Michael Botha and Ian Mateo Successfully Pass Associate Certified Entomologist Exam

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Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, Hawaii’s largest pest control company, now employs three on-staff entomologists.

A pest control service industry leader in Hawaii, Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, announced today the successful completion of the Associate Certified Entomologist exam by two of their longtime employees. President Michael Botha and General Manager Ian Mateo joined ranks with the industry’s leading technical experts by successfully passing the Associate Certified Entomologist Exam established and administered by the Entomological Society of America. This event increases the total number of on-staff entomologists to three for Sandwich Isle, which is the most entomologists employed by any pest management company in Hawaii.

“This is an exciting time at Sandwich Isle,” says Mr. Botha. “We have built an outstanding group of employees, all of us passionate about helping and serving the community we live in. With three on-staff entomologists, we are confident that our knowledge and expertise will really benefit our clients in keeping their homes and businesses pest free.”

To achieve Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) status, a pest control operator must meet certain requirements including having seven years of verifiable pest management experience in the United States or a bachelor’s degree in entomology and a willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics. The major categories of competency covered by the ACE examination include but are not limited to basic entomology, health impacts of pests, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles, pesticide technology and resources, and laws and regulations affecting the industry.

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, founded in 1997 and based out of Pearl City, HI on the island of Oahu offers pest control solutions throughout Hawaii that target a wide variety of pests including ants, bed bugs, termites, birds, and feral pigs. For more information about Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, visit http://www.sandwichisle.com.

For more information about ACE Certification, go to http://www.entocert.org/ace-certification.

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