First Graduating Master Technician Class

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - July 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Today we'd like to share with you the article released by KPCA on the First Graduating Class of the Master Technician Course.  Names of those who are not employed at American Pest Management have been redacted.  You can read the full article on the KPCA website.

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For the first time in Kansas, 21 Pest Management Professionals have earned the designation of KPCA Master Technician. The Master Technician Series is unlike any other pest management training in Kansas, or the region, and is only the third of its kind in the United States.

The program is geared toward Pest Management Professionals committed to the field who strive to be experts in the industry. The program, designed and administered by the Kansas Pest Control Association and Kansas State University, provides in-depth and hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment. Each session is taught by top professionals and educators, including entomologists. This is a continuous series of workshops investigating major pest groups, including: blood feeders, rodents/wildlife, termites, commercial/stored product pests, cockroaches, pest ants, occasional invaders, flies and more.

"This designation is earned through a series of in-depth education courses and graduates have to maintain this education to keep the Master Tech designation," said Spencer Duncan, KPCA Executive Director. "If you see a pest control professional with this designation, you know they are experienced and have had training unlike any other professionals in Kansas."

Workshops are held each Spring and vsmoy winter on the KSU Campus. A professional must complete a minimum of four classes to be designated a Master Technician. To maintain Master Technician status, professionals must take at least one class every two (2) years.

"We're proud to designate our first Master Technician Class," said Travis Aggson, A.C.E., president of the Kansas Pest Control Association. "The technicians who participated can now say they are truly top in their industry. The programs conducted were advance classroom and hands-on situations that usually only scientists and researchers are able to conduct. These technicians should be proud of this accomplishment."

The Master Technician class includes classroom study of life cycles, environmental impact, pesticide safety and health issues, chemical calculation, as well as insect identification under a microscope, chemical experiments, and hands on treatment demonstrations.

Travis Aggson

American Pest Management

Dave Gonser

American Pest Mangement, Manhattan

Doug Nold

American Pest Management, Manhattan

Derek Winter

American Pest Management, Manhattan
Source:American Pest Management, Inc.
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