Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012 ASPCRO Conference Invitation & Save the Date

Mark your calendar for the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory officials

(Future announcements will be sent to your attention including the agenda, meeting registration and hotel information)

Join us August 26th – 29th, 2012 at the Sheraton downtown in beautiful and scenic Seattle, Washington for the 56th annual meeting of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials. This year’s conference promises attendees a valuable opportunity to hear presentations and sessions on some of today’s most timely and important structural and urban pesticide issues affecting regulators.

Monday starts off with an update and overview on rodenticide and pyrethroid registration issues, leading into a discussion on bed bug issues facing regulators as more and more people attempt to “green up” beg bug control approaches. Where better than the Pacific Northwest can we discuss Endangered Species issues and get the history and updates on where we stand today on a subject that affects us all. Of course we will also touch on some old and new pests, from leading researchers from the Northwest on Carpenter Ants and new pest threats such as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. We have panel discussions that cover green building, LEED requirements, and how those affect the regulation of structural pest control and the industry. Also, being in one of our major port of entry cities, a session on pest control regulatory issues and homeland security issues at our ports of entry will start off the last day of the conference. Everyone will want to stay for the last sessions to learn how states are adjusting and reacting under increasing regulatory scrutiny of existing procedures and laws, as well as the increasing hostile situations facing state inspectors. An off-site presentation is in the process of being planned that will be related to the topics from the week.

Never participated in ASPCRO? Structural pest control not your highest priority, but often you biggest headache? These are both great reasons to attend the conference not only for the quality presentations but the chance to network and interact with your regulatory peers who may provide beneficial insight. We encourage everyone attending the conference to also attend our Board meeting on Sunday or the various working committee meetings before and throughout the conference.

We sincerely hope you will join us once again or for the first time for this exceptional conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle.


Derrick Lastinger Dr. Dan Suomi

ASPCRO President Washington Department of Agriculture

Watch for future announcements that will be sent to your attention including the agenda, meeting registration and hotel information.

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