August 2015 





Meet Us on the Green: 
2015 Annual SPMAO Golf Tournament




Join us for our annual golf tournament at the Tangle Creek Golf Club on Thursday, September 24 for an opportunity to unwind with your fellow SPMAO colleagues following a busy pest management season.

Since opening in 2002, Tangle Creek has gained recognition as Barrie's No. 1 public golf Facility and one of the premier golf courses in the Greater Toronto Area. The all bent grass layout features four sets of tees measuring from 5,500 yards for beginners to 7,200 yards for the more serious player. Tangle Creek combines the best characteristics of classic and links style courses. The course features windswept fairways defined by strategic bunkering, mounding, grassy hollows and fescue. The course then transitions into a more traditional North American style with heavily forested holes, ponds, environmentally protected areas with immaculate course conditions.


Golfer Fee:

$125 per golfer (Taxes Included) - Includes power cart with GPS capabilities, green fees, valet bag drop, practice range balls, and a BBQ lunch and dinner. 


Dinner Only Fee: $40.00

If you would like to sponsor the tournament,
click here.


Bats in Buildings on Federal Land 

In December of 2014, the Canadian Wildlife Service added three species of bats to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Adding the three bat species to Schedule 1 as Endangered means that SARA general prohibitions concerning individuals (the three species of bats in this case) and their residences immediately apply on all federal lands. A list of buildings found on federal lands can be found here
SARA provides an exemption for activities related to public safety and health that are authorized by or under any other Act of Parliament or activities under the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act for the health of animals and plants. If this exemption does not apply and there is a risk of a contravention of SARA, people managing the presence of bats in buildings located on federal lands need to apply for a SARA permit. 


Mark Your Calendars for SPMAO 2015 Fall Workshops


Tuesday, November 17
Four Points by Sheraton
Kingston, ON

Tuesday, November 24

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
London, ON

Educational Topics Include:

  • Safety
  • Rodent Control
  • Small Fly Control
  • An Update on the Pest Management Industry
Sponsored by:  

Stay tuned for more details and registration! 


PesticideLicenseNow Structural Licensing Course   

Get your Structural Pesticide License and study at your own pace with our "Two Day Get Started Course" for only $200 or learn more with our "Five Day In-Depth Course", August 24-28, 2015, for only $300.


Seats are limited, register early!

To register, text information to 705-879-0075 or email [email protected].


What Does It Take to Get QualityPro Certified?

QualityPro certifies companies that have met the industry standards for professionalism. After application, a company has 6 months to earn certification by meeting the standards. Haven't met all the standards yet? No problem! Apply today and QualityPro will help you through the process. At application, you'll gain access to the templates and resources that can help make your company QualityPro:


Register Today for Early Bird Pricing at PestWorld 2015 

Will you be joining us in Nashville for PestWorld 2015? Make your hotel reservations soon - the Gaylord is already sold out for several of the days during the conference. Click here to be placed on the Gaylord waitlist, or click here for information about an alternate hotel which offers complimentary shuttle service to the Gaylord. 
Still need to register for PestWorld? Register before Sept. 4 to take advantage of early bird pricing!


Call for Nominations: Young Entrepreneur Award  

Deadline for Submission: August 29


NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil Pest Control, recognizing young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more details on requirements and to submit a nomination.


Submit a Nomination for the Women of Excellence Award 

 Deadline for Submission: August 29

NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. 

The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry - PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. 

Award nominations are due by Aug. 29, 2015 and the recipient will be recognized at PestWorld 2015, Oct. 20-23 in Nashville. Click here to view requirements and to submit your nomination.  


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