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Local business owner offers free pest control services for local Fort Wayne restaurants

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Ben Williams is the owner of Ben's Bugs Be Gone and Pest Control in Fort Wayne. He is offering free pest control through the winter for local privately owned restaurants.

You may be wondering why would he do that. Williams says he knows local restaurants and businesses are struggling. He mentioned that if these facilities closed, they will most likely have to deal with whatever pests made their way in, while the the business was on it way out.

"This is just our way to help these guys get through. I mean, I’ve got some restaurants in town that I love and I don’t want them to close and I’m going to do everything I can to help them." said Williams.

Williams is also a coronavirus survivor. He contracted COVID-19 a while back and was bed ridden for four weeks. He says that his experience fighting COVID changed his perspective on things. Now that he has tested negative and I back working again, he wanted to give back to the community. He says getting COVID-19 changed a lot of his mentality and spirit in regards to the virus.

And with that change, came inspiration. One business that inspired williams to do something helpful was his long-time client, Lucile's BBQ. He admired how they helped the community at the begining of the pandemic. He now hopes that what he is doing, will inspired other businesses to do the same or atleast what they can.

Williams says "I challenge other companies to do what they can, to be a part of the solution. We’ve got a lot of people complaining and moaning, even I've been one of them. I just want to start being a part of the solution to the problem." He then closed by saying "I challenge other business owners to do what they can to be a part of the solution and help each other during this very difficult time."

If you are a local Fort Wayne restaurant that is interested in the free service, contact Ben's Bugs Be Gone & Pest Control at the 260-255-4887 or email

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Tony Betton Jr.

Tony Betton Jr. is the ABC21 weekend morning anchor/producer and serves as a multimedia journalist during the week. He is an Atlanta native and Georgia State University graduate. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@TonyBettonJrTV) and on Facebook (@TonyBettonJrNews).

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