EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
I actually began doing termite inspections
at the age of thirteen for my uncle who owned a termite and pest
control business in Pennsylvania. Houses in the Ohio Valley have
coal and fruit cellars that are most easily inspected by someone
small and agile and since my earliest memories included observing
and catching insects in our rural community the work fit my temperament.
graduating from military academy I studied marine engineering for
one year when I discovered you could actually study ‘bugs’
in college so I transferred to Penn State studying entomology as
it related to pest control for two years. I came to Hawaii in 1973
to visit my sister and was offered a job managing a pest control
company which I accepted. After a year doing that I went to work
at Kaneohe Marine Base for five years inspecting and treating the
buildings for termites. During this period I continued my entomology
studies at the University of Hawaii, through the Federal Government
and a program offered by Purdue University. In preparation for starting
my own business I found a university in London that helped me design
my own program and earn a degree in Urban Pest Management.
I opened my own general pest control
business in 1984 and since 1989 I have operated a business devoted
to inspections of buildings for termites and consulting on projects
where termites have been a particular problem. I do not perform
any type of treatment for termites.