The Inspector
PPMA Online Classes
August ONLINE Educational Seminar
Thursday, August 12, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Topic: Safety / Label / Spill
Speaker: John Diesel, CNI

Credits: PA- 3 CORE

Cost: $15 for members; $30 for non-members

To receive continuing education credits, attendees must be present for the entirety of the call and participate in questions asked by the moderator.
A SECOND August ONLINE Educational Seminar
Thursday, August 26, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Topic: Wood Destroying Pests and Label Review
Speaker: Jim Prendergast, Target Specialty Products

Credits have been requested.
Cost: $15 for members; $30 for non-members

To receive continuing education credits, attendees must be present for the entirety of the call and participate in questions asked by the moderator.
Platinum Partners
In-Person Courses
Central Region Fall Seminar
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

(Formerly) Radisson Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011

7:00 -8:00   Registration / Exhibits Open / Continental Breakfast
7:30 -8:00   Benefits of Membership -Caleb Wright
8:00-9:00    Rodents - Barry Pitkoff, LiphaTech
9:00-10:00   ANB/Carpenter Ants; Lisa DiDomenico, Bayer
10:00–11:00 Suppliers Corner / Door Prizes / Exhibit Hall Open / Coffee Break
11:00–12:00 Mosquitos/Ticks; Gabe Gliwa, Central Life Sciences

Lunch -50/50 Drawing

1:00 -2:00   Termites; Ed Van Istendal, Ensystex
2:00 -3:00   CORE - Genevive Christ, PA Department of Ag
3:00 -3:30   Dept of Ag Updates -Chad Whitmer

Hot breakfast and lunch included with cost of registration. Bring Your License! Barcode scanning for credits will be available. Credits requested and are only available for full day attendance.
Eastern Region Fall Seminar
September 9, 2021
Radisson Hotel
2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA 19053

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
CORE – John Diesel, CNI | PA: 2-CORE
Women In Pest Control – Eve Pappas
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Spotted Lanternfly – Brian Walsh, PSU | PA: 2-06, 23
Termites – David Nardolilli, BASF | PA: 2-12
Marketing – Jeff King, The Pest Rangers
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mosquitos – Pat Ryan, Rockwell Labs | PA: 2-11, 16, 23
Fall Invaders – John Kurtz, CSI | PA: 2-11, 23
Marketing – Jeff King, The Pest Rangers

12:00 NOON

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Rodents – Trisha Shellenberger, Bell Labs | PA: 2-11, 15, 23
Profitable Fly Control - Ed Van Istendal, Ensystex | PA: 2-11
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rodent Exclusion – Marty Overline, Aardvark Pest Management | PA: 2-11, 15, 23
Bed Bugs – Rob Byer, Terminix | PA 2:11, 16, 23
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
CORE – Bill Best, Target | PA: 2- CORE

DE, MD, and NJ credits requested.

The Eastern Region will once again be offering commercial applicator testing at the meeting. Testing is limited to 15 people TOTAL for the day. If interested in , please email Bridget at to schedule either a Core test and/or a category test. Please include your name, date of birth, license number (if applicable) and which category you are interested in. Registration for tests is first come, first served.
For the most up-to-date information on the courses that the PA Pest Management Association is offering, visit our website at!
Silver Partners
Industry and Association News
SenSci™ Looking for Research Partners
At SenSci, we are always striving to be at the forefront of the latest research and development for pest management product protocols. It is our passion to provide you the best tools for the problems you face. And this is where you come in.

We’re currently looking for sites in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) as well as sites in South and Central New Jersey, that have Cockroach and bed bug infestations to test Jeff White’s new revolutionary product, the SenSci Pyramid™.   

The Pyramid pitfall sticky trap is made of textured cardboard, which roaches and bed bugs have shown to love the texture of. The Pyramid can be used in both active infestations and in proactive monitoring programs. Your participation in this testing will provide you with firsthand knowledge of the effectiveness of the trap and its catch capabilities.

In return for your participation, you will receive free product. Sign up today as participation is limited 
and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are interested, please contact Danny White at or 609-954-9594.
Now Accepting Nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award

The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil North America, recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition.

Applicants will be evaluated on:
  1. Notable contributions made to his or her company in a management level capacity (50%)
  2. Contributions to the pest management industry (25%)
  3. Personal leadership and community involvement (25%)

An independent judges' panel will select one award recipient who will be recognized at NPMA's PestWorld Convention.

Deadline for Nominations
All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 31, 2021.
Pest World 2021
November 2-5, 2021 | MGM Grand Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you ready to reconnect IN PERSON with your pest management peers?! 
Mark your calendar for PestWorld 2021 to be held November 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hotel block at the MGM Grand is now open and registration will open in April, stay tuned!
Bronze Partners
Pests In the News
NPMA's Pest Image Gallery
A membership benefit of a joint membership with NPMA and PPMA is the Pest Image Gallery. Thousands of pictures of pests have been gathered to help you with pest ID. You need to be logged in to your NPMA account to see the pictures.
We want to hear from you!
Do you have any news about your business? Anything to brag about? We would love to share stories about our members. Feel free to send those to Bridget at so we can all learn more about each other!
Pest World for Kids!
Kids grade K through 8 might want to check out Pest World for Kids! There are ebooks, crafts, games and more to educate and entice a young learner, especially the kids that love creepy crawlies! Check it out now!