WSPMA

At a Glance

The WSPMA has been proudly serving the Washington State Pest Control industry since 1957. We are excited to offer our Members outstanding educational opportunities every year. As an Association we strive to create an environment that allows industry awareness and a sense of comradery. Our relationships with Members of the WSPMA are open and honest and help to provide self discipline. Through the volunteer efforts of our Members we have grown into a fantastic organization that will continue to serve the needs of our Members.

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Steps of Hope

Sat
1
2024
June 1, 2024
8:30AM - 11:30AM PST

PWIPM Fundraiser

Chambers Bay Loop

Join the PWIPM Steps of Hope 5k fundraiserโ€”an inclusive event for runners, walkers, families, and pets. Support Helping Hand House while fostering community and compassion. Take strides toward unity and make a difference, together.

Developing a Safety Culture in Your Company

Tue
9
2024
July 9, 2024
9:00AM - 11:00AM PST

Virtual Event

This session, led by Chris Winson, ACE from Axiom Eco-Pest Control, delves into cultivating a robust safety culture within your company, emphasizing compliance with safety protocols. It covers key elements and customizable methods for effective safety training and communication tailored to organizational needs.

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Northern Giant Hornet Update
05/22/2024

Northern Giant Hornet Update

WSDA

WSDA prepares for hornet season with trapping maps and a seasonal team. They coordinate with various organizations and invite residents to set traps. A population genomics study confirms two separate NGH origins. WSDA will attend the Pollinator Knowledge & Fun Fest on June 22. No new detections yet.

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Washington Legislative Interim Update
05/21/2024

Washington Legislative Interim Update

Government Affairs

The Washington State campaign season is underway with elections for all 98 House seats and 25 of 49 Senate seats. Democrats aim for a supermajority, while Republicans seek to maintain influence. Three statewide initiatives on tenant rights, sanctuary status, and natural gas are up for vote. New polling indicates a potential gubernatorial showdown between Bob Ferguson and Dave Reichert. Economic forecasts show mixed indicators, and key updates include a statewide drought emergency, reduced plans for a wind farm, and lower PFAS limits in drinking water.

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Be on Standby to Help
05/21/2024

Be on Standby to Help

Government Affairs

Upcoming VoterVoice advocacy campaigns aim to secure state pesticide preemption in the 2024 Farm Bill. State associations should notify members to be ready for action. Three campaigns: 1) Oppose amendment to strip Sec. 10205 (May 22-23), 2) Thank supportive Committee members (May 23-25), and 3) Push for a House vote (starting May 27).

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Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit
05/21/2024

Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit

Industry News

Ecology issued the revised Aquatic Mosquito Control permit, effective June 20, 2024, expiring June 20, 2029. This permit regulates insecticide use for mosquito control by businesses and government entities, excluding homeowners. Public comments were collected and addressed. Details are on the permit website: https://ecology.wa.gov/mosquitopermit.

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๐ŸŒŸ PWIPM Steps of Hope 5k Fundraiser ๐ŸŒŸ
05/17/2024

๐ŸŒŸ PWIPM Steps of Hope 5k Fundraiser ๐ŸŒŸ

PWIPM

Join the PWIPM Steps of Hope 5k on June 1, 2024! Today is the last day to register for a guaranteed event t-shirt. Registrations accepted until May 30. Support Helping Hand House and raise awareness for domestic violence. Make additional contributions to maximize our impact.

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