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. Hope and Philip are not only Entomologists, but they have pest control experience that makes their knowledge beyond reproach and their dedication to their customers unmatched. As we celebrate our 130th anniversary as the original pest control company in New England, we know how important experience and expertise is.

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

Hope Bowman

Entomologist & Technical, Training & Quality Specialist

Hope Bowman has been in the Pest Management industry since 2004. At Waltham, she uses her industry experience to support the seven branches throughout New England and Upstate New York with technical knowledge, insect identification, and advanced problem-solving. She also uses her extensive industry knowledge to educate customers by teaching pest management training classes to customers and associations, as well as teaching continuing education and technical classes to Waltham employees. She is a recent winner of the Women of Excellent Award. Read more here. Hope holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Connecticut College and a Master of Science in Entomology from North Carolina State University. She is a Board Certified Entomologist and a licensed pesticide applicator in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

Philip Seymour

Branch Manager and Entomologist

Philip has been with Waltham Pest Services since 1987. He uses his Entomology degree and his extensive experience in pest control to successfully manage one of our largest branches as well as help the many local customers around it. Philip attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology. He currently holds pest control licenses and certifications in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. In addition, he is a graduate of Purdue University’s Pest Management Correspondence Course, a member of Pi Chi Omega (a fraternity devoted to the advancement of structural pest control), and a New England Pest Management Association Registered IPM Practitioner.

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