Parker Pest Control’s Brad Parker was honored by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) with a 2018 DASNR Champion award. The title is given to outstanding alumni and friends of the university that contribute to sharing science-based information that improves quality of life. Parker Pest Control has been around since 1963 and currently operates in Oklahoma City, Ponca City, Stillwater, Tulsa, Enid, and Wichita.
“These individuals are shining examples of sustained excellence in their respected fields, and it is an honor to be able to recognize their contributions”, said Tom Coon, DASNR vice-president. Brad Parker continued the legacy started by his father, Dick Parker, who earned a master’s degree in entomology from OSU and then began Parker Pest Control in 1963. In the award ceremony, Tom Coon also thanked Brad Parker for his continued support of the OSU Pinkston Educational Facility and its mission to provide training and certification for Oklahoma pest control operators.
According to Phil Mulder, head of the department of entomology and plant pathology, Brad led Parker Pest Control to the development of innovative pest control treatments. The company works closely with OSU scientists to gather data for studies that benefit the whole industry. “Company employees often work with OSU’s structural and urban entomology personnel when participating in experimental-use-permit research studies across Oklahoma”, explained Phil Mulder.
The team at Parker Pest Control is very proud to have its hard work recognized by Oklahoma State University. Brad Parker’s latest award represents the certainty that we’re making a difference in the lives of many Oklahomans thanks to our effective pest control treatments. If you want to learn more about our business and how we can help you exterminate pests, check out our website and feel free to contact us online or by calling one of our six locations.