May 2023

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May 9, 2023 | Issue 27


Event Calendar

May 22: Bird Certification Day

June 3: 5K Fundraiser

August 24-26: Summer Meeting

November 2: Fall Seminar Eastern Washington

November 4: Fall Seminar Western Washington

December 2: Winter Convention

General Membership Meeting

Committee Meetings

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Education Committee





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Renew Membership Today!

Membership renewals are due by June 30.

Renewing your WSPMA (Washington State Pest Management Association) membership can offer several benefits and reasons to consider. Here are a few:

  1. Professional Development
  2. Networking Opportunities
  3. Legislative Advocacy
  4. Resources and Support
  5. Professional Credibility
  6. Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  7. Industry Updates and News
  8. Savings Program
Renew Here

Networking 5K

Saturday, June 3 - 9am

Marathon Park (Olympia)


Our first 5K! You won't want to miss this event. Join our PWIPM Network and bring your friends at Marathon Park in Olympia. This course is a flat, gravel loop around Capitol Lake with gorgeous views of the Capital Building. You don't have to run, walking is encouraged, dogs and children welcome too. Be sure to wear your company colors and lets enjoy our time together!

Registration open at 8:30 am with a 9 am start.

Funds raised from this event will be used towards helping WSPMA members attend pest management events throughout our industry.

Did you know that Marathon Park marked the start and finish line for the first Women's Olympic Marathon in 1984?

Last Call for Registration

WSPMA has teamed up with Bird Barrier to bring a hands on full day course on bird control. This event will provide insight on how to maneuver bird work from start to finish.



Monday, May 22

8 am to 5 pm


Holiday Inn Express

19621 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

Summer Meeting

August 24 - 26, 2023

Skamania Lodge

Business Development is a key component to a thriving, growing business. Join us at Skamania Lodge as we focus on the hiring process and how we as an industry can attract the best candidates. Along with our classroom learning, everyone will have ample opportunity to network and build relationships with other member companies during our planned events. We encourage you to bring your management team and spend time reflecting, fine tuning and maybe changing your approach to your process.

Make your room reservation by July 24 to receive our group rate of $279/nt.

Group code: 1YN751


Golf / Wine Tour / Zip Lining

Aerial Course / Axe Throwing


Hiring Best Practices

The Right Words to Attract the Right People


WSU Program Rollouts

WSDA Testing Progress

WFFF - Legislative Support


Event Details


Thursday, August 24 to Saturday, August 26


Skamania Lodge

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648


1st Attendee: $175 (after June 1 $225)

Additional Attendees: $125 (after June 1 $175)

Join us - Register NowEarly-bird Registration will close June 15

Updates from WSDA

Prevent Pesticide Drift

As spraying season approaches WSDA is reminding pesticide applicators to ensure pesticides do not drift off target and offering tips on how to reduce the risk of drift.

  • Read the label on the pesticides and abide by all precautions and restrictions on safe handling, necessary protective equipment, buffers, the effect on crops, and more. 
  • Be especially diligent near areas such as highways, homes, schools, and other occupied dwellings, or where workers are present.
  • Properly calibrate and configure equipment, using the proper nozzles, pressure, and if applicable fan speed, to keep the spray on target.
  • Scout the areas bordering the treatment area for people and animals before and during the application.
  • Evaluate conditions such as wind speed, wind direction, and temperature.
  • Stop applying pesticides if conditions change and the risk of drift rises to an unsafe level or if anyone approaches the area without proper protection. Only proceed with the application when you have assessed that it can be completed without contacting them.

To file a drift complaint, email [email protected] or call 1-877-301-4555. WSDA also maintains a toll-free drift exposure line for farmworkers, 1-844-388-2020, which is monitored by bilingual staff. Be sure to have as much information as possible regarding the incident to share with the department or when an investigator returns the call. WSDA strives to respond to all cases of possible human exposure within 24 hours and all other complaints within 48 hours.

Welcome New Members


GorillaDesk Software

Corteva Agriscience


SGA Inspection, Inc - Lacey

Member News

Jeff Holmes, Environmental Pest Control

The reason that we are members of the WSPMA is to be part of a group that looks out for the needs and interests of our industry. The association also helps to build professional relationships with people of our Industry. 

We all need to receive CEU'S to keep our licenses current. Training is a lot more than just getting a credit for a class so your license is current. The training that we need to receive should be training that keeps employees engaged and lets them walk away at the end of the day feeling that we are providing a service that is keeping our community safe and healthy. If your employees do not feel the engagement and enthusiasm it is just another job. I do not want my employees feeling that way.


May 22: Bird Certification

June 3: 5K

August 24-26: Summer Meeting

November 2: Eastern Fall Seminar

November 4: Western Fall Seminar

December 2: Winter Convention