Modern Pest Professional Achieves Associate Certified Entomologist Status

Joe Hyland, Training Specialist, ACE certified.
Joe Hyland, Training Specialist, ACE certified.

Modern® Pest Services is proud and honored to announce that, Joe Hyland, Training Specialist at Modern Pest Services, has been awarded certification as an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation.

To gain ACE certification status, Hyland, as a pest-control operator, must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable pest management experience, the knowledge and ability to pass a rigorous test on insect pest control, a current U.S. pesticide applicators license, and a willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics.

“We’re very proud of Joe’s hard work, and the knowledge he gained in order to become certified ACEs,” said Paul Lavallee, Training Manager at Modern Pest, “It means a lot to have nationally-recognized, certified experts as part of our team.”

Hyland has been with Modern since 2006, initially as a Residential Service Manager. Hyland came to Modern with 19 years of industry experience with various pest control companies.  He completed his Bachelors in Public Administration at the University of Maine, Orono and currently holds several industry certifications throughout Maine and Massachusetts.

The ACE examination includes questions about basic entomology; insect identification, life cycles, and control measures; health impacts of pests; ecological principles pertaining to pest control; environmental impacts related to pest control; integrated pest management (IPM); pesticide safety and health issues; pesticide technology and resources; organizations and associations of significance to the pest control industry; and laws and regulations affecting the industry.

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