Secret Site Map
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Home News Video: Mike Katz on Proposed Paperless Reporting Legislation

Video: Mike Katz on Proposed Paperless Reporting Legislation

News Coverage

Katz discusses proposed legislation that would permit – not mandate — pest control operators to convey and retain pesticide records, use reports, consumer info sheets or others, electronically.

| April 18, 2013

In the following video Mike Katz, president of Western Exterminator, discusses proposed legislation that would permit – not mandate — pest control operators to convey and retain pesticide records, use reports, consumer info sheets or others, electronically.

This proposed legislation was one of the key focuses of NPMA Legislative Day. In recent years, many pest control companies have gone paperless in order to save costs, increase efficiencies and promote professionalism. Unfortunately, a barrier that PCOs have run into is that some states mandate pest control operators provide a hard copy consumer information sheet (e.g., pesticide records, use reports, consumer info sheets, etc.) at the time of service, or after service. Many of these requirements were written in the 1970s and 1980s before people could imagine today’s technology.

The end result is that many companies have invested large sums of money to go paperless, yet they are unable to do so completely, because the state(s) in which they operate have mandated they provide hard copies.

Some companies have asked their state regulatory authority for clarification, but NPMA and its members believe this issue needs addressed federally.

Top news

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Florida Company

Arrow acquired Tallahassee, Fla.-based Action Pest Control.

NPMA Announces Results of 2014-2015 Board Election

Billy Tesh, Pest Management Systems, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., will serve as the association's president.

Viking Pest Control Introduces Roach Coaches

Several buses throughout New Jersey are decked out with cockroaches and the Viking Pest Control logo/contact as part of a new advertising initiative.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'

Central Garden & Pet Acquires Envincio Assets

The acquisition provides Central with EPA-exempt products, thereby allowing the company to expand its line of specialty products.