Sprague Celebrates 1st ACE Certified Professionals in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 18, 2024 Sprague Pest Solutions announces that Branch Manager Jared Olson and Regional Account Manager Chris Olson have both earned their Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification.  

Jared and Chris, who are cousins, joined Sprague in 2021 following the acquisition of their family company. This certification, awarded by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), requires the passing of a comprehensive exam that covers various aspects of entomology, pest management, and integrated pest management (IPM). This process ensures that certified individuals possess a deep understanding of the science behind pest control and are equipped with the latest techniques and knowledge. 

Jared and Chris are the first two team members from the Phoenix branch to achieve this certification. Nearly 40% of Sprague’s eligible operations team members are ACE or BCE certified emphasizing the company’s dedication to providing the highest quality service through knowledgeable and skilled pest management professionals. 

Lance Gray, ACE Frontier Regional Manager, expressed his pride, stating, “I am thrilled to see the Arizona team continue to grow and excel with the addition of ACE certifications. Maintaining the ACE certification requires ongoing education and professional development that ensures our team members stay up to date with the latest advancements and best practices in the field. This accomplishment will undoubtedly help strengthen our position as industry leaders.” 

Sprague remains committed to supporting the professional growth of its team members and delivering uncompromising services to its clients. 

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