FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE
ENTOMOLOGISTS OF MID-AMERICA
In March of 2012, Jeffery Preece, Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) and owner of ZipZap Termite & Pest Control, was elected as President of the Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America (BCEMA). BCEMA is a group of Entomologists (experts on insects) that upholds the highest standards for the education and development of urban and agriculture pest management.
After completing his two-year term as president of BCEMA, Preece focused his time and attention on carrying out the duties of board member, while also running ZipZap Termite & Pest Control in Kansas City, Missouri. As a Board Certified Entomologist, he lends his expertise to the company by serving as Technical Director. Under his leadership, ZipZap Termite & Pest Control offers free training for members of the lodging and landlord industries as a way of educating staff on the importance of bed bug identification and bed bug control. Bed bugs have become a problem in the Kansas City metro area and ZipZap’s bed bug division has been busy treating infested spaces.
Due to the recent resurgence of bed bugs, Preece has been working with his BCEMA committee members on ways to combat these blood-sucking insects. Hotel bed bug treatments in Kansas City have increased over the past few years and ZipZap has been a leader in keeping these pests out of local hotels. ZipZap also treats for termites, brown recluse spiders, cockroaches, ants, and silverfish. This pest management company is second to none in the expertise they provide to the people of Kansas City.
In addition to combatting bed bugs, Preece has been instrumental in developing a process to help Pest Management Professionals across the state of Missouri gain their accreditation as Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE). He has been a leading advocate in making sure pest companies, owners, and technicians are aware of and have access to the program. “This program will provide opportunity for pest management professionals to increase their knowledge, which will benefit the consumer,” says Preece.
His other accomplishments include serving as past president of both the Missouri Pest Management Association and the Pest Management Association of Greater Kansas City. In addition, he was a board member of the National Pest Management Association’s Wood Destroying Insect Committee.