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September 2014

 

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 PPMA OFFICERS

  

Ed Van Istendal

President

Ensystex

Coatesville, PA

 

Paul Kutney 

President Elect

Orkin

Ashley, PA

 

David M. Hyres

Past President

David M. Hyres Pest Control

Douglassville, PA 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Central Division

Gary Lesher

Governor

Perry Pest Control

Landisburg, PA

 

Chris Anfinsen

Terminix

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Keith Hamilton

J.C. Ehrlich

Pleasant Gap, PA

 

Keith Jones

Archer Pest Control

Camp Hill, PA

 

Eastern Division

 

Jim Daly

Governor

Daly Termite & Pest Mgmnt

Ardmore, PA

 

 

Ed Van Istendal

1st Vice Governor

Coatesville, PA

 

Mike Snyder

Township Pest Control

Warrington, PA

 

Jim Nase

Moyer Indoor/Outdoor

Souderton,

  

 

Northeast Division

Paul Kutney

                          Governor

Ashley, PA

 

Diane Lown

Ajax Environmental Solutions

Dalton, PA

 

Jeff King

The Pest Rangers

Hanover Twp., PA

 

Western Division

John Morrison

Governor

D-Bug, Inc.

Latrobe, PA

 

Adam Witt

Witt Pest Management

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Eric Herrington

Terminix

Bridgeville, PA

 

John Besic

Besic Pest Control

Transfer, PA

 

Technical Advisor

 

Chad Gore

Rentokil North America

Carnegie, PA

 

AWDII Chairman

 

Ed Van Istendal

Coatesville, PA

 

Legislative Chairman

 

Keith Hamilton

J.C. Ehrlich

 State College, PA

 

Bed Bug Taskforce Chairman

 

Marty Overline

Aardvark Pest Management

Philadelphia, PA

 

Salino Scholarship Chair 

Dana Lown

Ajax Environmental Solutions

Dalton, PA

 

Industry Liaison

 

Brian Smith

Univar

Sharon Hill, PA

 

Executive Director

Versant Strategies

Harrisburg, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Dear Friends:

   

Now that summer is nearing its end, it's time to focus on the many fall seminars and meetings that give PMPs a chance to compare notes and network with other PMPs and suppliers, learn about new techniques and products, and earn pesticide credits.  The Pennsylvania Pest Management Association has its annual conference coming up in early November (10 & 11) and two of PPMA's regional divisions -- Eastern Division and Northeast Division -- have meetings this month that offer training and credits.  Check out the meeting information below for more details and registration forms.

 

If you haven't renewed your PPMA membership for 2014/15, please do so ASAP.  Your membership dollars support the Association and the benefits are many. In addition to sending in your membership renewal, send us your company's website link and we will add it to the PPMA member page so that interested consmers can find out more about your company. Call us at 1-800-842-9090 or send the link to dchappell@versantstrategies.net

 

And if you are looking for an interesting event to share with your kids and/or grandkids, tackle Penn State's Great Insect Fair next Saturday, September 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

 

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!

 

Team Versant 

 

Upcoming Meetings        

 

Register now for the Eastern Division's fall seminar on September 11. Access PMP registration information here for this seminar that also includes a concurrent program on wildlife management. Vendor registrations are also welcome!
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The Northeast Division is holding a "Last Chance for Termite Credits" meeting on September 25 at 5:00 p.m. at Pattie's Sports Bar, 65 W. Hollenback Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  This is your chance to get 4 wood destroying insect credits and 2 Core credits.  If you have questions, call Paul Kutney at (570) 762-2936.
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PestWorld 2014 is coming up quickly.  If you haven't registered for this year's October event in Orlando, Florida, and want to go, get details at
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Mark your calendars for the 2014 PPMA Annual Conference on November 10 & 11 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster. General session presentations and breakout sessions will cover public health pest control, Bed Bug University, flying insect control strategies, killer strategies for wildlife control, sanitation strategies for IPM, bed bug elimination via fumigation, evaluating your rodent control program, control options for wood boring beetles, termite control update, fungus identification & control in structural wood, and personal protection on the job. Additionally, there will be a Bed Bug Dog Break-out conducted by USDA/ARS on November 10 that runs concurrently with the general session. Exhibitors can register here.  We're also looking for refreshment break sponsors @ $250. Contact the PPMA office for more information at 800-842-9090.  Hope to see you there!
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And looking ahead to 2015, PPMA's Central Division is planning its spring seminar on February 24. More details to come.
  

REMINDER from NPMA

Increase Your Business Opportunities

Update your Find a Pro Listing Today

 

Take advantage of the significant marketing opportunity provided to you as an NPMA member and update your Find a Pro listing for NPMA's consumer site, www.pestworld.org, today.

  
 
Visit www.npmapestworld.org

  1. On the membership dropdown, choose Update Find-a-Pro Listing
  2. Click UPDATE YOUR LISTING TODAY
  3. Login using your NPMA member ID and password
  4. Click Edit next to the location you would like to update
  5. Follow the on screen instructions
Legislative Update

   

    

HB 2332

Helm, Susan (R)

Act regulating home inspectors; providing for funds, for licensure, for disciplinary action, for remedies and for penalties; and making a related repeal.

 

 

Companions:

HCO3060

Helm, Susan

(M)

4- 8-14 H Filed

 

Printer Number(s):

P3698

  

Bill History:

09-17-14 H Hearing set for 10:00 a.m., Room B31 Main Capitol ...House Professional Licensure

   

Articles of Interest 

  

09-04-2014

Emerald ash borer found in Burlco
 
An invasive beetle that kills ash trees has been found in Burlington County, authorities said today. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture said the emerald ash borer was found in a Westampton trap set as part of the department's annual survey to detect the pest.... - Philadelphia Inquirer

09-02-2014

Inside PDA for August 29, 2014
 
(Press Release)

08-29-2014

US House Natural Resources Committee to Hold Pennsylvania Field Hearing on...
 
(Press Release)

 

08-26-2014

Menace worms its way into North Park, causing destruction along the way
 
By the time North Park workers noticed, the damage was done. An area of forest floor is bare of flowers, ferns and understory growth because invasive worms stripped the upper soil layer of nutrients that plant seedlings need, said Meg Scanlon, an interpretive naturalist at North... - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

08-26-2014

Judge Blocks a Local Pesticide Law in Hawaii
 
A federal judge in Hawaii has struck down a local ordinance that would have restricted or regulated the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops on the island of Kauai, saying the measure was pre-empted by state law. The decision issued Monday represents a victory for Syngenta and three... - New York Times

08-25-2014

Penn State exhibit to address 'the trouble with bats'
 
The Master Gardeners from the Penn State Extension will be asking Indiana County fairgoers one question this week: "What's the trouble with bats?" People may think bats are dirty, carry diseases and dive at your head when you try to chase them from your house. But actually, the trouble with bats... - Indiana Gazette

08-19-2014

Agriculture Secretary Urges Public to Help Keep Foreign Beetle from Entering PA
 
(Press Release)

08-18-2014

Emerald ash borers invade Baltimore
 
A voracious Asian beetle that's killed millions of ash trees across North America has finally been spotted in Baltimore, posing a costly and difficult challenge for a city that stands to lose more than 200,000 of its most common trees to the exotic pest's onslaught. It could denude blocks... - Baltimore Sun