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Monday, June 29, 2009

Magic in "The New Yorker" magazine

Magic Pest Management in “The New Yorker” Rebecca Mead Onward and Upward with the Arts “The Art Doctor” The New Yorker, May 11, 2009, p. 58 excerpt from page 61.

... The meeting was interrupted by the ringing of the doorbell, notifying Sheidemann of the arrival of an expert whom he had called in for a more pressing case. This was “Sister Perpetua’s Lie” an installation by Ree Morton, the late conceptual artist... The work, which included several tree stumps, had been in storage since 1995. When it was un-crated, It was discovered on of the stumps had started to rot... Sheidemann had been charged with finding and preparing a replacement. ...A member of the team had identified the kind of tree the stump came from: a White Oak. ...we painted it and stained it and then we realized that it is contaminated with bugs...

The expert consultant was Jimmy Tallman, From a company called Magic Exterminating, the name of which was embroidered upon the breast pocket of his blue work shirt. Tallman frowned as he looked at the stump. “It’s not dry-wood termites,” he said thoughtfully. “it’s some kind of bore beetle.” He made a call on his cell phone to his boss. “Hey Lou, How are you?” he said. “ I am with some customers in an art gallery with some white oak that is going to be part of a display. There are pebbles. It could be bore, right?” Lou apparently agreed that the piece need to come into the shop for fumigation, which would take place in a heated chamber the size of Scheidemann’s studio. The remain question was whether the stump needed to be shipped to the shop, which would take up precious time, or whether Tallman could transport it himself, in his van. “What’s the value?” with a note of uncertainty in his voice. “Ten dollars,” Sheidemann said. Tallman looked relieved. “That’s good,” good he said “Because I had one lady, a customer, and I took her antique table out with me, and it turned out to be worth twenty thousand dollars.”

“This will eventually be part of an invaluable installation,” Scheidemann said. “But I think we gave ten dollars for the cutting. So right now it’s worth ten dollars.”

Monday, June 1, 2009

Evolver Town Hall: Beyond Survive - We Thrive!

Magic Pest Management (MPM) was happy to participate in the first Evolvor Town Hall event held on May 31 2009 at historical St. Marks Church on 10th Street & Second Avenue.

The event featured workshops, panels, music, art, food, info tables, and more. Speakers specifically addressed how YOU can make a direct impact in their area of expertise. Topics include: Renewable Energy & Efficiency, Green Jobs, Food Justice, Conscious Health and Living, Locally Supported Agriculture, Climate Change, DIY ART, Rooftop & Community Gardens, Media Activism, Resilient Neighborhoods & Communities, Local/Alternative Currency, and more.

Magic is one of New York's few Green Shield Certified Pest Management Companies. "As a leader in our industry we take ever opportunity to educate the public on the science of Green Pest Control" states Hal Byer President of MPM. Sanitation & Structural issues must be addressed to eliminate pests. Our staff's trained eyes observe problems a lay person may miss. Once identified these issues can usually be correct by the client. If an application is required we use Botanical or Food Grade Level products.

Magic Pest Mgmt Partcipates in Job Fair

Magic Pest Management (MPM) participated in a Job Fiar sponsored by Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley held at P.S. 88 in Ridgewood on May 30, 2009.

Magic has been providing quality pest control to the Queens Community since 1960 and is always anxious to give back to the community. "Our business is based on value added services. Due to this we have been able to retain our client base through the economic downturn and have posted a modest gain" states Hal Byer President of MPM "Because of this we are always looking for service oriented, professionally minded individuals to fill out our customer service and sales support staff." Evelissa Torres pictured with Council Member Crowley.