BugBytes Vol. 2, Issue 7

Posted By: Ainsley Ehlers Bug Bytes,

Vol. 2 Issue 7 ~ June 24, 2022

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Cram Day

Starting Monday, August 8, 2022 at 8 AM, GPCA will be hosting a 2 day long CRAM Course Event. This course can help you study for the state PCO exam. Instructor Jim Chase will host the event with 8 hours of HPC credit on August 8th from 8 AM-5 PM and 8 hours of WDO credit on Wednesday, August 10th from 8 AM-5 PM. This will also include Rules and Regulations. You will have the option to attend either one or both days of course instruction. Visit the GPCA website or click the button below to register for the GPCA CRAM 2 Day Course.

Photo Contest Winner

The GPCA would like to extend a congratulations to our 2022 Photo Contest Winner: Mike Brooks. Mike submitted a gorgeous picture of an Orb Weaver Spider out in a back porch area around early afternoon in Macon, Georgia.

Take a peek at the orb shaped web that the spider is known for. Didn't Mike capture it's beauty perfectly?

Congratulations Mike Brooks for this quality photography, and on being the winner of the 2022 Photo Contest.

Silent Auction Items Needed

GPCA is looking for Silent Auction items to help raise money for the Burnett and Russell Scholarship funds at this year's Summer Conference. Below are a few suggested items that have proven popular:
        - themed gift baskets
        - adult beverage baskets
        - signature recipe baskets with special or local ingredients
        - signature logo wear (shirts, hats, etc.)
        - hotel stays
        - electronic items or gadgets
        - gift cards

Please complete the online donation form by July 1st by clicking the button below.
Donation Form

Silver Pest Services Honors Alan Voyles

Silver Pest Services is honored to announce the retirement of Alan Voyles. Alan has been in pest control since 1977. He began his career with a brief stint at Surekill Exterminators in Lindale, GA. He then worked for Orkin in Rome, GA for eight plus years, followed by an eight year stay at Cooks Pest Control in Rome, GA. From there he worked with Babb and Sanford Exterminating before starting his own company in 2001. After 20 years of building a loyal customer base in Northwest GA and Northeast AL, Alan sold his company in January of 2021 to Silver Pest Services and partially retired. On May 31, 2022 Alan entered full-time retirement. We are thankful for his lifelong dedication to, and hard work for our industry, community, state, and our great country.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday June 28, 2022 ~ 9:00-11:00 AM ~ 4th Tuesday Training June
Monday July 11, 2022 - Thursday, July 14, 2022 ~ 2022 GPCA Summer Conference Presented by Decisely
Tuesday July 26, 2022 ~ 9:00-11:00 AM ~ 4th Tuesday Training July
Monday August 8, 2022 & Wednesday, August 10, 2022 ~ CRAM 2 Day Course

To register for these events and to see a full list of upcoming GPCA Education and Events visit our website or click the button below to take you to our webpage!
Upcoming Events
Don't forget to visit the GPCA shop at gpca.org for all your pest management materials. We offer a wide variety of resources at a discounted price to all of our members including our new Rodent Wildlife Evaluation Report. Shop with us today by visiting our website or clicking on the button below! Members must be logged into their account in order to recieve discounted pricing.
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