Secret Site Map
Friday, February 27, 2015

Home News VPMA to Sponsor Hokie Bugfest

VPMA to Sponsor Hokie Bugfest

Industry Events

Organization announces its bronze level sponsorship of the second annual event.

| August 8, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) is a bronze level sponsor for the second annual Hokie Bugfest, the organization announced.

The Hokie Bugfest, Oct. 20, presented by the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology, is a festival to promote the fun and excitement of the science of entomology, according to the event organizers, and features bug-themed hands-on activities.

"Sponsorship of this educational, fun event is right in line with the Association's dedication to education in the pest management industry," said Jeff JOhnson, VPMA president.

The Hokie Bugfest will feature exhibits of live insects, from structural "bad guys" like termites, bed bugs, cockroaches and stink bugs, as well as exotic zoo inhabitants like the goliath birdeater spider, blue death-feigning beetles, African giant millipedes and a honey bee observation hive.  

"It is very important to us that the pest control industry plays a role in an event as large as the Hokie Bugfest," said Mike Weaver, Virginia Tech professor of entomology. "As this event expands, it will take on a life of its own and having sponsors we can count on year after year is important to its sustainability. VPMA members have been quick to recognize the mutual benefits of collaborating with this event as the associations and several individual companies supported us in 2011 and again this year."

 

 

 

Top news

Legislative Day Preview: New Congress, New Opportunities

Attendees of Legislative Day 2015, scheduled for March 15-17 in Washington D.C., will be greeted by many new faces in Congress, a development that could be positive for the pest control industry.

Software Advice is an Online Software Resource for PCOs

The online comparison site is for pest control businesses looking to buy software. The company announced the publication of a new study on online reviews and residential services.

Protect-A-Bed Releases New Bed Bug Testing Kit

The new LightsOut Lab-In-A-Bag Efficacy Kit is now available to assist the pest management industry.

Webinar: Fire Ant Management Using Baits

The next webinar in the “All Bugs Good and Bad 2015 Series” is titled “Fire Ant Management Using Baits” and takes place March 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. (CST).

Companies Donate Services to Eliminate Termites from Prisoners of Christ Homes

McCall Service and Rivers Pest Control performed full-house fumigations to eradicate two homes operated by the Prisoners of Christ ministry, a faith-based program providing re-entry services for men coming out of prison as they transition back into civilian life.

x