Complimentary Boot Camp provided bed bug education to area businesses

Sun Prairie, Wis., Feb. 26, 2014…Continuing its support of ongoing bed bug education, Wil-Kil Pest Control hosted a successful Bed Bug Boot Camp for Fox Cities/Green Bay area businesses on Thursday, February 20. Held in conjunction with the Fox Cities Housing Coalition (FCHC), nearly 60 attendees in real estate, education, health care, hospitality, property management and other affected industries came together to share knowledge in the ongoing fight against bed bugs. The complimentary Boot Camp was held at the Riverview Gardens in Appleton, Wis.

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Highlights from the camp included a live demonstration by Rick Schoening, one of the company’s certified K-9 Scent Detection Specialists, and Max the bed bug scent detection canine, showing how Max is able to quickly and accurately identify bed bugs from hidden vials. Additionally, participants learned the biology and behavior of bed bugs, how to conduct proactive inspections, ways for communicating and managing infestations and the various treatment and prevention techniques available.

To conclude the event, a $200 check was presented to the FCHC in support of its mission to ensure that all people in the Fox Cities have decent, affordable housing. To learn more about the FCHC, visit:

“Our educational Bed Bug Boot Camps provide businesses and organizations with the necessary tools to protect their properties, stakeholders and reputations,” said Shane McCoy, Technical Training Director for Wil-Kil Pest Control. “Wil-Kil was proud to partner with the Fox Cities Housing Coalition in this effort.”

About Wil-Kil Pest Control

Wil-Kil Pest Control, founded in 1924, is a regional pest management company that provides quality pest management for residential and commercial properties throughout the Upper Midwest. Wil-Kil utilizes the latest technologies and techniques of Integrated Pest Management methods while delivering customized programs with personalized service. The pest control company has earned the reputation of being “The Upper Midwest’s Quality Leader” in pest management. Wil-Kil is an operating division of Copesan Services, Inc, with offices located in Sun Prairie, Menomonee Falls, Eau Claire and Appleton, Wis. For more information, please visit and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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