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From the President,
ers for guiding these events to the success
that all attendees enjoyed. We are looking
IN THIS ISSUE
forward to rounding out the conference
Hello B.U.B.B.A. Team! season with our summer conference plan-
Brothers United Building ning in full swing – heading back to Ginn President’s Message 3
a Better Association Hammock, under the direction of co-chairs, By Dennis Judy
My goodness – how time Don Wilson and Ted Veitch. Capitol Ideas 5
flies! By Rick Bell
It is very hard to be- The year 2011 was a Leadership Class Arrow Exterminators
lieve that we are 2011 - 2012 year for GPCA. This year’s class was once
GPCA President Pest Management Professionals 6
already past the mid- again filled with some very outstanding
way point in this persons (each and every one a B.U.B.B.A.
GPCA fiscal year. And what a wonderful Georgia Structural Pest Control
in their own way) who will contribute might- Training Facility Workshop
and successful year it has been. ily to the future successes of GPCA. The Registration 8
Since our last Profile we have successfully class reconvened in November for their
completed many outstanding, well attended third session; they took a tour of the Orkin How to Create Signs that SELL 9
conferences; among them our Northwest Training Facility, a tour of CNN, then at- By Hal Coleman
Georgia Conference in Dalton in September tended the Structural Pest Control Commis-
GPCA Guardians 11
that was shepherded by our Conference Co sion meeting at the Department of Agricul-
-chairs, Garry Adams and Thurmon Morris. ture, had lunch with the Commission, and Bug Bytes 13
This was followed by the South Georgia were treated to a tour of the capital by Skin
Conference in Tifton in October, made suc- Edge of Georgia Link. I truly enjoyed this
cessful under the capable leadership of outing and appreciated the opportunity to
Stuart Sinyard and Eunice Hall (with special get better acquainted with this outstanding
assistance from Manual Snipes). And of group of professionals. This same group
course, our recently completed Winter Con- graduated with honors at a banquet during
ference in Athens was a resounding suc- the Athens Winter Conference. Special
cess (more about this later) under the direc-
tion of Greg Sudholdt and Jerry Baker. I (Continued on page 10)
want to thank these B.U.B.B.A. Team lead-
PEST CONTROL THEATRE AT ITS BEST….. Stand-up comedians Rick Bell (Arrow Exterminators) & Scott Eubanks
(Northwest Exterminating) argue with State Regulator Mark Mulling during the Athens Conference. “Mutt and Jeff” were
getting a truck inspection, but they didn’t like it!!! The props told the story:
“We Spray…. You Pay”
Good Ol’ Boys
The audience was doubled over laughing through part of the performance; and then it turned serious when Rick and Scott
explained to the crowd exactly what you have to include on your truck. Congratulations to three great guys who went the
extra mile to make a presentation enjoyable and educational!!
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By Rick Bell
Vice President of Governmental Affairs
& Industry Stewardship, Arrow Exterminators
Happy New Year! We are well into our 2012 ated the F16, called “Protect Yourself When Selling
Georgia Legislative Session and 70 some days till a House” and added additional check boxes for ac-
spring baseball and the Braves pennant drive knowledgement of receipt of this brochure.
A show of hands of the agents present indicated
Governor Deal gave his State of the State address that about 35 people out of 50 are giving out these
and hopefully the severe budget crunch we’ve brochures. That should bode well for us moving
been in is improving. It looks like schools will be forward as more opportunities arise to interact
seeing more money and some new education ini- with purchaser and now sellers……again-like it used
tiatives are being undertaken to promote enroll- to be. We’ll see how this new twist proceeds mov-
ment growth. ing into the year. Now we can look forward to
The regional transportation tax is critical to our
states’ future growth. No one loves new taxes,
but if we can’t improve our roads and intra-state
transportation issues, the big companies with
hundreds of jobs will bypass Georgia for our
neighboring states. These big companies are inte-
gral to Georgia’s growth and also yours’ as a busi-
Hundreds of jobs means hundreds of families and
the families translate to customer and revenue.
