NPMA Welcomes Jim Fredericks, Stuart Mitchell to Its Technical Services Department

The National Pest Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fredericks as Technical Services Director and Stuart Mitchell, Ph.D. as Technical Director. 

Fredericks brings over 11 years of experience as Technical Director for Home Paramount Pest Control, where he was responsible for product selection, treatment protocol development, and service quality assurance technical training. He is a Board Certified Entomologist and Registered Sanitarian/ Environmental Health Specialist. Currently a PhD Candidate, Fredericks expects to complete his degree in Entomology and Applied Ecology from University of Delaware in May 2011. 

With over thirty years in the pest management industry, "Doc" Mitchell is an observing physician and a certified medical investigator. In addition, he is an entomologist; Board Certified in Urban, Industrial, Medical, and Veterinary. During his career he has served as a technician, salesperson, technical specialist, technical director, consultant, expert-witness, author, lecturer, and speaker.                                 

"Jim and Stuart bring a wealth of technical expertise to NPMA's membership," said NPMA Executive Vice President Rob Lederer. "Their combined skills, determination, and can-do attitude are exactly what our industry needs. NPMA is very fortunate to have these individuals, with their personal and professional qualities, on board."

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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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