It may be the best-known dispensationalistic dispensationalists of the 20th century.
But a new dispensational service is making its mark across Canada, and the world.
The Canadian Pest Management Association says it will be in place at the start of the 2020-21 school year in Edmonton, Alberta, starting July 1.
The Pest Control Alliance, which is a coalition of pest control companies, says the move is part of a broader strategy to ensure the health of Alberta’s students and teachers.
“It is about teaching kids the values and the responsibilities of responsible stewardship,” said Bill Koehler, Pest Manager with Alberta’s Pest Alliance.
“So it’s about teaching them about responsibility, respecting the environment, and respecting the laws and regulations.”
The alliance says the wet-wipe dispensation service will be free for students, staff and school staff.
The new service is available through all Alberta schools and will include three levels of dispensation: free, limited and full.
For now, the wet wipes are available at home and school but will be available at public facilities, according to PestControl Alliance.
The alliance says they will be rolled out in the coming months.
Pest Control has seen a boom in the U.S. and Europe in recent years.
It’s part of the global trend of offering free or limited-service dispensational services, said Paul Koester, P.
Eng., Pest Master at PestNet, a U.K.-based pest management service.
In addition to the wet wash service, PESTNet is offering the PestShield program for parents who want to keep their children safe from the insects and other diseases that plague Alberta.
There are also several other free or reduced-price options for the province.
The Alberta government has also launched a public education campaign called “Degree of Care” to encourage students and educators to keep a keen eye on their surroundings and stay safe.