NAAEI and Orkin to Offer Integrated Pest Management Training

Knowledge to help multifamily managers keep pests out with less chemicals, earn continuing education credit.

Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin and the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) have teamed up to provide multifamily property managers with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training to help them keep pests out of their properties. IPM is an environmentally conscious approach that combines a number of prevention and control methods with chemical pesticides only used as a last resort. The one-hour IPM course translates into one credit toward the NAAEI’s Credential for Green Property Management.

In the online, video-based training, Orkin Director of Technical Services Ron Harrison, Ph.D. and Rick Jordan, an Orkin expert in multifamily pest control, walk viewers through an apartment community and show them specifically how to implement an effective IPM program in their own communities.

“Many in the pest management industry have abandoned traditional practices of the past for a more environmentally friendly approach to controlling pests,” said Harrison. “IPM can effectively prevent pests in apartment environments with proactive measures and green treatments.”

NAAEI’s Credential for Green Property Management benefits on-site property managers, maintenance staff and other front-line staff that want to employ green operations and maintenance practices in their communities.

“More of our members are interested in green services in their communities as the multifamily industry continues to explore environmentally friendly practices,” said Maureen Lambe, NAAEI executive vice president. “IPM is a required component of The Credential for Green Property Management because it is a healthier alternative and an easy-to-implement practice that on-site apartment professionals can blend into their everyday routine.”

Property managers can access the IPM course training by visiting www.naahq.org/lms. The cost of the training is $29.

About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).

About NAAEI

The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is the education arm of the National Apartment Association. The mission of the NAAEI is to provide broad-based education, training and recruitment programs that attract, nurture and retain high-quality professionals and develop tomorrow’s apartment industry leaders. To learn more about NAAEI visit www.naahq.org/education.

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