Please consider supporting the T-SPLOST and
vote yes for Georgia.
To further attract new business, the Governor
would like to allow energy tax exemptions for
manufacturers, tax credits for job creation and
tax breaks on construction materials on large pro-
jects. A young student reading mentoring pro-
gram has also been proposed.
The state’s savings balance is now in the black;
let’s hope we can continue with these proposals
and stay there. Both Republicans and Democrats
see the importance of these initiatives. We’ll see if
they can work together to get them done….
On an industry note, in January I attended a GAR
real estate training class on the 2012 Contracts.
There are many changes coming but one may
have a positive impact on our industry. You may
remember the addition of check boxes for ac-
knowledgement of receipt of the brochure, “ Pro-
tect Yourself When Buying A Home”, or the F13.
The Forms Committee of the GAR has now cre-
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PEST CONTROL COMPANIES FOR SALE
FL Panhandle SOLD Gross: 430,000.00
S. Carolina SOLD Gross: 380,000.00
South Florida SOLD Gross: 875,000.00+
Central Florida Gross: 800,000.00
U.S.V.I. Gross: 380,000.00
South Florida Gross: 900,000.00
Georgia Gross: 450,000.00
Michigan Gross: 420,000.00
South Florida SOLD Gross: 1.35 Million
FL W Coast SOLD Gross: 500,000.00
North Florida Gross: 450,000.00
Central Florida SOLD Gross: 2.1 Million
For more information on the above pest control companies,
or other important data, call our office. At your request, we
will send a complete list of companies for sale in other states.
For your convenience, see our web site
All Conversations Are Confidential
Preferred Business Brokers
Jay Hollon, CPO Rand Hollon CPO
Licensed Broker Licensed Broker
863/858-4185 * 800/633-5153 * Fax 863/853-3193
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PMP’S ROLL CALL PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS HONORED
Addis, Joe, Arrow Ext—2010 For the past four years, GPCA has recognized outstanding pest management professionals in our industry. So far
Ash, Joseph, Coppermines PC—2010 we have named …. To this list of remarkable individuals who are the backbone of our success. These are the
Billingslea, Jerry, Allgood PS—2008 frontline people who frequently work long hours, talk to concerned customers, and work in their community.
Bonnifield, Robert, NW Ext—2009 They are the people that our business considers their ‘go-to-person’.
Brown, Ron, Terminix—2009
Browning, Leigh Ann, NW Ext—2011 In Athens this year, we honored six recipients. These are outstanding people who are greatly valued by their
Bullock, Kimberly, NW Ext—2010 companies – and by the Georgia Pest Control Association.
Covington, Scott, Allstate T & PC—2010
Craig, John, Arrow Ext—2009
Daniels, Keith, BugBusters—2008 LEIGH ANN LLOYD
Dolan, Lynn, Tom’s PC—2011 BROWNING MCCORD
Evans, Pat, Peachtree PC—2008 Northwest Ext, Allgood Pest
Gruttadauria, Arrow Ext—2010 Buford
Johnson, Darwin, Johnston Ext—2009
“Leigh Ann has a very posi-
Johnson, Don, Arrow Ext—2011 tive attitude and an infec-
“Lloyd is one of the
Jones, Eddie, Terminix Intl—2008 tious sense of humor. She
most caring, hon-
Jordan, Teddy, Allgood PS—2009 was awarded the most
est, loyal and giving
prestigious honor given an
Kiniry, Bud, Allgood PS—2008 persons I have ever
Kougioulis, Christine, Allgood PS—2009 met. He is totally focused on customer satisfaction and
The Emma Lene Phillips
Lee, Shawn, N. Fulton Ext—2008 taking care of customer’s problems. He remembers days
Award, presented annually
that are special (including religious days) to his custom-
Lemaster, Roger, Cooks PC—2008 to the employee exhibiting
ers, sending them cards because he cares. Lloyd always
Lieb, Ted, Active HS—2010 the best support and encour-
comes in first in our branch for collecting the most dona-
Lumpkin, Brian, Orkin—2010 agement. She is a model for
tions for LLS. He is the worship leader for Old Salem
Mahan, Bradford, Terminix Intl—2008 our “Customers for Life”
motto, always putting cus-
Malone, Mike, Arrow Ext—2008 Earl Mosley, Supervisor
McCord, Lloyd, Allgood PS—2011 Personal achievements include: Worship Leader for Old
Scott Eubanks, Supervisor
McDonald, Susan, NW Ext—2010 Salem Christian Church, First in branch for collecting
Personal achievements include: L&L fundraiser, Cancer
donations for LLS. Frequent awards of employee of the
Morris, Thurmon, Allgood PS—2010 Society Breast Walk, Heatlh and Layette kits for Haiti,
Morse, Leo, Eli’s PC—2009 food drives.
