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Monday, January 16, 2012

Backround and History of American Pest Solutions' founder


 9316 S. Baltimore Ave

Unit A

 Chicago, IL 60617


Email:  george@pestproblemssolved.com


1961- 1961                   Graduate studies in Entomology, Purdue University

1955 - 1961                  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Major - Entomology, Purdue University

1957 - 1958                  United States Army Reserves – Active Duty


1964 - Present              Consulting Entomologist, Chicago, Illinois

·        Internationally experienced consulting Entomologist.

·        Developed techniques that have placed his company at the top of its field in single visit pest elimination work.

·        Diagnostic skills in the field as of consulting entomologist..

·        Expert witness assignments in continual winning position for consulting clients (45 legal cases to date).

·        Illinois State Licensed - Pest Control Technician.

·        Sear Tower consultation of large rat infestation of the fifth level of the building.

·        Expert in all phases of wood destroying organisms, and their destructive manifestations upon structures, ongoing bed bug conditions, and rodent problems not yet resolved real estate disclosure oversights, and many other problems that have not yet been corrected.

·        Developed legal understanding and in depth analysis in the areas of Entomology including bed bugs, urban entomology, pesticides, pesticides and biocides, wood destroying organisms, termite claims, termite damage, termite damage consultant/expert, termite damage investigations, pesticide/insecticides, public health pest control.

·        Advised and consulted public television, municipalities, and universities in pest mitigation procedures.

1981 - Present             American Eagle Pest Elimination. (Name change in 1981), Chicago, Illinois

1964 - 1981                  American Pesticide Services Inc.

Founder and CEO.

·        Angie's List's Super Service Award for 2008,  2009, 2010, and 2011.

·        Structural remedy against urban rats with guarantee as long as three years against reoccurrence.

·        Animal evictions including squirrel, raccoon, skunk with one year guarantee against reoccurrence.

·        Exclusive non-trapping animal techniques.

·        Specie, ecology and behavior experts with emphasis on single application techniques.

·        Demonstrated success includes:

o   Pesticide approval from lab to field trials to EPA registration.

o   US patent for rat bait station with all 17 claims accepted.  

o   Advised and consulted public television, municipalities, and universities in pest mitigation procedures.

o   Provided infrastructural guidance to municipal governments.

o   Supervised health and environmental concerns for different municipal entities.

o   Provided expert witness to numerous agencies and private citizens.

1981-1983                    Rocon Industries Chicago, Illinois


·        Developed and manufactured rodent elimination baits.

·        Designed and fabricated a rodent. multi-feed, bait station. Patent received by U.S. Patent Office.

·        Advised 43rd ward Alderman Martin Oberman regarding municipal infrastructural rat issues.

·        Comprehensive photography of rat issues depicting infrastructural deterioration.

1970 - 1973                 American Environmental Consultants, Chicago, Illinois.

Founder and CEO.

·        Air and water pollution analysis.

·        Industrial BOD, COD and suspended solid analysis and reporting meeting industrial standards.

1958 - 1961                  Cochenower Pest Control, Lafayette, Indiana

Assistant Manager

·        Pest control technician in the field.

·        Office duties including scheduling, customer service and collections.


1961- 1964                   Anderson Exterminating Company

                                    Technical Assistant/Technician

·        Pest control technician in the field.

·        Training of others in general office duties included customer service, pest control and technical information gathering.



· Marketing                  · Multi-media Marketing                                    · Account Development

· Research                   · Competitive/Strategic Planning                       · Problem solving 

· Consulting                 · Direct Mail Marketing                                     · Creative development


  • Created, designed and developed three entrepreneurial companies with top rate performance service work in areas including entomology, pest control, environmental standards and recommendations. These companies have received honors for model work in innovation and invention in there of discipline and field of study.
  • Illinois first environmental consulting firm state successes and endeavors.
  • Candidate for the Mayor of Chicago in 1977 with platform of environment, infrastructural development and equal opportunity.
  • Candidate for Alderman in 1981 on issues of environment and public health issues.
  • Provided the leadership in infrastructural demands that contributed to preventing the development of a 580 acre land fill site on the shores of Lake Michigan.



2010-11  Multiple  rat articles citing George Manning’s opinions on rats and mice.

2007      “The Rat Man” – The Sun Times, Chicago, Illinois

2007        Present New York Times Company. About.com - “All Experts” Daily Question and Answer Blog. (900 questions)

2008        Senior Life News, Dee Dunheim, Reporter. “60 years of Beekeeping, is One Mans Lifelong Passion”.

2008        WTVF - Channel 5 Chicago, Illinois,  “Chicago Rats” – Carol Marin, Reporter. Expert interview.

1982        WBBM - Channel 2 “Common Ground” – Rat Issues Warner Sounders, Reporter

1980        Pest Control and Technology Magazine. “Structural Damage By Rats”. Expert testimony.

1978        WBBM - Channel 2 “Two on Two” with Bill Kurtis. Investigation of “Rats in the Sewers”

1974        WLS - Channel 7 “Super Rats” with Diane Sawyer, Reporter. Expert interview and investigation. ”

1977-79 Lakeview Lerner Booster – Multiple articles on infrastructure rat activity of Lincoln Park district of Chicago.

1974       Chicago Reader – “The Private War of George Manning”.

1970       Chicago Magazine – Interview. Topic: Rats.


March 7, 2009               Belinda M. Woods versus Warren J. Nickel and Josef Harmata

Case No. 2007-L-010648. Jury Trial Demanded --Termite infestation

Contact Kara E. Martin, Jenner & Block

Email: kmartin@jenner.com

July 28, 2008                Expert witness/Consulting Entomologist

C.J. Vassar, Group General Manager/ APL Logistics, Romeoville, IL 60446

Infestation of Bostrichid beetles/species identification and expert testimony.

Email: cvassar@aplogistics.com

Phone: ( 815) 372-I 9 63  Extension 33

February 27, 2007         Jennifer Salems versus. Kenneth Webster, Donna Webster, and Michael Allan & Associates

Case No. 06 L 0358 Bench Trial--long standing carpenter ant presence in newly purchased home. Seller did not disclose.

Contact Brian Stephenson, Cummins & Associates, LTD,

Phone (312)464-9840

April 6, 2005                 Hernandez vs. Trujillo

Court No. 00 CH 10262, Claim No. 68353I-203

Contact Attorney John F. Pacocha; Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Company, witness for insured in malpractice case.

Phone:  (312)917-5265

2003 & 2004                 Wallrab. Capenigro & Associates

Witness for several termite inspection issues.

2003 & 2004                 John Pacocha, Attorney

Witness for 2 termite malpractice cases

June 8, 1999                 In the Matter of the Arbitration between Village of Oak Park, Illinois & International Association of

            Machinists and Aerospace Workers,AFL-CIO, Local NO. 8 - Unjust Discharge - Patrick Bushell

Expert Testimony

November 20, 1989       Serritella versus Haberkorn

Case No. 89 L 1 13 16

In the matter of lack of disclosure to inform the presence of termites

Phone: (312)990-4880

Fax: (312)990-8833

1989                             Oak Brook Firm, Oakbrook, Illinois

Witness for firm representing a family that had missed diagnosis regarding termites.

1982                             Committee Opposing World's Fair Site of 1992

Opposed plans to install a 580 acre 1andfil1 at the end of Meigs Field to house the 1992 World's Fair. My expertise was infrastructure pertaining to sewers 1983-1984.

1982                             Expert Witness representing committee opposing the plans to install 580 acre

Landfill at the end of Meigs Field to house the proposed 1992 World's Fair.

My expertise was infrastructure pertaining to sewers; years i983-1984.

1981                             Estate of Michelle Honey. Appeared on behalf of the Honey estate in the death of Ms. Honey by anaphylactic shock, attributed to honey bees. (I have been a beekeeper since 1951) The estate was awarded $258,000 on the strength of my witness.

Industrial Commission No. 8IWC45522.

1976                             Leona Sullivan

Ms. Sullivan's land was being confiscated by the Village of Oak Lawn because she refused to remove her pasture. I identified 76 native plants growing on her property and witnessed against the Noxious Weed Ordinance of 1976.

1977                             Hoving & Son Waste Management

Designed a waste facility making it impossible for rodents to reside within the plant. This did go to the zoning board for approval. It was denied

1974                             Channel 11 Public Television Station, Chicago Illinois

To address the restaurant sanitation issues. Was personally a part of the development of

the State of Illinois, Food Licensing Ordinance of 1974.

Consultant in the undercover restaurant sanitation Investigation sponsored by public television's channel 11, which ushered in the Food License Ordinance of 1974 for the State of Illinois.

1973                             Town Building and Development Inc. versus Perlrnan and The Deli, Inc.

 Case No. 72EH2574

Violations as they embrace environmental health. Mr. Manning was retained by Town Building as witness to environmental of violations of dangerous to occupancy of The Deli, Inc.

Areas of expertise as qualified witness in entomological, zoological, botanical and environmental referenced conditions of sanitation and health.

1972                             Danielson Meat Packing

A sausage and chili producer. Designed a state of the art cooling system that separated fat from water and beef fat from pork fat.

The City of Chicago, Department of Sewers and the Metropolitan Sanitary District were on the verge of closing down Danielson unless they could meet the COD & BOD Plus Suspended Solids Requirements. Obtained the necessary permits and testified on behalf of Daniels. The system was approved.

1967                             Beverly Community Council.

Opposing a waste management application to set up in Chicago's Beverly Community.

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