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1 The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com 2014 Spring Edition G C P M A O F F I C E R S Don Kaufman PRESIDENT AI Reynolds VICE PRESIDENT Jane Peifer SECRETARY Kevin Connelly TREASURER Kevin McClernon SERGEANT AT ARMS G C P M A B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S : Jeff Beallis PAST PRESIDENT Michael Bohlen Billy Longmire Sara McGuire Bryan Nichols Kurt Spurgeon Dave Tumminello S E M I N A R I N F O Gary Pietrucha, GCPMA.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Production: Stellar Graphics Design: Danielgraphics Editor: Kevin McClernon gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly President s Message Spring 2014 is off and running. I believe it will be a banner year for the GCPMA. Our committees have been determined, and all members are working diligently to make the year a huge success. A big welcome to Adam Ledoux from McCloud Services who has volunteered for the Education and Legislative committees and to Steve Walburn from Anderson who will serve on the Membership and Public Relations Committee. We now truly have an organization that crosses over all types of PCO s, from your large corporations on the big board to your one or two person operations. Our goal is to represent the best interest of all of them. I would like to give out a big Mazel Tov to our esteemed board member, Sara Kantarovich McGuire, who on Sunday, February 9, 2014, gave birth to an absolutely gorgeous, 6 pound, 1 ounce little girl, Violet Ramona McGuire. We are all so happy for you. If I m not mistaken, this is the first time a board member has given birth during her tenure. We are earmarking Violet as a board member in the year In spite of being extremely pregnant and giving birth, Sara has put together an All Star lineup for our Recertification Seminar on March 25, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Countryside. We ll have Crystal Engle on rodents, Mike Weissman on cockroaches and Jim Dotson on perimeter treatments. You don t want to miss it. We will also have Barb O Meara from the Illinois Department of Public Health talk about some very important changes that might affect all of us this year. You can register online at GCPMA.com. Our Legislative committee has been working hard trying to help us understand and cope with the new City of Chicago bed bug Ordinance. Bryan Nichols is in the process of putting together a link with information to assist us in dealing with it. Gary Pietrucha just had a meeting with Dr. Curt Colwell, Dr. Cort Lohff from the City of Chicago, Chris Haggerty from American Pest Control and Barb O Meara. The meeting went extremely well and we are all working together to help alleviate the bed bug issue. Stay tuned to exciting news from the meeting. Keep checking the website for updates. Stay warm everyone and we ll see you at the seminars. Don Kaufman DON KAUFMAN GCPMA PRESIDENT AND ORKIN COMMERCIAL SERVICES Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance Insight By Bryan N. Nichols, Advanced Maintenance and Pest Solutions, LLC, GCPMA Board of Directors The Chicago bedbug ordinance was proposed by Alderman Silverstein. The ordinance was in response to complaints from residents of the 50th Ward who have experienced bed bugs in their homes, whose lives were upended due to the infestation. It was passed into legislation on June 5, 2013 by Alderman Silverstein (50th Ward), Alderman Osterman (48th Ward), Alderman Suarez (31st Ward), Alderman Cardenas (12th Ward) and Alderman Lane (18th Ward), declaring bedbugs a public nuisance, and placed in effect on December 24, Continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Entomologist s Corner The Wonderful, Wacky World of Mosquitoes The Wild Life GCPMA Scholarships NPMA Warning Member Directory Spring Edition GCPMA

2 Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance Insight Continued from page 1 Three city of Chicago offices are being tasked with the enforcement of the bed bug ordinance. Dwellings are regulated by the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Buildings. Meanwhile, the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is regulating secondhand bedding retailers. The Chicago bed bug ordinance is aimed at regulating the bed bug detection, inspection, and treatment in any rental property (apartments, businesses and single family homes), condominium and hotel/motel. It also regulates the disposal of bed bug infested items. All properties that are subject to the ordinance are to keep written records for any pest services performed by a PMP for a period of 3 years, and are subject to inspection. The records can either be kept onsite or at the property management office. There are going to be strong penalties for violations of the bedbug ordinance. 