Perry, Donna, Arrow Ext—2009
Posey, James, Alexander T & PC—2008
LYNN DOLAN Future Services
Ramirez, Mario, Forsyth Ext—2008
Satterfield, Ben, Allgood PS—2010 Tom’s Pest Control Grayson
Peachtree City “Robert came to us with no
Sweat, Greg, Arrow Ext—2008
“Lynn left her job as a court pest control experience. He
Taylor, Robert, Future Svcs—2011 reporter to help me build our was right out of college. But
VanHooser, Pat, Advanced Svcs—2009 business. She is not afraid to his quiet manner and respect
Watkins, Al, Allgood PS—2011 crawl under any house or do for others impressed us. He
any type of “dirty work”. quickly earned the title ASM
When I was ill in and out of (Automated Selling Machine)
work for an entire year, Lynn and he moved rapidly
Applications for the 2012 Award will ran the whole company by herself and sat with me in the through the company levels
be available in early fall. Deadline hospital every night, all this while she manages her own to General Manager of a
for entries is November 15, 2012. medical issues with MS. She does all the company train- branch. “
ing, dresses up like different bugs for parades and runs Darrell Lee, Owner/Supervisor
the office (every part) when needed. Lynn is active in Personal achievements include: 2009 Best Male Rap
Requirements: GPCA serving as Region 6 Director and on the Education Artist of the Year, Top of Class Ministry Certificate, Fel-
Committee. “ lowship of Christian Athletes
• Employee of GPCA member company Tom Dolan, Business Partner and Husband
• Minimum 3 years in the industry Personal achievements include: Liberty Baptist Church
Woman’s Ministry Director, church choir , Sunday School AL WATKINS
• Active in community service teacher. Allgood Pest Solutions, Lawrenceville
• Exhibits excellence in safety, customer
relations & leadership skills “Al Watkins is a great ambassador for our company. He
DON JOHNSON portrays the type
Companies may nominate up to 5 applica- of urgency mixed
tions for consideration. No more than two Arrow Exterminators with a style that
Roswell his customers
representatives per company will be selected
“Don is clearly enthusiastic and love to experi-
a great leader/mentor. He has ence. You can
a strong knowledge of the always find Al in
industry and true compassion the morning
for our customers. He handles sharing a neat
customers’ needs no matter story, or inviting
day or night. His knowledge is you to the next
vast from pest control, termite DMA meeting, or suggesting an idea that will impact
or even rodents he is an expert. He is committed to the everyone on their route. His experience and knowledge
Arrow STEPS program—a strict adherence to IPM tech- in handling people is due to his caring nature and true
niques. ” desire to take care of his customers. He always has a
Glenn Glover, Supervisor positive attitude and is constant with his customers. “
Personal achievements include: Employee of the year Charles Hodge, Supervisor
(3), Employee of the Year, Arrow Pinnocle Club (4), Coach Personal achievements include: 2 time winner ACE
for Little League Baseball/Foodball. Union Baptist Church Award, Allgood PS, Silver Beaver Award with Boy Scouts
volunteer. of America, Past Board Member, Duluth Merchants Assn.
