MPMA Update

 

April 21, 2020, MPMA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

 

Minnesota Legislative Alert

The Minnesota Structural Pest Management Industry is currently faced with HF 1255.  HF 1255 is proposed legislative language that would adversely impact our industry. The Minnesota Pest Management Association and the National Pest Management Association are actively working to defeat HF 1255. 

If this language were to pass MPMA estimates that over six hundred Minnesota cities would be able to adopt pesticide use regulations.

View the proposed HF 1255 language and a document that details our industry's concerns

 

Honey Bees and Minnesota Structural Pest Management Industry

Adam’s Pest Control Reminds Everyone to “Bee” Friendly
At first, beekeeping and a message of conservancy may seem inconsistent coming from a pest management company, but not when that company is Adam’s Pest Control. As an early adopter of Integrated Pest Management and the first pest control company in the nation to offer GreenPro-certified services under the National Pest Management Association’s new, higher standards, it shouldn’t be surprising that Adam’s is also an advocate for protecting bees and other pollinators.
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Bee Hives in Unexpected Places
Saturday, August 17th was National Honeybee Day and in honor of this special day, Elizabeth goes on the hunt for beehives in unexpected places. Her first stop is Adam’s Pest Control in Medina. You might not think of a pest control company headquarters as the perfect home for a hive of honeybees, but Elizabeth learns that the team at Adam’s is dedicated to bee health.
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2018-2019 Minnesota Legislative Session

In regards to H.F. No. 1733 that has recently been proposed from the House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division committee. This proposed bill (lines 1.16 – 2.7) seeks to make changes to Minnesota Statute 18B.02. These changes would provide the ability for the State to delegate enforcement and licensing of pesticide applications to first-class cities.
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Upcoming Meetings & Events

 

July-October
Academy 2020
Virtual Event

July 21, 2020
MPMA Board of Directors Meeting
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August 26, 2020
MPMA Golf Outing
East Lansing, MI

October 13-15, 2020
PestWorld 2020
Virtual Event

November 8-10, 2020
International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum
San Diego, CA

December 1-3, 2020
Global Bedbug Summit
Virtual Event

March 1-2, 2021
Minnesota Structural Pest Management Conference

May 6-7, 2021
Industry Safety Summit
Orlando, FL

 

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