From Our Editors
When Irving and Shirley Brussell founded Brussell Exterminating Services in 1947, they began doing what no one else wanted to: ridding homes of all unwanted pests. Today, the company's licensed team of exterminators continue to handle infestations of unwanted critters ranging from termites and ants to mice and house guests overstaying their welcome. The outfit calls its approach Integrated Pest Management—a holistic approach to helping households solve their pest problems, instead of spot treatments that don't address the source of the larger problem. This big-picture approach includes both biological intervention—such as growth regulators or parasites—as well as traps and changes in household habits, such as sanitation.