Tidewater Pest Control Association



October 2015 Minutes

October 28th 2015 TPCA Monthly Meeting Minutes

Aberdeen Barn

Virginia Beach, Va. 23455

Meeting Called to Order: 6:12 P.M.

Prayer By: Buzz Jones with maximum

Pledge By: John Reid with Accell

Introductions By: Wayne kessinger with Reliance

Treasurer's Report: George with 1st Choice. Motion to accept treasurer's report: 1st-Bob with Protechs 2nd-Don with Lenegars

Old Business: TPCA received a letter from the "Hampton Roads Community Foundation" recognizing the donation for the Carlton Dean/ Joey Callahan foundation.

New Business: December 9th set as a tentative date for VPMA Certified WDI inspector workshop.

Upcoming Speakers:

November 18th-Brian Hensel with Bell Labs (Rodent Control) (Aberdeen Barn)

December 16th- Christmas Social (Aberdeen Barn)

January 27th- Molly Steadfast with Virginia Tech (Bed bug research and control)

Grievance Report: None noted

VPMA Liaison Report: Safety committee discussion in regards to lead and asbestos with Doug Wiggins (VOSH) Someone to speak in February in regards to asbestos and lead.

Speaker: Cliff Patterson with the SIA Group

Cliff spoke on ways to mitigate risk in our industry. Common company policies and incidents that either help our hurt our industries exposure. Specifically, safety training in regards to company vehicles. Accident reports and the importance of documentation. As cliff always says, "if you don't document it, then it didn't happen."

Vendors Present:

Marcus Johnson-Residex    Jason Leonard-Forshaw    John Singletary-Univar   Dick Olenych-Spectrum Printing

Door Prizes:

Univar-MBS (mouse stations)-Jack with Terminex

Residex-Maxforce Impact (Roach Bait)-William with Colonial

Forshaw-Tshirt-Mick with Lenegars

SIA gourp-$10 cash-Bob with protechs

50/50: $70 total-William with colonial ($35 to the winner and $35 to charity)

Meeting adjourned at 8:01 P.M.

Motion to adjourn:  1st-Bud with Mares 2nd-Don with lenegars

August 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes



Location: Aberdeen Barn Virginia Beach, Va.

Meeting called to order @: 6:15 P.M.

Prayer: Agnes Shrum 

Pledge: Jack Horsley

Introductions: Wayne Kessinger

Motion to accept July meeting minutes: 1st- Jimmy Murphy  2nd- Agnes Shrum

Treasurers Report-

George Wright  Motion to accept treasurers report- 1st- Tom mares   2nd- Jimmy Murphy

Old Business-

Angelos Steak House in Newport News was agreed upon both by the board and the members who were present to be used again aas our location for the September Meeting. 

New Business- 

Per Agnes Shrum's suggestion, the board agreed and a check has been made out of the charity account in the amount of $300 to the Dean-Callahan Scholarship fund.

VPMA State Technical Meeting 9/23-9/24 @ Doubletree By Hilton in Richmond.

Jack Horsley presented an idea for a lanyard style badge that he created with the TPCA logo and info. Similar to the WDI inspector badge. Dick Olenych with Spectrum printing is going to look at options to print these for current members.  

Upcoming Speakers-

September 16th, John Singletary with Univar. "Filth Flies in a commercial Setting"

October 28th, Cliff Patterson with SIA group. "Insuarance Issues"

November 18th, Brian Hensel (The new Bell Labs Rep) "Rodent Control"

Grievence Report-

No active grievences were noted at this time Per Tom Mares.

VPMA Liason Report:

The next VPMA meeting will be on september the 22nd in Richmond, Va.

