The Colorado Pest Control Association announced the recipients of the 2019 Bob Hand Scholarship Program: Dylan Blankenship from Arizona State University, and Gabe Murdock from Colorado State University. In 2007, CPCA established the Bob Hand Scholarship Program to financially help CPCA members and their children planning to pursue a higher education.
Wil-Kil Pest Control, Sun Prairie, Wis., announced Quality & Technical Training Director Shane McCoy was recently certified as a Board Certified Entomologist (B.C.E.) by the Entomological Society of America. McCoy is the eighth B.C.E. in the state of Wisconsin, and the second at Wil-Kil.
Phil Cooper recently participated in the Bike MS: City to Shore annual fundraising event for the 29th year to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Cooper Pest Solutions staff (a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings) also set up 420 yellowjacket traps along the bike route to prevent the bikers and volunteers from being stung in the summer heat when yellowjackets are active. This year, more than 8,000 yellowjackets were caught in the traps.
AP&G announced the addition of Liz Turner as south central regional manager for the Catchmaster Pro product line. Her territory will include Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, western Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Missouri and Nebraska.