J.T. Eaton hires education and compliance officer


March 8, 2024

Isabelle Lucero

Isabelle Lucero

Twinsburg, Ohio-based J.T. Eaton recently hired Isabelle Lucero as education and compliance officer.

Lucero comes to the team with a master of science in entomology from the University of Kentucky and has experience researching bait consumption and efficacy, specializing in German cockroaches. In university, she became president of the H. Garman Entomologt Club, the entomology graduate student organization.

As education and compliance officer at J.T. Eaton, Lucero will be focusing on educating pest management professionals and the everyday consumer on the importance of pest control to create a healthier and safer world. She will also work with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulators and consultants to review items for federal and state compliance.

Lucero will work closely with the Rodenticide Task Force, an organization of industry professionals dedicated to the appropriate and effective use of rodenticides to protect public health, food safety and property while protecting the environment and non-target animals. Rodents cause roughly $20 billion in damage to homes, businesses and agriculture every year and spread over 35 diseases worldwide. Without proper management, rodent damage and disease can spread.

“I am very excited to welcome Isabelle to the team,” Dale Baker, president of J.T. Eaton, said in the news release. “This new role within the organization will play an important part in our mission to manufacture and distribute products that protect families and businesses, and Isabelle is the perfect person for the job.”

About J.T. Eaton

Founded in 1932 by Jasper T. Eaton as a mail-order house for pest control products for professional use, J.T. Eaton was brought to prominence when Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Stanley Baker (Class of 1999) purchased it in 1949. Before his death in 2005 at the age of 87, he built it up to a multi-million-dollar company. Baker was a lifelong innovator, and is credited for creating the paraffin rodent bait block in 1962. He is also credited with developing the modern glue board design, in 1980. In 1999, he helped patent an ant and cockroach product that uses just 1 percent boric acid. Still family-owned and -operated by the Baker family, J.T. Eaton’s product line includes products for rodents, wildlife, bed bugs, mosquitoes and other flying insects and more.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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