Professionals Serving Professionals
How To Create Signs That SELL!
By Hal Coleman
The other day I was watching a baseball game and I saw all of these commer- My question to them is always, “Noticed for what?”
cial signs in the background. They were all attached to the outfield fence. And I
began thinking about those signs. You see, it’s very important WHY someone is noticing you. I’m confident I
could put on a pink thong and run through the shopping mall and get noticed.
When I’m riding up and down the roads and highways I see signs posted eve- But for what?
rywhere. I see signs on buildings, in front of building, on windows, and on the
sides of vehicles. A brightly colored vehicle will get noticed.
I see billboards and banners. When I’m sitting in a restaurant, I look around But, once someone notices it, what does it say to them?
and see signs.
What compelling message does it deliver?
Let’s face it folks, we live in a world of signs.
What irresistible offer do they find there?
Did you know that the #1 most effective advertising media is signage?
The FACT is…you can stick a sign up in front of someone’s face almost any-
After someone notices the vehicle, what else does the vehicle do to
where and at any time and force them to read it. In most cases, they can’t convert the viewer into a new paying customer?
help it. It’s just the way our brains work.
Getting noticed is only half of the equation that leads to more new
And here’s another FACT: If the sign doesn’t say something moving to the business. The other half is the FOR WHAT?
person viewing it, it is probably NOT going to move them!
If your signs don’t contain the FOR WHAT…in a clear, concise, com-
Now, I want you to go back and read that last sentence five times…and then pelling, message….YOU ARE LEAVING A LOT OF EASY MONEY ON
stop and think about it. THE TABLE…the you could be putting in the bank.
And in order for a sign to be moving, it needs to be emotional. And in order for
it to be emotional, it needs to touch something…some issue… in someone’s And that also is a FACT!
life or business that they are dealing with.
If you’d like to know more about how to increase the effectiveness of your signage and/or
your ads for your business, give me a call at 770-993-0004 or email
A sign needs to say something. It needs to tell a story. It needs to trigger a Hal@HalColeman.com and I’ll be happy to help you.
reaction in the mind of the viewer in order to generate a buying response. It I’d love to come to your office and show you, your staff and your sales team how to use
needs to move them to action and cause them to pick up the phone and call proven, effective buying response triggers to increase your sales and your closing percent-
you and do business with you. PS. If you haven’t done so already, go to my website, http://www.PestControlMarketer
and sign up for my FREE Marketing Information Newsletter. Just put your name and
Example: Vote For Fred Johnson vs. "Vote for Fred Johnson and LOWER email address and click the subscribe button and I’ll go ahead and send you “7 Things You
Absolutely Must Think About If You Are Serious About Growing Your Termite And
YOUR TAXES NOW!" Pest Control Business!”
Make sense? I hope so.
Now, let me ask you this: Do you use signage to promote your termite and
pest control business? I’m sure you do.
Actually your business card is a sign. It is a small little sign you give to some-
one. They view it, and then choose to either keep it or throw it away.
Why would they want to keep it?
Why would they choose to throw it away?
Which would you prefer they do?
You want them to keep it of course.
Well, ask yourself the same question about you other signage. Do you want
them (actually their subconscious mind) to save it…or delete it? What I mean
is…do you want them to remember your sign or forget about it?
The GPCA Membership Breakfast (Athens, January 12) was
Of course you want them to remember it. But for what? Aha….that is the big well attended. At the head table: Patty Needham (BB&T
Insurance and sponsor), Ted Veitch (Cooks Pest Control &
Advertising agents are fond of saying, “We will get you noticed!”
