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BLUE_MANTIS_FINAL01With_LogoAbout Blue Mantis Pest Control

Bruce Evans' career in the pest control industry started shortly after graduating high school in 1972.   During this time he was employed as a helper for a small mom and pop pest control business that serviced,  Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville and East New York sections of Brooklyn; in addition to other locations throughout New York City.


Like most recent high school graduates'  trying to identify a trade or career path for the future was challenging for Bruce.    Pest control appeared to be a potentially rewarding trade, therefore he enrolled at New York City Community College (NYCCC) in order to start his pest control education and certification process.   Bruce successfully completed his course of  study in order to be a certified pest control technician; however, he received a full scholarship to Middlebury College, located in Middlebury, Vermont.   At Middlebury, Bruce majored in Sociology, began a football letter man and graduated on time.


Upon returning to Brooklyn in 1977 the country was in the middle of a recession and jobs were hard to find.   Bruce began his social work career at the South Brooklyn Home Service Vendors, Inc (SBHSV.Inc).   Initial, he worked as a volunteer for transportation and lunch money; eventually, he was appointed to a entry level position at the Not-For-Profit.   After two years of social work, Bruce was hired by The New York State Division For Youth in 1979.    Bruce has held several positions in Public Finance, which included Budget Analyst, Request For Proposal (RFP) Developer and Contract Manager for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services where he purchased goods and services; in addition, to the Review and Management of Grants targeted for Not-For-Profit Corporations.    During the years prior to retirement from New York State , Bruce studied under Dr. Charles Gohar, Ph.D Etonmology; and became certified as a Pest Control Applicator.