GPCA Bug Bytes
By Connie Rogers
July 8, 2019
In this Issue:
2019 Executive Board, 2018/2019 Pioneer Award Winner, Charity Golf
Tournament, Cram Day and PCO Course
GPCA Installs 2019/2020 Executive Board

The new GPCA Executive Board was installed during the Annual Summer Conference on June 25th at Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL.

Pictured L-R: Cliff Baird, Compass Pest Management, Secretary/Treasurer; Brantley Russell, Arrow Exterminators, Vice President; Garry Adams, Northwest Exterminating, President; Stuart Sinyard, Adams Exterminators, Chairman of the Board.

The Georgia Pest Control Association is indebted to certain individuals who over time have contributed consistently to the achievement and progress of the pest control industry.

The Pioneer’s Award for 2018/2019 recognized Shay Runion for her service to our industry. Shay is the Chief HR Officer and Senior Vice President Professional Development with Arrow Exterminators. Presented June 23, 2019, Palm Coast, FL.

Pictured: Stuart Sinyard, GPCA Chairman of the Board, Shay Runion, Arrow Exterminators.

2019 GPCA Charity Golf Tournament

Early bird registration has ended but there is still plenty of time to support this worthwhile cause.

Click here to register online: Charity Golf Tournament online registration
This event supports the Hands United Foundation, The Glenn Burnett Scholarship and the Russell Scholarship
On Friday, July 26th, you will have another opportunity to act like a college student before finals – CRAM, CRAM, CRAM!!!!! The CRAM day goes from 8 AM to 5 PM with instructor Jim Chase reviewing as much as he can Cram into the time to help you study for the state PCO exam. The morning program (about 8 to 11:30) is dedicated to HPC subjects. Middle of the day (about 11:30 to 1:30) is Rules and Regulations. The rest of the day (1:30 to 5 PM) is spent on WDO. GPCA provides pizza so you don’t have to break your learning process.
Member Prices
If you have taken the GPCA PCO course within the past 12 months, the cost is $50, per session, or $100 full day.
If you have NOT taken the GPCA PCO course, the program is $75 morning, $75 afternoon. 
Non Member Prices —$150 1/2 day, $300 full day.
Register by calling the GPCA office at 770-417-1881
or complete the attached registration form.
You can also register online at   
Payment must be received when registering. No refunds for no shows or cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.
For registration form please click on the link below :

GPCA 6 Week PCO Course
September 23 - October 31, 2019

This comprehensive 6 week course is an excellent tool to prepare for the pest control operator's exam. This course is also a great training tool for the new pest control technician. For the second time in the history of the six week course, GPCA is offering members the ability to attend the course in real time as it is being taught at the GPCA office. This remote course will be similar to a webinar whereas the attendee will sign on and review the course in real time as it is being taught in the GPCA office. It is our hope to reach as many members outside of the metro area who have a desire to attend the PCO course but are unable to due to distance restrictions. Remote attendees will NOT receive CEU credit for the course. 
For remote system requirements and complete registration information please click this link:  PCO Course information and registration
Save the Date

  • August 14, Charity Golf Tournament, Hampton Golf Club, Cumming GA
  • September 11 & 12, North Georgia Conference, Dalton, GA
  • October 9 & 10, South Georgia Conference, Tifton, GA
  • January 7, 8, 9, 2020, Athens Winter Conference, Athens, GA