Bed Bug Forums

Bed Bug Education & Outreach Progam

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Pesticide Services (OPS) will be hosting a series of Bed Bug Forums in July. The workshops are free, but there is a limited number of registrations available.
This series of educational workshops is designed to provide attendees with basic information regarding the biology of bed bugs, the health significance of the pest, inspection and current treatment methods, regulation of bed bug treatment, challenges of bed bug management and suggested best management practices. Dr. Dini Miller will be the lead trainer and OPS staff will discuss the regulatory perspective on registered products, label directions and certification/licensing requirements when treating for bed bugs.
Click here for additional information, or contact Jeff Rogers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Workshop Dates and Loctaions: July 13, 2010 Roanoke, July 19, 2010 Chesapeake, July 20, 2010 Richmond, July 21, 2010 and July 22, 2010 Northern Virginia.

Click here to read "Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite..." as printed in the PMP Reporter, Spring 2010 issue.

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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.
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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