3 Turner Pest Control staff members earn ACE


January 30, 2020



Turner Pest Control, an Anticimex company, had three employees became Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE). The company now has five entomologists certified by the Entomological Society of America’s ACE program.

The members of Turner’s team who have earned ACE certification include:

  1. Northeast Regional Director Mike Litsey
  2. Technical Director Wade Wilson
  3. Commercial Branch Manager Donnie Sanderson
  4. Orlando Branch Manager Trent Mobley
  5. Jacksonville Branch Manager Richard Kerins

Litsey and Wilson have been with Turner for years and were certified in 2017. The three additional staff members were certified in December 2019.

“Mike and I wanted to become Associate Certified Entomologists to further our education in the industry and bring our best to the local community with the latest innovations and to pass our knowledge on to the younger generations of technicians,” Wilson said.

Founded in 1971, Turner serves customers throughout Florida and South Georgia. With about 1,100 ACEs in the United States, only 121 are in the state of Florida.

Turner has more than 300 full-time pest management professionals, which include the company’s five ACEs and 37 state-certified technicians.

“The hard work and dedication of our Associated Certified Entomologists is deeply appreciated,” President Bill Talon said. “As our company has experienced rapid growth in the last year, these team members exemplify our commitment to becoming the leader in modern preventative pest management. Our customers gain the peace of mind that comes with having professionals who stay current in their field and up to date with the latest research and insect science.”


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Danielle Pesta is the senior digital media manager at North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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