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PMPs prevail in tough regulatory year

December 4, 2019 By
During 2019, the members of the National Pest Management Association’s State Policy Affairs Representative program worked hard to ensure legislation would not adversely affect pest management professionals. Read more»
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Massachusetts eyes creation of commission to study rodenticides

September 18, 2019 By
California isn’t the only state dealing with activists opposed to the use of rodenticides. In Massachusetts, the state legislature’s Joint Environment Committee recently examined HB 3714, an act to create a special commission to study the effects of rat poison... Read more»
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U.S. pest control industry legislative milestones

September 4, 2019 By
Dig into the archives for legislative milestones that altered the course of the professional pest control industry over the years. Read more»
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Maryland courts upheld Montgomery County lawn pesticide ban

September 1, 2019 By
Montgomery County, Md.’s ban on the use of state-approved pesticides on private lawns was upheld by Maryland's Court of Appeals in July. Read more»

California’s proposed rodenticide ban bill on hold

August 28, 2019 By
The California Ecosystems Protection Act, or bill AB 1788, that would ban the use of certain rodenticides in the state, has been put on hold for now. Read more»
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California moves closer to rodenticide ban

August 10, 2019 By
California's ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use in the state, and first-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use on state-owned property, is moving closer to becoming law. Read more»

Legislative challenges, industry unity define 2019 advocacy

June 28, 2019 By
RISE's VP of public affairs, Karen Reardon, says engagement and advocacy is what makes a positive difference to the pest control industry’s reputation. Read more»
From left are PMP Hall of Famer and President of Pest Management Systems Billy Tesh; Marie Horner, ACE, VP of government affairs and industry stewardship for Arrow Exterminators and region two director of NCPMA; and Clint Miller, VP of Clint Miller Exterminating and NCPMA. (PHOTO: NPMA)

NCPMA hosts reception for policymakers

May 29, 2019 By
The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) hosted a reception at the North Carolina Museum of History for state representatives. Read more»
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Working with policy makers to effect change

May 1, 2019 By
Policy makers at the state, national and local levels create the laws and regulations that affect pest management professionals (PMPs) and their businesses. With that in mind, the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) Public Policy Committee met during Legislative Day... Read more»

California moves a step closer to rodenticide ban

April 10, 2019 By and
Legislation to ban certain rodenticides passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 9. Read more»