GPCA Vice President) and Lee Tubbs (Enviroguard Pest
Solutions & GPCA Chairman of the Board).
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From the President, Continued from page 3
The Glenn Burnett Scholarship
thanks go to Jeff Dunn for chairing the Leadership Commit-
tee. The Glenn Burnett Scholarship was established in the early 80’s. Since 1986 over $113,000
has been awarded to GPCA member’s children to support their attendance at a Georgia
Our Education Committee, led by Craig Goodwin and Shay
Runion, has been very busy as well. We have completed College or University.
another Train the Trainer course, assisted with the other
conferences, and are putting together a great line-up of Named after Glenn Burnett who dedicated more than 20 years of service to the association,
training opportunities heading into the spring season. Among the scholarship program has continued to grow in participation and funding through the years.
these are the Regional Conferences to be held in Dahlonega,
Waycross, Macon, Rome and Lawrenceville, Special License Funded by the GPCA Charity Golf Tournament, the program is well established and an inte-
Category training to help you become certified in additional gral part of GPCA members services.
categories such as 24, 31 and 41, and the continuation of
Fourth Tuesday Training sessions in Norcross. Please Scholarship applications are available on the GPCA website - GPCA.org or by calling the
contact our staff at GPCA with further questions and take
advantage of these special offerings. GPCA office at 770/417-1881 or 800/465-9827.
Other recent successes include our annual Legislative Day at The deadline for completed application is April 15, 2012.
the capital. On January 18 we hosted a special barbeque
luncheon for our state senators and congressmen. We
served more than 150 persons lunch and had a great oppor-
Inspect-All Services Named to
tunity to talk with our legislators and continue the fantastic
awareness we have earned under the gold dome. This year the Bulldog 100: Fastest
was also a banner year for PAC contributions from our mem- Growing Bulldog Businesses
bership and I thank everyone who contributed. Class of 2012
Our Public Relations team has been quite busy as well under
Inspect-All Services, based in Conyers, GA, was
the leadership of Randy Martin and Jason Pulley. This team
spearheaded our Light the Night Walks for Leukemia and honored on January 21st, when the UGA Alumni
Lymphoma, conducted a food drive to help feed needy fami- Association announced the rankings of the 2012
lies during the holidays and recognized six Outstanding Pest Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses
Control Professionals for 2011 from the ranks of our GPCA at a celebration in Atlanta.
membership. Congratulations to the winners of this award
who were recognized during the Athens Conference. Inspect-All Services, helmed by UGA graduates
(and brothers), Brian Lunsford and Brandon
Winter Conference was a tremendous success. I have heard
Lunsford, ranks as this year’s 23rd fastest growing 2012 GPCA Summer
nothing but positive feedback from all who attended. The
educational sessions included our usual technical tracts, but Bulldog business. Nearly 800 nominations were Conference
submitted for this year’s program.
we also had business and management tracts that were very July 19 - 22, 2012
well received by attendees. Highlights from the conference
included a presentation of the check to the Leukemia and “We are thrilled to join our fellow Bulldogs again on Hammock Beach Resort
Lymphoma Society for over $90,000 for this year’s remark- this distinguished list,” said Brandon Lunsford, CEO Palm Coast, Florida
able charitable fundraising efforts by individual companies, of Inspect-All Services. “It was an honor last year
our annual Golf Tournament and the efforts of our Leadership to rank in the upper third and even more humbling
Class. Mutt and Jeff made a visit to Athens and were treated
this time around to finish in the top fourth among so Rooms & Rates
to a truck inspection by GDA! Our vendors were out in force
and exhibited their wares – and really supported this confer- many other great business.” (rates per night plus tax)
ence. Thanks so much for your continued support.
