Sprague Pest Solutions employee earned ACE


August 25, 2023

Chris Olson

Chris Olson

Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions announced Chris Olson, operations manager for the Marysville, Wash., branch, earned his associate certified entomologist (ACE) certification.

Chris Olson becomes the 32nd employee at Sprague Pest Solutions to attain the coveted ACE certification, marking a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing efforts to foster employee development and expertise. He is the third the individual from the Marysville branch to obtain this distinction.

Sprague Pest Solutions has a history of promoting continuous learning and professional growth among its work force. As part of its loyalty to team member growth, Sprague Pest Solutions aims to have 50 percent of all operational team members ACE-certified by 2026.Currently, the company hold the highest number of ACE certifications in Oregon and is dedicated to extending this achievement to other states.

“We are immensely proud of Chris,” said Shane Hartnett, Cascade regional manager at Sprague Pest Solutions. “His commitment to providing top-tier pest management services is truly commendable. Chris’s achievement is a testament to Sprague’s culture of continuous improvement and our unwavering support for team member growth.”

The ACE certification is a recognized benchmark of entomological knowledge and expertise in the pest management industry. It requires a rigorous assessment of an individual’s understanding of integrated pest management principles, pest identification and effective treatment strategies. Learn more at https://entocert.org/ace.

About Sprague Pest Solutions

Sprague Pest Solutions provides preventive and remedial pest management and food safety consulting services to leading food processing, agriculture, healthcare, and hospitality and distribution facilities across the Western U.S. The company services commercial clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona and California.

According to Sprague’s history page on its website, the company was founded in Spokane, Wash., in 1926 by W.B. Sprague to serve Eastern Washington, and soon after opened a second location in Tacoma, Wash., to serve customers in the western half of the Evergreen State. It was purchased in 1931 by A.H. Treleven Sr. Now in its fourth generation, the Treleven family still leads the company today — including Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Larry Treleven (Class of 2016).


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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