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October 2013 Minutes

Tidewater Pest Control October 2013 Minutes

 

Meeting called to order by Tom Mares ( President)

Prayer: Buz Jones
Pledge: Johnny Newell

Minutes are posted on our website

Motion to accept minutes Jimmy Murphy 2nd Buz Jones

Treasurer report George Wright (Treasurer)

Motion to accept Robbie Pope 2nd Johnny Newell




Old business: Hookie bug fest “largest turn out ( great success) with promotion items with “bed bug awareness and newly designed VPMA banner

TPCA attended a meeting prior to the VPMA Board meeting, to discuss different ideas from the four local association’s to come up ways /ideas to bring the members out to our local meetings and show the advantages/benefits of the three-tier membership (NPMA also had a represented presents to hear the concerns from a local level.

VPMA –Scholarship fundraiser – Thanks to everyone for their contributions as together we as a association raised over 6500.00  

Jimmy & Buz reported on NPMA “Pest World and many of the speakers # Pest World were also at VPMA “Pest Fest ( many professionals speakers and topics)



New Business:

-WDI certification course coming to Tidewater please contact www.vpmonline.com for details and registration  December 3rd: VT Hampton Roads Center

December Christmas Party , contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and contact Oceanfront Inn directly in making arrangements for reservations ( don’t forget to mention TPCA for your discount)2901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451 United States‎866 539 8430‎

Speaker:

Brain Cooney with MKG and spoke on Perimeter treatments Vendors Present:

  • Univar-, Dennis (Residex), David McCormick (      Synegeta) and Dan Stallings ( Maverick Detection Services) K-9 spoke a minute      on current lawsuits in reference to bed bug letters in writing clear      letters)

Door Prize- Dick ( The Happy Printer) prize from Residex

50/50- Harry

Motion to adjourn:

Jimmy 2nd Buz

September 2013 Minutes

Tidewater Pest Control September 2013 Minutes

 

Meeting called to order by Tom Mares ( President)

Prayer: Buzz Jones
Pledge : Jason Leonard

Minutes are on our new website

Motion to accept minutes Jimmy Murphy

2nd Buzz Jones

Treasurer report George Wright (Treasurer)

Motion to accept Don Lenegar

2nd by Bob Herget


Old business: Virginia Peninsula Realtors Association – was September 12th on the peninsula in regards the “train the trainer program” in order to promote WDI certified inspectors (Bob, Tom &Don were present) along with four other “member companies” Great success -



New Business:

  • VPMA State Technical Meeting 2013
    September 25 & 26, 2013
    Sheraton Park South, Richmond, Virginia
  • Website is up to date with weekly training , you will find under “members log-in”
  • Events /meetings are up to date on website
  • Stickers promoting VPMA “WDI certified inspectors” ( they are 5x7) will distributed to the local associations
  • Website is updated with new articles ,go to the website under “who is TPCA tab “ the go to “log in” User: TPCA Member Password: bugs

Hookie Bug Fest coming October 19– we will be taking new cards to pass out along with VPMA’s new designed banner with the state’s new tag line Protecting Health and Property Through Professionalism Pest Management” as well as a ”scan tag” that will direct them to VPMA website

 

Grievance report: One Grievance has been turned in waiting on details before announcing

VPMA Liaison report, VPMA – Lock me up. Tom, Jimmy and Don are being locked up for 500.00 bail for VPMA scholarship

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Speaker: Kyle Franklin- Commercial Pest Control

 

Vendors Present:

  • Jason Leonard (Forshaw)
  • Dan Stallings ( Maverick Detection Services) K-9

50/50- won by Kyle Franklin- donated back to TPCA and the “Bail Out Scholarship”

Motion to adjourn:

Motion made by Jimmy Murphy

2nd Buzz Jones

Read more: September 2013 Minutes

August Minutes

Tidewater Pest Control August 2013 Minutes

 

Meeting called to order @ 6:15 – Tom Mares (President)
Prayer : Buzz Jones
Pledge : Dan Carr
Introductions Jim Murphy
Motion to accept the minutes – Jimmy Murphy made the motion 2nd by Bob Herget

Treasurer Report given by “treasurer” George Wright” motion made to accept report Tom Mares and 2nd by Harry


Old business: Website- everything up and going , we are getting new hits on the website and it is being monitored after last meeting with HRRA in promoting WDI inspectors.

