In the News
ODA lab analysis shows no evidence linking honeybee deaths to pesticides. Laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer show no detection of pesticides. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which conducted the testing and analysis, other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers. Read MORE.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has banned the application of two pesticides to linden trees. This follows multiple incidents of bee deaths this summer. Neither professional applicators nor homeowners may spray lindens or other tilia species with pesticides containing imidacloprid or dinotefuran, two neoniconitoid ingredients that can harm bees. The rule takes effect immediately, and applies for the next six months. Read MORE.
EPA Launches Pesticide Ingredient Website. Aug. 1 — A resource directory containing information on pesticide active and inert ingredients is now available at EPA's website. Click HERE for the directory
OPCA gets a new phone number. Since the office is in Salem, and to include the number on the multiline phone system, OPCA will be getting a new number. It should be live August 13. The old number will be forwarded for a couple months. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this will cause as we transition to the new number.
OPCA Membership Renewal invoices have been sent in the mail. Renew by August 31 to remain current!
Check out our Google Map showing locations of OPCA members. Click HERE.
OPCA Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Shastina Meyer. Shastina was nominated by Valley Inspections and Pests, Inc., Grants Pass, OR. Congrats Shastina!
OPCA Board Meetings are open to all members. Contact the office at 541-951-1555 to participate. Upcoming meetings: August 20, 7 am am by teleconference.
OPCA Elects New officers and Directors. Our annual election was held June 7 at the annual meeting. Click HERE to see the new board members.
Bed Bug Central Boot Camp set for August 21, 2014 in Portland. Bed Bug Central and OPCA are partnering to hold this 8 hour seminar packed with great information. Earn 8 ODA recertification credits. Click HERE for details!
OPCA Fall Beach Seminar is Sept 12-13. Registration is Open. A total of 6 ODA recertification credits have been awarded, 2 are CORE credits. Note Our room booking deadline was extended to Aug 18 at Salishan. Click HERE for info!
Rescertification classes, Oregon Department of Agriculture. Click HERE.
OPCA So. Oregon Tech Day, Nov. 7, 2014, The Bear Hotel, Grants Pass, OR.
Industry partners, sponsor an OPCA event. We have three major seminars during the year (June, September, November). Sponsor or display at our Fall Beach Seminar at Salishan Resort, September 13, click HERE.
OPCA's Promise to our Military
In recognition of our men and women who are serving overseas in the military, members of the Oregon Pest Control Association is offering a free-one time pest control service to those immediate family members who are left at home.
To request free service or to obtain additional information, please contact the Oregon Pest Control Association at 541-935-1115, in Salem.