Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Programs and Workshops
Master Termite Technician (MTT) Programs
Sandhill Research and Education Center (SREC)
4th Annual Clemson University Fall Forum
for Pest Management Professionals
University Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn)
$125.00 (includes lunch)
The following information on national meetings is provided “as available.” Please visit the National Pest Management Association
for more information.
2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference
July 27-29, 2017
Hilton Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC
October 24-27, 2017
Baltimore Convention Center
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SCDA Waste Pesticide Disposal Collection
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering several opportunities through the Waste Pesticide Disposal Program to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.
The pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators in the state, as well as residents and farmers from any SC County. SCDA staff will be on site to monitor pesticide collection and disposal, and will have final authority on acceptance of products.
Collection Dates & Locations
The following October pesticide and chemical collection dates and locations are open only to residents and farmers from any South Carolina County.
OCTOBER 7, 2017 - YORK COUNTY
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
York County Public Works (off Highway 5)
220 Public Works Road
York, SC 29745
OCTOBER 21, 2017 - RICHLAND/LEXINGTON COUNTY
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Irmo High School
6671 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
For more information about the collection, contact SCDA’s John Stokes at 803-737-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Webb with ECOFLO, Inc., the company handling the disposal, at 336-617-2733 or email@example.com.
Wood Infestation Report (WIR) Training
Sandhill Research and Education Center (SREC)
There are seven regional Pest Control Associations in South Carolina, plus the CSRA Pest Control Association in Augusta, Georgia. None of these is affiliated with the SCPCA or the NPMA. The following information is provided “as available.” Please contact SCPCA if you have updates to this information.
Pee Dee Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Western Sizzler Steak House, Florence
Info: Bob Harris at (843) 665-4325.
Grand Strand Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 1st Wednesday of every other month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., Dec.) at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn West, 101 Outlet Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Info: Beverly Griggs at (843) 236-3065
Greater Charleston Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. for dinner; meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Corral Buffet, 4968 Centre Point Dr., North Charleston
Info: Rusty Ackerman at (843) 556-3230
Upper Piedmont Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan's Steak House, 3940 Grandview Dr., Simponsville
Info: Tammy at (864) 984-7378
Greater Midlands Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. (social at 5:30)
Location: Carolina Wings in the Vista, downtown Columbia
Info: Roy Barnes at (803) 359-2364
CSRA Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Logan's Roadhouse, 269 Robert C. Daniel, Jr. Parkway, Augusta, GA
Info: John Jury at (803) 441-0004
Low Country Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 4th Thursday of the month each quarter (Jan., Apr., July & Oct.) at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jasper's Porch Restaurant, Ridgeland
As you know, uncertified technicians working in South Carolina are required to carry ID cards signifying successful completion of the training program. This process has been accomplished through your administration of the training and testing utilizing a printed study guide and workbook at your office location.
The online study and testing procedure is fully explained on the site and, after completion, a downloadable ID card with a designated ID number will be available to print. The new online training will allow the technician to access their tests from any computer and will allow them to log off and log in at their convenience. Upon completion, the test result will automatically transmit to the S.C. Department of Pesticide Regulation, relieving you of the necessity to register the technician with regulatory.
The cost for the ONLINE TRAINING is as follows:
• $50.00 for SCPCA members
• $75.00 for non members
Click here to sign up for the online course and exam. Payment can be easily made on the website via major credit card.
The PRINTED MATERIAL version is also still available. The cost is as follows:
• $75.00 for SCPCA members
• $100.00 for non members
This cost includes both the study guide.
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