Associate Certified Entomologist

At Patton Termite & Pest Control we are passionate about having an educated and knowledgeable team. There are various licensing and training opportunities given to our technicians to further their education and careers. Among the highest certifications available to a pest control specialist is Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE).

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Attaining the title of Associate Certified Entomologist requires tremendous knowledge and experience. One must have a valid pest control license, a minimum of 5 years pest control experience, have professional letters of reference, and pass the ACE exam. The ACE exam is known to be very extensive and challenging, with a pass rate below 50%. The exam includes, but is not limited to, structural pests, inspection and identification, monitoring, selection and implementation of control methods, and other evaluations. Becoming an Associate Certified Entomologist is not an easy task and it truly sets the person apart as a professional.

Meet Our ACE Team

Patton Termite & Pest Control Ace Team
Mike, Ryan, Pete, Tim, Gerry- Patton ACE Team

We now have five Associate Certified Entomologists on the Patton Termite & Pest Control team. This is more than any other pest control company in the state of Kansas! Our ACEs are listed below.

Mike Patton

Mike Patton- Associate Certified Entomologist

Mike Patton, the CEO of Patton Termite & Pest Control, has been in the pest control industry since 1978.  He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in public relations and advertising. He received his ACE certification in 2013. Along with his ACE certification, he served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Pest Control Association in 2007 and 2012. He was also the KPCA President in 2011. Mike has KDA Certifications in 7A, 7C, 7D, and 7E, as well as, Quality Pro, Green Pro Eco, Yum, and Sentricon Certifications.

Gerry Marsh

Gerry Marsh- Associate Certified Entomologist

Gerry Marsh, the General Manager of Patton Termite & Pest Control, has been in the pest control industry since 2003. He attended Butler Community College. Gerry became Master Tech Certified and received his ACE certification in 2014. Along with his ACE certification, he also has KDA Certifications in 7A, 7D, and 7E. Gerry is also Quality Pro, Yum, Signature Care, and American Institute of Baking- Insect Certified.

Tim Dahl

Tim Dahl- Associate Certified Entomologist

Tim Dahl, the Termite Services Manager of Patton Termite & Pest Control, has been in the pest control industry since 1984. He received his ACE certification in 2016. Tim has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Pest Control Association for two years and was Vice President in 2018 and is President elect for 2019. Also, he has KDA Certifications in 7A, and 7E. Tim is also Quality Pro, Yum, Signature Care, and Sentricon Certified.

Ryan Cocking

Ryan Cocking- Associate Certified Entomologist

Ryan Cocking, the Service Manager of Patton Termite & Pest Control, has been in the pest control industry since 2010. He studied Environmental Biology at Emporia State University. Ryan was Master Tech certified in 2015 and received his ACE certification in 2016. Also, he has KDA Certification in 7D, and 7E. Ryan is also Quality Pro, Yum, Signature Care, and Sentricon Certified.

Peter Jenkinson

Pete Jenkinson- Associate Certified Entomologist

Peter Jenkinson, a Senior Technician at Patton Termite & Pest Control, has been in the pest control industry since 2007. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Anthropology. Pete was Master Tech certified in 2017 and received his ACE certification in 2018. Also, he has KDA Certifications in 7A, and 7E. Peter is also Quality Pro, Quality Pro Schools, Yum, and Signature Care certified.

Patton Termite & Pest Control has the knowledge and expertise to take on any pest issue you may have. We combine a local and family owned approach with training and Quality Pro standards to give our customers the best service available in Wichita, Kansas and surrounding areas! Call us today 316-773-3825.