2020 ConFERENCE UPDATE
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Phone numbers to call for each Division are as follows:
PSD GENERAL: 602.542.0994
STATE AG LAB: 602-744-4924
Important Information 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
State of Arizona Executive Order: Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services
Governor Doug Ducey, in conjunction with the Director of Health Services for the Division of Emergency Management has ordered essential functions that promote the public health, safety and welfare of the state to continue operating. Critical Trades, inclusive of exterminators, provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences and businesses, thus, able to continue to operate.
Your AzPPO Board of Directors and the Legislative Committee have been working diligently with the Department of Agriculture to ensure that pest management is considered an essential service. Thank you to those of you who sent letters. Governor Ducey signed the Executive Order prohibiting the closure of essential services on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Help Us Get SB 1304 Passed!
The Arizona Pest Professional Organization needs your help! In an attempt to curb the number of unlicensed individuals providing structural pest control throughout the state, AzPPO needs your help to encourage the Legislature to pass SB 1304 (pest management; unlicensed business activity) and address this important safety issue. Read more
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