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You know, everybody always asks me about Mr. Abalene. Well, to be honest with you, there never was a Mr. Abalene.

Abalene Termite & Pest Control was established in 1927 by Mr. William A. Heydenreich. As I understand it, Abalene was a franchise with offices throughout New Jersey. Then I guess Mr. Heydenreich got tired of all the hectic everyday business dealings in running a franchise operation and decided to sell off each location, keeping only the Trenton site.

In the 1950's, my great Uncle Joseph A. Schmidt went to work for Mr. Heydenreich as a service technician. In fact, my uncle told me that one of his customers used to be Albert Einstein. Anyway, around 1954 Mr. Heydenreich decided to sell the Trenton location, so my Uncle and Herbert Sieling (Heydenreich's nephew) decided to become partners and buy the business. They ran the business together. My Uncle specialized in household pest control and Herbert took care of termite control. They did this until Herbert's death around 1967, then my Uncle took over the business as sole owner.

Not having any children of his own, my Uncle brought his nephew Ulrich H. Blumenthal (my father) into the business in 1969 to learn the trade and keep Abalene Termite & Pest Control in the family. My Uncle ran Abalene Termite & Pest Control until 1989 when he decided to retire, at which time my father became the sole owner and has been ever since. Unfortunately, my Uncle did not have a long retirement; he passed away from cancer in 1995.

My story is not so complex. I've been involved in pest control since I was knee high to a grasshopper, born and bred if you will. During summer vacation from school I used to work for Abalene Termite & Pest Control doing termite control and go along with the other PCO's (pest control operator) on their routes, meeting the customers and learning the tricks of the trade. I did this until 1985 when I graduated high school and joined the Navy for three years. When I got out of the Navy in 1988 it was back to the bugs, where I've been ever since. Only now I'm Vice President of Abalene Termite & Pest Control, and who knows, when dad retires (maybe?) the sprayer will get passed down to me.

Daniel Blumenthal
Vice President