FMC True Champions will host its next First Friday Continuing Education Unit (CEU) webinar on Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.
“ABC’s of Pest Control” is a one-hour CEU providing an overview of the numerous pest issues that residential and commercial customers bring to professional pest management companies.
Kim Woodland, director of training and education at ABC Home and Commercial Services, San Antonio, Texas, will host the webinar.
She will discuss how professionals can provide an integrated pest management (IPM) solution to provide long-term results for these issues, while providing low-impact results to unwanted pests in and around the country.
Woodland attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where she earned a bachelor of arts in biology and an master of science in entomology with an emphasis on urban and structural entomology. In 2004, she began her career at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas as an extension program specialist for Urban IPM. Her main research focus was on the red imported fire ant, but she also studied other landscape and ornamental insect pests such as thrips, grub worms and Florida wax scales.
In July 2011, Woodland decided to leave Texas AgriLife Extension in order to move closer to her family in New Braunfels, Texas. She accepted the bed bug manager position with ABC Home and Commercial Services in San Antonio. In 2017, her role at ABC Home and Commercial Services changed to being the educational coordinator with an emphasis on training all new pest and lawn technicians. In 2023, she was promoted to the director of training and education. Woodland says she enjoys her challenging role at ABC as she works closely with the licensed specialists and customers, all while reducing the number of urban pests in central and south Texas.
FMC True Champions have an opportunity to earn CEUs in selected states. At press time, eligible CEU approved states include include Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.