The National Pest Management Association celebrated 25 years of Legislative Day last week. Legislative Day is a once-a-year educational conference designed to bring awareness to legislative and regulatory issues that impact the pest management control industry. Some of the issues discussed include:
SEPA Act– Pest management professionals voiced their opinions against a bill being added to the SEPA Act, which will require schools in Georgia to handle pest issues the same way as schools in Alaska. This does not take into consideration the severity of a pest problem in certain locations compared to others and geographical factors. Nearly 40 states already have laws in place for pest control in schools. Pest management professionals feel that states should handle mandated pest control in schools and other establishments on a state-by-state basis, not as a federal “one-size fits all” approach.
Bed Bugs – Pest management professionals rallied to insert provisions or language from the “Bed Bug Management, Prevention and Research Act of 2011,” to the “2012 Farm Bill.” These efforts will continue to protect consumers from products that don’t effectively manage bed bug infestations.
Find out more about the other issues discussed during Legislative Day by NPMA, by reading the full article on PCT Magazine’s website.