LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Ty Hawkins of Mantis Pest Solutions in Lees Summit, Mo., has always been told that prep is essential to bed bug treatments. As the BedBug Central scholarship winner, he’ll have a chance this winter, to learn a bed bug treatment protocol centered on contradicting this notion.
As the winner of Bed Bug University’s free scholarship contest, Hawkins, will receive an all-expense-paid, four-day trip to Lawrenceville, N.J., to attend Bed Bug Boot Camp. There he’ll have a chance to join other attendees in both the classroom and the field to get an immersive lesson in BedBug Central’s NO PREP protocol.
“Prep is a big obstacle,” Hawkins said. “It’s a big challenge making sure the individual is prepped properly, and a lot of the time it delays service when they aren’t ready.”
But it isn’t just about making things run a bit more smoothly for Hawkins. He is also concerned about the burden that having to prep puts on his customers. “It’s really a hassle for some customers,” he said. “They end up paying more to have someone else come in and do the prep because they can’t manage themselves.”
Hawkins scholarship is valued at around $4,000. Hawkins plans to attend the February 2018 boot camp session for which BedBug Central is currently enrolling students in now.
Hawkins isn’t new to bed bug services, he’s been doing them for a long time, but attending Boot Camp will offer something new. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’m always looking for an edge and to learn more.”
Learn more about these events at https://www.bedbugcentral.com/event/bedbug-university-boot-camp.