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NJPMA to Hold Annual Clinic and Tradeshow on August 19

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The event will be held at Rutgers University. Attendees will receive certification credits issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the agency that oversees licensing and annual certification requirements.

| August 11, 2010

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -  “In 2011, the New Jersey Pest Management Association will celebrate its 70th anniversary and, for 63 years, it has brought together the state’s pest control owners and technicians for an annual clinic to keep them up to date on the latest issues affecting their ability to battle a force of nature that threatens both health and property,” says Leonard Douglen, the association’s executive director.

More than 600 members of the industry will attend the Aug. 19 Clinic and tradeshow to be held on the Cook College campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. They will receive certification credits issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the agency that oversees licensing and annual certification requirements.

“This is by far the largest get-together of pest management professionals in the state,” says Douglen, “but the Association also sponsors seminars throughout the year such as one in March concerning the techniques needed to control the spread of bed bugs, an insect that formerly had been a minor problem until bans of a number of pesticides that had held their population in check.”

“There isn’t a single person in New Jersey who is not directly and indirectly affected by the quality of pest management,” says Douglen, “because every single building, every single business, every single individual is under siege from a force of Nature comprised of insect and rodent pests, as well as feral pests.”

“All schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and motels, supermarkets, multi-unit dwellings, and everywhere the public gathers are, by law, required to be pest-free,” said Douglen. “Homeowners, too, want to ensure they are not subject to pests.”

Paul Hardy will be the keynote speaker, reviewing the ways the pest management industry has changed over the years as the result of both the development and banning of various pesticides, equipment, and techniques. He will discuss the development of Integrated Pest Management policies along with changing public attitudes about pest control.

Other pest management experts will lead seminars on bed bugs, dealing with feral animals that endanger the public, termite and inspection treatments and services.
“Pest control issues are constantly in the news,” says Douglen, “because they have such a direct impact on our lives.”

The New Jersey Pest Management Association was founded in 1941 and is affiliated with the National Pest Management Association. Its member firms hold joint membership. Its leadership works closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information visit www.njpma.com.

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