The VPMA will be having a safety committee meeting with Doug Wiggins on October 21 In Roanoke, Va. concerning asbestos (Jack Horsley and Charlie Church plan to be in attendence)


Janelle Koren with Geomoto Tracking Systems


Janelle spoke on some of the new features that are available in the marketplace for tracking devices for your fleet vehicles. Some of the benefits of having these devices, such as insuarance breaks, montitoring idling of your fleet and how that relates to fuel usage and the use of geo fences to recieve alerts as to if your trucks are speeding or outside of a geographical region they should not be.

Vendors Present-

Marcus Johnson-Residex     John Singletary-Univar     Dick Olenych-Spectrum Printing (Home of the happy printer)

Jason Leonard-Forshaw      Alex Baxter-Forshaw        Dave McCormick-Syngenta

Door Prizes-

Ant bait from Residex-Bob Herget with Pro Techs

(MBS) RTUS from Univar-Bob Herget with Pro Techs 

Mug from Syngenta-Chris Puryear with Mares Exterminating

50/50 Prize: 

Dick Olenych With Spectrum Printing, and being the gentleman he is, he dontated it back to the charity account.

Moition to Adjourn:  1st: Wayne Kessinger   2nd: Gary Wallace

Meeting Adjourned @ 8 PM 


July 2015 Meeting Minutes

July 22nd 2015 Meeting Minutes

July 22nd 2105

Aberdeen Barn Virginia Beach, Va. 

Meeting Called to Order @:   6:20 P.M.

Prayer:  Agnes Shrum

Introductions: Wayne Kessinger with Reliance.

Motion to accept minutes from June Meeting:   1st-Bob Herget with Pro-techs  2nd-Wayne Kessinger with Reliance

Treasures Report:  No treasurers report due to an error, will provide july copy at August Meeting. 

Old Business: Discussed whether or not we wanted to return to Angelos Steak and Pancake house for our September peninsula meeting. by a show of hands it was agreed that we would return.

Upcoming Speakers:

August 26th: Janelle Koren with Geomoto GPS tracking Sytems

September 16th: John Singletary with Univar Environmental Sciences discussing rodent Control

Molly Steadfast (Virginia Tech) has been invited to speak but no response has been received.

Grievance Report: No reports 

VPMA Liaison Report: 

VPMA State Technical Meeting- September 23rd-24th, 2015 at the Doubletree by Sheraton in Richmond Va. 

Speaker: Joe Grippi with Bayer Cropscience

Joe spoke on ant management and a variety of chemical and non chemical options to better control our regional ants. the battles of non-repellents vs. repellents and the appropriate timing to adequately treat our ants. Multiple discussions arose over the use of Temprid concerning bees. Temprid has no bee box despite being a neonicatanoid. Several discussions also took place on the use of baiting in the individual IPM programs.

Vendors Present: 

Marcus Johnson: Residex

John Singletary: Univar

Dick: Spectrum Printing (home of the Happy printer)

Pat Ryan: Rockwell Labs (technical representative)

Door Prizes:

Buzz Jones with Maximum: Quantum ant Bait

Bud Menser with Mares: Maxforce Complete

Don Lenegar with Lenegars: Temprid

Doug with Reliance: Pivot

Wayne Kessinger with Reliance: Technician Handbook

50/50: $30 dollars to Bob Herget with Pro techs and $30 to the charity account.

Motion to Adjourn: 1st-William Watlington with Colonial   2nd-Bud Menser with Mares

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:15 P.M. 

June Meeting Minutes 2015

JUNE 2015 MEETING Minutes

Angelos Steak and Pancake House 

755 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601


Meeting called to order: @ 6:15 PM

Prayer by: Dale Trombley with Home Paramount

Pledge by: Tom Mares

Treasurers Report: George Wright         Motion to accept report: 1st: Jimmy Murphy   2nd: Daniel Carr

No old business brought to the table.

New Business: 

  • Joe Grippi (Bayer Cropscience) to speak on ant management at July 22nd meeting in Virginia Beach.
  • Janelle Koren (Geomoto GPS Tracking Systems) to speak at August 26th Meeting in Virginia Beach.
  • John Singletary (UNivar Environmental Services) to speak on Rodent Control at September 16th meeting.
  • Molly is now the director of VT Bed Bug & Urban Pest Information Center.

