Sprague Celebrates Edna Alfaro-Inocente’s BCE Certification

TACOMA, Wash. – February 22, 2024 – Sprague Pest Solutions, a leader in commercial pest management throughout the Western United States, proudly announces that Edna Alfaro-Inocente, one of its distinguished Regional Entomologists based in Denver, CO, has achieved her Board-Certified Entomologist (BCE) certification from the Entomological Society of America. This prestigious recognition is a testament to her extensive knowledge and expertise in entomology, further strengthening Sprague’s commitment to delivering the highest quality pest management services. 

Alfaro-Inocente, originally from El Salvador and a first-generation college graduate, holds a Master of Science in Entomology from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Sciences in Food Science & Technology from Escuela Agricola Panamericana, Zamorano in Honduras. Before joining Sprague, she contributed her skills as a visiting scientific specialist at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her research has primarily focused on mosquitoes, making significant strides in pest and pest management. In May 2023, Edna was honored with an NPMA Impact Award for Women in Pest Management, highlighting her contributions and leadership in the field. 

Ashley Roden, Sprague’s Technical and QA Manager, expressed immense pride in Edna’s accomplishment, stating, “Edna’s BCE certification not only signifies her exceptional expertise in entomology but also highlights Sprague’s goal to be the most ACE/BCE certified company in the pest management industry. Her multilingual capabilities, extensive research background, and dedication to excellence make her an invaluable resource to our team and clients alike.” 

The BCE certification is awarded to entomologists who meet the rigorous standards of education, experience, and ethics set by the Entomological Society of America, showcasing their proficiency and commitment to the field of entomology. Alfaro Inocente’s achievement reflects Sprague’s ongoing investment in its team’s professional development, ensuring that its clients receive the most advanced and effective pest management solutions available. 

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