New Core Manuals & Exam Released

Working with VTPP, VDACS has set the release date for the new General Pest Control (2006) and Forest Pest Control (2005) manuals for November 15, 2009. A new manual order form, with the newly dated manuals (along with a price increase of $2 for the Core manual) will be available on the VTPP site as of 11/15/09. On Monday, November 16, 2009 VDACS will ensure that the OPS web site links to the new order form, and we will have paper copies available here to take the place of the October 1, 2009 manual order form.

The revised exams based on these two new manuals are set to be released at DMV and at VDACS testing sites January 6, 2010.

Those who order the new manuals from VT between now and January 2010 will receive both the new manual and a free copy of the older manual, along with information on when the exams will change. Applicants for these two exams will receive a note explaining the manual and exam changes, along with a copy of the new manual order form, starting Monday, November 16, 2009.

If you have any questions please contact me of Vickie Rengers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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.
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