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Thank you for another successful AzPPO Great Western Conference!



MASTERMINDS

Many talented and competent leaders share similar struggles as you, and they can offer a unique and objective perspective to whatever challenge you’re facing. After all, when it comes to problem solving, two (or more) heads are always better than one.

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month from  9:00 am till 10:00 am for a peer-to-peer mentoring group where members give their input and advice to help other members grow their business. 

Each month will feature a specific challenge that business owners and top level managers encounter and registration is open and free to all AzPPO members.

To learn more about this month's Masterminds meeting and to register, click the link below.

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2021-2022 Board of Directors Induction

Thank you to all who came out to TopGolf Scottsdale for our Annual Meeting and the induction of our 2021-2022 Board of Directors! We're in good hands with these local leaders:

President:

Cody Smith, Dynamic Pest Control LLC


Vice President:

Darren Hunsaker, All Clear Pest Control


Treasurer:

Dawn Marie Aguayo, Orkin Pest Control


Secretary:

David Gilmer, Proof Pest Control AZ


Past President:

Chris Gillies, Terminix


Board of Directors, At Large:

Marie Horner, Arrow Exterminators

Holly Parker, Creepy Crawly Pest Control

Brian Smithson, Moxie Pest Control Phoenix


Board of Directors, Allied:

Kale Jaworski, BASF



Important Info About Disinfection Services

"There is no license category for the use of antimicrobials and disinfectants, nor is there an exam for such products. While such products may be considered (in the legal sense) a pesticide, they are pretty much the same type of products janitorial and custodial workers use; yet, we do not require them to be licensed. In fact, there is an exemption in our laws for those who use such products. Anyone creating a "Covid-19" disinfection service" in Arizona should note that it is not a program that we as an agency have recommended or promoted, anymore than we would of a cleaning company applying disinfectants. However, because disinfectants are classified by EPA to be pesticides, and because we have primacy over the use of a pesticide in Arizona, we will still enforce the laws as it relates to label instructions."

- Vince Craig, Associate Director

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Pest Management Division


ADVOCACY

NPMA Legislative Day in D.C.

March 2022


New Requirement for New Applicator Certification Card Applications

A 2020 performance audit recommended that the AZDA request the Legislature consider revising statute to reinstate its authority to obtain criminal history background checks of certified applicator applicants. Senate Bill 1414 was signed by the governor on April 26, 2021 and requires fingerprinting and background checks for someone who applies to become a certified applicator.

Sec. 2. Section 3-3614, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

3-3614. Applicator certification; categories; fingerprint requirement

A. An application for applicator certification shall be in a form prescribed by the director and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

B. An individual may apply for certification as an applicator or qualified applicator in any one or a combination of the following categories:

  1. Industrial, institutional, structural and health-related pest management.
  2. Wood-destroying organism management.
  3. Ornamental and turf pest management.
  4. Right-of-way pest management.
  5. Aquatic pest management.
  6. Fumigation.
  7. Other categories or subcategories established by rule.

C. An individual who applies for certification as a new APPLICATOR OR A NEW qualified applicator shall submit to the division a full set of fingerprints and fees as required by section 41-1750. The director shall submit the fingerprints and fees to the department of public safety for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-

544. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation.

Sec. 3. Effective date

Section 3-3614, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, is effective from and after December 31, 2021.

Read Full Bill Here →

Read Fingerprint Card Letter →


Become a Member

  • Come and network with a group of individuals and business owners who share your business interests!
  • Now you have a chance to let your voice be heard by becoming a member of the largest and fastest growing Pest Management Association in Arizona, we want you to be part of it.
  • Help become a strong and positive influence in the industry. You owe it to yourself, your family and your business to become an involved and educated industry member.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving pandemic with many implications on our lives, businesses, employees and families. NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information as it relates to COVID-19. We will be updating this website regularly, so save to your favorites for easy access. We will make every attempt to provide CDC and PHAC recommended actions and updates as this continues to unfold.

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AZPPO EARNS STATEWIDE EDUCATION AWARD

We are excited to announce that AzPPO is the recipient of the 2019 Education Award from Arizona Society of Association Executives (AZSAE), in recognition of our outstanding educational programs. Our organization was honored at the AzSAE 55th Annual Awards Gala and Celebration in December 2019.

View photos & videos from the Gala


AzPPO Has Your Back

AzPPO supported legislation this year that gives the industry a greater voice in the Arizona Department of Agriculture, which is the state agency that regulates our industry. For those not aware, the pest management industry was previously regulated by a commission of individuals that had experience in the industry, supported by professional staff. Today, we are regulated by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. AzPPO feels that the industry, as a whole, has less input in how we are regulated and how the fees we pay are utilized for the regulation of the industry. At the request of AzPPO, Senator Pratt, a Republican from the Casa Grande area, is sponsoring SB 1529. The bill increases the industry’s representation within the Department’s decision-making process on matters impacting the pest management profession.



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