1st offense $300-$500/day 2nd offense $500-$1,000/day 3rd offense $1,000-$2,000/day A major section of the ordinance, as it applies to the pest management professional, is the section that explains the landlord and tenant responsibilities in an apartment building. The tenant has two main responsibilities: 1. To notify the landlord in writing within 5 days of suspecting a bed bug infestation. 2. To cooperate with the landlord by adhering to the following. a. Don't interfere with an inspection or with a treatment. b. Grant access to apartment of an inspection or a treatment. c. Make the necessary preparations, as instructed by the landlord or PMP, prior to an inspection or treatment. d. Dispose of any items that a PMP has determined cannot be treated or cleaned. e. Enclose in a plastic bag any personal property that will be moved through any common area of the building, or stored in any other location. There is an exemption to the tenant responsibilities when the building is an assisted living arrangement, where the establishment is required to provide the tenant assistance with activities of daily living or mandatory services. Under this section the landlord's responsibilities are also explained. The landlord has three main responsibilities: 1. Educate the tenants by providing the "Preventing Bed Bug Infestations in Apartments" brochure when the tenants sign a new or renew an existing lease or other rental agreement. 2. Notify tenants prior to any inspection or treatment of their apartment for bed bugs and provide instructions for the preparation of the unit. 3. The landlord has a duty to exterminate by providing pest control by a licensed operator within 10 days of notification until the bed bugs are eliminated. Within a multi-unit building, the cloverleaf inspection is also required. This refers to the unit on either side and directly above and below the unit that has the bed bug infestation. Treatment is to only occur if bed bugs are found. Condominiums are also going to be heavily impacted by the new ordinance. On March 24, 2014 all condominiums and cooperative buildings will need to have a plan for the detection, inspection, and treatment of bed bugs in place. The City of Chicago is to have a sample plan for review on their website. The bed bug ordinance will also regulate the disposal of bed bug infested items. Recycling of bed bug infested items is prohibited. All bed bug infested items must totally enclosed in a plastic bag and clearly labeled as being infested with bedbugs when disposed. It is important to know that they cannot be discarded in alleyways, common areas inside buildings, or in public dumpsters. And another area the ordinance regulates is secondhand furniture retailers. All retailers of secondhand bedding must post written notices in English, Spanish, Chinese and Polish that bedding is made in part or in while from secondhand material. New and used bedding shall be inspected prior to use, sale, or distribution. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will regulate these retailers. "One of the most important aspects of this legislation is that it educates the public to the problem of bed bugs. This ordinance will allow best practices to be determined by the Department of Public Health and will require infestations to be handled by a qualified exterminator in a manner that shows demonstrated success," Alderman Silverstein. The Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance brings up a lot of questions. It will be interesting to see how this all settles out. 2 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com

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5 Entomologist s Corner AN ABRIDGED GUIDE TO CARPENTER ANT MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDWEST Tom Dobrinska, B.C.E; Anderson Pest Solutions Technical Director With the rise of the odorous house ant a lot of time and effort has been dedicated to combat this prolific foe. In the meantime, carpenter ants are still thriving in the Midwest and this spring and summer will probably prove to be no exception. It may be time to blow the dust off of our training books and revisit some of the carpenter ant basics before the warm weather becomes more consistent. These are just a few tips that will help you develop and execute your carpenter ant control programs. To Be or Not To Be If it is a big ant, it s a carpenter ant, right? Too often we misidentify this ant by its size. Size is not a great indicator of carpenter ants. The carpenter ant that we are most familiar with in this area is Camponotus pennsylvanicus. C. pennsylvanicus will have different size workers. Minor workers may only be 3/8 which is similar to other ant pests. Additionally, black field ants look an awful lot like major worker carpenter ants, but have behaviors that are very different from carpenter ants. By either using a hand lens, or microscope, you can identify