Sprague Adds More Associate Certified Entomologists to Its Ranks

Sprague Pest Solutionscommitment to providing clients with innovative pest management solutions is due in large part to its belief that knowledge is power. That power is derived from both the company’s extensive in-house training and continuing education programs, and its support of team members seeking to expand their professional standing.

The latest team members to achieve the Associate Certified Entomologist (A.C.E.) designation from the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation are a pair of route managers, Chris Morris from Sprague’s Sacramento service center, and Rico Walton from Sprague’s Spokane, Washington service center.

Chris Morris - Sprague Pest Solutions

Chris Morris, Sprague Pest Solutions, Sacramento, California

With Morris and Walton joining the A.C.E. ranks, Sprague now has 28 employees – 10 percent of the company’s total workforce – holding this prestigious designation. The Portland service center has the most A.C.E. credentialed employees with seven.

Rico Walton - Sprague Pest Solutions

Rico Walton, Sprague Pest Solutions, Spokane, Washington.

Sprague also has five Board Certified Entomologists (B.C.E.) on staff to assist clients design and  implement customized pest prevention and control programs.

“Having Chris and Rico join the ranks of Sprague’s already deep bench of Board Certified and Associate Certified Entomologists reflects our continuing commitment to invest in both our people and clients,” said AJ Treleven, Sprague’s director of operations. “The hard work our team members have put in to earn these designations is a credit to them individually and Sprague’s people-first culture.”

Tacoma-based Sprague is the largest privately owned pest management company dedicated solely to the commercial market in the United States. It specializes in preventive and remedial pest management and food safety consulting services for leading food processing, agriculture, healthcare, and hospitality and distribution facilities.


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