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P C O C T H E VOICE OF PEST CON T ROL OPER ATORS OF C A L I FOR N I A SPRING 2010 P O T HE VOICE OF PEST CON TROL OPER ATORS OF CALIFOR NIA 2010 PCOC CONVENTION & TRADESHOW July 1-3, 2010 Hyatt Regency Monterey, California Also in this issue: Tackling a Multi-Unit Housing Bed Bug Problem C O N T E N T S President’s Message 9 A Year in Review By Lee Whitmore, 2009-2010 President Martyn’s Corner 11 2010 March 19-20 Looking Ahead Board of Directors Meeting Hilton Long Beach Long Beach, CA April 20-21 Legislative Days 2010 Hyatt Regency Sacramento, CA June 4-5 Leadership Academy 2010 Silverado Resort Napa, CA July 1-3 PCOC’s 67th Annual Convention & Tradeshow Hyatt Regency Monterey, CA September 24-25 Board of Directors Meeting Doubletree Hotel Sacramento, CA December 10-11 Board of Directors Meeting Hilton Palm Springs Palm Springs, CA Creating a Strong Association for the Future – Part 1 By Martyn B. Hopper, Executive Vice President FEATURES Tackling a Multi-Unit Housing Bed Bug Problem The Importance of Identifying an Internal “Point Person” 13 By Gail M. Getty, UC Berkeley Urban Pest Management Center Ten Ways to Cut Fuel Costs 31 By Jack Lee Africanized Honeybee Certification Renewal 33 Seven Keys to an Effective and Profitable Web site 34 By Peter Koeppel COLUMNS Insurance Don’t Get Mad, Get Focused 17 By Paul Lindsay Jenkins Insurance Group PCOC Insurance Program PCOC The official publication of Pest Control Operators of California 3031 Beacon Blvd. West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 372-4363 www.pcoc.org President Lee A. Whitmore President-Elect Ron Suber Treasurer Stephen R. Delk Second Vice President Scott Howell Third Vice President Travis Swope Secretary Robert Baker Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel.: (800) 369-6220 or (352) 332-1252 Fax: (352) 331-3525 www.naylor.com Publisher Tracy Tompkins Editor Jeanie J. Clapp Sales Manager Pete Snyder Project Manager Rick Jablonski Marketing Heather Zimmerman Book Leader Shane Holt Advertising Representatives Shirley Lustan, Jamie Williams Layout and Pagination Naylor, LLC Advertising Art Glenn Domingo State Capitol Report What Is Past Is Prologue 23 By Dominic DiMare Legislative Advocate for PCOC Capitol Scope Housing Crash Affecting Your Business? 27 By Curtis Good PCOC Legislative Chairman Firm Profile Monterey Bay Pest Control, Inc 29 Index to Advertisers 38 Advertiser.com 38 See our new updated Web site at www.pcoc.org. PCOC is published four times a year by PEST CONTROL OPERATORS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. and mailed to every member of the association. This publication provides articles of interest to PCOC members and is not to be considered a publication of standards or regulations. Articles by individual authors do not necessarily reflect the decision-making process of PCOC with regard to advice or opinions on the merits of certain processes, procedures or equipment. Advertising is accepted at the discretion of PCOC staff and does not imply endorsement by PCOC or its officials. PUBLISHED MARCH 2010/CPC-Q0110/4011 © 2010 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. Cover photo: © taygraphics: Image from BigStockPhoto.com. PCOC / SPRING 2010 http://www.pcoc.org http://www.Advertiser.com http://www.naylor.com http://www.pcoc.org http://www.BigStockPhoto.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Spring 2010

PCOC - Spring 2010
President’s Message
Martyn’s Corner
Tackling a Multi-Unit Housing Bed Bug Problem
State Capitol Report
Capitol Scope
Firm Profile
Ten Ways to Cut Fuel Costs
Africanized Honeybee Certification Renewal
Seven Keys to an Effective and Profi table Web site
Index to Advertisers

PCOC - Spring 2010