the carpenter ant by the evenly rounded thorax from the side. This will help determine the proper inspection and treatment efforts. The Million Dollar Question There are several questions you may ask your customer. Some are more important than others. The one magic question that will save you time and help you hone in on your inspection is Have you seen any ant activity over the winter? In Florida, this question is not very helpful. However, in the Midwest, since ants are not foraging outside in the winter, the colony is most likely located indoors. A great follow up question is Have you experienced any water damage? Keep in mind, the customer may not know of any water damage. However, if they have had damage, you can concentrate your efforts near those areas since carpenter ants spend most of their time in or near moist wood. Living Quarters As most of us know carpenter ants will have a main colony with thousands of workers, a queen, and brood, and in some cases mature colonies will also have satellite colonies containing workers and larvae in the hundreds. The goal is to find the main colony and eliminate it. More often than not we are focusing our inspection and control efforts outside. What is challenging is that the evidence that you should be looking for according the textbooks, just isn t there. Frequently you will not see sawdust. Additionally, the literature recommends inspections at dawn or in the evening due to the nocturnal nature of carpenter ants. This may be helpful in some instances however; it may be difficult to schedule services at 5:00 am or 9:00 pm on a consistent basis. Therefore, inspecting for active trailing carpenter ants is difficult during the day, because they just are not there. When looking for the main nest, it is best to look for wood. This includes landscape timbers, firewood, wooden play sets, trees, and wooden fences. It is quite often that you find worker ants inconspicuously trailing up and down the grooves of a healthy tree. In regards to the landscape timber, it is best to physically remove the timbers if possible. This will help in identifying and treating the colony directly if one is present. Dam Straight A symptom that occurred because of the intense cold and precipitation this year is the formation of ice dams on the edges of our customers roofs. These dams push the ice back up under the shingle, which in turn may create watersaturated soffits, fascia boards and wood sheathing when the ice melts. Pay special attention to this possible activity this season. Also, pay attention to how the melting snow drains from the foundation of our customers homes. This may also in turn lead to water damage in the basement which could cause an increase in carpenter ant activity. Treatment Overall, treating as many carpenter ant nests as possible, and treatment along foraging trails may eliminate the need for broadcast treatments. When the nest is found use the appropriate labeled material to treat that colony directly. In some cases, you may need some extension tips to reach nest openings. In some cases, where there is suspected activity in the eaves, using an extended dust stick is a good option to gain access into these areas. In cases where activity is noted but the main nest is not located or cannot be accessed, bait is a viable option. For example, some properties border a forest and in some case the source may be on a neighboring property. Obviously, we cannot treat these areas directly, but we can at least try to intercept the visiting ants with a combination of gel and granular baits. Carpenter ants do get finicky so it is best to use both baits when in doubt. Final Thoughts The conditions may be ripe for an uptick in carpenter ants this year. Let s make sure we are armed with the proper tools and know-how to take on this formidable pest. gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly 2014 Spring Edition GCPMA 5

6 The Wonderful, Wacky World of Mosquitoes STANTON E. COPE, PHD MANAGER, TECHNICAL SERVICES TERMINIX INTERNATIONAL CAPTAIN (RETIRED), UNITED STATES NAVY Do you know what the deadliest animal in the world is? Perhaps a charging rhino? Or maybe a slithering Black Mamba? Think much smaller the deadliest creature on our planet is the mosquito! It is likely that in our history, more people have died from mosquito bites than all other causes combined. As recently as 2010, the World Health Organization estimated that 660,000 people died that year just from malaria. And, although we rarely have locallytransmitted malaria in the United States, diseases such as West Nile fever, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and Lacrosse encephalitis are still significant threats to our public health. As an example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 there were 5,674 confirmed cases of West Nile disease in the United States, with 286 