Professional Entomologists at Western

Expertise and experience all rolled into one.

Why Board Certified Entomologists?

The correct pest control solution comes when you have correctly identified the pest you’re dealing with. That’s why we only trust the word of our Board Certified Entomologists and their long-standing reputations in the industry. Their extensive knowledge and experience make their input and expertise untouchable. Jen and Nic are not only Entomologists, but they have pest control experience that makes their knowledge beyond reproach and their dedication to their customers unmatched.

What Can They Do for You?

Whether it’s at a home or a business, misidentifying a pest can not only waste time, but it could make your issue worse than it originally was. The wrong product being used can intensify an infestation or just force pests into more difficult hiding spaces. The biggest issue is cost. If you’re paying to treat the wrong pest, you are wasting money. Then you’ll have to pay to treat for the correct pest. Best to do it right the first time with a properly identified pest by a trusted, Board Certified Entomologist.

Meet our Entomologists

Jennifer Brumfield

Division Technical Director, Corporate Training

Jennifer Brumfield joined Western Pest Services in 2000 as an entomologist and technical specialist. Jennifer utilizes her more than 20 years of expertise to support nine Western branches with insect identification, advanced problem solving, field inspections, and training. She is a licensed pest control applicator in Pennsylvania and a Board Certified Entomologist. She is a member of the Entomological Society of America; the national pest control fraternity, Phi Chi Omega; Brandywine Conservancy, and the president of the Cochran Hunt Club. She holds an Associate of Science from Southern Virginia College and a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Nematology from the University of Florida.

Nicolas Ellis

Entomologist & Training Specialist

Nicolas (Nic) Ellis joined Western Pest Services in 2019 as an entomologist and technical specialist. In this role, Nic provides technical support and subject matter to the Northern New jersey, South Connecticut, and New York City branches. He has a critical role in identifying pests, conducting inspections, and developing policies and procedures. He also utilizes his extensive industry knowledge to educate customers by teaching pest management training and technical classes to Western employees. Nic holds a Doctor of Philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master in Science from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Military Institute. He is a Board Certified Entomologist and a member of the Entomologist Society of America Certification Program.

Barry Bacorn

A.C.E. & Training and Technical Manager

Barry is an Associate Certified Entomologist with the Entomological Society of America. He began his career at Western in 1994 starting as a Service Technician where he managed routes for both Commercial and Residential customers. During Barry’s tenure at Western, he has served as Master Technician, Service Supervisor, and Quality Assurance Manager. Currently Barry is our Training and Technical Manager. His responsibilities include technical problem solving for customers and quality assurance audits. Barry creates and implements training content for Western Managers, Supervisors, Salespeople, and Technicians. He is also our primary liaison with the states of PA, DE, and MD partnering with them for approval of training material for obtaining recertification credits required to maintain pesticide licenses.

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