RANDOLPH, N.J. – Zackary Sieb earned the designation of BCE-Intern by successfully completing the BCE exam and other requirements set forth by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Sieb specialized in urban and industrial entomology as well as medical and veterinary entomology.
The Board-Certified Entomologist (BCE) program is administered by the ESA to accredit professionals in the entomological field for their current and ongoing commitment to education. The intern part of the designation is for current college students. At the moment, there are less than 500 BCEs nationwide and only 12 in New Jersey.
Sieb is currently a senior at Middlebury College in Vermont and is majoring in neuroscience. He is looking into medical entomology after graduation. Sieb has been exposed to entomology his whole life because his parents own and operate NJ Pest Control based in Randolph, N.J.
Editor’s note: In January, service technician Bradly Jordan was tragically killed while servicing an apartment complex in Georgia. Since that time the pest control industry in Georgia and throughout the country have been helping to raise money to support Bradly’s widow, Hannah, and their young son Oliver. The latest effort is from CPCO of Georgia and P.E.S.T. Relief International, detailed below.
Hannah and Bradly Jordan met at a church VBS program in middle school. Hannah describes Bradly as the most kind and amazing person anyone could have known. They became friends and became closer as the years past and eventually were married. Hannah spoke of Bradly’s sweetness and how excited he was to be a dad and see their son grow up.
At a young age of 23 and 20, their household was busy as Hannah stayed home with Oliver and Bradly worked as a pest control technician. On January 28, 2021 Bradly went to work to service an apartment complex in Lawrenceville, GA. Tragically, he was shot and killed by a stranger while at the service location. This changed life for Hannah, Oliver, and the rest of the Jordan family forever.
In response to this tragedy, CPCO of GA coordinated efforts with P.E.S.T. Relief International to provide an outreach effort at the CPCO of GA Savannah Spring Seminar in April to raise more awareness and support for this family. Attendees rallied in support both financially and emotionally. The project consisted of artwork that displays attendees personalized thumbprints which represent leaves on a tree. Participants also wrote sympathy notes and enclosed cash donations.
We are extending the opportunity to the pest management industry nationally. To contribute, go to P.E.S.T. Relief International’s website, www.pestrelief.org. Click on DONATE, then ONE TIME DONATION. Use the dropdown menu under Donation Designation and select “Hannah & Oliver’s Tree”. This is a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this young family in this difficult time.