deaths. In Illinois, we had 290 cases and 12 deaths. The purpose of this article is to familiarize you with some of the interesting facts and figures about mosquitoes, as well as to refresh your memory on some of the important aspects of mosquito biology and ecology that can impact control efforts. What are mosquitoes and Q. how many kinds are there? Let s start out in some generalities. Mosquitoes are classi- A. fied in the order Diptera, which means two (Di-) wings (- ptera). These are known as the true flies, and in the United States we have about 17,000 different species. Worldwide, there are about 3,000 species of mosquitoes that we know about, but the true number is likely higher. Currently, we recognize about 175 different species in the United States, with West Virginia having the fewest (about 26) and Texas having the most (about 85). Illinois falls just about in the middle, with somewhere around 55 species. Remember, these numbers are not exact. Mosquitoes have been around for a long time. Evidence of their existence comes from as far back as the Triassic Period, about 400 million years ago. In North America, they are known from the Cretaceous Period, about 100 million years back. How long do mosquitoes Q. live? This is highly variable by A. species, and depends greatly on environmental factors such as temperature and humidity. Generally speaking, most female mosquitoes live about 2-3 weeks, males probably less. Some species that overwinter as adults may live as long as 6 months in protected areas. What do mosquitoes Q. eat? Both males and females require a carbohydrate source A. for energy, and this is generally in the form of plant nectar (sugar). Only female mosquitoes feed on blood, as they require it to produce their eggs. And, after a single blood meal, a female may lay somewhere between eggs! Oh, and not all mosquitoes feed on humans. In fact, most species do not. Many feed on birds and other mammals besides humans, while others feed exclusively on reptiles and amphibians. Some particularly brave species even feed on snakes! When do mosquitoes Q. feed? Most species feed during periods of changing light in- A. tensity, such as dusk and dawn, and during the night. Some species however, such as the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus and Aedes vexans (a serious pest here in Illinois) will readily feed during daylight hours. Feeding habits of mosquitoes can impact your ability to control them. 6 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com

7 Do you know what the deadliest animal in the world is? Perhaps a charging rhino? Or maybe a slithering Black Mamba? Think much smaller the deadliest creature on our planet is the mosquito! How far do mosquitoes Q. fly? Another important aspect of A. mosquito biology that can definitely impact control efforts is their flight range. Some species, such as Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito), will only fly about 300 feet or so from the breeding site. Therefore, larvae and adults are found relatively close to each other and are therefore subject to your control efforts. Most species, including our predominant West Nile vector Culex pipiens, have flight ranges of 1-3 miles. Some large pool breeders in the Midwest are often found up to 7 miles from known breeding sites. The undisputed champions, however, are the saltmarsh breeders. They will fly up to 40 miles in search of a blood meal! If you are trying to control some of these species with longer flight ranges, it is very possible that the breeding sites may be out of your jurisdiction, so larviciding may not be an option. Some of you may primarily do nuisance mosquito control, while others may focus on disease vectors. Others may do both. Regardless, I feel strongly that the more you know about how mosquitoes live, the better job you can do of killing them, and thus protecting the public health. For all things mosquito, please visit the website of the American Mosquito Control Association at or the website of the Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association at About The Author Dr. Cope spent 24 years as a Navy Medical Entomologist, retiring in 2012 with the rank of Captain. In his last job, he served 4 years as Director, Defense Pest Management, where he oversaw all aspects of pest management and mosquito control for the United States Department of Defense. He joined Terminix as Manager, Technical Services, in September of He can be reached at or gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly 2014 Spring Edition GCPMA 7

