VPMA Recertification Webinar Training - LAST CHANCE!

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When: June 17, 2020, 7:45 am - 1:15 pm
Cost: VPMA Members Free/Non-Members $50
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Webinar-based, live training during COVID-19 Crisis brought FREE to VPMA members by VPMA Gold Education Sponsors! Special thanks to the distributors among our Gold Sponsors, who worked with us to develop this program:

     

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With face-to-face meetings suspended, this event has been created to keep your technician's trained and to provide opportunities to obtain recertification credits prior to the new, extended August 29th deadline. VDACS recertification credits have been applied for in categories 7a, 7b, 8 and 60, as well as MD, DC & WV.

Agenda includes a VDACS update and the following sessions:

Mosquito Control for PMPs presented by Joe Barille, BCE, Bayer, this session  will discuss the basic biology, behaviors and identification of local species; outline what an IPM program of mosquito management includes; compare PMP service to what public mosquito abatement districts provide and set realistic expectations for PMP customers to expect from their service.

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Small Fly Management in Restaurants, Food Facilities and Schools presented by Harry Bryan of Nisus, this session will provide an overview of the most common small flies including Drain flies, Fruit flies, and Phorid flies. We will cover identification, inspection and control methods. Control methods will look at sanitation, drain cleaning and exclusion methods, as well as the EPA-registered products for small flies, their proper application and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Termite Biology and Termidor Interactions presented by Dr. Jason Meyers of BASF. Occasionally termites throw us for a loop. They complicate situations by showing up in places we didn’t expect. They become difficult to control when we have a multitude of different constructions types. We need to be prepared to use all tools in our toolbox. This session will explore the use of both liquid and bait for termite control - and discuss the termite behavior and social system, colony research, and the equipment and products available.

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Event Date 06-17-2020 7:45 am
Event End Date 06-17-2020 1:15 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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Cut off date 06-16-2020 7:00 am

When: June 23, 2020, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons, 10601 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23509

Dr. Dini Miller and David Moore co-present the VPMA Jeffrey M. Johnson ACE Prep course to prepare individuals to take the ACE Exam to become and Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). To learn more about what an ACE certification could mean to you, read below. The course covers a vast array of pest groups, so also qualifies for recertification credits in categories 7-A, 7-B, 8 and 60. So, wether you are testing for the ACE, need recert credits before June 30th deadline, or both, this course if for you!

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. Why not begin the process of earning your ACE?
In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are important.

Sure, you know you’ve got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you're the best one for the job? For many career-minded pest management professionals, certification is often the answer.

The Entomological Society of America, long the industry leader in certification through its Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program, also offers a certification option geared specifically toward the pest management industry. People become ACEs for a variety of reasons, but one thing is clear – the ACE program has become the benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry.

 

 

Event Date 06-23-2020
Capacity Unlimited
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When: June 24, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Dini Miller will proctor the ACE Exam on June 24, 2020 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.  When applying with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) take the ACE Exam, please select VPMA as your proctor. Please indicate on your ACE Prep Course registration that you are planning to test.

There is no cost to take the exam for individuals who have taken the VPMA Jeffrey M. Johnson Prep course. If you did not take the Prep Course, but would like to test please call Andrea or Kristin at 540-374-9200.

Event Date 06-24-2020
Capacity Unlimited

Details coming!

Event Date 12-08-2020
Capacity Unlimited

Mark Your Calendars!
December 9 - 10, 2020

With the uncertainty of the effects COVID-19 will have on our Industry and our members, the VPMA Board has made the hard decision to postpone the STM. The Education Committee has made some awesome changes to the training events and we know Virginia Beach will provide ample opportunity for fun!
Details will be posted as they are pinned down!

Management Day - December 9, 2020

Technical Day - December 10, 2020
Great New Features

  • New Tech Boot Camp - designed to get your new technicians trained on pest species basics including ants, rodents, roaches, occasional invaders, in addition to a session that coveres talking to customers.
  • Breakout Sessions that allow attendees to get attend sessions you are most interested in and get recert credits categories you want/need; including 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, turf and fumigation
  • More hands-on training

Event Location - Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Event Date 12-09-2020
Event End Date 12-10-2020
Capacity Unlimited

Hot Topic
Pest Control has not been restricted in Virginia and has been declared an “Essential Service” in states surrounding Virginia.

Click here to read the full guidance document about each state's consideration of pest control services.
Below is an brief explanation for Virginia, followed by  links for letters that can be carried by technicians in Virginia and surrounding states.
In Virginia, pursuant to Gov. Northam's Executive Order 55 2.a on March 30, 2020, all public and private in-person gatherings of more than ten individuals are prohibited. This includes parties, celebrations, religious, or other social events, whether they occur indoor or outdoor. This restriction does not apply: a. To the operation of businesses not required to close to the public under Executive Order 53
Remember: You are not required to continue operations, but if you do you have the responsibility to follow CDC Guidelines on social distancing and disinfection of common surfaces, and in Virginia, you may not have a gathering of more than 10 people.
This information is normally preserved for members of VPMA, but during this pandemic that efffects the entire Industry VPMA is making information available to all PMPs. As a member based organization we rely on our members to fund the efforts of VPMA. If you are not a member, please consider joining.

 

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