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National Exterminating's Director Achievement


Shannon Harlow-Ellis, ACE

Shannon Harlow-Ellis of National Exterminating Co., Inc was recently certified as an Associate Entomologist by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. To achieve Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) status, a pest-control operator must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable pest management experience, the knowledge and ability to pass a rigorous test on insect pest control, a current U.S. pesticide applicators license, and a willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics.

“We’re very proud of the work Shannon did and the knowledge she gained in order to become a certified ACE,” said National Exterminating Co. president, Randy Abbitt. “It means a lot to have a nationally-recognized, certified expert as part of our company.”

The ACE examination includes questions about basic entomology; insect identification, life cycles, and control measures; health impacts of pests; ecological principles pertaining to pest control; environmental impacts related to pest control; integrated pest management (IPM); pesticide safety and health issues; pesticide technology and resources; organizations and associations of significance to the pest control industry; and laws and regulations affecting the industry.

For more information about the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation, go to

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