Andy Lindemuth of the Western Pest Cape May office was recently certified as an Associate Entomologist by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. To achieve Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) status, a pest-control operator must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable pest management experience, the knowledge and ability to pass a rigorous test on insect pest control, a current U.S. pesticide applicators license, and a willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics.
"Andy had declared 2018 as his "Quest for Knowledge". He became PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual) which allows him to help companies prepare their food safety program. He attended Vendor Educational classes sponsored by the NJAA (New Jersey Apartment Association) on what it takes to become a valued vendor in the property management industry. And, he had set his mind to become an "ACE", said Mark Froio, Regional Sales Manager. "By having the ACE credentials Andy can add another layer of benefit as to why a company would want to do business with Western, but more specifically with Andy."
The ACE examination includes questions about basic entomology; insect identification, life cycles, and control measures; health impacts of pests; ecological principles pertaining to pest control; environmental impacts related to pest control; integrated pest management (IPM); pesticide safety and health issues; pesticide technology and resources; organizations and associations of significance to the pest control industry; and laws and regulations affecting the industry.
"We're very proud of the work Andy did and the knowledge he gained in order to become certified ACEs," said Phil Ziolkowski, Branch Manager. "It means a lot to have nationally-recognized, certified experts as part of the company."
Western Pest Services has been providing Termite Control, Pest Removal & Exterminator Services near Cape May and the surrounding areas for over 90 years, keeping New Jersey's shore communities pest free through comprehensive and proactive residential and commercial pest control. Business owners know they can count on us to help keep their business running smoothly and their homes safe.
For more information about the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation, go to http://www.entocert.org.