Deadline Extended! Apply For the CPCA Bob Hand Scholarship Program Today   


Submission deadline: June 30, 2015
The CPCA has established a scholarship program to provide
assistance to member company employees and their children in continuing their education in college or vocational school programs. This scholarship program will be administered by the CPCA scholarship committee. Awards will be granted without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, disability, or national origin.

Two $2000 scholarships will be awarded this year. A student who was previously awarded a scholarship may apply again each year for up to three years. An award is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and the continued employment of the student or student's parents at a pest control company who is an active member in good standing with the CPCA.
Click here to download an application.

CPCA Fall Conference - Save the Date!  


The CPCA Fall conference will be held Friday, October 2 at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in Black Hawk, CO.

Registration and program information coming soon! 

A Long Colorado Journey Concludes


On May 6, the Colorado Senate and House reached an agreement in conference on the Colorado Pesticide Applicator Act S. 115. The bill had previously passed the Colorado State Senate in February, but passed the House April 27, with several amendments. This bill was heavily debated in Committee while Senate Republicans and House Democrats had differing opinions. The Colorado Pest Control Association along with NPMA were extremely engaged in lobbying efforts to assist both parties with reaching a workable compromise. The final agreed upon version of S. 115 contains the following amendments:
  1. Eight (8) year sunset term for the Colorado Pesticide Applicators act, next review in 2023
  2. Training for limited commercial and public applicators
  3. Colorado Department of Agriculture must provide online information on closed violations
  4. The Advisory Committee will add members that represent; the Colorado Department of Public Health, Urban Agriculture, Organic Agriculture and an Apiarist

The passage of S. 119 reauthorized the Colorado Pesticide Applicator Act and avoided a period of deregulation for the pest management industry, one in which untrained and unqualified applicators could apply restricted-use pesticides improperly leading to dangerous circumstances for both public health and the environment. Additionally, if S. 119 had not passed statewide preemption laws would be lost for the pesticide industry, which would enable localities/municipalities to essentially re-write unfriendly pesticide laws. 

NPMA greatly appreciates CPCA's members for all their efforts and involvement in this extremely important issue to our industry. A special thanks goes to Lee Kreidler and Kevin Lemasters for their leadership and hard work.  


Are You Taking Advantage of Your Member Benefits?   

Membership between CPCA and NPMA offers a partnership to promote and advance the goals and objectives of the pest management industry and your company. This partnership leads to a powerful mix of benefits and provides a verity of services to all our members.

As a member, you have access to a wide variety of important tools, expert advice and unique benefits that you can use to run your business more efficiently and productively to become more profitable. From money saving programs to education workshops and conventions, you can save thousands of dollars every year as an NPMA member!

For more information and a full list of member benefits, click here

From the Ground Up: Three-Striped Potato Beetle New Pest for Gardeners

Daily Local News, June 4, 2015 

A new kind of beetle has been discovered in certain regions of Colorado. The three-lined potato beetle has been known to eat a wide array of foods, making them difficult to catch. Along with the Colorado potato beetle, these two insects have been known to adapt quickly and become immune to pesticides. 

QualityPro Manager Training Exclusively Available for Free to QualityPro Certified Companies 

Great managers make for a great company! QualityPro is excited to announce the first ever, supervisor training specific for pest management professionals. The interactive QualityPro Manager Training, an animated course with a completion certificate, is now part of the set of valuable resources exclusively available to certified companies at www.qualityprotools.org/manager-training.

PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant  


PWIPM is now accepting nominations for its annual Professional Empowerment Grant, which will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. A minimum of $1,000 will be granted to the recipient to defer costs related to advancing her career or education in the pest management industry. Additionally, up to $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015 will be provided. Click here for more details and requirements.


Celebrate 20 Years of Academy


Join us for the 20th Anniversary of NPMA's Academy, July 15-17 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada, for a unique opportunity to gain the information you need to develop a vision for your business in a hands-on, interactive environment. Click here for more details and registration.


Mark Your Calendars for PestWorld 2015 

Mark your calendars now for PestWorld 2015, October 20-23 in Nashville, TN! With targeted information on the latest products, services, technologies, and business applications, PestWorld is the destination for networking, education, products, and research in the pest management industry. Make plans to join over 3,000 of your pest management peers and register today! Click here for more details and registration.


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