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AVMS meeting approved by three states for CEU points toward pesticide licenses

Posted on February 8th, by alovell in 2014, AVMS Meetings. No Comments

Executive Board member Kelly Stevens has worked hard to secure approval for our meeting agenda with three different states, and now it is official.  By attending our meeting in full, you will receive:

Ten points for Public Health, Household Pest Control, and Demo&Research to apply toward re-certification in Alabama
Six points each for Public Health, D&R, Pesticide Dealer, and Structural Pest to apply toward re-certification in Tennessee

To view a copy of the meeting agenda, please click here.

Want the burden of NPDES permitting uplifted? Act Now!

Posted on August 6th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

Sent From Henry B. Lewandowski

American Mosquito Control Association

South Atlantic Regional Director

We are presented with another opportunity to remove the burden of the Clean Water Act/NPDES regulations.

Please read the forwarded correspondence from Angela Beehler who serves as Chair of the AMCA Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

House and Senate conferees are meeting to iron out differences between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, Section 9013.  The House has already passed a version favorable to our mosquito control programs, relieving us of the Clean Water Act/NPDES regulatory burden.  It is imperative that the Senate pass a version with the specific language that made it through the House of Representatives.

I urge you, either individually or through your state associations, to write a letter to your Senators, using the following wording suggested by Angela and our AMCA Legislative … Read More »

Here’s an easy way to submit cost data to AMCA!

Posted on May 16th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

For those of you compiling cost data regarding the NPDES process, here is a very easy way to submit it to the AMCA.  South Atlantic Regional Director of AMCA Henry Lewandowski is continuing to urge us to all respond.  Click on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYKKX5K to input your data.

“Again, your assistance is urgently requested.  The AMCA cannot help without the individual attention of all members/organizations!  Thank you for your cooperation.


 Henry Lewandowski

American Mosquito Control Association

South Atlantic Regional Director

Chatham County Mosquito Control

65 Billy B. Hair Drive

Savannah, GA 31408

912-790-2540 Phone

912-790-2550 Fax

912-429-1680 Cell


Help rescind the NPDES requirements of mosquito-control programs today!

Posted on May 15th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

We have a new legislative update and request from Henry Lawandowski of the AMCA. The AMCA needs to hear from you on how much this permitting burden costs, and how it has caused programs to shrink in control efforts or stop doing control completely!  Please click on the link below and act now!

AMCA Needs Cost Information To Defeat NPDES!



Take action now! Contact your U.S. representatives to let them know you support H.R. 935

Posted on May 1st, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

The following message was sent to us by the AMCA’s South Atlantic Regional Director Henry Lewandowski.  He states that the U.S. Congress is renewing efforts to rescind the NPDES/Clean Water Act requirements that apply to mosquito control.  He then encourages folks in mosquito and vector control to take action.  Here is his message:   

“Dear Members,
On March 4th a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. This bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to clarify Congressional intent and eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA.
This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 31, 2011 as H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011. Additionally, it advanced … Read More »

Survey shows nearly all pest professionals have treated for bed bugs, most in residential settings

Posted on April 24th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

It is Bed Bug Awareness Week this week, and the National Pest Management Association has released results from the 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey conducted by the University of Kentucky.  Click HERE to read all the details.

AVMS meeting approved for re-certification points towards pesticide license renewal

Posted on January 28th, by alovell in AVMS Meetings. No Comments

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has approved our March 7-8 meeting at the Island House Hotel for re-certification points towards pesticide applicator license renewal.  Attendees will sign a sheet with their license numbers at the end of the meeting to earn 10 points in the following categories:

Demonstration and Research

Public Health

Regulatory Pest Control

Household Pest Control


*Edited to add that the Tennessee Department of Agriculture has approved the meeting agenda for points in the following categories:

3 pts x two days = 6 pts Structural Pest Control
3 pts x two days = 6 pts Public Health
3 pts x two days = 6 pts Demo & Research
3 pts x two days = 6 pts Pesticide Dealer

And, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has approved the meeting agenda for points in the following categories:

Public Health = 5.5 CEU
Commercial/General = 2.0 … Read More »

2013 Annual Meeting Announcement

Posted on December 2nd, by admin in 2013, AVMS Meetings. No Comments

The 24th annual meeting of the Alabama Vector Management Society  will be held  March 7-8, 2013 in Orange Beach, AL. Visit our Annual Meeting page for more information.  It is worth 10 Alabama Recertification Points. You can now join AVMS and register for the annual meeting on-line!


Alabama Dept. of Ag and Industries offers on-line renewal and payment for Certified and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licenses

Posted on August 22nd, by admin in 2011. 3 comments

By Ashley Lovell, Editor
ADAI has stepped into the future by offering an online renewal option for pesticide applicator licenses. It has also updated permit numbers and the look of the license itself. The process is relatively painless, although take care never to hit the ―back‖ browser button or re-submit credit card information, EVEN if the site warns you that there was an error transmitting your card num-ber. Your card may, in fact, be charged multiple times, and getting a timely refund is impossible. Visit https://www.alabamainteractive.org/adai_commercialRenewal/welcome.action to renew or to check your point totals. I was able to see that I was short 10 points and take a quick course to bring my point total to 30 in order to renew. There are several last-minute courses available at the Alabama Green Industry Training Center (AGITC) in Shelby County for $42. Visit … Read More »