I’m sitting at a Panera Bread right now in Appleton Wisconsin and soon I’ll be flying back from this beautiful weather to the hot buggy paradise I call home. As always when I travel I check out the local bug companies and see what the most prevalent pest issues are and the different trends from across the country. You can find most of this out in the local phone books, on line or even a phone call once in awhile. It’s always so interesting to see what signature pest is the most dominate and it’s very easy to see when you look at the advertisements.
Here in good ol cheese land earwigs and bats seem to have top billing but something even more interesting than that. It seems that being a Certified Master Technician is the most important thing listed in any ad. The companies make sure you know they are Certified Master techs in no uncertain terms and I really ran out of time to find out why for this article.
I say this is GREAT for our industry and I’d be proud as heck to have this trailer attached to my name how bout you? I researched what I could on the subject and the two common things for this accredidation are being a member of the Wisconsin Pest Control Association as well as the National Pest Control Association. Qualifications seem to be 3 years in the industry and of course taking one of those dang nerve racking tests. (can’t they just believe us?)
This got me to thinking and since it’ll be Tuesday before I can finally put something of quality up for you to read let’s try this. I’d like to hear about all my readers and their unique qualifications that maybe the rest of us never have before. It’ll be a chance to ‘toot your own horn’ and not feel guilty. It’s not bragging since I asked you to do it right? Now I’m putting this on my social networks and you can toot toot on there but as those posts go they’ll be buried in a day or so and no one will be able to see your accomplishments. Put your accreditation here and you’ll forever be findable (is that a word) and you can steer anyone to this article for years to come. Make sure to throw in your links and I’ll proudly put them up for all to see. Even if it’s something not sanctioned who cares? You worked hard and your accomplishments are valid. Place them in the comments below and what I’ll do is update this post from time to time to make it fresh and keep your resume active. Got pics? Send em via Ask The Bug Doctor tab & I’ll put them up here in the content section or just e-mail em to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll give you mine for instance and we’ll roll from there.
Jerry Schappert A.C.E. Associate Certified Entomologist
Florida State Certified in Pest, Lawn & Termite
C.E.U. Provider for Florida
Univar Master Technician over 50 tests taken and passed
State of Maryland Certified 80’s to 1991 Pest,Termite,Rodent,Bird
AllState Pest Control Manager of the Year Florida 1992
Terminix Anchor Man 1984
Terminix Key Man 1984
Lousy sales guy 1984 to present 🙂 but I do have two plaques–top dog was sick lol
Owner of The Bug Doctor Inc. Ocala, Florida 1993 to present
C’mon people let’s pat you on the back you deserve it.