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2023 Women in Pest Control

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The Pest Posse 6th Annual Women in Pest Control series, with the sponsorship of Nisus Corporation and Target Specialty Products, will start on March 6, 2023.

Why a Women in Pest Control series?

This series was conceived by the Culley Christian, the visionary and creator at The Pest Posse, to recognize the growing presence of women in the pest control industry and their contributions and dedication to the male-dominated field of pest control. This series, released annually in March, recognizes four women who work in the pest control industry as service technicians, business owners, manufacturing representatives, and managers.

Why March?

March was chosen for this series to correspond with Women’s History Month, which honors women’s contributions to American history.

Women’s History Month was started as Women’s History Week in 1978. This week began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California, to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated Women’s History Week celebrations the following year. National Women’s History Week continued until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each President has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Left to Right; Kendra Schmidt, Samantha Malone, Charlee Messina and Nina Jenkins,

In 2023 The Pest Posse Women in Pest Control series will recognize Kendra Schmidt, COO at Kilroy Pest Control, Samantha Malone, President at Olympia Pest Management and Executive Director of the Washington State Pest Management Association, Charlee Messina from Florida Pest Control and Nina Jenkins, founder and CTO at ConidioTec, the makers of Aprehend. Kendra Schmidt will kick off the 2023 series by being the guest on the Pest Posse TV Live Stream that will recognize the first woman for this annual series The interviews will be released each week in March and available as part of the free Pest Posse TV membership.

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