BugBytes Vol. 7 Issue 2

Posted By: Lydia Crabtree Bug Bytes,

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September 22, 2023 |  Vol. 7 Issue 2

Stephen Greene Photo Contest Winner! 

The photo above was submitted as part of the GPCA Annual Photo Contest and has won! Congratulations to Stephen! His photo will be the cover of the 2024 GPCA Directory! 

Burnett Scholarship Winner Seth Adams

Seth Adams, son of Ryan Adams of Northwest Exterminating,  obtained a 4.0 GPA. He has been accepted to attend Georgia Technical College in Atlanta, GA.

Seth Adams is an excellent, well-rounded student who has spent his high school career participating in a variety of activities, athletics, and leadership opportunities.  Seth recently graduated from Thomson High School in Thomson, GA as Salutatorian.  He played four years of varsity baseball and shot for five years as a varsity academic archer.  

Seth has been a member of FFA, and FCA, and has held leadership roles in the Beta Club, and Student Council.

Seth will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall to major in Mechanical Engineering. Being from a rural area, Seth is interested in combining his interests in agriculture with his skills in engineering to work with teams in developing improved equipment for the farming industry.

It is TIME for the PestVets Annual

Leadership Teams Raising Money for Scholarships & PestVets





Tuesday, October 24, 2023


9:00 – 10 AM Georgia Pesticide vs Structural Division Category Rules and Regulations with LeAnna Merritt, Department of Agriculture (CAT 37, CAT 41, WDO or HPC) tbd

10:15 – 11:15 AM Pesticide Safety with LeAnna Merritt, Department of Agriculture (CAT 37, CAT 41, WDO or HPC) tbd

11:30 – 12:30 PM Disinfection and Sanitization for Dropping Removal and Listed Public Health Pathogens, Dr. Ben Hottel, Rollins (CAT 37 and HPC)

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Onsite (Included in Registration Fee)

1:30– 2:30 PM Moisture and Fungi Dr. Jeff Lloyd, Nisus (CAT 37 and WDO)

2:45 – 4:45 PM Science and Technology of Crawlspace Encapsulations with Billy Tesh, Crawlspace Depot (CAT 37 and WDO)

We will also apply for credit in FL (CORE 2 credits and WDO 3 credits, GHP 1 credit), AL (WDC/WDB 5 credits, HPC 1 credit), SC (7A 6 credits), NC (W 5 credits, P 1 credit) and TN (C07 and C14 6 credits)

Registration ends October 20, 2023, at 2 p.m.



Lisa Howell of Arrow Exterminators was the winner of The Ultimate Grilling Experience at the Raffle Drawing on September 12 via Facebook Live.

The Raffle raised funds for GA PestVets and was part of the bi-annual Leadership Fund Raising Contest.

. Congratulations Lisa!

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