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New England’s largest provider of National Organic Program compliant tick and mosquito control is expanding into the
organic turf care industry by acquiring a Newton-based lawn management company.
Weston, MA (March 14, 2016) – Pure Solutions, New England’s largest provider of National Organic Program compliant tick and
mosquito control, announces the acquisition of Newton, MA-based Pure Lawns, Inc. This acquisition will expand Pure Solutions
never-ending commitment to making backyards safer through the reduction of toxic chemical usage in communities.
“Mosquito control has always been synonymous with dangerous chemicals and providing a safe alternative is why we started
Pure Solutions,” says Pure Solutions co-founder, Trevor Nelson. “Turf care has many of the same negative environmental impacts.
That is why we set our sites on the turf care industry as the next step for expansion.”
With the acquisition of Pure Lawns Inc, Pure Solutions continues to offer innovative, environmentally sustainable outdoor
solutions to residential and commercial properties without sacrificing results. “Our vision is for every New England
household to have access to safe and effective alternatives to harmful chemicals used in their yards,” says Trevor.
Pure Solutions will offer Pure Lawns organic turf care program to its nearly 2,000 residential accounts across New England
starting spring 2016. This would significantly reduce chemical usage in New England communities, and be a huge accomplishment
in their mission of sustaining the environment for future generations.
For Peter DiClemente, founder of Pure Lawns, Inc., his more than 30 years of experience in lawn care and gardening has helped
him craft one of the most respected organic turf care companies in Massachusetts. “Over the years, I started to pay more
attention to the dangers of chemicals in lawn products and the risk they pose to our children and pets,” says Peter. “We’ve
had great success with maintaining lush green grass without any chemicals and believe whole-heartedly an organic lawn is
A CDC study showed that children ages children ages 6-11 have higher levels of lawn chemicals in their blood than all other
age categories, which can increase susceptibility to cancer. “Growing up in New England, my fondest memories are of being
outdoors,” says Pure Solutions co-founder, Brian Whittemore. “I want to make sure the outdoors are safe for my family and
future generations, especially at home.”
Peter will join the Pure Solutions team as Director of its new Turf Care division. “It was a natural fit; we share the same
vision and our solutions complement each other. I look forward to providing my organic approach to lawn management to more
families across New England,” says Peter.
National Organic Program Compliant all-natural products utilize proprietary botanical extracts and oils
Weston, MA (May 7, 2015) – Pure Solutions introduces PROGAEA™ by Pure Solutions, a family of all-natural
products which utilizes proprietary botanical extracts and oils to provide safe, environmentally
sustainable methods for outdoor services such as tick, mosquito, and deer control. The first member of
the PROGAEA family of products released is PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito, which works by disrupting the
neurotransmitter function in target insects, providing residual control to the application area.
Additional products within the PROGAEA family will be announced throughout the upcoming year.
“Lyme Disease is an endemic in the Northeast,” says Trevor W. Nelson, co-founder of Pure Solutions.
“PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito helps to control the tick population and lessen the threat of the disease
without harming the environment.”
The proprietary formulation of PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito has undergone efficacy testing in a study
published in the Journal of Medical Entomology titled Trial of a Minimal-Risk Botanical Compound to
Control the Vector Tick of Lyme Disease. The study found that PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito, a botanical
product referred to as EcoEXEMPT IC2, was almost as effective as bifenthrin insecticide, “…a synthetic
pyrethroid characterized by strong environmental persistence and high toxicity to insects and aquatic
organisms…in reducing the abundance of both nymphal and adult deer ticks to zero”. Most notably, this
study goes on to state that PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito is “an alternative, relatively benign approach to
controlling ticks…on the properties of homeowners concerned about the potential environmental
damage of synthetic acaricides.” Pure Solutions is working on a follow up study with the scientists
behind this pilot test to ensure PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito continues to perform as effectively on the
target insects, while remaining environmentally harmless.
“We are working to increase our presence throughout the Northeast, not only for the safety of the
communities we reach, but also the environment we live in,” stated Brian Whittemore. “We strive to
offer the most effective and safest product to the largest area possible.”
Pure Solutions services the Connecticut, Eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, and
Upper Valley Vermont and New Hampshire regions. Office locations include Weston and Chatham,
Massachusetts, Westport, Connecticut, and Lyme, New Hampshire.
The PROGAEA family of products is National Organic Program (NOP) compliant, making it safe to be
applied around children, pets, and delicate plant life, and has no aquatic toxicity. Pure Solutions
employs a careful and strategic application method in order to provide the most effective service
without disrupting the environment. The PROGAEA family of products is also EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt,
further benefiting both the community and the environment. Data Safety Sheets are available upon
request at puresolutions.com.
