Premier Pest Control president certified as associate entomologist
CHICOPEE – Guy George, president of Premier Pest Control was recently board certified as an Associate Entomologist by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation.
The board certification status is through the year 2016. 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.
He must also maintain a minimum 18 certified credit hours per year to keep current with the latest technologies and research.
George has 30 years of experience in the pest management industry and holds various pest control certifications.
“Furthering my education in entomology and achieving the ACE designation reflects my commitment to our customers and Premier Pest Control,” George said. “I am proud to be one of the few Associated Certified Entomologists in Massachusetts. Currently, there are 22 ACE in the state and 663 nationwide.”
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.