W. E. Blasingame Services, a training and consulting firm for urban pest control, has been re-established and reopened.
The new training initiative was reignited by Billy Blasingame, ACE, owner and CEO of Blasingame Pest Management. The training will be conducted via webinars and small groups — either at the company’s headquarters in Locust Grove, Ga., or at the client’s location.
Blasingame Services originally began by Billy’s father, William E. Blasingame Sr., a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 2011). He provided training and consulting for many years as Blasingame Services. Blasingame Sr. is a past president of the National Pest Management Association and the Georgia Pest Control Association.
“We are excited to begin this again, on a full-time basis, while Dad is still able to enjoy seeing this come to fruition,” Billy said. “He’s even looking forward to being a part of some of the training from time to time.”
Billy will be an instructor for Blasingame Services. Also a part of the team is Jan Bunn, who will be working as the lead trainer. Bunn spent 17 years as a field inspector for the South Metro Atlanta area with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, before retiring in May 2019.
She also served as an instructor at the Structural Pest Management program at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus. Bunn is certified in wood destroying organisms and household pest control categories in the state of Georgia.
“We are very excited to have Jan as a part of the team,” Billy said. “She brings a unique knowledge base in regards to regulatory issues that pest control companies deal with as a part of day to day operations.”
Founded in 2012, Blasingame Pest Management was started by Billy and his wife Shayne. Billy’s son Dylan has become the third-generation Blasingame to join the business.