Bill Clark Becomes An Associate Certified Entomologist

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Albany, NY - January 2, 2014 - Bill Clark, Operations Manager of Thomas Pest Services 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.

"Earning the ACE Certification is a significant achievement and asset," says Sarah Thomas-Clark of Thomas Pest Services. "It means a lot to have a nationally-recognized, certified expert as part of our company."

Bill Clark has eight years of experience in the pest management industry and holds various pest control certifications, including Structural and Rodent, Termite Control, Food Processing and Public Health. "Furthering my education in entomology and achieving the ACE designation reflects my commitment to our customers and Thomas Pest Services," said Bill Clark. "I am proud to be one of the few Associated Certified Entomologists in New York State. Currently, there are less than 50 ACE in the state." 

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.

 For more information about the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation, go to http://www.entocert.org.

 

About Thomas Pest Services

Thomas Pest Services is local, family owned and operated company serving Northern Columbia County, the Capital and Adirondack Regions. Thomas Pest Services, a QualityPro Company provides Pest Management, Bed Bug Services, TAP Insulation and Wildlife Removal Services. For more information contact Thomas Pest Services at info@thomaspestservices.com or 518.458.7378.

 

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