Record-breaking winter to result in increased number of ticks
Weston, MA (April 16, 2015) – Pure Solutions, a provider of safe, environmentally sustainable methods for outdoor services such as tick,
mosquito, and deer control, for both commercial and residential properties, announced today that it has begun providing treatments for the
2015 tick season. Pure Solutions closely monitors Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies on Lyme Disease year over year, and with a
12% increase in the number of confirmed and
probable cases from 2012 to 2013, along with the heavy 2014/2015 winter, has identified early Spring as the ideal time to begin actively
fighting the various tick-borne illnesses.
“Some may speculate that cold weather and heavy snow would kill-off local tick populations, but the Earth is great at retaining heat,”
says Trevor W. Nelson, Co-Founder of Pure Solutions. “Through the winter, snow will actually act as a blanket to insulate and further retain
the geothermal energy stored beneath Earth’s surface. Ticks take advantage of this, and will burrow as low as possible under leaf litter and
become dormant. This past winter, record-setting snow created a thicker blanket, meaning even more insulation than normal. When the snow melts
and temperatures become warmer, the ticks reactivate. That is what makes late winter and early spring the perfect time to begin your treatments
around yards, playing fields, and/or commercial business that will see increased use as we enter warmer months.”
Blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, have a 2-year life cycle and go through three stages of development: larvae, nymph and adult.
In the early spring, adult deer ticks that were dormant during the winter emerge to lay thousands of eggs in leaf litter and other brush.
Later in the spring, the eggs will hatch, and nymph stage deer ticks begin to look for their first hosts of the season, often targeting humans,
pets, deer, and rodents. It is estimated that around 20% of nymph stage ticks, which are highly active during the late spring, carry Lyme disease.
“We take great pride in creating safe and enjoyable environments for the residents, communities, and business owners that we serve,” says
Brian Whittemore, cofounder of Pure Solutions. “We started the company because of our concern over the health risks posed by ticks and mosquitos,
and the negative long-term side effects caused by commonly used/traditional pesticides. We developed PROGAEA™ by Pure Solutions as part of our quest
to find the safest, most effective products in the market, and to develop state-of-the-art equipment and methodologies to utilize these products
without harming the community or environment.”
PROGAEA is a family of all-natural products which utilize proprietary botanical extracts and oils for outdoor services such as tick,
mosquito, and deer control. PROGAEA Tick & Mosquito disrupts the neurotransmitter function in target insects, and provides residual control
of the treatment area. By controlling the population of the adult ticks as they emerge from dormancy, Pure Solutions lays the groundwork for
a decreased number of eggs being laid, which will reduce the overall population for the season. PROGAEA is National Organic Program (NOP)
compliant, making it safe to be applied around children, pets, and delicate plant life, and has no aquatic toxicity. Pure Solutions employs
a careful and strategic application method in order to provide the most effective service without disrupting the environment. For more
information, visit puresolutions.com.
The newly installed system holds 2,100 gallons of filered rainwater
Chatham, MA (June 9, 2014) – Pure Solutions has implemented a new rain-water collection system in
Chatham. The self-sufficient water collection system was installed by Pure Solutions Cape Cod General Manager, Rory
Nickerson, and Field Specialist, John Proudfoot.
“We not only give our customers green and ecoconscience options for tick and mosquito control, but we
also practice and embody the same values in our business practices,” says Nickerson. The newly installed
rainwater collection system holds 2,100 gallons of filtered rainwater. On average, 150-200 gallons of water
is needed daily for Pure’s organic, outdoor property spray applications. The system is designed to meet 100%
of the businesses water demands in order to conserve public resources.
Self-sustaining rainwater collection systems is not a new idea to Pure Solutions, a provider of safe, environmentally
sustainable methods for outdoor services such as tick, mosquito, and deer control, The Weston, MA location implemented
the same system in 2011 and has since used it to provide water needs that accommodate Eastern Massachusetts homes.
“Our core value of protecting the environment does not begin and end with our organic sprays,” says Trevor W. Nelson,
Co-Founder of Pure Solutions. “Conserving community resources by incorporating sustainable business practices allows us
to more extensively serve one of our core values.” Pure Solutions plans on expanding the rainwater initative as the company
grows throughout New England to protect local resources and support a healthy environment. For more information, visit
Deer ticks active in New England require early spring control
Weston, MA (April 1, 2014) – Pure Solutions begins all-natural tick services to properties throughout
Massachusetts to reduce blacklegged tick populations and protect the community against Lyme disease
and other tick-borne diseases.
Blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, have a 2-year life cycle and go through three stages of
development: larvae, nymph and adult. In the early spring, adult deer ticks that were dormant during the
winter emerge to lay thousands of eggs in leaf litter and other brush. Later in the spring, nymph stage deer
ticks begin to look for their first blood meal of the season, often targeting humans, pets, and rodents. It is
estimated that around 20% of nymph stage ticks, which are highly active during the late spring, carry Lyme disease.
“We start our season when ticks start their season.” says Trevor W. Nelson, Co-Founder of Pure Solutions. “The
fight against Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses is becoming more of a problem year after year. Prevention is
our number one objective.”
Lyme disease is not the only tick-borne illness in New England: Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Tularemia
are also reported. A showed that the incidence rate of Lyme disease in Massachusetts was
over four times higher than the national incidence rate. Although reported cases of Lyme disease are already high with
over 30,000 cases reported a year, these statistics are likely misleading and under-reported as the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention estimates the actual
number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease is about 10 times higher.
“We know that the true number of Lyme disease cases is much greater than what is reported,” says Brian Whittemore,
cofounder of Pure Solutions. “It’s a growing problem in our community and motivates our team to continue finding the
most effective and safe solution to offer.” Pure Solutions treats properties across Eastern Massachusetts with a
National Organic Program Compliant product line called PROGAEA™ that eliminates ticks on contact while also
establishing a residual barrier. For more information, visit puresolutions.com.
Pure Solutions agree and adhere to the Better Business Bureau’s high standards of ethical business behavior
Weston, MA (October 25, 2013) – Pure Pest Management, LLC d.b.a. Pure Solutions announced its Better Business Bureau
Accreditation today. BBB has over 400,000 Accredited Businesses and more than 116 offices in North America.
“We are pleased to be a BBB Accredited Business because it signifies our commitment to customer service, reliability
and trust,” says Trevor Nelson, co-founder of Pure Solutions.
Pure Solutions specializes in all-natural mosquito, tick, and deer control to both residential and commercial properties.
The business uses a proprietary product to eliminate mosquitoes and ticks in all of their life stages on contact, as well
as repel them from returning.
“BBB Accreditation indicated that Pure Solutions has agreed to adhere to the BBB Accreditation standards, which sets the
business apart from their competitors. Accreditation clearly defines what a business has achieved, what it stands for, and
what it promises to consumers,” says Kevin J. Sanders, President and CEO of BBB. “BBB Accredited Businesses pledge to follow
through on their commitments, deliver on their promises and right any wrongs if an honest mistake has been made.”
According to Princeton Research, 7 in 10 consumers say they will be more likely to buy from a business designated as a BBB
BBB provides the ability to check out six million businesses nationwide, that consumers can access at
bbb.org, to make an educated decision on who to do business with. BBB responds to millions of inquiries each year, helping
resolve consumers’ disputes with businesses through conciliation, mediation and arbitration; and promoting trust, ethical business
standards, and voluntary regulation of business practices.
The Sustainable Business (SBN) is committed to changing the way the world does business.
Sudbury, MA (July 10, 2013) – Pure Pest Management, LLC d.b.a. Pure Solutions announced its membership with the Sustainable
Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) today. With over 1,000 locally owned and independent businesses and individuals
participating in SBN’s projects and programs, SBN remains the leading organization of sustainable business in the state.
“We are excited to be a member of the Sustainable Business Network because it signifies our commitment to supporting a
strong and healthy environment,” said Trevor Nelson, co-founder of Pure Solutions.
Pure Solutions specializes in all-natural mosquito, tick, and deer control to both residential and commercial properties.
The business uses a National Organic Program compliant product to eliminate mosquito and ticks in all of their
life stages on contact, as well as repel them from returning.
“As a member of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), [Pure Solutions] is actively supporting the movement to build a local,
green, and fair economy here in Massachusetts and beyond.” said Katrina Kazda, SBN Managing Director. “Given today’s tough
economic times and uncertain environmental future, it is more important than ever that we work together to achieve this mission…
and have fun while we do it!”
SBN’s network of thoughtful and sustainable businesses, individuals and community leaders continue to lead the way towards a
sustainable and healthy future for all.
Massachusetts can expect high levels of mosquito activity this season.
Sudbury, MA (July 10, 2013) – The Bay State has experienced a late spring this year mixed with rain and cooler temperatures. This
will drastically increase the mosquito population residents will face in the coming weeks.
Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Residents should survey their properties and empty any containers, pots, or
old tires. In addition, it is recommended to wear loose, light-colored clothing that covers the skin when outdoors to prevent
mosquito bites and the diseases they transmit. Residents can also reduce the mosquito population on their property by trimming
plants and other vegetation, reducing air pockets mosquitoes gravitate to during day light hours.
“When we spray our all-natural solution to kill mosquitoes, we focus on shady parts of the property and cool air pockets in plants
where mosquitoes prefer to rest during the warmer parts of the day,” says Jeff Gilchrist, Senior Field Specialist at Pure Solutions. “We
also treat standing water on properties where mosquitoes will breed in order to combat the population at the source.”
The Pure Solutions team recommends continuing treating for mosquitoes through the early fall when there is an increased risk of
mosquito-borne illnesses in the state.
Preventing tick bites and the prospect for disease should be a goal in every community.
Sudbury, MA (July 1, 2013) – In an effort to engage, educate, and empower residents of Massachusetts to take appropriate actions to prevent
tick bites and the often-serious diseases ticks transmit, Pure Pest Management® of Sudbury has partnered with The TickEncounter Resource Center
of Rhode Island.
Ticks pose a clear and present threat across Massachusetts, with high concentrations in the South Shore and Cape Cod. Ticks
transmit Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis (HGA), and other blood diseases. The CDC estimates
that there were nearly 25,000 cases of Lyme disease in Massachusetts in 2011, with only 10% actually reported.
The TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC), founded by the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease, promotes
tick-bite protection and tick-borne disease prevention. TERC also provides individuals, organizations, and businesses across the
country resources to educate their communities.
“We are committed to educating our team and the community with the most up to date information on ticks and the diseases they
carry,” said Trevor Nelson, co-founder of Pure Solutions. “Knowledge is key to prevention of tick-borne illnesses, and the
resources from TickEncounter will assist us in protecting the community.”
Pure Pest Management provides all-natural property treatments to eradicate adult ticks, nymphs, and eggs on properties across
Massachusetts including Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. By becoming a TickEncounter Prevention Partner (TEPP), the Pure Pest Management team will have
access to the TERC network of resources, expertise, and a partner in solving the tick problem plaguing the state. Pure Pest Management is committed to
improving the health of the communities and the people it serves.
Pure Pest Management opens office in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Sudbury, MA (May 1, 2013) – Co-founders Trevor Nelson and Brian Whittemore open a new Pure Pest Management location in Chatham, MA. This location of
the all-natural tick and mosquito control company is managed by Rory Nickerson and services Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Based in Sudbury, this is
the second Pure Pest Management location in Massachusetts, with others throughout the Northeastern and Central United States.
Ticks are a persistent problem in Cape Cod. According to the CDC, Barnstable and Dukes are two of the highest-risk counties for Lyme disease in
Massachusetts. The incidence of Lyme disease on Cape Cod is twice as high as the state average, and in Martha’s Vineyard it is nearly five times as
high. Over half of the cases of Babesiosis, another tick-borne illness, reported in Massachusetts were in Barnstable and Dukes counties in 2011.
“It’s difficult to live your whole life on Cape Cod and not be aware of vector-borne illnesses like Lyme disease,” said Nickerson. “I’m looking
forward to taking care of my friends, family, and the community with products that also protect the beautiful environment here.”
Nickerson is a 12th generation native of Chatham. He attended Chatham High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree at Plymouth State
University in New Hampshire. With 20 years of freshwater fishing experience in the area, he is an expert in the local environment, allowing him to
provide key knowledge in the prevention of mosquito and tick-borne illness.
Northeastern developed a system that allows local businesses to bring students into their workplace.
Sudbury, MA (November 13, 2012) – Pure Pest Management, LLC is currently interviewing Northeastern University Cooperative Education Program students
to hire for the 2013 season.
Northeastern’s Cooperative Education, or “Co-op” Program, began in 1909 and provides employers exposure to developing talent and a pipeline to
potential employees. Students work for 6-month cycles as full-time employees while gaining first-hand experience in the workforce preparing them for
their future careers.
Co-founder, Brian Whittemore, and Marketing Director, Rani Wise, both participated in the Northeastern University Co-op Program as undergraduate
“The experience I gained on co-op was one of the most important parts of my undergraduate education,” Whittemore said. “Hiring co-op students at
Pure Pest Management means that we get the opportunity to bring fresh ideas and perspectives into our company, while we provide a valuable and fun experience
to students just as Rani and I experienced during the process.”
Pure Pest Management is hiring one business co-op student for the 6-month cycle beginning January 2013. This student will help build business relationships
and manage community initiatives through social media and other platforms. The team hopes to continue hiring Northeastern Co-op students in the future and use
the program as a tool for recruiting top talent.
