LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – BedBug Central is headed to Kansas City this July to educate pest professionals on how to successfully treat bed bugs, the company announced.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF Entomology Department will be hosting a prep course for pest management professionals seeking to become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), Aug. 9-10, in Gainesville, Fla., at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department.
The prep course will offer training and CEU credits (FL and other states on request) from ACE certified entomologists, ESA members from the University of Florida, and from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Florida ACE Prep Course is a result of a request by the pest management industry to provide a review session to help test takers focus before taking the ACE exam. We have had participants from nine states attend our Prep Course since 2009 and can boast that 20% of all ACEs nationwide have attended our course.
The ACE Prep Course is a review session to help prepare you for the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam offered by the Entomological Society of America. The Prep Course should not replace you studying for the exam on your own. Please see the links below for the ESA ACE practice test and study materials. Visit http://www.entocert.org/ to find out more about the ACE program and the benefits it entails.
At the conclusion of the Prep Course, the participants will have the opportunity to take the online ACE exam with a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) Proctor. Please indicate on your Florida Prep Course registration form if you will be able to provide a laptop computer for testing.
ACE Links: (Registration is a two-step process. Apply to ESA for the exam, and then register with UF for the ACE Prep Course.
1. ESA ACE exam application. Note: You must have ESA approval to take the ACE exam. ESA needs 30 days to process the application. You may not take the exam without pre-approval from ESA. ($150 to ESA). Call ESA at 410-263-3622. (ESA Application instructions.)
2. Prep Course Registration form - Please send a $35 check made payable to the University of Florida. Lunch will be provided. The Florida ACE Prep Course will begin at 8:30 on the first day and will run until 5:30. The second day will begin at 8:00 and will end with the exam from 9:00-12:00.
Click here for the ESA practice test and study material
For more information about the Florida ACE Prep Course, contact:
Wayne Walker , ACE (email@example.com , (352) 284-3963) or Dr. Rebecca Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org , (352) 273-3974)
RICHFIELD, Ohio — PCT has launched its annual Technician of the Year awards program. The awards, sponsored by BASF Pest Control Solutions, recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. Be sure to nominate your company’s standout service professionals. The nomination form is printed on pages 127-128 in the April issue. (Click here to read about last year’s winners or here to view a slideshow of the award's presentation.)
A PDF of the nomination form can be downloaded here.
You also can fill out the online nomination form here.
A 60-second highlight clip of the new A&E reality television show "Rambug," scheduled to air later this summer. “Rambug,” which follows Robert Mercante and his team at Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Rambug Pest Control. A&E described the show as “a series about a brawny group of hard-working, over-the-top Italian exterminators from Brooklyn who dress in camouflage and wage war on the city's nastiest critters. The show was originally scheduled to air on May 5th, but A&E just announced that it the premier was pushed back until later this summer.
|Pictured (from left to right) are Arrow's Tim Pollard and Kevin Burns with Spencer Pest Services' Sheri Spencer.|
ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of Spencer Pest Services in North Charleston, S.C. Spencer Pest Services is a full service company, specializing in residential and commercial pest control, termite control and wildlife control.
“At Spencer Pest Services, we strive for exemplary customer service and are passionate about how our customers and our employees are treated. Since our merger with Arrow in Florida, we know, first hand, that we are in the right ‘home,’” said Sheri Spencer, owner of Spencer Pest Services. “We know our employees will be well taken care of, as they have been in Melbourne and Vero Beach, and that was really important to me. The family values and similar culture we share with Arrow Exterminators will make this transition seamless for our employees and our customers.”
Emily Thomas Kendrick, chief executive officer and president of Arrow Exterminators, said, “We have been looking to acquire a quality full service pest and termite control company in South Carolina. Spencer’s commitment to their customers, family values and passion for customer service as well as their full service offerings is a perfect fit with us.”
Tim Pollard, chief operating officer, Arrow Exterminators, added, “Spencer Pest Services is extremely well regarded in the Charleston area and surrounding communities. We are proud to have this seasoned team of professionals join the Arrow family. As we grow in South Carolina, we are continuously looking for acquisition partners who will complement our objectives and principles.”