MOE Rodenticide Ban – Update from SPMABC Executive Board

Hello SPMABC Members, As you will all have heard, the Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all anti-coagulant rodenticides for all of British Columbia. This ban is effective as of July 21st 2021, and will be in place for 18 months, until January 2023. The SPMABC board is fully appreciative of the effectContinue reading “MOE Rodenticide Ban – Update from SPMABC Executive Board”

Vancouver Rat Project – COVID-19 Rodent Project

The Vancouver Rat Project (who will often send a speaker for our SPMABC conferences), has asked for our support in their COVID-19 19 Rodent research. The project explores how the P1 COVID-19 variant has effect rodent populations, and involves testing rodent carcasses that are trapped (not baited). They are offering payment for collection of theseContinue reading “Vancouver Rat Project – COVID-19 Rodent Project”

SPMABC Recertification Points Inquiries

We wanted to advise our members that the page on our website that allows members to access their detailed recertification points report is currently down. Because we will be migrating to a new system in the coming months, we won’t be able to repair this system, so in the interim, we would ask that youContinue reading “SPMABC Recertification Points Inquiries”

Update: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pest Control Companies

Hello, Thank you all for your inquiries, and your patience as we address your industry-specific concerns. We have engaged with the Ministry of Health, the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group and public health about our status as essential workers. Currently the list of Front-line priority workers doesn’t include our industry, but we are making the caseContinue reading “Update: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pest Control Companies”

NPMA Service Technician’s Manual Order

Hello SPMABC Members, As many of you are already aware, the NPMA has released a second edition of the Service Technician’s Manual. The second edition to NPMA’s top-selling training handbook, The Service Technician’s Training Manual, is available now!   This revised and expanded second edition is loaded with new content including updated pest biology andContinue reading “NPMA Service Technician’s Manual Order”

2021 Annual General Meeting

Hello SPMABC Members, As you all know, COVID-19 has made it impossible to conduct an in-person AGM this year. We will be holding the Annual General Meeting for the Structural Pest Management Association of British Columbia via Zoom on Wednesday April 14th. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00p.m. Zoom information has been sent outContinue reading “2021 Annual General Meeting”

Less than 1 week away! KPU Professional Pest Management Course – February 18-20 (Online)

Hello SPMABC members, Just one more reminder to let you know there is still time to sign up for the Professional Pest Management Module 1 training from KPU, which will be delivered online this year. For those of you needing extra credits towards recertification, this course will offer 5 overall credits. Please see our previousContinue reading “Less than 1 week away! KPU Professional Pest Management Course – February 18-20 (Online)”

Approved Credits for Upcoming CPMA Conference and NPMA Back In Action

Hello SPMABC Members, I know many of you have been eagerly await this update, so I am happy to finally confirm that the following sessions for the CPMA conference have been approved for recertification credits: Session Date Session Time Session Title Approved Credit February 22, 2021 9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PST How COVID-19 HasContinue reading “Approved Credits for Upcoming CPMA Conference and NPMA Back In Action”

KPU Professional Pest Management Course – February 18-20 (Online)

Hello SPMABC Members! KPU will once again be offering the Professional Pest Management Module 1 training this year from Feb. 18-20, however, this time, due to COVID-19, it will be delivered online. KPU Professional Pest Management | Module 1 The Professional Pest Management (PPM) course was designed for industry professionals and anyone interested in learningContinue reading “KPU Professional Pest Management Course – February 18-20 (Online)”

Web-Based CPMA Conference 2021

Hello All, Due to COVID-19, the CPMA will be hosting its annual conference virtually this year.  We have put together a great lineup of speakers and topics.  As always, there will be a Management Day and a Technician Day.  For Provinces where continuing education credits are permitted; we have submitted the sessions for approval.  TheContinue reading “Web-Based CPMA Conference 2021”

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