Women in pest management: You’ve come a long way


January 16, 2018

Times certainly have changed since pest management was an up-and-coming service in the mid-1800s. Women did not play a key role; it was not considered women’s work and besides, their hoop skirts would have made thorough inspections impossible to perform.

Rockwell Labs Chemistry Manager Todd Fleischmann and student intern Kathryn Monahan discuss a new formulation with Dr. Cisse Spragins.

That’s no longer the case, thankfully. This issue of Pest Management Professional shines a spotlight on seven noteworthy women in the pest management industry. They include:

Women have come a long way since the male-dominated days of “vermin exterminators.” Here’s hoping women continue to turn to pest management for a rewarding career protecting human health and property.

You can reach Managing Editor Diane Sofranec at dsofranec@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3793.

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