8 Out In the Garden & Down on the Farm: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT What is IPM? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals. How do IPM programs work? IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, growers who are aware of the potential for pest infestation follow a four-tiered approach. The four steps include: Set Action Thresholds Before taking any pest control action, IPM first sets an action threshold, a point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken. Sighting a single pest does not always mean control is needed. The level at which pests will either become an economic threat is critical to guide future pest control decisions. Monitor and Identify Pests Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are innocuous, and some are even beneficial. IPM programs work to monitor for pests and identify them accurately, so that appropriate control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds. This monitoring and identification removes the possibility that pesticides will be used when they are not really needed or that the wrong kind of pesticide will be used. Prevention As a first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. In an agricultural crop, this may mean using cultural methods, such as rotating between different crops, selecting pest-resistant varieties, and planting pestfree rootstock. These control methods can be very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment. Control Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required, and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs then evaluate the proper control method both for effectiveness and risk. Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first, including highly targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding. If further monitoring, identifications and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, then additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort. Do most growers use IPM? With these steps, IPM is best described as a continuum. Many, if not most, agricultural growers identify their pests before spraying. A smaller subset of growers use less risky pesticides such as pheromones. All of these growers are on the IPM continuum. The goal is to move growers further along the continuum to using all appropriate IPM techniques. How do you know if the food you buy is grown using IPM? In most cases, food grown using IPM practices is not identified in the marketplace like organic food. There is no national certification for growers using IPM, as the United States Department of Agriculture has developed for organic foods. Since IPM is a complex pest control process, not merely a series of practices, it is impossible to use one IPM definition for all foods and all areas of the country. Many individual commodity growers, for such crop as potatoes and strawberries, are working to define what IPM means for their crop and region, and IPM-labeled foods are available in limited areas. With definitions, growers could begin to market more of their products as IPM-Grown, giving consumers another choice in their food purchases. If I grow my own fruits and vegetables, can I practice IPM in my garden? Yes, the same principles used by large farms can be applied to your own garden by following the four-tiered approach outlined above. For more specific information on practicing IPM in your garden, you can contact your state Extension Services for the services of a Master Gardener. 8 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com

9 GENTROL. A WORD TO THE WISE. Experienced pest control professionals know that for complete cockroach control you need Gentrol IGR in the protocol. Gentrol IGR is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that prevents nymphs and larvae from developing into breeding adults. The active ingredient, (S)-hydroprene, translocates from treated areas to locations that are typically diffi cult to treat. Use Gentrol IGR in a tank mix with Zenprox EC or as a spot treatment with Zenprox Aerosol to help ensure the end of infestations. In addition to cockroaches, Gentrol IGR also controls bed bugs, fruit fl ies, drain fl ies and stored product pests. Always read and follow label directions. Gentrol, Zenprox and Zoëcon with design are registered trademarks of Wellmark International Wellmark International. To learn more about Gentrol and Zenprox products, visit zoecon.com or call gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly 2014 Spring Edition GCPMA 9