Pure Pest Management begins intiative to conserve public water resources.
Weston, MA (March 10, 2012) – Pure Pest Management is launching a 2012 season initiative to source the water used in their all-natural product exclusively from
rainwater to avoid using community drinking water resources.
On an average day, Pure Pest Management’s Weston location requires up to 200 gallons of water to produce its all-natural solution. In 2011, they installed a
rainwater collection and filtration system in order to collect 2,100 gallons of water per every inch of rain. The expansion of this system allows the
company to exclusively rely on rainwater for all water requirements for the entire 2012 mosquito and tick season.
“Our mission takes us beyond just tick and mosquito control,” said Brian Whittemore, co-founder of Pure Pest Management. “We are committed to preserving
the environment for future generations and therefore we must protect our natural resources.”
The Pure Pest Management team feels this is just the beginning of finding ways to make the day-to-day of operating their business sustainable.
The new Pure Pest Management office is located on Boston Post Road in Sudbury
Sudbury, MA (February 1, 2012) – Pure Pest Management of Weston announces the opening of its office headquarters in Sudbury on Boston Post Road.
Deer ticks and dog ticks are found throughout Massachusetts and can spread disease-causing bacteria from a bite. Common tick-borne diseases in Sudbury and
surounding areas include Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis.
“We are excited to be part of the Sudbury community,” said Brian Whittemore, co-founder of Pure Pest Management. “We remain close to our shop operations
in Weston while reaching a new community that has mosquito and tick concerns.”
Co-Founders Brian Whittemore and Trevor Nelson started the company in 2005 offering all-natural mosquito and tick solutions to the Metro West area. Since then,
they have opened three locations serving four states: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. Managers of each location are members of the communities
they serve, and therefore are familiar with the local environment and unique issues facing their family, friends, and neighbors.
Pure Pest Management location opens to serve Upper Valley Vermont and New Hampshire.
Lyme, NH (June 1, 2011) – Pure Pest Management, provider of all-natural tick and mosquito solutions, announced today the opening of a new location serving
Upper Valley Vermont and New Hampshire communities. The location will be managed by Kyle LaCroix, native Vermonter and current Lyme resident.
With over 300 Lyme disease cases reported in Vermont and nearly 1,000 in New Hampshire in 2009, both states have one of the top five highest rates of Lyme
disease cases in the country.
“With Lyme disease on the rise, I realize how vital it is to keep myself and my neighbors safe and healthy,” LaCroix said. “My goal is to keep my community
active and healthy, which is why I wanted to bring Pure Pest Management to the Upper Valley.”
Mosquitoes also pose a threat with cases of West Nile Virus and EEE recently reported in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
Pure Pest Management, LLC offers a Trademark License to community leaders searching for an opportunity to provide organic and environmentally conscious outdoor
pest control services to their area.
Based in Weston, Pure Pest Management will now be serving Massachusetts’ South Shore communities.
Weston, MA (April 17, 2011) – Pure Pest Management announces expansion to the South Shore of Massachusetts. Tri-weekly applications of Pure Pest Management’s all-natural
product will keep ticks and mosquitoes off properties and prevent vector-borne illnesses.
The incidence of Lyme disease in Massachusetts has been increasing each year, with many of
these cases occurring on the South Shore. Also, Massachusetts reported thirteen Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) cases from 2004-2006 and six West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in 2007.
“South Shore communities face high levels of both tick and mosquito activity due to environment and mild summer temperatures,” Brian Whittemore, co-founder of Pure Pest
Management said. “We are excited to be offering a natural solution to controlling these pests in an area that is predominantly using chemical treatments.”
Pure Pest Management will be offering three services to the community: routine mosquito control, routine tick control, and deer repellents to control local deer populations.
Pure Pest Management participates in Wayland’s first Earth Day Fair
Wayland, MA (April 12, 2010) – Pure Pest Management® of Weston participates in the first Earth Day Fair hosted by the Wayland High School Environmental Club.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated across the globe to increase awareness of environmental protection and raise funds for green initiatives. The purpose of
the event was to educate the community about eco-friendly living. Proceeds went to Wayland schools to support eco-initiatives.
“I grew up in Wayland and have enjoyed all of the bike trails and other outdoor activities,” Brian Whittemore, co-founder of Pure Pest
Management said. “Supporting sustainable efforts happening within the community strengthens our mission of perserving the environment for future generations.”
Pure Pest Management replaces harsh chemicals with eco-friendly products to eliminate ticks and mosquitoes from residential properties.