Employee Spotlight: Nic Ellis

Our employees take pride in working for Western Pest Services. They are passionate about their jobs and truly believe in creating a partnership with the customers and communities they serve. And we love them too! Putting a spotlight on them is just one way to thank them for being such an important part of the team.

Q: What’s your name?
A: Nic Ellis

Q: And what is your official title at Western Pest Services?
A: Regional Entomologist

Q: What are your responsibilities?
A: My position entails assisting sales and operations personnel with addressing persistent pest infestations and delivering training content to prepare Western employees for the pest challenges they face every day.

Q: What year did you start working at Western?
A: 2019

Q: How many years have you been working in this industry?
A: About one and a half years.

Q: What is your education background?
A: I have a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Military Institute and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.

Q: Do you have any relevant certifications or specialties?
A: Currently I am a Board Certified Entomologist and have pesticide applicators licenses for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My formal entomological training is in tree fruit integrated pest management.

Q: Have you received any relevant awards?
A: I received an award for graduate research at Penn State in 2002.

Q: Are there any interesting projects you’ve worked on that you’d like to include?
A: I provided in-depth technical support for a sex pheromone mating disruption project at a branch in Northern New Jersey. It was a very good example of the sort of data-driven management program I was accustomed to using in agriculture.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to include?
A: Western Pest Services is set apart by the knowledge its field personnel bring to every job site. In our trainings, we strongly emphasize pest biology as a critical aspect of pest management. Every rodent and insect we encounter in our work has unique aspects of biology to consider when investigating sites and offering solutions.

If you think you could benefit from Nic’s expertise, contact Western Pest Services today.