Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 22, 2013

Brown chairs state board

Cordele — Carl Brown, owner of Cobra Exterminating Company in Cordele has been elected chairman of the board for the Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia. He will hold that position for a minimum of two years.

Prior to his election in November, Brown served as president of the state organization for about two and a half years. He has 28 years experience in the pest control business.

During the past year, Brown said he has dealt for the first time in his career with bed bugs which are making a resurgence because they are immune to insecticides.

Most of his jobs have been in private homes and apartments, and many have been outside Crisp County in several other South Georgia cities.

The only way to kill bed bugs, Brown says, is to heat the building where they are living to 135 degrees. He uses a computer outside the dwelling to monitor the heat in each room during the process which takes several hours.

Brown provides details about extermination of pests at his website, www.cobraext.com.

Unlike mosquitos and fleas, bed bugs thrive only on human blood, Brown says. All three pests are blood suckers, but the first two will get their blood meal from any warm-blooded animal they can find.

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