GPCA Bug Bytes
By Connie Rogers
August 21, 2020
In this issue: PCO Course, Conference Update & Woman of Excellence Award
GPCA 6 Week PCO Course
September 10 - October 19, 2020

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 first time in the history of the six week course, GPCA is offering the course 100% virtually through Zoom. This virtual 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 by the instructors. It is our hope to reach as many members who have a desire to attend the PCO course but are unable due to Covid-19 restrictions that remain in place. This six week course is an excellent tool to prepare for the PCO exam. This comprehensive course is also a great training tool for the new pest control technician, a technician preparing to take the PCO exam or as an up-to-date review of methods and procedures in pest control operations for the experienced operator. Attendees will be taking chapter tests online outside of class; the final exam will be online also. Students will need to have access to a computer, iPad, Osi or Android device to take chapter tests and for program participation. 
For Zoom system requirements and registration information click the corresponding button below or visit to register: 
2020 North Georgia Conference Postponed

The 2020 North Georgia Conference in Dalton has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions that remain in place.

Complete conference and registration information will be available by the middle of September. If you have any questions, please call the GPCA office at 770/417-1881.
The new date is November 4& 5, 2020
2020 GPCA Woman of Excellence Award
Sponsored by the Professional Women of GPCA

The Georgia Pest Control Association's Woman of Excellence Award recognizes women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way.

The recipient of this award will be an individual who demonstrates the following qualities:
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Has made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession
  • Has made notable contributions to their businesses
  • Contributed to other women in the industry
  • All nominees must be women who currently work in the pest management industry. They can be a PMP, Administrative Professional, Manufacturer or Researcher.
  • To nominate a candidate, please submit the nomination form filled out in its entirety.
  • This nomination must be submitted to the GPCA office by the close of business August 31, 2020
  • Mail to 2034 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, GA 30071 or email to