Ex-Falkirk High students in the candidacy for the UK Young Pest Controller of Year Award


Sam Bogie made it into the last three of the National Pest Awards after hitting the jury with his work at Larbert-based Environmental Health Solutions (EHS) Ltd.

The 21-year-old, who attended Comely Park Primary School, only entered the industry last year after working in a coffee shop after graduating from high school in 2017.

The winner will be announced on September 9th at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons in London.

Former Falkirk High School student Sam Bogie is in the running for the British Young Pest Control of the Year title at the National Pest Awards. Contributed.

Sam said, “Throughout 2019 I was seriously thinking about a career and looking for possible apprenticeships to do in college.

“I have also thought very seriously about joining the armed forces, and the Royal Navy in particular. In all honesty, it had never occurred to me to become a pest control technician.

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“A family friend who is a customer of EHS Ltd had learned that John – EHS ‘technical director – was looking for a trainee and put us in contact. After an informal initial meeting, I was asked to accompany John for a working day.

Sam Bogie works as a pest controller for the Larbert company Environmental Health Solutions Ltd.

“The following week I was offered the job and started EHS. I now have over 100 contract customers who are now my responsibility, and I am also asked to do a variety of different ‘job tasks’ when they come up. “

John said, “Ian Andre, one of the judges, named the Young Pest Controller Award as its“ Outstanding Category ”.

“Needless to say, as his head coach I am very proud of Sam for being one of the last three nominations.”

EHS is a small private pest control company that has been operating since 1995.

The company provides a range of pest control services to both the commercial and private sectors primarily in the Central Belt of Scotland, with around 90 percent of the work being done on commercial premises.

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