10 The Wild Life The Renewal of Wildlife JANE PEIFER, AMPEST EXTERMINATING & WILDLIFE CONTROL & GCPMA SECRETARY Spring is a wonderful time of the year that is enjoyed by so many people. It is a time for rebirth, new growth, and many baby animals are born during this time. With the re-population of many species, the opportunity for wildlife and human conflict increases. Pregnant female raccoons are of particular concern because they may try to break into structures for adequate shelter and to protect their young from predators such as male raccoons. Male raccoons have been known to cannibalize the young. Squirrels Squirrels have two litters each year, the first one occurring in February/March. Female squirrels have an average of 2 to 5 young which are called kittens. Baby squirrels nurse for 3 to 4 months until they get their teeth. After they finish nursing, they eat seeds, nuts, fruits, leaves, and other things that they can find in the wild. Raccoons Raccoons will begin having their young, which typically happens only once per year, in the March/April timeframe. They have an average size litter of 3 to 6 and the young are referred to as kits or cubs. Striped Skunk Striped skunk, after a 63 day gestation period, will often have large litters up to 10 young in April/May. Striped skunks are born hairless with closed eyes and are called kits. They open their eyes around 22 days old, and nurse for about eight weeks. Young skunks can spray at just 8 days old. The awful smelling secretion comes from glands under the tail. These omnivores are crepuscular (mostly active at dawn and dusk), and forage on a wide range of food from plants to insects, eggs, small reptiles, and rodents. Opossum Opossum are marsupials. They have 1 to 2 litters per year anytime between February and October. Litters range from 5 to 13 and the young develop in the mother s pouch for several months. A baby 10 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com

11 Bats Bats often return to the same location after winter hibernation to have their young, normally 1 to 2, in nurseries consisting primarily of females and their young. This occurs in June/July and in only 3 to 4 weeks young bats have reached the point where they can gain flight. Other wildlife are busy having and rearing their young in the spring such as red fox, coyote and beavers, to name a few. Spring is a very busy time of year for wildlife and is a peak time for human and wildlife conflicts to occur as animals try to utilize manmade structures to shelter their young. Learn more about the bats in the next issue! opossum is called a joey. When frightened, these animals often pretend to be dead (i.e. playing possum) so curious predators lose interest in them. While this defense mechanism seems to be involuntary, don't be fooled into thinking opossums are defenseless: they can also be quite feisty when cornered! gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly 2014 Spring Edition GCPMA 11

12 GCPMA Scholarships Presented by the GCPMA The Greater Chicago Pest management Alliance is proud to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2014 GCPMA scholarships. The GCPMA offers three $1, scholarships each year. The application is available on the GCPMA website. The applicant will be asked their normal information, name address, phone, etc. Along with providing academic information. The scholarship is not just awarded based on their studies, but the extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration in the award process. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the GCPMA your dedication and community service on the application. The GCPMA will ask for references and in addition to those references the applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from the GCPMA company that is sponsoring the applicant. In addition, the applicant must submit a 350 word essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship. The deadline for receiving the application is June 30th, The scholarships will be awarded for the Fall Semester of For further information please go to the GCPMA website at 12 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com

13 Upcoming Events P R E S E N T E D B Y T H E G C P M A GCPMA GOLF OUTING WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2014 Starting Time: 10:30am Village Greens Golf Course 1575 W. 75th Street Woodridge, IL $40.00 will include Green Fees, Cart, Range & Hot Dog and Chips. RECERTIFICATION SEMINAR, 3 HOUR June 24, 2014 Itasca Holiday Inn IDPH CERTIFICATION TESTING October 27, 2014 Tinley Park Convention Center 6 HOUR RE-CERTIFICATION SEMINAR: MEETING OF THE MINDS October 28, 2014 Tinley Park Convention Center NPMA Warns: Don t Misuse Fipronil ARTICLE BY PMP STAFF PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL ONLINE PMPonline.com FAIRFAX, VA The following is an Industry Alert from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA): In recent months, there have been a number of highly publicized incidents of improper use of fipronil indoors by pest management professionals (PMPs). The most recent occurred in New Jersey. On Thursday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that it has fined a Neptune City pest management company $495,000 and revoked the company s business and commercial pesticide applicator licenses. More information on the DEP action can be seen by go to The National and New Jersey Pest Management Associations remind you that the use of fipronil indoors is prohibited, except for label-specified applications for termite control, foam applications to wall voids for control of listed pests and labeled bait applications. The misuse of this product could be extremely costly for you and your company and could lead to restrictions on its use or even imperil its continued availability. Always read and follow all label instructions. Related to this, BASF has announced new initiatives in its product stewardship with a campaign designed to ensure that PMPs and those they serve understand the importance of following the directions on product labels. For more information on the new initiative, go to gcpma.com The Alliance Quarterly 2014 Spring Edition GCPMA 13