No Grievances were discussed.



  • A bill was signed for new remote trap checking for animal control. (Started July 1st)
  • VPMA state technical meeting to occur on September 23rd-24th At the Doubletree by Sheraton in Richmond, VA.
  • Andy Alvarez has left VDACS and moved to Forestry.


SPEAKER: Dave McCormick with Syngenta-Termite treatments matched to construction

Dave spoke on different styles of construction and how they relate to termite treatments. Multiple conversations ensued on types of termiticides used, applications and how they vary and the difficulties of strange constructions styles. Dave had a great presentation for understanding different styles of slab construction, crawl space constructions, basement constructions and how the treatment process varies for each. 


Marcus Johnson with Residex

John Singletary wth Univar

Jason Leonard with Forshaw


A can of Alpine from Residex was won by George Wright with 1st Choice


Dale Trombley with Home Paramount won $35. the other $35 went into the charity account.

Motion To Adjourn:           1st: John Singletary   2nd: Jimmy Murphy (Getem Pest Control)

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:05 PM


May Minutes

Tidewater Pest Control May 2014 Minutes

Informal meeting called to order @ 6:15

Prayer: skipped

Pledge: skipped

Introductions: skipped

Motion to accept the minutes: skipped

Treasurer’s Report: Motion to accept 1st John     2nd Harry


Old Business: None

New Business:  There will not be picnic this year due to attendance and location issues.  Jack suggested a Tides game instead – that will be looked into.

Upcoming events

  • TPCA golf Tournament August 13th please see the flyer.
  • Jeffrey M. Johnson ACE Prep Course June 3rd 8:00 -5:30 at the VA Tech Center in Richmond – This course has been approved for recertification credits in 7A, 7B, 60 and 8
  • VPMA State Technical Meeting September 17th & 18th at the Sheraton Park South, Richmond
  • NPMA Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Summer Conference July 24th -26th at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • NPMA PestWorld 2014 October 21st – 24th at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Orlando,FL
  • VDACS is hosting in numerous cities a chemical disposal site – see the website for more info and locations near you.

Grievance report: None

VPMA Liason report: None


Speaker: Dan Stallings with Maverick Detection Services – Could not attend

Jack Horsley spoke about bees and colony collapse disorder. This was brought into light in 2006 when Dave Hackenberg who transports his bees from state to state to help pollinate crops noticed at the end of his route that about 3000 of his hives were empty after they had been overflowing just a few weeks earlier. This was noted around the world in all countries except Australia.  There are numerous reasons why this could be happening both human and non-human.  There are a number of pathogens and parasites that attach and attack the honey bees, however; the public is being prodded toward pesticides as the biggest contributing factor.  What can we do to help as an industry?  We can reduce stress to the insect.  If doing a mosquito control use a product safe for bees such as Mavrik.  Also do not spray the tops of the leaves but the underside with a mister is possible.  If you see active bees do not treat that bush wait and do it next time. Avoid blooming plants and treating during their foraging period.  Also use Larvacides whenever possible.  





Vendors present: Alex with Forshaw – end of month deals new ones coming

 Marcus with Residex – end of month deals and new ones will be coming

 John with Univar – Products on special also if training is needed contact him they can do something through their website.

Jess with BASF -  has very good flyers and material to educate homeowner and tech alike contact for any particular pest you have.

Jim with Pure Environmental Services – will be attending our meeting regularly.  His company offers a spilt on bed bug work where they treat and do follow ups with the customer as contracted through your company. Contact him for references and/or pricing.


Door Prizes:  Smart Solution Ant booklet from Residex – Wayne won

                         Leatherman from Univar – Kara won


50/50 – won by George

Motion to adjourn: 1st Wayne                    2nd  John


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