WINNERS IN ATHENS 3 Bedroom Ocean View,
A new bylaws change was approved renaming our “Honorary
Members” as “Hall of Fame Members” and it was especially
Main Resort $319.00
pleasing to then recognize our newest Hall of Fame inductee, The Athens Conference has many opportunities to
win free prizes. This year we had four great prizes
Valera Jessee. Can you imagine how hard it was to keep 1 Bedroom Ocean View,
this a surprise from Valera? So richly deserved after the donated by our members that helped make our
many years of devoted service to GPCA! The Georgia De- event even more special: Main Resort $165.00
partment of Agriculture participated this year and for the first
time even had an exhibit hall booth that was well received by 1 – Education Survey – winner Ken Hawthorne,
our membership. Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, 2 Bedroom Villa, Resort
Terminix—We asked our attendees to fill out a
addressed the audience and then graciously accepted his
survey to help us provide them the best possible Complex $225.00
“Official BUBBA” certificate (which by the way is proudly
displayed in his office). classes and programs. We are grateful to Cook’s
Pest Control for donating the $100 cash prize. 3 Bedroom Villa, Resort
I really enjoyed seeing everyone at the conference and was
able to recognize a whole lot of B.U.B.B.A. Team members – 2 – Raffle winners.
they were wearing the soon to be a collector’s item Hilti Drill – this was a beautiful piece of equipment
B.U.B.B.A. Team lapel pin. I want to personally thank Dr.
Claude Thomas and B&G Equipment for sponsoring the lapel
with multiple parts. And the winner was Roger Reservations
Tinker, All Star Pest Control, Columbus 866/502-6228
pins. The B.U.B.B.A. Team has grown mightily in the first
half of my tenure as president, with more than 350 certifi- Flatscreen/TV – And the winner FOR THE SEC-
cates awarded to Official Bubbas already. I appreciate each OND YEAR IN A ROW was Don Morrison, an indi-
and every one of you for your contributions to our team. vidual GPCA member who lives in New Jersey and Rates good three days prior
Please take advantage of all that GPCA has to offer and let’s comes to our conference every year! Thanks to and three days after
get ready for a remarkable spring season. Forshaw Distribution for donating the TV.
Aim for the highest! Spray Rig – Congratulations to Randy Martin,
HomeTec Exterminating in Alpharetta. Thanks to
Oldham Chemicals who provide this grand prize! You must tell them you are
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Promotion of the Industry
Most major associations have a founder’s society, platinum level, “guardian” group – whatever the name – of companies
who have a vision about the future of their trade association. Guardians understand that if you stand still, you are falling
behind. “Making budget” each year isn’t enough. It takes seed money to raise the level of professionalism and plan for
Money collected in the Guardian account is protected in a separate checking account. No more than 10% of money
collected may be used in recognizing the Guardians (receptions, banners etc.) leaving 90% of money collected to be
utilized for the purpose intended. The projects will be announced at the winter conference – based on the amount of
money collected this fall.
Cost for Guardian participation is $1000 annually. It may be paid in lump sum, or billed in $250 increments quarterly.
We salute the Guardians who have pledged their support.
Adams Exterminating Forshaw Distribution Skyline Pest Control
Advanced Services Future Pest Control Terminix
Allgood Pest Solutions, Atlanta Gregory Pest Control UNIVAR
Allgood Pest Solutions, Dublin HomeTec Pest Control
Arrow Exterminators Home Team Pest Defense Individual:
Bell Laboratories Jury Pest Control Tom & Judy Diederich
Bug Busters Northwest Exterminating Thurmon & Martha Morris
Coppermines Pest Control Oldham Chemical Company
Cook’s Pest Control Orkin Pest Control
Dow Agrscience Peachtree Pest Control
Enviroguard Pest Solutions Rentokil
In case you missed some of the recent BugBytes, the last few issues are combined FYI:
Bill Blasingame, Sr.
