Based in Randolph, N.J. and founded in 2001 by Gulf War U.S. Navy veteran Russ Sieb, ACE, CWCP, PHE, NJ Wildlife and Pest Control is the first pest management firm to achieve QualityPro’s new Public Health in Rodents certification.
“My philosophy is to have the best-trained staff, whether office or technicians, to give our customers the most qualified persons to perform services in the best possible way,” Sieb tells Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine. “We’re always looking to see what training is available, to go above and beyond.”
With a dedicated budget for training, Sieb’s 10-person staff was able to take the Zoonotic Disease course from the National Wildlife Control Operators Association this fall, for example. He tells PMP it’s a solid way to ensure “we’re protecting not only our customers, but ourselves, too.”
To have not the team stay on top of cutting-edge training “is a direct reflection of the company; it sets us apart from competition,” Sieb adds.
The QualityPro certification program equips companies with the resources to build science-based, effective and commercially viable services, ensuring their certified technicians have the knowledge to perform these services through training and testing. In addition to the Public Health in Rodents and in Mosquitoes designations, NJ Wildlife and Pest Control is also certified in other QualityPro programs such as GreenPro, Schools, and Food Safety.
What’s more, Sieb and his son, Zack, earned the new Public Health of Entomology (PHE) certificate offered by the Entomological Society of America. To achieve this recognition, a news release notes, “applicants must pass an examination that includes basic entomology, insect identification, life cycles, and control measures. They must also demonstrate a wide range of knowledge regarding the health impacts of pests, ecological principles, and environmental impacts of pest control, along with integrated pest management, technology, and health and safety issues. Selected recipients must also have expertise in pesticide resources, organizations, and industry associations, as well as its laws and regulations.”