14 14 GCPMA 2014 Spring Edition The Alliance Quarterly gcpma.com GCPMA Member Directory For contact info see gcpma.com Bill & Dorothy Ballydine Honorary Lifetime Member Charlie O'Hara Sr Honorary Lifetime Member Pat Hughes Honorary Lifetime Member Jim Anderson Honorary Lifetime Member Jim Parker Honorary Lifetime Member Judy & Bob Dold Honorary Lifetime Member Dick Jennings Honorary Lifetime Member Gary Pietrucha Honorary Lifetime Member Clifton McKeethern A Affordable & Sons Kurt Spurgeon A Complete Pest Solution, LLC Rick Ludwig A Safe Haven Pest Control Cliff Duple A.G.A.D. Pest Control, Inc. Shawn O'Hara A-1 Pest Control Russell & Patricia DeValois AAA Pest Control, Inc. Cheri Ring A-Action Pest Control Inc Roy Rupert A-Affordable Pest Control Eugene Hutchinson A-Allpest Exterminating Co. Laurie Avenarius Aaren Pest Control Mark Winston ABC Conquest Pest Solutions Vito Brancato ABC Humane Wildlife Control Shari Franckawiak ABG Pest Control Service Melvin Cooper Abraham Pest Management Angel Garcia Accurate Pest & Animal Control Rosanna Castellanos Action 1 Pest Specialist Corporation John Anderson Advanced Exterminator Bryan Nichols Advanced Maintenance and Pest Solutions, LLC Richard Kirshner Aerex Pest Control David Bowles Albert's Argon Termite & Pest Control Alex Onate Alex Environmental Control Mary Lara All Pests Controlled, Inc. Mark Colletti All Suburban Pest Control Dan Wondaal Allied Cleaning Services James Pinckard Alpha Pest Control Charles Westbrooks Alpha West Pest Control Jane Peifer Ampest Exterminating & Wildlife Control Ralph Russo An Ounce Of Prevention Mark O'Hara Anderson Pest Solutions Andre Mata Andre Pest Management John Hagan Animal Control Specialists, Inc Eustorgio Valdez Anti-Pest Chicagoland, LLC Louie Johns Ant's Exterminating & Pest Control Services Robert Fitzpatrick APEX Pest Control Rick Moskovitz A-Plus Pest Control Eric Ruesken ARAB Termite & Pest Control Jim Durkin ARC Professional Exterminating Lisa Stuart A-Rid-A-Pest Exterminating Douglas Blume Arrow Pest Control, Inc. Thomas Barlow Assured Pest Control, Inc. Adolph Gunther ATG Pest Control, LLC Joe Chiero AWESOME Pest Control Buster and Irene Fisher B & I Pest Control Vernon Toney B.K. Home Pest Control Babylon Kountz B.K. Pest Control Steven Warren Barrington Exterminating Co. Linda DeVelasco Bed Bug Solutions, Inc. Charles Berry Berry & Sons Exterminating, Inc. Nancy Grunstad & Ronald Binion...BG's Bug Git-ers LLC Lesley Glowacz BPG Phil Bradley Bradley Pest Control Billy Longmire Bug Doctor Pest Services John McGlaun Bug Masters Pest Control, Inc. John Slavin Bugs Anonymous, Inc. Barry Foley Bull's-Eye, Inc. Cindy McFadden Burgo Pest Control Inc. Brian Mitchell Burr Pest Control Peter Flatsoussis Busy Bee Pest Control Thomas J. Carrano, Jr C&C Pest Control Julio Marshall C&M Pest Management Co. Carla Wagner Canine Detection & Inspection Svc. LLC Jennifer Waldrep Central Pest Exterminators Martin Chapulin Pest Control David Oeters Chem-Wise Pest Management Rick Ardema Chicagoland Pest Service, Inc. William Johnson, Jr Concern Pest Control Ronald Cooper Cooper's Pest Control Brad Reiter Critter Control Teaford Holland Critter Getters, Inc. Dennis Funk Critter Ridder, Inc. Michael Bohlen E&M Pest Management Kevin Floyd Earth Pest Control Co. Dimitri Stavropoulos Eco Tech Pest Control Keith Benson EcoLab Dwayne Estes Economy Pest Control Edgar Coy Elco Pest Control Michael Elmore Elmo's Pest Control Mike Racanelli Ento Pest Control, Inc. Gary Shere Entomological Technologies James Shermulis Enviro Pest Control Herbert Wilkerson Environmental Maintenance Services, Inc. Dick Shore Enviro-Pro Professional Pest Management, Inc. Gary Pietrucha Envirosafe Pest Management, Inc. Marty Germann First Illinois Systems, Inc. Charles Fuller Fox Valley Exterminating Wayne Magnuson Franklin Pest Solutions Lindsay Keller Fumigation Services and Supply Inc. Fabian Polania Fumimex, Inc. Daniel Gavin Gavin Pest Control, Inc. Janice Jarocha General Mills Mark Hendricks General Pest Environmental Solutions, Inc. Elia Levin Gold Seal Terminte and Pest Control Company Cesar Lazala Goldstar Pest Control, Corp. 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