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Maryland State Pest Control Association to Host 2021 Virtual Interstate Pest Management Conference
01/13/2021

Maryland State Pest Control Association to Host 2021 Virtual Interstate Pest Management Conference

For Immediate Release

(Annapolis, MD) — Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA) will be hosting its annual Interstate Pest Management Conference (IPMC) on January 27-29, 2021. The event will take place virtually and feature a variety of experts in the field.

Essential Pest Control Workers and COVID-19 Vaccine in MD
12/27/2020

Essential Pest Control Workers and COVID-19 Vaccine in MD

Tell Your State Officials to Allow for Essential Pest Control Workers to Receive the Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Immediately After Healthcare Workers and High-risk Individuals!

In addition to NPMA’s ongoing advocacy efforts and our formal request on December 11th, 2020, to the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), our industry has been advocating for essential pest control workers to be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 1b.

A Letter from the President
12/02/2020

A Letter from the President

By: Samantha Forrest

We are all looking forward to a New Year in 2021! Over this last year, MSPCA has provided helpful resources and information regarding COVID-19 to help keep our members up to date, and we will continue to do that through the new year! 2020, has been challenging but a busy year for the pest control industry and we have made progress despite the pandemic trying to keep us down.

Interstate Conference
11/22/2020

Interstate Conference

January 27-29, 2021 on ZOOM

If you attend one industry event in 2021, make it the Interstate Pest Management Conference - IPMC. This premier event is designed to get you the credits you need in one day, covering more categories than ever before, including Turf and Ornamental categories. 

Fred Neil Scholarship Recipients Announced!
10/23/2020

Fred Neil Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Scholarship Winners Give Their Testimonials

My name is Allyson Atkinson and I want to start off by saying I am so grateful for the opportunity to have applied for this scholarship in the first place, let alone have won it for three years in a row. Each year my books get more expensive and especially this year with things being online and an adjustment into my senior year.

MSPCA's President Receives Women in Excellence Award from NPMA!
10/21/2020

MSPCA's President Receives Women in Excellence Award from NPMA!

Awards were presented on October 15, 2020

The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) Women of Excellence Award recognizes women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way. This year’s award recognizes one of our own, President of the Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA), Andrea Brubaker.

WHY MSPCA?
10/09/2020

WHY MSPCA?

MSPCA wants to hear from you! Why do you love being a member? Is it access to education, professional development, networking opportunities, business growth, industry updates, or all the above? Tell us your story so that we can continue providing you with valuable member benefits. Here is what we need from you:

06/25/2020

Renew Your MSPCA Dues Today!

The Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA) is focused on providing education and services for individuals and organizations in the pest control industry. MSPCA is your unique and valuable one-stop center for the tools, knowledge, and information you need to grow your business.

Recognize MSPCA Members Helping During COVID-19
06/01/2020

Recognize MSPCA Members Helping During COVID-19

Across America, and around the world, we are seeing stories every day about companies doing what is needed to make products and providing services that are essential in the battle against coronavirus. These are unique challenges and MSPCA would like to recognize our members who have stepped up to aid in the relief effort to say thank you.

05/12/2020

Overcome Barriers and Capture Your Value-Added Savings

Presenter: Tim Underhill

When businesses reopen, many of your customers will be focused on ways to cut cost and increase profits. Price is going to be their major focus. Distributors and manufacturers need to be able to show savings based on Total Cost, not just price. In this webinar will review the top four barriers in capturing your value-added services and how to overcome them.

04/21/2020

Webinar: How to Coach, Lead and Motivate Your Sales Team Through Today’s Virus-Impacted World

Presenter: Jim Pancero

Business has been disrupted and is struggling to restart. How are your team members handling all of the stressors and roadblocks facing any sales rep today? This timely webinar offers you and your team ideas and solutions to help you maximize any opportunities available with your buyers.

MSPCA COVID-19 Resources and Information
04/03/2020

MSPCA COVID-19 Resources and Information

MSPCA is here to provide you with as much information as possible to help your business navigate COVID-19.

04/02/2020

Webinar: Take Advantage of Federal Resources to Help Your Business

Presenter: Alex Ayers

The recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act include many provisions that will affect small businesses around the U.S.

04/02/2020

Maryland Joint Workgroup for COVID-19

Maryland Joint Workgroup for COVID-19

04/01/2020

Webinar: How to Sell in Tough Times and Tough Markets

Presenter: Paul Reilly

This tone-setting program introduces participants to the inspirational and practical message of hanging tough mentally and hanging on to profit in tough times. You fight this battle on two fronts. One, you fight it on the streets with your knowledge and skills. Two, you fight it in your mind—your thinking and your attitude.

03/24/2020

Maryland Small Business Resources for COVID-19

Maryland Small Business Resources for COVID-19

03/23/2020

Pest Control is Essential

A message from your MSPCA President

03/20/2020

Exterminators Considered to be Essential Workers During COVID-19 Response

The US Department of Homeland Security has put out a memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response. Below is a link to the memorandum. If you search the document for “exterminators”, it will lead you to the Public Works section of the document where you’ll find exterminators considered to be Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. "Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences."

03/19/2020

MSPCA Shares News Alert from NPMA

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with many implications on our lives, businesses, employees and families. In an effort help the businesses in the pest management industry keep up, NPMA is hosting this webinar Friday, March 20, 11am – 12:15pm EST.

03/17/2020

MSPCA Special Alert: Coronavirus & Essential Services

Over the past several days as more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being disseminated by the federal, state and local governments, there has been a push to classify industries as essential or non-essential. Those deemed as essential can continue to operate as more quarantines and restrictions are put in place.

Results from the IPMC Conference
02/28/2020

Results from the IPMC Conference

Last Month more than 600 pest control professionals attended the 2020 Interstate Pest Management Conference (IPMC), held at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Over the course of two days, attendees networked, attended educational sessions and previewed the latest industry product innovations during in our exhibit hall. So, what did attendees think of the conference?

MSPCA Savings4Members
06/09/2019

MSPCA Savings4Members

MSPCA partnered with Savings4Members to provide you with access to cost savings programs to help you spend less time worrying about expenses; so you can focus on customers, sales, and running your business. Through Savings4Members you have access to various discounts with national vendors to help you buy and save on products and services you use every day.

Fred Neil Scholarship Applications
09/07/2018

Fred Neil Scholarship Applications

This scholarship is available only to children or employees of eligible member firms.