Shane McCoy, quality and technical training director for Wil-Kil Pest Control, was certified as a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) by the Entomological Society of America. McCoy is the eighth BCE in the state of Wisconsin and the second at Wil-Kil.
“We are thrilled that Shane has reached his goal of becoming a BCE,” says J. Kevin Jeffrey, general manager of Wil-Kil Pest Control. “This accomplishment signifies his dedication to the pest management industry and his commitment to providing a superior technical training program for Wil-Kil’s technicians.”
Previously designated as an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), McCoy has nearly 25 years of experience in the pest management industry and almost 2,000 hours of classroom and field training experience. In addition, McCoy is a member of the National Pest Management Association’s PestVets committee and is a past chair of the Copesan technical committee.
To achieve the BCE designation, McCoy was required to have a master’s degree in entomology (or a related field), two years of experience in the field following the degree, a current CV, two letters of reference, the willingness to abide by the BCE Code of Ethics and pass two exams.
“Earning my BCE has always been a goal of mine and one I’ve been working toward since graduating with my master’s in entomology in 2014,” says McCoy. “I’m proud to be one of eight BCEs in the state of Wisconsin and the second at Wil-Kil. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with not only Wil-Kil’s technicians but also clients and other industry professionals.”
Established in 1924, Wil-Kil Pest Control provides pest management services throughout the upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, parts of Iowa and all of northern Illinois. Wil-Kil is an operating division of Copesan Services Inc.