January 2015 





2015 SPMAO Board of Directors Elections 

Nominations due by February 21 


SPMAO, the largest and oldest structural pest management association in Ontario, is currently seeking nominations of individuals from member companies of all sizes to the SPMAO Board of Directors.


This is your opportunity to make a difference in the pest control industry. Whether it's through navigating compliance issues, developing training and professional development programs, or advocating on our industry's behalf before local governments, we need your thoughts, ideas and dedication to help continue to advance pest management professionals in our province. SPMAO Board members have provided input on areas such as government rules and regulations, municipal affairs, education, health and safety, pesticides licensing and re certification and wildlife management. 


SPMAP encourages you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague to the SPMAO Board. The board meets quarterly and host conference calls during the busy season.  


Please submit nominations by February 21 to:

Dominique Stumpf

Executive Director, SPMAO

[email protected] 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


2015 SPMAO Membership Dues Renewal

2015 Membership Dues Renewal is now available online. Log into the SPMAO Member's Only portal to renew your 2015 SPMAO Membership today.

Questions? Contact us at 800-461-6722 or [email protected].


Download Audio Files From the 2015 SPMAO Annual Conference    
Click here to download audio files from the 2015 SPMAO Annual Conference, January 21-22 in Toronto.


Phosphine and Grain Bin Fumigation Resources for Download   


PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant  
PWIPM is now accepting nominations for their annual Professional  Empowerment Grant. This grant will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. This grant may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their career or education in the pest management industry. The grant will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015. Click here for more details and requirements. 


OFA Responds to Government Pollinator Health Proposal 

The Barrie Examiner, January 26, 2015 (Ontario)


After thoroughly reviewing the provincial government's discussion paper on pollinator health, attending public consultation meetings and researching causes of bee mortality, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently submitted an official response. Read More... 


Ontario Motel Manager Finds 1.5-Metre-Long Boa Constrictor

The Canadian Press, January 12, 2015 (Ontario) 


A central Ontario motel manager found a strange visitor lodging in one of the rooms. Police were called to the motel in Owen Sound after the manager discovered a 1.5-metre-long super salmon boa constrictor. Read more...