Rid-A-Bug hires director of training, development


March 29, 2024

Emilio Polce

Emilio Polce

Wilkes County, N.C.-based Rid-A-Bug Exterminating recently hired Emilio Polce as director of training and development.

Polce began his pest management career in 2001. He spent the next nine years working in various leadership roles for the two largest pest control companies. In 2004, he served as the legislative chair on the Connecticut Pest Control Association (CTPCA) board of directors. In 2010, Polce ventured out as an entrepreneur, starting EcoChoice Termite and Pest Control in Manchester, Conn. In early 2023, the company was acquired by Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex brand.

After several years of building his company, Polce served as vice president and two-term presidency from 2015-2018 for the CTPCA board. He was accepted into the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) inaugural Executive Leadership Program (ELP) in 2017.

After graduating from the ELP program in 2019, Polce joined the NPMA board of directors as an associate director. He was recently re-elected to serve in this role for the 2022-2023 term. In addition to his state and national board involvement, Polce is actively involved in several committees. He currently chairs NPMA’s Marketing to Membership committee. Polce is also part of NPMA’s Leader Launch program, which plans to graduate its inaugural class in June 2024.

About Rid-A-Bug Exterminating

Founded in 1972, Rid-A-Bug Exterminating is a local, family-owned and -operated business. The company offers residential and commercial pest control services for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for ants, bed bugs, ticks, rodents, cockroaches and more. The company has earned certifications from North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the National Pest Management Association, the North Carolina Wildlife Commission and the North Carolina Pest Management Association.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner is the digital editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at ewagner@northcoastmedia.net.

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