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Darryl Franke, Associated Certified Entomologist

Memberships / Committees
  • National Pest Management Association
  • Missouri Pest Management Association
Full Bio

Darryl Franke is a second generation Pest Management Professional. He has fond memories of working with his father during summers and school breaks, while visualizing managing his own company one day; thus starting SOS Pest Control with his parents in 1989.

To better serve his customers, Darryl strived to learn all aspects of the company. He has worked in every position of the company since its inception. In the early days, Darryl worked in the field gaining satisfaction from resolving customers’ problems. His experience in the field gave him an appreciation for more effective techniques and customer service. This valuable hands-on knowledge was instrumental in him becoming the lead salesperson and then progressing to service manager. He continues to use these early lessons learned in interacting with customers as well as the entire support team at SOS Pest Control.

Darryl was one of the original pioneers in completing the Bedbug Central’s Bedbug University Boot Camp, enabling him to develop SOS’s original bedbug treatment strategies. He was the first Pest Management Professional in the region to develop an effective bedbug management strategy in manual treatments, in addition to Thermal treatments. Darryl has designed and managed programs to eliminate bedbugs in tower buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, apartment buildings, and HUD facilities.
Darryl has trained in Food Grade Services through all the major auditing companies. He developed SOS’s food grade service programs and has serviced, sold, and managed companies successfully through hundreds of food grade audits. Darryl has developed and effectively implemented programs for food grade facilities, food warehousing, manufacturing plants, office buildings, apartment buildings, hospitals and nursing homes.

Although Darryl has many years in the industry, he enjoys developing and implementing new procedures and discovering innovative treatments. “There is always something new to learn when you’re working with Mother Nature!”

When not working, Darryl’s favorite pastime is spending time with his lovely wife, his children and grandchildren. He also enjoys riding motorcycles and competition shooting.

Education / Certifications
  • Associate Certified Entomologist
  • Principles of Warehouse Sanitation
  • Food Plant GMP’s/Sanitation
  • Food Processing Sanitation
  • Integrated Pest Management for Food Plants
  • HACCP Training
  • Lead Auditor Training
  • Bedbug University
  • Bedbug Boot Camp

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