At the Commission Meeting in January, Bill Blasingame Sr. finally received his plaque honoring his induction into the PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL’s
Hall of Fame. The award was bestowed in October at the NPMA meeting in New Orleans (and accepted on his behalf by Rick Bell). Bill couldn’t travel to New
Orleans, but was able to come to the Commission meeting January 10 in Athens. It was a proud moment for Bill – and for the Georgia Pest Control Association. Bill
is a perfect example of the early leaders who have helped shape this industry. We had a feature on Bill in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of the PROFILE. (PROFILE is
posted at GPCA.org, page 8). Anyway, drop Bill a note if you like. He’s still a dynamic individual with a wealth of knowledge. You’ll enjoy the conversation. Bill
lives with Sara (his bride of more than 60 years) in McDonough: firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-957-4777 or home address: 3375 Turner Church Road, McDonough, GA
Update on Pyrethroids
Because several people have requested the information that ran earlier in the BugBytes, we’re rerunning this FYI. More clarifications on applications are expected
from California. The main concern is run-off.
Pyrethroid Perimeter Treatments
Language is being added to labels of synthetic pyrethroid non-agricultural outdoor products that will greatly impact virtually all perimeter treatments and
preconstruction termiticide applications. Aimed at mitigating runoff and protecting both water quality and aquatic species, the new restrictions stem from re-
search conducted by California researchers indicating that pyrethroid runoff from non-agricultural uses into nearby creeks was adversely impacting aquatic
microorganisms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the new language in close consultation with California Department of Regulation
Specifically, the language pertaining to "Restrictions for Residential Outdoor Surface and Space Sprays," except for outdoor fogging devices, reads:
"All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
(1) Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;
(2) Applications to lawns, turf, and other vegetation;
(3) Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3-feet.
Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural
surfaces (such as windows, doors, and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications, only."
Update on Rodenticides
Normally when there is nothing concrete to report, we don’t write anything – but everyone is asking what’s going on. It’s still a “cluster” of problems with
multiple opinions/agencies/associations, etc. However, if not resolved by end of February, it will be a major issue during the NPMA Legislative Day in Wash-
ington to discuss with Senators and Representatives. Stay tuned.
What did Brian Say
At the Commission meetings, Dr. Brian Forschler usually brings interesting tidbits to the table, to help keep Commission members apprised of what’s hap-
pening in other states and within Urban Pest Control. January was no different:
Texas has raised their pest control license fees over 50% to cover regulatory operational expenses
Research in Georgia shows that most PMPs believe that IPM is still a scheduled treatment
Verifiable school IPM includes understanding your pests, setting action thresholds for key pests, monitoring for pests and documenting that you have
removed the conditions that supported the pests.
Research has proved that liquid treatments for drywoods will soon be a viable option – no longer will fumigation be the only choice.
What did Josh say
Josh Wiley discussed the Department’s initiative for RCM (Recertification Course Monitoring). He advised that the purpose of the RCM was to verify that the
courses taught matched the course approved (paperwork). What have the inspectors discovered:
Sometimes the course material is not covered. This has occurred sometimes because the presenter ran out of time
Some rules and regs have not been stated correctly
Some instructors may be state approved – but they did not receive approval to teach the class they are giving.
Department inspector witnessed course number sharing. It is the responsibility of the program sponsor to be certain this doesn’t occur.
Josh said they expected to find more problems and that the presentations/speakers are overall good. With this year of RCM completed, the Department will
not escalate reviews/penalties etc. on teaching but merely continue to review the education process with inspectors dropping by to monitor a class here and
What did Derrick Say
Derrick Lastinger reported that the Department of Ag plans to offer online licensing later this year and that licenses will be more durable and barcoded. The
Department, in its effort to emphasize assistance to the industry, will have a booth at the GPCA Athens Conference. Derrick encouraged everyone to come by
and talk to him and inspectors at the event.
IS THIS ALL THERE IS—No! In each BugBytes we have events reported that are taking place right away—so there is no need to take up print space here.