New Business: VPMA State Technical Meeting 2013
September 25 & 26, 2013
Sheraton Park South, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Peninsula Realtors Association – class set up for September 12th on the peninsula in regards the “train the trainer program” in order to promote WDI certified inspectors ?

HRRA – meeting was a great success Tom ,Don , Bob stayed a hour after the class answering questions ( great success )

Grievance report: No grievances – per Buzz Jones as he explains who the system works and how working together we can communicate together and make our association promote brotherhood

VPMA Liaison report, VPMA – Lock me up. Tom, Jimmy and Don are being locked up for 500.00 bail for VPMA scholarship

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Speaker: Jessica Barlow, BASF topic “Filth Flies” great presentation on different types of flies in identification and treatments

 

Vendors Present: Residex, Forshaw

 

Door Prizes- Jimmy & Buzz         

50/50- won by Don in which he donated towards the Scholarship fund and setting Bond for Tidewater gang

Motion to adjourn: Buzz made the motion 2nd by Bob Herget

State Technical Meeting

Click here to get more details  State Technical Meeting

July Minutes

Tidewater Pest Control July 2013 Minutes

 

Meeting called to order @ 6:15 – Tom Mares    
Prayer : Hilary “Buzz” Jones

Pledge : Jack Horsley
Introductions Jack Horsley ( Vice President)
Motion to accept the minutes 1st Bob Herget 2nd Daniel Carr

Treasurer’s Report:   motion Jimmy Murphy 2nd by Hilary “Buzz” Jones
Old business: VPAR presentation
New Business:

  • Christmas party December 7th Neptune’s & Oceanfront inn
  • VPMA upcoming events online

Grievance report: Nothing to report

VPMA Liaison report: Nothing to report
Speaker

1st Owen Norris with LegalShield. Affordable legal protection for anyone included in a monthly payment. They will give you access to a law firm to answer any questions from speeding tickets to identity theft.

2nd Jack Horsley with Terminex with a presentation on spiders.

1st Characteristics and Control. Some characteristics of spiders are that they have no antenna and only 2 segments for their body, the head and thorax. They have an chelicerae which contain the fangs at the end that will inject the venom into its victim. They also have spinnerets that contain numerous silk spigots that can create different silk webbing for different purposes. Most young spiders look similar to the adults and they molt to grow. Once hatched from the spider egg they do spread by either ballooning or walking.

Methods of Control. For the interior of the home, reduce clutter and vacuum often. It is also recommended to use a Webster for the interior as well as the exterior. For the exterior of the home, reduce the amount of light at night that will attract flying insects. For example using a sodium based flood light instead of a mercury based flood light and have curtains at your window that will reduce the amount of light let out the window at night. Getting rid of the excessive light will reduce the amount of flying insects and therefore reduce the amount of spiders. Also pay attention to the shrubbery around the home as that can be a harborage site for insects that the spiders will feed on. Another thing you need to look at is if the homeowner has a rock garden which will give the spiders numerous places to hide.

2nd Fact v. Fiction. Most spiders will not bite unless they feel threatened. Most spider bites may go unnoticed for up to 2 hours at which time you may have swelling, redness and/or an oozing blister.

Black widow venom will attack your nervous system but unless you have an allergic reaction to it you may not be that affected by it. Brown widow have made their way to this area and while they do stay in more conspicuous places you may still never see one and their bite is less effective than a black widow. Brown recluse spiders are not indigenous to this area and although they may be brought from the Midwest during your travels they do not cause your skin to fall off. The area they bit may look red and swollen but will not cause your skin to fall off unless it gets infected from the individual scratching at it. Most lesions on the skin can be traced back to a staph virus not a brown recluse bite. The granddaddy long leg is not the most poisonous spider whose mouth is too small to bite you. The granddaddy long leg is not even a spider nor does it even produce venom.

 

Vendors Present: Dick with Spectrum thanks for continued support and please call for any printing needs. Dennis with Residex thank you for continued support and please call if you need anything. Owen from LegalShield thank you for inviting to meeting and would like to come back.

Door Prizes-Residex – Stadium Seat won by Edwards Pest Control

50/50- Won by Dennis who donated it all back to the charity.

Motion to adjourn: Jimmy Murphy 2nd Bob Herget

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