JACKSON, Ga. – Current and future pest management professionals (PMPs) are now better equipped to learn about pest control technology and techniques firsthand, thanks to a recent donation from B&G Equipment Company, a Pelsis Group brand, to the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology. The company donated a comprehensive suite of pest control equipment that gives PMPs the chance to operate pest control equipment and the solid training foundation needed to safely and proficiently control pests.
“Without the time and resources needed to train new employees, many pest control companies often rely on PowerPoint presentations,” said Dr. Zachary DeVries, Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology and Chair of the University of Kentucky Pest Control Short Course. “This equipment gives us a hands-on way to teach technicians how to safely operate and maintain the equipment that is so vital to control pests in and around homes”
With the donated equipment, the University of Kentucky will now offer a unique service to companies throughout the region with hands-on training.
“B&G has always been committed to making sure pest control operators are properly prepared to combat pest issues,” said Chris Jamison, B&G Sales Manager at Pelsis. “That includes knowing how to safely and effectively use equipment and technology to manage those pests. This donation will help equip PCO’s with the latest equipment, knowledge and technology they need to control pests in and around homes for years to come.”
The equipment donated includes the following:
• B&G 1 Gal w/Next Gen Wand x2
• Pressurized Tank Top
• Pest Pro Power IV Battery Backpack
• Pest Pro IV Manual Backpack
• 2600 Fogger
• 2250 Electric Duster
• Bulb Duster x6
• Bait Gun x3
“Oftentimes, training programs don’t fully appreciate the importance of knowing when, how, and why to use the various pieces of equipment we have,” added Jamison. “Dr. DeVries’ program does a nice job in filling this gap.”
For more information about Pelsis and B&G, visit www.us.pelsis.com.