The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) recently held its annual gala dinner to honor pest management professionals in the area. They recognized Pestec as the Australian Pest Manager of the Year, as well as Pest Manager of the Year with more than five employees. Quality Pest and Weed Solutions took home the award for fewer than five employees, while Specialist Termite Control earned the award for specialized business area. Exopest (VIC), Flick Anitcimex (TAS), Bob Gunn Termite Solutions (QLD), Southern Suburbs Pest Control (SA), Termitrust Pest Control and Termimesh (WA), and Fastkil Pest Control Services (Pacific Islands) each took home the award for their respective regions.
Fastkil Pest Control Service’s Asita Devi Deo, the Pest Manager of the Year for the Pacific Islands, said, “This is a great achievement for me as a woman and achieving this for my company.” Dedicating her award to her staff members, customers and husband, Deo said she felt proud because her position was challenging at first, but “nothing is impossible if you want to achieve your dreams.” In addition to being a member of the AEPMA, Deo, a certified urban pest manager, is a member of the Pest Control Association of Fiji.
This year’s gala also featured the debut of a new Pest Manager of the Year logo: