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TROY, Mich. – Rose Pest Solutions introduced that Joe Flood, Cleveland district supervisor, has earned the distinguished Board Licensed Entomologist (BCE) title. Flood has labored with Rose Pest Options since 2007 and was promoted to his present place of district supervisor in 2018.


In response to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), there are solely 30 Board Licensed Entomologists serving in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio – the three states that make up Rose’s footprint – which makes Flood distinctive together with his BCE designation. As a part of his certification, he’ll carry out ongoing, academic coaching necessities all year long and ascribe to a code of moral conduct set forth by the ESA.


“The information, presence and demeanor that Joe brings is integral to the service we offer within the higher Cleveland space,” mentioned Russ Ives, chairman and CEO of Rose Pest Options. “His distinction as a Board Licensed Entomologist showcases his ardour and experience for the pest management business.”


As a acknowledged BCE, Flood helps elevate Rose’s dedication as a superb international citizen in retaining environmental influence and human security on the forefront of its every day operations. He’s the sixth Board Licensed Entomologist on Rose’s employees. The corporate employs ten Affiliate Licensed Entomologists (ACEs) as nicely.


“I’m grateful to work for an organization that prides itself in investing in its staff,” mentioned Flood. “Rose believes in skilled improvement and encourages the employees in continued lifelong studying. It’s a significant purpose why I take pleasure in being a part of the Rose workforce.”


In his function because the Cleveland district supervisor, Flood oversees all points of district operations equivalent to shopper satisfaction and high quality management. He lives in Akron, Ohio and can also be accountable for recruiting, interviewing, choosing and coaching new staff who be part of the Rose Pest Options workforce within the higher Cleveland space.


Flood began as an intern with the corporate in 2007, and the next yr, whereas finding out at Michigan State College, he labored seasonally within the mosquito abatement division throughout the Saginaw, Michigan district. He earned his entomology diploma in 2009 and was employed by Rose full-time as a service technician in 2010. Flood served as Rose’s municipal mosquito coordinator within the Saginaw service space for 4 years. He was promoted to coaching supervisor in 2014 after which to district supervisor earlier than starting his tenure in Cleveland. Flood has additionally served on the planning and scientific committees of the Michigan Mosquito Affiliation and studied enterprise programs on the College of Michigan. 


“It has been a privilege watching Joe mature into the technical, sound skilled that he’s immediately,” mentioned Mike Rogers, the district supervisor who oversees Rose Pest Options’ operations within the Saginaw, Michigan market. “From his first day as a seasonal mosquito technician to his function as a district supervisor immediately, Joe has made positive that no matter he does generates efficient outcomes for the shopper. I congratulate him in incomes his BCE designation, and I look ahead to what’s subsequent for him in his pest administration profession with Rose.”