SPCS Advisory Committee

The SPCS Advisory Committee met on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Austin. 
Below is a summary of the committee meeting.
We swore in three new members of the committee and I am delighted to welcome the following new members:
 
Clint Lehew– Member representing public interest.
Brian Binford– Member representing the interest of structural pest control operators. He operates a very successful multi-generation pest management company, Binford Insect Control Service, in Bryan/College Station.
Randy McCarty- Member representing the interest of structural pest control operators. He currently serves as the Training Director for ABC Home and Commercial Services in Austin, and has been in the industry for 35 years.
Dr. Patel gave an update on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR) program.  She will be giving us further updates on pesticide exposures data at future meetings.
 
We approved revisions to the Texas Official Wood Destroying Insect Report instructions, (no changes to the official form itself). The Committee felt they were good, but needed clarifications. The Department will be posting them on-line in the very near future. 
We received our quarterly TDA Update of Inspection and Enforcement Data for Third Quarter of FY 2019, which continues to show good enforcement numbers.
 
We received an update to online eApply for license applications, which the Department will be implementing soon, to allow for a quicker and easier license application process online.
 In upcoming meetings, we will be getting a report from our subcommittee considering changes to the Green list of products for school IPM.
Next Meeting Date will be October 24, 2019.
You can contact me with any questions, ideas or concerns at [email protected]
Roger Borgelt
Chairman    

Chapter Chatter

Central Texas Chapter
October 11th, Breakfast Meeting; 8:30am; private room
“Our Breakfast Place”
4600 Franklin Ave #100, Waco, TX 76710
We will discuss co-hosting another Brews & CEUs event with John Brownlee in January. 
Patrick Baldwin: 254-722-5985 cell
San Antonio Chapter
Chester's Hamburgers
Join us for our last meeting in 2019 on October 16th at 6pm- Chester's Hamburgers in San Antonio. Please feel free to reach out to a chapter member or chapter leadership for more information regarding meetings or the association. 
Contact Sterling Schulze at [email protected]
East Texas Chapter
The next chapter meeting will be on November 19th at Spring Creek BBQ on South Broadway in Tyler. Our guest speaker will be John Brownlee of IPM Solutions. Come join us for CEU & BBQ!
Golden Spread Chapter
Mark Your Calendar to attend the 12th Annual Amarillo CEU Workshop on 
January 30, 2020 at the Amarillo College downtown campus. This year we will be offering 7 CEU credits for Pest, Termite, General IPM, General Laws & Regs, L&O, Weed and Commodity Fumigation. Registration form will be available soon and will be printed in the December issue of the Texas Pest magazine. 
For more information contact Chapter President Brad Turner at 806-376-1111.
Greater Houston Chapter
November 12– Dr. Don Renchie, TAMU, Professor, Extension Program Leader,
Specialist and Coordinator–Pesticide Safety Education Program. His presentation is titled, “Building Winning Teams, What Does it Take?” He will cover Business Ethics and offer a 1 hour General Pest CEU.
December 10– Annual Family Christmas Party | Featuring Houston Magician Comedian Curt Miller. We had so much fun last year we had to invite him back.
December 17- GHPCA Annual Last Chance CEUs. Still need your CEUs for the year? We’ve got you covered; eight hours in one day including Pest, General Safety, Termite General Laws and Regs, L & O, Weed, and Structural Fumigation.
We do recommend that you check out our website, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed and learn additional details. www.ghpca.org.
El Paso Chapter
The El Paso Workshop is set for 2020! Make plans to attend on January 27 & 28 at the Wyndham Airport Hotel in El Paso, TX.
The El Paso Chapter is proud to announce Keynote Speaker Phillip Shults, a Research Associate at Texas A&M University in the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility. Phillip received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 2011 and was a pest control technician after graduation. He went back to school and completed his Master’s degree with Dr. Roger Gold and is currently working on his PhD with Dr. Ed Vargo. His research at the Rollins Facility involves partnering with chemical manufacturing companies to test the efficacy of new and existing pest control products. This work involves a number of different pest species including termites, ants, cockroaches, and many more.
Registration information for the El Paso Workshop will be posted on the TPCA website at www.texaspest.org and online registration will also be available. See you in El Paso!
PestWorld 2019 is next week, and we don't want you to miss your chance to network with peers, explore the packed exhibit hall and attend world-class educational sessions. This year we also have great opportunities to give back to the local community during the PestWorld Day of Service.