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.
A dizzying array of other legislation is in front of both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate; all are targeted at rolling back State preemption of pesticide regulation -- thus granting every city in Minnesota the right to enact and enforce their own regulations on pesticide licensing, training, recertification, and pesticide applications.
On April 14, 2023, a group from MPMA met with Sen. Aric Putnam, the Chairman of the Senate Ag committee. Sen. Putnam assured us that this bill will not pass his committee's approval and thus is a non-issue for 2023. However, there is a possibility that some Senator could sneak the preemption rollback legislation into another ag bill as a rider on another omnibus bill. Thus, we must remain vigilant and stay in touoch with our legislative contacts.
View the proposed HF 1255 language and a document that details our industry's concerns.
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.
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.
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.
MPMA Board of Directors meetings
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
2024 MN PMP Conference
Monday, March 4, 2024 at Mpls. Convention Center
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