But if you want to receive the BugBytes by email so you KNOW what’s going on , just send us a note—Christina@gpca.org and she will add you to our distri-
Glenn Glover Promoted to Region Vice
President of Arrow Exterminators’
Tennessee and Kentucky Region
Arrow Exterminators, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Glenn
Glover to Region Vice President of Arrow Exterminators’ Tennessee and Ken-
tucky Region including the Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Bowling
Green, Kentucky service areas. An eighteen-year veteran of the pest control
industry, Glover joined Arrow Exterminators three years ago and has served as
manager of the Duluth and Tucker Georgia service centers as well as an At-
lanta regional home service center.
“Glenn is a wonderful leader and with his strong work ethic, this role is a perfect
fit for Glenn and the next step in his career with Arrow,” said Mike Warren,
Senior Vice President of Operations for Arrow Exterminators. “The value of
promoting leaders from within the organization who understand our business at
all levels cannot be overstated.” “As a family owned company, we are proud to
reward success and hard work internally.”
Glenn and his wife Cheri, along with their son Ryan currently reside in the
metro-Atlanta area, and will relocate to Nashville, TN this summer.
PROFILE Issue 1, 2012
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2011 - 2012 Officers installed Contributing Writers
July 16, 2011
Rick Bell and Dennis Judy
GPCA Chairman of the Board
Enviroguard Pest Solutions
Allgood Pest Solutions
Duluth, Ga. Active Guard
email@example.com Page 5
Ted Veitch Page 15
GPCA Vice President
Cook’s Pest Control
Dallas, Ga. 866/978-6288 Jimmy Allgood - 478/272-6271
404/569-1995 Www.allergytechnologies.com Bubba Tindol - 770/339-4500
Azalea City Exterminating
Valdosta, Ga. Page 11
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1 - Steve Thomason, Allgood Pest Solutions, Dalton, 706/463-6477 Kevin Burns Steve Sullivan
2 - Len Land, Coppermine’s PC, 706/864-97570
3 - Roger Lemaster, Cook’s PC, Rome, 706/234-2666 800/281-8978 800/323-6628
4 - Nancy Delany, Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta, 770/552-4943
5 - David Garland, Garland Services, Douglasville, 770/949-1342
6 - Lynn Dolan, Tom’s Pest Control, Peachtree City, 770/487-9506
7 - Ted Lieb, Active Pest Control, 404/276-6578
8 - Mark Hunter, Allgood Pest Solutions, Dublin, 478/272-6271
9 - Steven Baker, Future Services, Grayson, 678/583-9773
10 - Danny Hopkins, Athens Ext., Athens, 706/546-7438
11 - Roger Tinker, All Star PC, Columbus, 706/568-7298 Back Cover
12 - Stuart Sinyard, Adams Exterminators, Albany, 229/435-6257
13 - Paul Jury, Jury PC, North Augusta, SC, 803/441-0007
14 - Chris Watring, Orkin PC, Savannah, 912/238-0404
Patty Needham Page 15
15 - Merged with region 12
16 - Dana King, Allgood Pest Solutions, Brunswick, 912/265-8485
17 - Randy Martin, Home Tec Ext., Alpharetta, 770/475-0649
18 - Randall Reddish, Astro Exterminating, Valdosta, 229/244-6862
Past President - Bubba Nolan, Astro PC., Valdosta, 229/247-0849
Allied - Steve Sullivan, Bell Laboratories, 800/323-6628
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PROFILE Issue 1, 2012
GPCA President Dennis Judy presented Leukemia/Lymphoma a check for
$90,064 representing contributions raised in 2011 by GPCA members as well
as Association activities. Receiving the check is Whitney Schaffner, Senior
Campaign Manager, L & L.
This year’s fundraising brings GPCA’s total support to L & L over the past
seven years to $798,594.00
Breakfast in Athens is always well attended.
Who could refuse a breakfast buffet that
groaned with sausage, ham, bacon, eggs,
hashbrowns, pancakes, fruit, juice, biscuits