate the most.

Individual opportunities for volunteering can be found at www.hometownheroes.org and on their Facebook page, as well as posts about needed donations for camp essentials (sleeping bags, bug spray, etc.). We here at Batzner highly recommend visiting both to learn more about this amazing organization!

Batzner Presents 27th Annual Food Safety & Pest Management Seminar

NEW BERLIN, Wis., March 9, 2017: Batzner Pest Control’s 27th Food Safety and Pest Management seminar will take place on April 6, 2017 at the American Serb Hall in Milwaukee, WI.

The seminar provides an educational update for environmental health, pest management, food industry and private sector attendees, with nearly 300 in attendance. Batzner Pest Control, the most trusted pest control company in Wisconsin and Illinois, provides nationally recognized experts that give insight into pest behaviors that are necessary to make informed decisions regarding pest issues.

Employees in a range of businesses benefit, from healthcare facility and restaurant management to public health and food manufacturing. Many attendees return year after year and feedback from attendees is always taken into consideration to ensure topics are relevant.

This year’s topics range from controlling rat populations in multi-family housing complexes to integrated pest management (IPM) relevant to all industries. Batzner is proud to invite back returning speakers Dr. Robert M. Corrigan and Erin Monteagudo and new speaker Jeffrey Tucker. The following topics will be covered:

  • Vermin Free Eateries: What Does It Take by Dr. Robert Corrigan
  • Cockroaches and Bed Bugs by Erin Monteagudo
  • Fly Infestation in Commercial Facilities by Jeffrey Tucker
  • Controlling Rats and Mice in Multi-Family Housing Complexes by Dr. Robert Corrigan
  • IPM: Fleas & Ticks by Erin Monteagudo

Registration is now open until March 24.

Batzner Pest Control Donates Food to Local Pantries

NEW BERLIN, Wis., December 06, 2016: Batzner Pest Control kicked off this holiday season with its annual food drive. All employees split into eight teams competing against each other to see who could donate the most food items. Batzner showcased its commitment to the areas it serves by collecting 1,334 food items for donation.

All donated items will be split between the following locations:

  • New Community Shelter, Green Bay, WI
  • The Goodman Center, Madison, WI
  • Food Pantry of Waukesha County, Waukesha, WI
  • Northern IL Food Bank, Geneva IL

Brenda Borgman, from the winning team, shares her thoughts about her team’s success by saying, “We weren’t focused on winning because it wasn’t about winning for us. It was pooling our resources together and giving as much as we could. Once we did that, the holiday spirit just came out of us.”

In 2017, the Batzner team looks forward to surpassing the amount donated this year.

Batzner Pest Control Donates 1,886 Pounds to Local Food Pantry

NEW BERLIN, Wis., Dec, 23, 2015: Batzner Pest Control presented the Food Pantry of Waukesha County with 1,886 pounds of food today. The Food Pantry of Waukesha County is dedicated to providing food to many Waukesha County residents who go hungry every day.

Batzner team members throughout Illinois and Wisconsin were challenged to donate food items at their team meetings in December. Each team’s collection bin was weighed at the end of the competition to see which team would be crowned victorious.

“Batzner is committed to giving back to the community,” said Jerry Batzner, CEO and President of Batzner Pest Control. “I believe it is important to support the communities that have allowed us to protect their brands, food, health, property and families.”

With over 130 team member’s contributing to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County’s mission, Batzner donated nearly one ton of food. A team even exercised creativity by encouraging employees to bid on homemade specialty nuts. The money collected for the homemade nuts was used to purchase additional food to help the team collection efforts.

“We are excited that our donation was able to assist the Food Pantry of Waukesha County in their fight against hunger in the community,” Batzner said. In working with the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, we can help others in need together. The Food Pantry encourages others in the community to host food drives to help sustain their inventory. Learn more here.