Washington State Pest Management Association
Eastern Washington: Thursday, November 14
Western Washington: Saturday, November 16
$135 WSPMA Members - $175 Non-Members - 7 CEUs (WA, ID, OR)
Associated Certified Entomologist Prep Course Testing
Have you thought about becoming an Associated Certified Entomologist but needed the extra push to actually do it? WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education program will be hosting an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) prep course and testing session. ACE certification provides career-minded pest management professionals with credentials that document your expertise and professionalism. Registration is $150 and includes IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist, four webinars, an all-day review session, and a proctored ACE testing session. 

WSPMA Bugbook
The WSPMA has now launched a closed group on Facebook where Members can collaborate. Be sure to search for WSPMA Bugbook and request your invite!
If updates are needed, please let us know!
Fall Seminar Spotlight

Dr. Potter is an urban entomologist and Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Kentucky. Potter’s professional career began in industry, including serving as National Technical Director for Orkin. For the past 28 years, he’s been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, where his program provides cutting-edge assistance to pest managers and their clients worldwide.

Psocids to Silverfish: Pests Less Talked About
Lots of industry presentations hammer on cockroaches, ants, and rodents. This talk is devoted to several of those other pests less talked about at industry meetings, including identification, biology, habits, and especially, what to do about them.

Bugs Behaving Badly- Extraordinary Infestations
In pest control, we often encounter extraordinary things: A bug in a biscuit, a spider in a soda straw, maggots in a maternity ward… insects have a way of showing up in the oddest places with unfortunate outcomes. This interesting presentation includes a series of case studies featuring bugs in “all the wrong places.” Some will involve litigation, many will be memorable, and all reinforce the challenge of pest control and its importance to society. Practical tips will be provided for managing infestations.

You Don’t Have to Be an Entomologist to ID Insects
This is not your basic bug “ID” talk! It is designed to help owners, managers, technicians and salespeople do a better job diagnosing pest problems and prescribing the right solution. Examples and case studies are given illustrating what can happen when pests are misidentified, along with many practical tips on how to identify insects with less hassle. Useful information will be provided on collecting and processing of specimens, magnification aids and the best reference tools available. A real confidence builder, underscoring the fact that you don’t have to be an entomologist with lots of initials after your name (B.C.E., M.S., Ph.D.) to identify insects!
Leavenworth Recap
Leavenworth 2019 was a well attended weekend full of memories. We thank all those who attended, organized and supported our meeting this year. If you haven't been able to join us for our Leavenworth General Membership Meeting, we encourage you to do so in the future. This is a great time to collaborate with peers and get advice from those who have been in the industry for years.
A special thanks goes out to our generous sponsors!
Amvac - AP&G - B&G - BASF - Bayer - Bell - BrioStack - Certus -
Control Solutions - Ensystex - JT Eaton - LiphaTech - Mullinax Ford -
Nisus - Paragon - PelGar USA - Sprague Pest Solutions - Syngenta -
Target - Univar - Zoecon