Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Arthro-Pod EP 107: Frank Meek, International Man of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Join us today on Arthro-Pod as we meet up with Frank Meek, BCE, PCQI, the technical manager of Rollins inc., the parent company of Orkin Pest Control.  Frank started his career with Orkin back in 1986, simply because he needed a job, but remained and succeeded in the industry because he loves his work and enjoys training others about the very important role of the pest controller or pest management professional in society. Today we explore how Frank defines IPM and the public misconceptions of pest management and learn about some of the out-of-the-box experiences he’s had with phorid flies in a mausoleum, earwigs in a cheese factory, pests of ancient artifacts, ants on an oil rig, and the time he called in the Navy to assist with a special case. What pests keeps Frank up at night? What scares him, if it’s not 300 ft heights or tight and confined spaces like tombs, tunnels, and crawlspaces? Tune in to find out!

Frank Meek, International Man of Pest Management

 Show notes

Frank has received recognition and several awards for his achievements, and our team was grateful that he made time to enlighten us through storytelling about pest control around the world.  

Article about Frank Meek: 




Quotes from our interview: 

The fun part of it is solving problems. The fun part of this is helping people and teaching people.” – Frank Meek 


“No little boy or girl ever grew up and said, “I’m going to be a pest controller.’ You fall into it. You love it and you stick with it, or you hate it and we try and run you off as fast as possible because if you don’t love it and don’t enjoy the work, you’re not going to be any good at it.” – Frank Meek 

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