4th woman at Sprague earns ACE certification


September 8, 2023

Nancy Leshley

Nancy Leshley

Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions announced Nancy Leshley, route manager in Eugene, Ore., earned the associate certified entomologist (ACE) certification.

She is the fourth women within Sprague Pest Solutions to earn this certification.

The ACE certification, awarded by the Entomological Society of America, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and proficiency in entomology and pest management.

Leshley’s tenure at Sprague spans over a decade. Her willingness to relocate, from the Oregon coast to Eastern Oregon, taking one of the largest routes that includes the branch’s largest account, exemplifies her dedication to the company’s growth and success.

Leshley’s most significant contributions are training new employees and serving as the safety officer for the branch. She actively provides insights and suggestions to enhance team safety protocols.

Eugene Branch Manager Sean Candelaria said in the news release, “Nancy is a driving force in our branch. She is extremely motivated, passionate, and actively involved in every facet of our operations. Her loyalty to providing exceptional service to our clients is unparalleled. Nancy is an invaluable asset to our team, and her ACE certification is another feather in her cap.”

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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