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Pacific Division Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLCPat Copps is a board-certified entomologist in urban and industrial entomology. He provides technical support to pest control technicians in Orkinís Pacific Division. With more than 40 years of experience in the pest management industry, Mr. Copps has collaborated on various research studies and worked in a variety of different roles. He has held various positions in the pest management field, serving in technical, quality assurance and managerial roles. He has also assisted in the preparation and oversight of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in agriculture, residential, resort, commercial/industrial, food production, and healthcare environments. Mr. Copps graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Science degrees in agronomy, and then earned his Masterís degree in entomology from the University of Guelph. As part of the research for his masterís degree, Mr. Copps analyzed mosquito habitats and trapping techniques. He later went on to develop a pest management program in grain agriculture in Saudi Arabia with PCO Canada, now a part of Orkin. Mr. Copps has published articles and been interviewed for numerous publications, and has worked with print, radio, and television media. He is a recipient of the 2013 Crown Leadership Award, the IPM Service Award from the University of Arizona in 2014, and was co-winner of the Entomological Society of America IPM Team award in 2010. Please visit http://www.orkin.com/commercial for more information.
Mr. Copps can be contacted at email@example.com