Zack Sieb, PHE, has successfully completed the Board Certification Exam and other requirements as set forth by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and has earned the designation of BCE-Intern. Sieb is currently a senior at Middlebury College in Vermont, majoring in neuroscience. He is also the son of Gulf War U.S. Navy veteran Russ Sieb, ACE, CWCP, PHE, who founded NJ Pest Control in Randolph, N.J., in 2001. In November, the company was the first pest management firm to achieve QualityPro’s new Public Health in Rodents certification. NJ Pest Control is also certified in Public Health in Mosquitoes, as well as other QualityPro programs such as GreenPro, Schools, and Food Safety.
The younger Sieb has specialized in urban and industrial entomology as well as medical and veterinary entomology. He is looking into the medical entomology field after graduation.
Sieb is also a student athlete at Middlebury. For discus, in the 2018-19 season, he earned Outdoor All-NESCAC and Outdoor All-New England. For the 2020-2021 season, he earned Outdoor USTFCCCA All-Region and All-NESCAC.
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 5,700 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists.
The BCE-Intern designation is for current college students. Currently, there are fewer than 500 BCEs nationwide and only 12 in New Jersey.