NEW YORK - On May 12, 2017 at the NYPMA Installation Dinner, Gil Bloom, ACE, President of Standard Pest Management based in Queens NY, received a Lifetime Achievement award from the New York Pest Management Association in recognition of over thirty years of dedication to elevating both professionalism and public perception of the pest management community. Bloom is the third in what is now a fourth generation family owned and operated firm founded in 1929. His accomplishments include instructor in pest control certification courses for two NY community colleges for over twenty years, appointment by Mayor Bloomberg to the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board, conducting rat training's for the NYC DOH Rodent Academy community outreach program, wrote bed bug training manuals for NYC DOH & HPD and has conducted training programs for several city agencies. Over the years he has held various association positions including two terms as President of NYSPMA, editor of the association newsletter, representative to the NYSDEC, director of public affairs and is the current NPMA SPAR for NY State. In addition Gil, is a member of the SCOPE and Cornell Community IPM Program working groups.