Tidewater Pest Control Association



June 2012

Meeting Minutes

TPCA Meeting 6/27/12
Meeting Facilitator
6:16 call mtg to order, Jimmy Murphy
Prayer: Buzz Jones
Pledge of Allegiance Al Neely
Introductions: Tom Mares

Motion to accept Secretary's minutes: 1st, Don Lenegar and 2nd, Tom Mares
Treasurer's report: George Motion to accept 1st, Jack Horsley and 2nd, Tom Mares

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February 2012

President's Message by Jim Murphy

February is a great time to perform preventative maintenance on your equipment. Are you ready for the upcoming season? Some PCO’s have already reported swarmer’s. Make sure you’re changing oil on your rigs; lubing where necessary. Replace worn fittings and hoses. Not only does regular maintenance improve the life of your equipment; you can throw a few much needed hours to an employee during your slow time verses equipment down during busy season. Now is the time to order any new equipment and test it out. Don’t wait until the season starts to find out your supplier is back-ordered on something you need. It’s also a good time to make sure your vehicles are serviced and inventoried. Make sure your vehicles are equipped with first aid kits. Make sure your drivers know what to do if they get in an accident or have a chemical spill. If they have a smart phone or camera, make sure they take pictures. These are things that cost very little but can save you a lot of trouble and money in the long run.

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July 2011

President's Message by Jim Murphy

Our June Picnic was a big hit! We had 116 people sign up and everyone looked like they were having a great time! Our next outing will be at A.J. Gators in September; there is no cost to attend and Forshaw has generously offered to provide hors d’oeuvres. There will be reduced beverage pricing and your significant other is also invited. More info to be provided next month.

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June 2011

President's Message by Jim Murphy

Recently I was notified that there are several companies using outside canvassers to sell pest and termite control in our area. They are typically young people, who are trained to go door to door selling contracts. They have no real pest or termite control training and are apparently saying negative things about other pest control companies to the potential customers. As a reminder, as an Association Member you have agreed to adhere to our Code of Ethics which prohibits you or your employees from “bad-mouthing” another company or its employees. If you have a problem with another company, you should speak to the owner directly.

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May 2011

President's Message by Jim Murphy

May is here and spring has sprung and what an active season it has been for everyone from those I have spoken with. “Stink Bugs” is this month’s topic! With an active season last year and heavy infestations in Northern Virginia Last year we can count on seeing activity this year! Kevin Conally will be educating us on the latest methods what has worked and what has not to combat the situation. In our April meeting we had an outstanding turnout on customer retention with Glen Laycock, we were also fortunate to donate to the “Salvation Army” a check for 500.00. It has been a long time tradition for our members to support our local community. March of dimes “march for the babies” was also a great success this year and had record turnout in those who participated in the walk. A special thanks to our volunteers who assisted in passing out the water (Don – ABC, Bob- Pro-tech, Dick- Spectrum printing & Becky & Jimmy with Getem).

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